Tab Application Banner
  • Users Online: 1130
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187-193

Role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in health and diseases

1 Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Brijesh Yadav
Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/injr.injr_240_20

Rights and Permissions

Primary function of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is to reverse transport the cholesterol from extrahepatic cell to liver for its metabolism and excretion. Studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, anti-oxidant, and anti-diabetic property of the high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Although the exact mechanism still remains unelucidated, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is a complex of lipids and proteins carrying many associated cargo molecules such as enzymes, signaling molecules, miRNA, which imparts overall functionality of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol for its beneficial health effects. However, the protein and lipids components get transform by the enzymes associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hyperglycemia, oxidative stressor, and free radicals, leading to qualitative and quantitative alterations in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDLc) and diminishes its beneficial effects. In this review, we have discussed the different property of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, its function and factors influencing HDLc property in light of anti-inflammatory activity in rheumatoid arthritis and the role of cholesterol-lowering statin drug in enhancing the beneficial effect of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in different cell types.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded37    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal