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Comments by Joseph L. Goldstein, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Joseph Goldstein
SURPRISED: Joseph Goldstein investigates cholesterol control.
The work reported in this paper reveals the mechanism for transcriptional control of the genes that regulate cholesterol in cells and in the bloodstream. For years, Joseph L. Goldstein, chairman and professor of molecular genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and his University of Texas medical center colleague Michael Brown, the Paul J. Thomas Professor of Genetics and director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics, have studied certain cholesterol-regulating proteins, including the low-density lipid (LDL) protein receptor. LDL is the major molecule that controls blood cholesterol. Its receptor is encoded by one...

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