Inheritance of two different alleles of the low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-receptor gene carrying the recurrent Pro664Leu mutation in a patient with homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia.


Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is caused by mutations in the low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-receptor gene that result in impaired clearance of plasma LDL and increased risk of coronary heart disease. Numerous different mutations have been found in FH patients worldwide, the majority of which are infrequent in out-bred populations and account for 2% or… (More)