METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL, vol.65, no.1, pp.36-47, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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METABOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL
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CETP, HDL-C, Genetic association, Rare variants, Sequencing, ESTER TRANSFER PROTEIN, DENSITY-LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL, CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE, GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION, LIPID-LEVELS, HEART-DISEASE, TAQIB POLYMORPHISM, PLASMA-LEVELS, POPULATION, SERUM
Backgrobnd. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) plays a crucial role in lipid metabolism. Associations of common CETP variants with variation in plasma lipid levels, and/or CETP mass/activity have been extensively studied and well-documented; however, the effects of uncommon/rare CETP variants on plasma lipid profile remain undefined. Hence, resequencing of the gene in extreme phenotypes and follow-up rare-variant association analyses are essential to fill this gap.