, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 537-543
Date: 24 Sep 2011

Apo A-I Modulating Therapies

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Abstract

The substantial residual risk of cardiovascular events despite the implementation of effective lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol highlights the need to develop additional cardioprotective therapies. Evidence from population and animal studies suggests that high-density lipoproteins (HDLs), the protective lipid particles, may represent a target for therapeutic modification. As a result intensive efforts are in progress to develop new agents that promote HDL activity. Among these different approaches, a range of strategies that target apolipoprotein A-I, the major protein carried on HDL, are being evaluated.