Atherosclerosis:Lipoproteins, cell biology and vascular physiology [ 2003 - 2007 ]

Also known as: Atherosclerosis

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Researchers: Prof Wendy Jessup (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Philip Barter Prof David Celermajer Prof Leonard Kritharides Prof Kerry-Anne Rye

Brief description The team comprises internationally recognised experts in basic, clinical and public health applied research in cardiovascular disease, particularly atherosclerosis that is the commonest cause of death in Australia and other developed countries. Over the last decade, improvement in cardiovascular health has been primarily the result of a better understanding on how to control 'bad' (or LDL) cholesterol. The significance of the proposed studies is that, on the one hand, they will provide new information on how 'good' lipoproteins protect us from atherosclerosis. This information can then be used to regulate 'good' cholesterol in a meaningful manner. On the other hand, the proposed studies will provide fundamental insights into how a range of lifestyle factors, physiological processes and pathological conditions relate to both the function of blood vessel-lining cells and susceptibility of individuals to atherosclerosis.

Funding Amount $AUD 7,274,391.30

Funding Scheme Programs

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