Literature associating PON1 and atherosclerosis
Serum paraoxonase/arylesterase 1; Hydrolyzes the toxic metabolites of a variety of organophosphorus insecticides. Capable of hydrolyzing a broad spectrum of organophosphate substrates and lactones, and a number of aromatic carboxylic acid esters. Mediates an enzymatic protection of low density lipoproteins against oxidative modification and the consequent series of events leading to atheroma formation; Belongs to the paraoxonase family.
Synonyms: PON1, PON1p, hPON1, F8WF42, P27169 ...