Title

ABCA1, ApoA-I and type II DM

Document Type

Article

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

The ATP-binding cassette transporter 1 (ABCA1) is a trans-membrane peptide that is involved in the lipidification of ApoA-I. ABCA1 gene was initially implicated in Tangier disease and familial hypoalphalipoproteinemia and has been shown to be associated with coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis as well. Recently, a haplotype in ABCA1 gene was associated with increased risk of type II diabetes mellitus (DM). In this report, a relationship between ApoA-I, DM and ABCA1 has been emphasized.

Publication

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

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