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high-density lipoprotein

[¦hī ‚den·səd·ē ‚lī·pō′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
A lipoprotein containing more proteins than lipids that transports excess cholesterol from tissues to the liver for excretion. Abbreviated HDL.
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High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) was shown to protect the endothelium against the harmful effects of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.19,20 In this way, HDL acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant.21 The high-density lipoprotein molecule demonstrates anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics in various ways that include inhibiting the endothelial expression of adhesion proteins and the passage of monocytes in response to oxidised substances, as opposed to low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which enables the transport of oxidised molecules.22 Vural G.
Relation between paradoxical decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels after statin therapy and adverse cardiovascular events in patients with acute myocardial infarction.
(1), about the usefulness of CRP and TG, among others, as clinical biomarkers of impaired or atheroprotective high-density lipoprotein antiinflammatory function for men and women, respectively.
The study claims that high levels of good cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein helps reduce harmful cholesterol.
researchers on Thursday found that a vitamin that raises people's High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol did not prevent heart attacks.
Concentrations of total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), non-HDL cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, as well as LDL/HDL and TG/HDL ratios, were divided according to distribution quartiles.
In addition there is high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, which is healthy for the heart.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY) has patented methods of using of the sizes and levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles, the -641 allele of the promoter of the gene encoding apolipoprotein C-3 (APOC-3), the 405 allele of the gene encoding cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), and plasma levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), adiponectin, CETP and APOC-3, for determining and increasing an individual's likelihood of longevity and of retaining cognitive function during aging, and for determining and decreasing an individual's likelihood of developing a cardiovascular-, metabolic- or age-related disease.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is considered "good" cholesterol, but a study in the Feb.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good" cholesterol) levels may be more indicative of cardiovascular risk than low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol) levels, according to a study in the Sept.
The company said its substitute for high-density lipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol, was found in laboratory tests to carry cholesterol away from arteries.
There was no effect on the level of high-density lipoprotein, or the good type of cholesterol, according to the study conducted on a small group of individuals.

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