Health Innovations (2016.08.10) – University of Copenhagen

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10 August 2016

Health Innovations (2016.08.10)

The website Healthinnovations.org wrote a commentary about the study "Loss of Function of GALNT2 Lowers High-Density Lipoproteins in Humans, Nonhuman Primates, and Rodents" which was published in Cell Metabolism earlier this year. The study was a collaboration between University of Pennsylvania, Copenhagen Center for Glycomics and several other research institutions, and demonstrated how the GALNT2 gene encoding GalNAc-Transferase 2 affects high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), a biomarker of cardiovascular disease.

Read the commentary: "Human study identified link between the GALNT2 gene and levels of HDL cholesterol", and the original publication