Effects of simvastatin on plasma lipoprotein subfractions, cholesterol esterification rate, and cholesteryl ester transfer protein in type II hyperlipoproteinemia.

We investigated the effects of simvastatin on plasma levels of lipoprotein subfractions, cholesterol esterification rates and activities of cholesteryl ester transfer protein in 28 patients with type II hyperlipoproteinemia (i.e., nonfamilial hyperlipoproteinemia type IIa and type IIb, and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)). Plasma levels of… (More)