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What role does the LDL receptor play in high cholesterol?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Familial hyperchol-

Estrolemia. Ldl receptor is a key component in the metalboism of LDL and defects in the receptor protein are associated with high LDL levels.
There multiple types of inherited defects of the receptor and people with homozygous defective genes may have very high LDL and early onset of cardio-vascular disease.

In brief: Familial hyperchol-

Estrolemia. Ldl receptor is a key component in the metalboism of LDL and defects in the receptor protein are associated with high LDL levels.
There multiple types of inherited defects of the receptor and people with homozygous defective genes may have very high LDL and early onset of cardio-vascular disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Huge LDL Role

Low density lipoproteins, protein particles present 24/7 which transport all fats in the water outside cells, are the primary driver of atherosclerosis.
Ldl receptors on cell membranes recognize LDL particles and pull them in so the cell can intake fat molecules. Ldl receptors on the liver cells play a huge role in keeping LDL concentrations down. Psck9 inhibitors are most powerful agents to date.

In brief: Huge LDL Role

Low density lipoproteins, protein particles present 24/7 which transport all fats in the water outside cells, are the primary driver of atherosclerosis.
Ldl receptors on cell membranes recognize LDL particles and pull them in so the cell can intake fat molecules. Ldl receptors on the liver cells play a huge role in keeping LDL concentrations down. Psck9 inhibitors are most powerful agents to date.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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