Angel Baldan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University, will present Topics in Pathology at noon on Monday, Oct. 10, in Pitlyk Auditorium C of the Learning Resources Center at the School of Medicine.
His topic is "miR-33 Controls Different Aspects of the Reverse Cholesterol Transport Pathway."
Marquart et al. have demonstrated that miR-33 controls the expression of ABCA1 in the liver and, consequently, the levels of circulating HDL-cholesterol. Therefore, miR-33 represents a new therapeutic tool to manage patients with hypercholesterolemia (PNAS 107:12228-32, 2010).
|Angel Baldan, Ph.D.|
|The ins and outs of cellular cholesterol.|