Examining Heart Disease and Cholesterol with Fluorescence-Based Cholesterol Efflux Assays
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  January 8, 2019  
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#ALT# Examining Heart Disease and Cholesterol with Fluorescence-Based Cholesterol Efflux Assays

Various studies have found out a negative correlation between cardiovascular disease and cellular cholesterol efflux. Reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is a process by which the cholesterol efflux from peripheral cells and tissues occurs. RCT permits the extrahepatic cells, including macrophage-derived foam cells in arterial atherosclerotic plaque, to transfer excessive cholesterol back to the liver for bile acid synthesis and excretion, thereby decreasing the peripheral lipid burden.

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