Hypobetalipoproteinemia (HBL) is characterized by cholesterol levels below the 5th percentile of the population distribution. Familial HBL (FHBL) is characterized by an inherited HBL trait within a family. In the last years gene defects underlying some cases of FHBL, but not all, have been identified. The molecular basis of some gene defect and the clinical onset of FHBL are presented in this paper.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Medica Mediterranea|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Medicine