Myeloperoxidase, inflammation, and dysfunctional high-density lipoprotein.

  title={Myeloperoxidase, inflammation, and dysfunctional high-density lipoprotein.},
  author={Jonathan D Smith},
  journal={Journal of clinical lipidology},
  volume={4 5},
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) has many protective activities against atherosclerosis, including its role in reverse cholesterol transport, and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and endothelial cell maintenance functions. However, all HDL is not functionally equivalent. The authors of recent studies have shown that infection, inflammation, diabetes, and coronary artery disease are associated with dysfunctional HDL. HDL can lose its protective activities through a variety of mechanisms… CONTINUE READING
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