Apolipoproteins as “Drugs”: Current Status

  • Cesare R. Sirtori
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 73)


Apolipoproteins are attractive molecules for a potential use in therapeutics. They are generally quite stable, capable of binding at the same time lipids and other chemicals, water soluble and in some cases presenting with a dominant positive or negative charge. In addition, some apolipoproteins can interact with cell receptors, either regulating cholesterol biosynthesis, or possibly cholesterol removal.


Amphipathic Helix WHHL Rabbit Lipid Binding Property Inhibit Membrane Fusion Mammalian Peripheral Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare R. Sirtori
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  1. 1.Center E. Grossi Paoletti, Institute of Pharmacological SciencesUniversity of MilanoMilanoItaly

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