Relationship between plasma lipoprotein (a), apolipoprotein (a) phenotypes, and other coronary heart disease risk factors in a Melbourne South Asian population.

@article{Xiong2004RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between plasma lipoprotein (a), apolipoprotein (a) phenotypes, and other coronary heart disease risk factors in a Melbourne South Asian population.},
  author={Zhuo Wei Xiong and Mark L. Wahlqvist and Torukiri I. Ibiebele and Beryl M Biegler and Nicholas D H Balazs and Ding Wei Xiong and Yean Leng Lim},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={305-11}
}
BACKGROUND High plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] level is a strong and important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Small-sized apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] isoforms (F, B, S1, and S2) are inversely correlated with the high levels of Lp(a) in plasma and significantly associated with CVD. Although the effects of apo(a) phenotypes and various risk factors on Lp(a) status in South Asian population may have been studied in other countries, there are no reports involving these risk factors in… CONTINUE READING