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Rare Protein-truncating Variants in APOB, Lower LDL-C, and Protection Against Coronary Heart Disease.

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Summary of "Rare Protein-truncating Variants in APOB, Lower LDL-C, and Protection Against Coronary Heart Disease."

Familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (FHBL) is a genetic disorder caused by rare protein-truncating variants (PTV) in the gene encoding apolipoprotein B ( APOB), the major protein component of low-density and triglyceride-rich lipoprotein particles. Whether heterozygous APOB deficiency is associated with decreased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) is uncertain. We combined family-based and large scale gene-sequencing to characterize the association of rare PTVs in APOB with circulating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides, and risk for CHD.

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Name: Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine
ISSN: 2574-8300
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