Pharmacological Modulation of Lipoproteins

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 July 2024 | Viewed by 355

Special Issue Editor

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National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK
Interests: coronary artery disease; hypercholesterolemia; cardioimmunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lipoproteins are complex particles with cholesterol esters and triglycerides in their center, surrounded by free cholesterol, phospholipids and apolipoproteins, which facilitate the formation and function of lipoproteins. Plasma lipoproteins can be divided into seven groups based on size, lipid composition, and apolipoproteins (chylomicron, chylomicron remnants, VLDL, IDL , LDL, HDL, and Lp(a)).

Disorders of lipoprotein metabolism often lead to disease in humans, especially in cardiovascular health settings. The sequelae of long-term dyslipoproteinemia often lead to atherosclerotic vascular disease.

Many therapeutics have been developed against the harmful subtype of lipoproteins known as low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) and Lp(a) levels. However, little information is available on the impact of therapeutics on the protective subtype of lipoproteins, the high-density lipoproteins (HDLs).

The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an update on the latest research focused on the pharmacological modulation of lipoproteins and would like to attract the extensive range of papers about drugs and treatments that have been developed to regulate lipoproteins in vitro, in vivo, and through cell-based approaches. Similarly, the study of drugs used against any health condition with an impact on lipoprotein levels is welcome.

Dr. Soumaya Ben-Aicha
Guest Editor

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  • lipoproteins
  • lipid-lowering drugs
  • hypercholesterolemia
  • LDL
  • HDL
  • health disorder

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