Secreted proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 reduces both hepatic and extrahepatic low-density lipoprotein receptors in vivo.

Abstract

Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a serine protease that is known to reduce hepatic low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) levels and increase plasma LDL cholesterol. It is not clear, however, whether secreted PCSK9 degrades extrahepatic LDLRs. We present evidence that recombinant PCSK9, either injected intravenously into or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2008.04.004

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