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Featured Open Lecture: September-October 2020
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Introducing Featured Open Lectures

This is a new initiative from the Society to highlight our online educational platform EAS ACADEMY. Every other month we select one interesting lecture from a recent course or congress and make it available for free, to members and non-members.

Open Lecture September-August 2020

Modified Lipids and Lipoproteins

This is a lecture given by Professor Joseph Witztum at the 87th EAS Congress in Maastricht, in the frame of the workshop entitled “Lipoproteins, lipids and atherosclerosis”. Professor Witztum is Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, USA and he is the Anitschkow Prize Winner of 2020.

In his excellent and up-to-date overview, Professor Witztum talked about the oxidation hypothesis of atherosclerosis revisited and focused on the role of oxidized phospholipids (OxPL) in inflammation, atherosclerosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He showed that OxPL are key molecules that contribute to inflammation and link hypercholesterolemia, lipid infiltration and free radical formation. Professor Witztum further demonstrated that in addition to their important role in atherosclerosis, OxPL are also key molecular mediators of NASH. He concluded that targeting OxPL may be an effective, likely safe, therapeutic strategy for both, atherosclerosis and NASH. It is a very important and comprehensive lecture you should not miss.


 

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