Genetics and molecular biology of familial combined hyperlipidemia

Peter O. Kwiterovich

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Abstract

Familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCHL) is a dyslipidemic syndrome prevalent in patients with coronary artery disease. Other phenotypes that appear to have a kinship with FCHL include hyperapobetalipoproteinemia, LDL subclass pattern B, familial dyslipidemic hypertension, and syndrome X. The metabolic, genetic, and molecular basis of FCHL is heterogeneous. This review discusses the influence of eight putative loci as a basis for this heterogeneity. Further understanding of the fundamental defects underlying FCHL and related syndromes may provide important insights into the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Opinion in Lipidology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cell Biology

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