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    Our manuscript entitled ‘High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism and bone mass’ is now featured in the Journal of Endocrinology educational resources - JBL (Journal Based Learning)

    Our manuscript entitled ‘High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism and bone mass’ is now featured in the Journal of Endocrinology educational resources - JBL (Journal Based Learning)

    03 August 2017

    Our manuscript ‘High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism and bone mass’ recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Endocrinology (IF=4.71, Official Journal of the Society for Endocrinology) has been selected to be featured in the journal’s educational resource – Journal Based Learning (JBL). JBL is being introduced to help educate clinicians-in-training and junior researchers. It is based upon leading articles published in the Journal of Endocrinology that form the evidence for continuing professional development programmes. Congratulations to all contributors for their good work!

    Apolipoprotein C3, a critical apolipoprotein for hypertriglyceridemia, exerts pleiotropic effects on HDL Functionality and Adipose Tissue Metabolic Activity

    Apolipoprotein C3, a critical apolipoprotein for hypertriglyceridemia, exerts pleiotropic effects on HDL Functionality and Adipose Tissue Metabolic Activity

    14 July 2017

    The Journal of Lipid Research, the official lipidology journal of ASBMB, yesterday published our work on the "Pleiotropic effects of apolipoprotein C3 on HDL functionality and adipose tissue metabolic activity"  Apolipoprotein C3 (APOC3) is a small glycoprotein in blood, secreted by the liver and intestine. APOC3 plays important role in plasma triglyceride metabolism since numerous epidemiological and animal studies have established a direct correlation of plasma APOC3 levels to plasma triglyceride levels. Based on this important function of APOC3, silencing antisense oligonucleotides targeting Apoc3 expression are currently in clinical trials for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia and its related pathologies.  In...

    EVACETRAPIB: Another Failed Hdl-Cholesterol Raising Drug

    EVACETRAPIB: Another Failed Hdl-Cholesterol Raising Drug

    21 May 2017

    Since 2006 I have been preaching that, based on our data and critical review of published literature, simply raising HDL cholesterol (HDL-C) levels is a failed strategy in the fight against coronary heart disease. Rather, our data suggest that improving HDL particle functionality is the proper strategy and of course requires a deep understanding of the structure-function relationship of HDL. Often times I felt very lonely going against the prevailing view and the billions of dollars invested in HDL-C raising drugs. However, our data have been indisputable. So, I never looked the other way.In 2013, in a manuscript published in...

    RENEWED HOPE: Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Repatha™ (evolocumab) reduces the risk of cardiovascular events by an additional 15%

    RENEWED HOPE: Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Repatha™ (evolocumab) reduces the risk of cardiovascular events by an additional 15%

    19 March 2017

    On March 17, 2017, the FOURIER trial lead investigators announced that the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab (manufactured by AMGEN) significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 15%. The detailed results from the FOURIER outcomes trial were presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session Friday, March 17 in Washington, D.C.According to the new data, inhibition of PCSK9 with evolocumab on a background of statin therapy lowered LDL cholesterol levels to a median of 30 mg per deciliter (0.78 mmol per liter) and reduced the risk of cardiovascular events. These findings indicate that patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease...

    Eleni Karavia Ph.D., group leader in our laboratory received an award of best poster presentation

    Eleni Karavia Ph.D., group leader in our laboratory received an award of best poster presentation

    21 September 2016

    Eleni Karavia Ph.D., group leader in our laboratory received an award of best poster presentation during the recent annual conference of the Hellenic Pharmacological Society. Her presented work focused on the SRBI receptor of HDL as a potential pharmacological target for diet-induced obesity and related metabolic perturbations. We would like to congratulate her and wish her continuing success in the future.

    Atlas of Science published an article dedicated to our work on HDL quality in human health and disease

    Atlas of Science published an article dedicated to our work on HDL quality in human health and disease

    13 January 2016

    On January 12, 2016, Atlas of Science, an online science magazine for popular science, published an article on our work on the role of HDL quality versus quantity in human health and disease. The article was sparked by our recent review paper published in AJP Endo Metab. Atlas of Science publishes commissioned articles on hot topics by invitation only. To read the article please follow the link.

      The American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism published our invited review entitled

    The American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism published our invited review entitled "Advances in High Density Lipoprotein Physiology: surprises, overturns and promises"

    08 November 2015

    On November 3 2015, the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism published our invited review entitled "Advances in High Density Lipoprotein Physiology: surprises, overturns and promises". In the manuscirpt we provide a historic review of HDL since its discovery in 1920s focusing on the most recent and novel findings correlating HDL properties and functionality with various pathophysiological processes and disease states, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, inflammation and sepsis, bone and obstructive pulmonary diseases, and brain disorders.For details please visit the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism.

    Our work on the effects of weight loss on HDL quality is featured in World Biomedical Frontiers

    Our work on the effects of weight loss on HDL quality is featured in World Biomedical Frontiers

    14 September 2015

    World Biomedical Frontiers, selected our recently published work on the effects of rapid weight loss on HDL particle composition and functionality, as a featured article in their September issue of Obesity and Diabetes. The original paper is published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, the official Journal of the US National Lipid Association (NLA). World Biomedical Frontiers is a forum that highlights each month important papers in the field of Biomedical research. To reach our featured work in World Biomedical Frontiers, please follow this link.

    ASBMBToday features a story on our recent work on Ldlr and hypogonadism

    ASBMBToday features a story on our recent work on Ldlr and hypogonadism

    03 June 2014

    Dr. Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, the Senior science writer and technical editor of ASBMBToday, the official membership magazine of ASBMB, presents a story on our latest work on LDLr and testosterone metabolic effects, published recently in the Journal of Lipid Research. Read the full story here...This research project was implemented within the framework of the Action «Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers» of the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" (Action’s Beneficiary: General Secretariat for Research and Technology), and was co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State.

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