Tangier Disease

Tangier disease (also known as "Familial alpha-lipoprotein deficiency") or Hypoalphalipoproteinemia is a rare inherited disorder characterized by a severe reduction in the amount of high density lipoprotein (HDL), often referred to as "good cholesterol," in the bloodstream.

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ABCA1 - Tangier Disease
... ABCA1 was discovered as the mutation causing Tangier's Disease by several groups in 1998 ... They showed cell lines from patients with Tangier's disease showed differential regulation of the ABCA1 gene ...
Cardiolipin - Clinical Significance - Tangier Disease
... Tangier disease is also linked to CL abnormalities ... Tangier disease is characterized by very low blood plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, accumulation of cholesteryl esters in tissues and an increased risk for developing ... Unlike Barth syndrome, Tangier disease is mainly caused by abnormal enhanced production of CL ...
Tangier Disease - Genetics
... in the circulation, which is a risk factor for coronary artery disease ... These combined factors lead to the signs and symptoms of Tangier disease ...

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