Biliary and nonbiliary contributions to reverse cholesterol transport.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW The process of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is critical for disposal of excess cholesterol from the body. Although it is generally accepted that RCT requires biliary secretion, recent studies show that RCT persists in genetic or surgical models of biliary insufficiency. Discovery of this nonbiliary pathway has opened new… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MOL.0b013e3283508c21

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