Introduction

Mission

Atherosclerosis is the main underlying pathology of cardiovascular disease, which is still a major cause of death in the Western society and results from complex interactions between gene products involved in lipoprotein metabolism, inflammation, thrombosis, and vessel-wall structure. Read more about our reserch in the research section.

Highlights

Function human receptor for good cholesterol unmasked

HDL is known as the “good cholesterol”: it lowers the chance of developing   cardiovascular disease. Some families display naturally high levels of HDL in their blood. Research on the underlying causes of genetically high HDL cholesterol is important for the development of new medicines that can increase HDL levels in the blood. 

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