Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 18th, 2004
"Apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) has been postulated to be antiatherogenic. Transgenic APOA4/Apoe-/- mice are protected against atherosclerosis, with plasma apoA-IV displaying antioxidant activity in vitro. In humans, there is an inverse relationship between apoA-IV levels and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Furthermore, the APOA4 T347S rare allele has been associated with increased risk of CHD and reduced apoA-fV levels. Reduced total antioxidant status (TAOS) due to increased oxidative stress is implicated in the process of...
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