Growth Hormone-releasing Peptides In The Treatment Or Prevention Of Atherosclerosis And Hypercholesterolemia

Abstract

According to the invention there is provided a method of treatment or prophylaxis of atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia or a cardiovascular disease associated with atherosclerosis, which method comprises administration of one or more Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides (GHRPs) to a patient in need of such treatment or prophylaxis. There are also provided methods of reducing blood plasma cholesterol levels, as well as methods of modulating the expression of the scavenger receptor CD36 and genes involved in cellular cholesterol efflux.


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  • Publication: Aug 31, 2010
  • Application: Apr 25, 2006
    US US 52526606 A
  • Priority: Apr 25, 2006
    US US 52526606 A
  • Priority: Aug 21, 2003
    GB GB 0303669 W
  • Priority: May 5, 2003
    US US 46789003 P
  • Priority: Aug 23, 2002
    CA CA 2399548 A

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