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HDL-cholesterol levels in plasma predict the risk of cardiovascular disease, but a direct causal role for HDL in cardiovascular disease remains controversial. In this Review, Rosenson et al. discuss the opportunities afforded by an integrated approach that combines human genetic studies with systems biology to understand the complex metabolism of HDL and its potential atheroprotective properties.NEXT ARTICLE
Lipitor was the best selling drug in 2009, with the 2009 annual sales coming in at over $5m for its company, Pfizer Inc. Lipitor is the brand name for an atorvastatin calcium medication that is prescribed to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the the...
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells (in animals) – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blo...