CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: Scavenger receptor class B1 — a target to reduce CHD risk?

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A loss-of-function mutation in the gene encoding scavenger receptor class B member 1 (SRB1) has been identified. This mutation increases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) despite being associated with increased concentration of HDL cholesterol. Upregulation of SRB1 expression might be a novel therapeutic approach for reducing CHD risk.

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