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Curr Opin Lipidol. 1998 Jun;9(3):211-9.

The role of hepatic lipase in lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis.

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Molecular Disease Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.


In addition to its traditional role in the hydrolysis of lipoprotein triglycerides and phospholipids, recent studies have implicated hepatic lipase in other aspects of cellular lipid and/or lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis. Hepatic lipase may serve as a ligand that mediates the interaction of lipoproteins to cell surface receptors and/or proteoglycans as well as modulating aortic lesion development in different animal models. Over the past several years significant advances have been made in our understanding of new, alternative mechanisms by which hepatic lipase may modulate lipoprotein metabolism and the development of atherosclerosis in vivo.

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