Will the Real Cholesterol Transporter Please Stand Up

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Science  20 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5661, pp. 1149-1150
DOI: 10.1126/science.1095519

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The link between high plasma cholesterol and heart disease has spurred interest in understanding cholesterol homeostasis. In their Perspective, Klett and Patel shed light on new research ( Altmann et al.) that identifies a putative intestinal cholesterol transport protein, a key component of the dietary cholesterol absorption pathway.