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Wider Role for HDL in Controlling Inflammation? — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
December 10, 2013

Wider Role for HDL in Controlling Inflammation?

By the Editors

You may have wondered how HDL plays its "good cholesterol" role. According to a Nature Immunology study, HDL increases the activity of a transcriptional regulator, ATF3, which limits the inflammatory responses in macrophages.

The study authors think that this action of HDL "may be beneficial in other chronic inflammatory diseases."

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Robert Greene Ph.D. Other, Oncology, Niagara University

good to see the science in the medicine

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