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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



ABCA1 pathway  listen  (… PATH-way)

  Describes a group of proteins in a cell that work together to help remove extra cholesterol and certain fats from tissue in the body. Changes in the ABCA1 pathway may lead to diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Drugs or substances that affect this pathway are being studied in the prevention and treatment of some diseases.