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  • abbr. Cholesterylester transfer protein


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  • The last gene George had a problem with is called CETP.

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  • These pills all target a protein known as CETP, which is involved in the recycling of cholesterol.

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  • Evacetrapib is designed to inhibit cholesteryl ester transfer protein, or CETP, which is involved in transferring cholesterol particles from HDL—considered the "good" cholesterol—to LDL, referred to as "bad" cholesterol.

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  • Dalcetrapib belongs to a class of drug known as CETP inhibitors, which are designed to change cholesterol ester transfer protein activity to raise HDL cholesterol.

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  • Lastly, he had a gene called CETP that caused his cholesterol to be high, which contributes to dementia.

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  • The drug belongs to a class known as CETP inhibitors, which came under a cloud after Pfizer scrapped development of a similar drug in 2006 due to safety concerns.

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  • Merck ' s drug is a molecular cousin to torcetrapib, part of a class of drugs known as CETP inhibitors that help increase HDL.

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  • Both torcetrapib and anacetrapib are known as CETP inhibitors.

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  • One of the first hints came in 1989 when researchers at Columbia University and elsewhere found a group of Japanese patients with extremely high levels of HDL because of rare mutations in a gene called CETP, effectively lowering levels of this essential protein--cholesterol ester transfer protein, an obscure biochemical that plays a vital role in the body's cholesterol transport scheme.

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  • Dalcetrapib and Merck's anacetrapib -- like torcetrapib -- belong to a class of drugs called CETP inhibitors.


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