Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Physiology of HDL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anatol Kontush, Mats Lindahl, Marie Lhomme, Laura Calabresi, M. John Chapman, W. Sean Davidson
      Pages 3-51 Open Access
    3. Vassilis I. Zannis, Panagiotis Fotakis, Georgios Koukos, Dimitris Kardassis, Christian Ehnholm, Matti Jauhiainen et al.
      Pages 53-111 Open Access
    4. Dimitris Kardassis, Anca Gafencu, Vassilis I. Zannis, Alberto Davalos
      Pages 113-179 Open Access
    5. Elda Favari, Angelika Chroni, Uwe J. F. Tietge, Ilaria Zanotti, Joan Carles Escolà-Gil, Franco Bernini
      Pages 181-206 Open Access
    6. Helen Karlsson, Anatol Kontush, Richard W. James
      Pages 207-228 Open Access
  3. Pathology of HDL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Menno Hoekstra, Miranda Van Eck
      Pages 301-336 Open Access
    3. Meliana Riwanto, Lucia Rohrer, Arnold von Eckardstein, Ulf Landmesser
      Pages 337-366 Open Access
  4. Possible Indications and Target Mechanisms of HDL Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Wijtske Annema, Arnold von Eckardstein, Petri T. Kovanen
      Pages 369-403 Open Access
    3. Peter Vollenweider, Arnold von Eckardstein, Christian Widmann
      Pages 405-421 Open Access
    4. Mirjam Schuchardt, Markus Tölle, Markus van der Giet
      Pages 423-453 Open Access
    5. Fabrizio Montecucco, Elda Favari, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Nicoletta Ronda, Jerzy-Roch Nofer, Nicolas Vuilleumier
      Pages 455-482 Open Access
    6. Angela Pirillo, Alberico Luigi Catapano, Giuseppe Danilo Norata
      Pages 483-508 Open Access
    7. Olivier Meilhac
      Pages 509-526 Open Access
    8. Sophie Van Linthout, Miguel Frias, Neha Singh, Bart De Geest
      Pages 527-565 Open Access
  5. Treatments for Dyslipidemias and Dysfunction of HDL

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 567-567
    2. Joan Carles Escolà-Gil, Josep Julve, Bruce A. Griffin, Dilys Freeman, Francisco Blanco-Vaca
      Pages 569-592 Open Access
    3. Monica Gomaraschi, Maria Pia Adorni, Maciej Banach, Franco Bernini, Guido Franceschini, Laura Calabresi
      Pages 593-615 Open Access
    4. Sophie Colin, Giulia Chinetti-Gbaguidi, Jan A. Kuivenhoven, Bart Staels
      Pages 617-630 Open Access
    5. R. M. Stoekenbroek, E. S. Stroes, G. K. Hovingh
      Pages 631-648 Open Access
    6. Alberto Dávalos, Angeliki Chroni
      Pages 649-689 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 691-694

About this book


In this Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology on “High Density Lipoproteins – from biological understanding to clinical exploitation” contributing authors (members of COST Action BM0904/HDLnet) summarize in more than 20 chapters our current knowledge on the structure, function, metabolism and regulation of HDL in health and several diseases as well as the status of past and ongoing attempts of therapeutic exploitation.

The book is of interest to researchers in academia and industry focusing on lipoprotein metabolism, cardiovascular diseases and immunology as well as clinical pharmacologists, cardiologists, diabetologists, nephrologists and other clinicians interested in metabolic or inflammatory diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold von Eckardstein
    • 1
  • Dimitris Kardassis
    • 2
  1. 1.University Hospital Zurich Institute of Clinical ChemistryZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Crete Medical SchoolIraklion, CreteGreece

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