oa South African Medical Journal - High-density lipoproteins in the prevention of atherosclerotic heart disease - Part II. Biochemical role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis

Volume 54, Issue 17
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Evidence is presented that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) promotes the efflux of cholesterol from cells in vitro, and may thus play an important role in the transport of cholesterol from non-hepatic tissues to the liver for excretion.

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