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'IDOLizing' low cholesterol

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July 18, 2011
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Journal of Clinical Investigation
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High levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) are a risk factor for developing a disease of the major arterial blood vessels that is one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. New human genetic and mechanistic studies have now identified the protein MYLIP (also known as IDOL) as a potential new target for an LDL cholesterol-lowering therapeutic.

High levels of 'bad' cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) are a risk factor for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) -- a disease of the major arterial blood vessels that is one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. Although the use of statins and the adoption of lifestyle changes to reduce LDL cholesterol levels have decreased the incidence of and mortality from ASCVD, many individuals fail to reach target levels of LDL cholesterol.

Researchers are therefore seeking new targets for LDL cholesterol-lowering therapeutics.

Human genetic and mechanistic studies by a team of researchers, led by Päivi Pajukanta, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, has now identified the protein MYLIP (also known as IDOL) as a potential new target in this context.

The research appears in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.


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  1. Daphna Weissglas-Volkov, Anna C. Calkin, Teresa Tusie-Luna, Janet S. Sinsheimer, Noam Zelcer, Laura Riba, Ana Maria Vargas Tino, Maria Luisa Ordoñez-Sánchez, Ivette Cruz-Bautista, Carlos A. Aguilar-Salinas, Peter Tontonoz, Päivi Pajukanta. The N342S MYLIP polymorphism is associated with high total cholesterol and increased LDL receptor degradation in humans. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2011; DOI: 10.1172/JCI45504

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