Aim of this study was to evaluate changes in LCAT (lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase) concentration and activity in patients with an acute coronary syndrome, to investigate if these changes are related to the compromised capacity of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) to promote endothelial nitric oxide (NO) production, and to assess if rhLCAT (recombinant human LCAT) can rescue the defective vasoprotective HDL function.
Ossoli A, Simonelli S, Varrenti M, Morici N, Oliva F, Stucchi M, Gomaraschi M, Strazzella A, Arnaboldi L, Thomas MJ, Sorci-Thomas MG, Corsini A, Veglia F, Franceschini G, Karathanasis SK, Calabresi L. Recombinant LCAT (Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase) Rescues Defective HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein)-Mediated Endothelial Protection in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2019 Mar 21:ATVBAHA118311987. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.118.311987. [Epub ahead of print]