When good cholesterol goes bad

Nature Medicine (Impact Factor: 27.36). 10/2004; 10(9):902-3. DOI: 10.1038/nm0904-902
Source: PubMed


High density lipoprotein (HDL) is often called the 'good cholesterol.' Products of an inflammatory enzyme, myeloperoxidase, are now shown to selectively target the main protein in HDL, apolipoprotein A-I. This turns the 'good cholesterol' bad.

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