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The potential of cholesteryl ester transfer protein as a therapeutic target

Abstract : Introduction: Over recent decades, attempts to ascertain the pro-atherogenic nature of plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and to establish the relevance of its pharmacological blockade as a promising high density lipoproteins-raising and anti-atherogenic therapy have been disappointing.Areas covered: The current review focuses on CETP as a multifaceted protein, on genetic variations at the CETP gene and on their possible consequences for cardiovascular risk in human populations. Specific attention is given to physiological modulation of endogenous CETP activity by the apoC1 inhibitor. Finally, the rationale behind the need for selection of patients to treat is discussed in the light of recent studies.Expert opinion: At this stage one can only speculate on the clinical outcome of pharmacological CETP inhibitors in high-risk populations, but recent advances give cause to adjust the expectations from now on. The CETP effect is probably largely influenced by the overall metabolic state, and whether CETP blockade may be relevant or not in promoting cholesterol disposal is still questioned. The possible need for a careful stratification of patients to treat with CETP inhibitors is outlined. Finally, manipulation of CETP activity should be considered with caution in the context of sepsis and infectious diseases.
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Thomas Gautier, David Masson, Laurent Lagrost. The potential of cholesteryl ester transfer protein as a therapeutic target. Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, 2016, 20 (1), pp.47 - 59. ⟨10.1517/14728222.2015.1073713⟩. ⟨hal-01431063⟩



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