Antiatherogenic small, dense HDL—guardian angel of the arterial wall?

@article{Kontush2006AntiatherogenicSD,
  title={Antiatherogenic small, dense HDL—guardian angel of the arterial wall?},
  author={Anatol Kontush and M. John Chapman},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={144-153}
}
Our understanding of the relationship between the atheroprotective activities of HDL and heterogeneity of HDL particles has advanced greatly. HDL particles are highly heterogeneous in structure, intravascular metabolism and antiatherogenic activity. In this review, we discuss new findings on the antiatherogenic properties of HDL particles. Small, dense HDL possesses potent antioxidative activity but this is compromised under conditions of atherogenic dyslipidemia. HDL functional deficiency… 
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