The Family Tree
HDL is a type of Lipoprotein. Lipoproteins, as the name suggests, are a class of biochemical compounds formed by a protein component and a lipid component. These may be structural or catalytic in function. Lipoproteins may be enzymes, proton pumps, ion pumps, or some combinations of these functions.
The lipids are often an essential part of the complex, even if they seem to have no catalytic activity themselves. All animal cells need cholesterol to build the multiple membranes to both control water and water-soluble elements, and to organize their internal structure and protein enzymatic systems.
Lipoproteins in the blood carry fats around the body. The protein particles have charged groups aimed outward so as to attract water molecules; this makes them soluble in the salt water-based blood pool.
What is New in High Density Lipoproteins (HDL)?
Immune cells shield arteries from inflammation. However, they have been reprogrammed into cells that promote inflammation by a diet that is high in fat and cholesterol. The western diet is a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes artery-protecting immune cells and promotes inflammation leading to atherosclerotic plaque buildup.
Latest Publications and Research on High Density Lipoproteins
- Prevalence of and factors associated with low Back pain, thoracic spine pain and neck pain in Bashkortostan, Russia: the Ural Eye and Medical Study. - Published by PubMed
- Effects of charged lipids on the physicochemical and biological properties of lipid-styrene maleic acid copolymer discoidal particles. - Published by PubMed
- Associations of irs-1 polymorphism with various components of the metabolic syndrome in hypertensive patients - Published by PubMed
- Association of AHSG gene polymorphisms with serum Fetuin-A levels in individuals with cardiovascular calcification in west of Iran. - Published by PubMed
- A dual apolipoprotein C-II mimetic-apolipoprotein C-III antagonist peptide lowers plasma triglycerides. - Published by PubMed