Molecular genetics of lipoprotein (a): New pieces to the puzzle

Allan Gaw, Helen Hobbs

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Important advances have been made in the past year in our understanding of the genetics of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)]. The apolipoprotein (a) [APO(a)] gene has been cloned and mice have been engineered to express apo(a) and Lp(a). These developments have provided the tools to answer many fundamental questions concerning the genetics, metabolism, and atherogenicity of Lp(a).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent opinion in lipidology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cell Biology


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