Latest Apolipoprotein B Stories

2013-07-15 13:12:28

A set of proteins involved in the body's natural defenses produces a large number of mutations in human DNA, according to a study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The findings suggest that these naturally produced mutations are just as powerful as known cancer-causing agents in producing tumors. The proteins are part of a group called apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) cytidine deaminases. The investigators found that APOBEC...

2012-07-04 06:24:44

(Ivanhoe Newswire) —It is known that high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol increase the risk for coronary heart disease. Now, researchers have discovered further insights about how a certain gene variant uses two mechanisms to reduce cholesterol. A variant in the human gene that encodes the protein sortilin is linked with reduced plasma LDL levels and a decreased risk of heart attack. This variant results in noticeably higher sortilin protein expression in liver....

2012-06-20 11:16:29

Among individuals without known cardiovascular disease (CVD), the addition of certain apolipoproteins and lipoproteins to risk scores containing total cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) was associated with slight improvement in CVD prediction, according to a study in the June 20 issue of JAMA. "Routinely used risk prediction scores for CVD contain information on total cholesterol and HDL-C and several other conventional risk factors. There is considerable interest...

2012-03-28 10:44:13

Levels of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) among statin-treated patients appears to be associated with the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, as are levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and apolipoprotein B, according to a meta-analysis of data from previously published studies appearing in the March 28 issue of JAMA. "Statin therapy is the cornerstone of pharmacological therapy for the primary and...

2012-02-15 19:00:00

ANY LAB TEST NOW®´s Advanced Heart Health Screening Tests Can Detect What the Standard, Run of the Mill Lipid Test Cannot Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 Last year more than 1.2 million Americans suffered a coronary attack, according to the CDC. Nearly half of those victims had cholesterol levels within the normal range. In these cases, it was not the total amount of cholesterol detected by standard lipid testing but the size and density of the lipoproteins that lead to...

2012-02-06 13:40:07

Coronary patients with low levels of an immune system antibody called anti-PC, which neutralizes parts of the 'bad' cholesterol, run a greater risk of suffering complications following an acute cardiac episode and thus of premature death. This according to new research from Karolinska Institutet published in the scientific periodical The International Journal of Cardiology. "We're hoping that injections of anti-PC can form part of the treatment received by coronary patients," says...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.