Multifunctional Regualtion of Angiogenesis by High Density Lipoproteins [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Also known as: The Role of High Density Lipoproteins in Regulating New Blood Vessel Growth

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Researchers: A/Pr Martin Ng (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Christina Bursill

Brief description For many sufferers of heart disease and cancer, current treatments do not relieve the debilitating symptoms. The growth of new blood vessels can alleviate the effects of a restricted blood supply, caused by blocked arteries. Conversely, new vessel growth accelerates some diseases such as cancer. HDL is one of the main forms of cholesterol in the blood. Recently we identified a beneficial bifunctional role for HDL in vessel growth. This project will investigate the mechanisms for these effects.

Funding Amount $AUD 480,653.66

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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