Current Cardiology Reports

, 13:537 | Cite as

Apo A-I Modulating Therapies

Lipid Abnormalities and Cardiovascular Prevention (Michael H. Davidson, Section Editor)

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.

Keywords

Apolipoprotein A-I High-density lipoproteins Risk factors Atherosclerosis Lipids Coronary artery disease 

Notes

Disclosure

Conflicts of interest: S.J. Nicholls: has been a consultant for Roche, Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, Omthera, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer; and has received grant support from AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Resverlogix, Anthera, Roche, and Novartis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineHeart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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