Category Archive: Immunity

Apr 20

Lipids and Viral Infections

A Quick Recap In our last post about lipids and the immune system, we focused about how lipoproteins, particularly LDL, can participate in immune responses directly during infection – both by blocking the infection of cells through multiple mechanisms, and by binding to pathogens to neutralize them. In that post, infections were being referenced generally …

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Aug 19

#CholesterolScience Show – With Nathan Owens and Nick Andre

0:00 Introductions 1:30 The Innate immune system and the adaptive immune system – what’s the difference? 3:25 The innate immune system and bacteria 8:00 How does immunity relate to atherosclerosis? 13:34 A link between atherosclerosis and diabetes/autoimmune diseases? 16:35 Absorption in the gut, and intestinal permeability 22:10 Nick and Nathan’s hypothesis 24:30 Dave’s thoughts on …

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Jun 21

Lipoprotein Power – LDL and the Immune System

If one were to hear the words “lipoprotein” or “cholesterol” in a sentence, it might be expected that the next words would be “heart disease”, or “diabetes” or “metabolic syndrome”. However, while working alongside Dave and digging deeper into research on the lipid system, I found that surprisingly the next words were sometimes “infection” or …

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