high-density lipoprotein

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high-density lipoprotein

1. (Biochemistry) a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream from the tissues to the liver. Abbreviation: HDL
2. (Medicine) a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream from the tissues to the liver. Abbreviation: HDL


high-density lipoprotein: a circulating lipoprotein that picks up cholesterol in the arteries and deposits it in the liver for reprocessing or excretion.
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Noun1.high-density lipoprotein - a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
lipoprotein - a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood
HDL cholesterol - the cholesterol in high-density lipoproteins; the `good' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to lower the risk of coronary artery disease
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There are two kinds of cholesterol:"bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and"good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
Before about 2006, most papers focusing on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) [2] contained an introductory sentence that touted its protective role against cardiovascular disease (CVD), usually via the reverse transport of cholesterol away from the vessel wall.
Correlation between the low-density lipoprotein and Non- high-density lipoprotein was assessed by applying Cramer V and phi.
Editor Komoda's research handbook for physicians and medical scientists addresses in detail the biochemistry and pathophysiology of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
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5 September 2013 - US diagnostic company LipoScience Inc (NASDAQ:LPDX) unveiled yesterday study data supporting the measurement of high-density lipoprotein particle (HDL-P) number as a marker of cardiovascular risk in patients on cholesterol-lowering statin therapy.
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Hyperlipidemia, with high low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides, and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (<40 mg/dL in men and <45 mg/dL in women), is a known major cardiovascular risk factor.
As well as measuring the total level of triglyceride and cholesterol in the blood, the tests also measure the levels of two specific types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein.
They also showed raised levels of "good" cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is known to benefit the heart.
Scientists found that the hamsters which received ProAlgaZyme had low levels of bad cholesterol or low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and they had high levels of good cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

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