Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2018 07 10;38(7):1454-1467. Epub 2018 May 10.
From the Division of Anti-Aging and Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan (S.T., M.A., E.Y., T.N., K.N., M.S., M.I., H.U.-K., Y.T., M.Y., T.K., K.I.).
Objective: Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is a major mechanism by which HDL (high-density lipoprotein) protects against atherosclerosis. Endothelial lipase (EL) reportedly reduces HDL levels, which, in theory, would increase atherosclerosis. However, it remains unclear whether EL affects RCT in vivo. Read More