Reverse cholesterol transport in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

  title={Reverse cholesterol transport in type 2 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Kathryn C. B. Tan},
  journal={Diabetes, obesity & metabolism},
  volume={11 6},
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) plays an important protective role against atherosclerosis, and the anti-atherogenic properties of HDL include the promotion of cellular cholesterol efflux and reverse cholesterol transport (RCT), as well as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant effects. RCT is a complex pathway, which transports cholesterol from peripheral cells and tissues to the liver for its metabolism and biliary excretion. The major steps in the RCT pathway include the efflux of… CONTINUE READING


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