BACKGROUND: We measured plasma PCSK9 concentrations in healthy men with a PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9) loss-of-function variant (p.R46L), in statin-treated patients with a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and carrying a PCSK9 gain-of-function mutation (p.D374Y), and in statin-treated patients with FH due to different genetic causes. METHODS: PCSK9 was measured with a previously described ELISA. RESULTS: In 81 healthy middle-aged Caucasian men, ...Expand abstract
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Healthy individuals carrying the PCSK9 p.R46L variant and familial hypercholesterolemia patients carrying PCSK9 p.D374Y exhibit lower plasma concentrations of PCSK9.
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