HMG CoA reductase is the molecular target of statins, a group of drugs that are widely prescribed to lower plasma LDL-cholesterol and to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease in humans. Statins trigger regulatory responses that result in the marked accumulation of reductase that blunts the clinical effects of the drugs. Part of this increase is likely due to slowed ERAD of reductase. Thus, understanding the mechanisms of reductase ERAD may lead to the development of new drugs to counteract the accumulation of reductase that accompanies statin treatment. In some cases these drugs may provide alternatives to statin therapy.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01HL020948-37
Application #
8462654
Study Section
Heart, Lung, and Blood Initial Review Group (HLBP)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-07-01
Budget End
2014-06-30
Support Year
37
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$409,321
Indirect Cost
$151,886
Name
University of Texas Sw Medical Center Dallas
Department
Type
DUNS #
800771545
City
Dallas
State
TX
Country
United States
Zip Code
75390
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