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Triglycerides and remnant particles as risk factors for coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16510044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the largest cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. A relationship between CAD and elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol has been established. However, risk assessment limited to low-density lipoprotein fails to identify a significant portion of patients at risk for CAD. Remnant lipoproteins, derived from very low-density lipoprotein and chylomicrons, have been considered atherogenic. Recently, a simple and reliable immunoaffinity separation method for the isolation of remnant-like particles (RLP) has been developed. It has been shown that RLP cholesterol levels are significantly correlated with CAD, and thus cellular mechanisms have been determined by which RLP cholesterol causes progression of atherosclerosis. Measurement of RLP cholesterol is useful for the assessment of risk and the evaluation of therapy in patients at risk for CAD.
Takamitsu Nakamura; Kiyotaka Kugiyama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1523-3804     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-02     Completed Date:  2006-05-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Engineering, University of Yamanashi, Nakakoma-gun, Yamanashi 409-3898, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Cholesterol / blood*
Coronary Disease / blood*,  epidemiology,  etiology
Lipoproteins / blood*
Risk Factors
Triglycerides / blood*
World Health
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 0/Lipoproteins; 0/Triglycerides; 0/remnant-like particle cholesterol; 57-88-5/Cholesterol

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