Alexandra Forde

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The genetic basis of lipoprotein(a) variation in the Māori and Pacific populations

Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a plasma lipoprotein, characterised by an apo(a) molecule bound via a disulphide bond to apoB of a low density lipoprotein- (LDL-) like particle. Elevated Lp(a) levels are a well established risk factor for development of atherosclerosis. Intriguingly, there is enormous inter-individual variation...