Metabolism of high density lipoprotein subfractions and constituents in Tangier disease following the infusion of high density lipoproteins.

The metabolism of apolipoproteins A-I and A-II, as well as other high density lipoprotein (HDL) constituents, was studied in patients with homozygous familial HDL deficiency (Tangier disease) prior to and after plasma exchange or HDL infusion. Mean plasma apoA-I, apoA-II, and HDL cholesterol values in homozygotes (n = 2) were 2.0 mg/dl, 2.7 mg/dl, and 1.5… CONTINUE READING