Category Archives: lipid level

Human study identifies link between the GALNT2 gene and levels of HDL cholesterol.


High-density lipoproteins are complex particles composed of multiple proteins which transport fat molecules around the body.  High-density lipoprotein particles are sometimes referred to as good cholesterol because they can transport fat molecules out of artery walls, and are thus, desirable.  Many human genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have implicated the gene, GALNT2, as a regulator of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). However,

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