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The gene for inherited form of high cholesterol levels discovered

 
  May, 1 2001 0:20
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The gene for inherited form of high cholesterol levels discovered

UT Southwestern researchers find gene for inherited form of high cholesterol
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have located the gene that, when mutated, is responsible for autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia (ARH), an inherited form of high cholesterol characterized by low-density lipoprotein levels of 350 to 600 milligrams per deciliter.

Contact:
Amy Shields amy.shields@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


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