Vegas Lawyer
Helping People Who
Were Hurt In Nevada

Dempsey, Roberts
& Smith, Ltd.

Vegas Lawyer
Nevada Legal Help

Slip & Fall
Medical Injury
Product Defect
Other Claims
Contact Us

Las Vegas Lawyer

Vegas Injury Law

Welcome to Vegas Lawyer. This site is for people who were hurt in Nevada. Contact us for a free consultation. You may want to read the Las Vegas Personal Injury Law introduction on our home page. Also, you can get an overview of other Nevada Legal Topics before you read the Article below.

  • Hypercholesterolemia

  • Hypercholesterolemia

    Hypercholesterolemia is characterized by elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood. This leads to an increased risk of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular complications. High cholesterol levels can result from excessive cholesterol intake in the diet or from a genetic basis.

    Familial hypercholesterolemia is largely affected by the individual's genetics, but the diet also plays an important role in disease progression.

    Disease Etiology

    Familial hypercholesterolemia is a automsomal dominant defect, but expressivity is different between homo- and heterozygotes. The biochemical cause of the disease is the defective uptake of low density lipoproteins (LDLs) into cells. These cholesterol-rich lipoproteins accumulate in the blood and can lead to atherosclerosis or other cardiovascular problems. As the peripheral tissues do not receive enough cholesterol, they synthesize additional cholesterol.

    The inability to take in LDLs can arise for several reasons: defective LDL receptor that has poor binding affinity to LDL; insufficient or absent LDL receptors on the cell surface; or, inability to endocytose bound LDL receptors.

    Index | Home

    Contact David Matheny, Esq. for a free consultation.

    (702) 388-1229

    Lawyer Search | Attorney Finder

    Search for more information on Vegas Law and Las Vegas Lawyers:


    Open Site - Encyclopedia Project

    Open Site - Become an Editor

    Las Vegas Legal Help
    Nevada Law

    Vegas Lawyer
    Vegas Lawyers

    Index | Home

    Wrongful Death | Car Accident | Slip & Fall | Malpractice | Product Defect | Other Claims
    Find A Lawyer By State | Search For Attorneys By City | Get Legal Information | Contact Us

    520 South Fourth Street, Suite 360
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

    Las Vegas Lawyer - Las Vegas Attorney - Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer

    Neither the State Bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert.  Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer's credentials and ability. This site is intended for Nevada residents and those with legal issues arising under the jurisdiction of the State of Nevada.  This site does not give legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.  Laws are different in other states and localities, consult a local attorney.

    The information in this web site is provided for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute legal advice. The use of this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. Further communication with an attorney through the web site and e-mail may not be considered as confidential or privileged. Please contact our attorneys if you wish to discuss the contents of this web site. Any laws, rules or statutes giving any information, restrictions or deadlines, are always subject to change at any time - Contact a local attorney to obtain the current status of such information.

    In the series of Articles on this site, many government PSAs and other information are excerpted. All such materials are believed to be in the public domain. If any work is protected, contact the webmaster at any of the e-mail links and the material will be taken off the site immediately.

    If you experience unusual problems with this site or discover bad links, please email the webmaster. Thank you.

    Copyright: David Matheny, 2003-2005.