blood lipids

Common variants associated with plasma triglycerides and risk for coronary artery disease

Triglycerides are transported in plasma by specific triglyceride-rich lipoproteins; in epidemiological studies, increased triglyceride levels correlate with higher risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). However, it is unclear whether this …

Discovery and refinement of loci associated with lipid levels

Levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol are heritable, modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease. To identify new loci and refine known loci …

Genetic determinants of lipid homeostasis

Circulating levels of blood lipids are heritable risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart disease, and are the target of therapeutic intervention. Studies of monogenic disorders and – more recently – genome-wide association studies have identified …