Cholesterol : Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers — What should I know about cholesterol? Dr. David Rutlen, director of the division of cardiovascular medicine at UAMS, answers the question, providing the ideal numbers for HDL, LDL, triglycerides and overall cholesterol measures. To schedule...

A/Prof. Ken Sikaris – ‘Making Sense of LDL’

A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Dr Sikaris trained at the Royal Melbourne, Queen Victoria, and Prince Henry’s Heidelberg Repatriation Hospitals. He obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the Australasian...

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Metabolism

HDL begins as protein-rich discoidal structures, composed primarily of apoA-I, produced by the liver and intestines. Within the vasculature apoA-I interacts with the ATP-binding cassette transporter, ABCA1 (such as is diagrammed for interaction with macrophages) and...