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Erratum to: Hypercholesterolemia downregulates autophagy in the rat heart

  • Zoltán Giricz1, 5Email author,
  • Gábor Koncsos1,
  • Tomáš Rajtík3,
  • Zoltán V. Varga1, 2,
  • Tamás Baranyai1,
  • Csaba Csonka2,
  • Adrián Szobi3,
  • Adriana Adameová3,
  • Roberta A. Gottlieb4 and
  • Péter Ferdinandy1, 5
Lipids in Health and Disease201716:133

Received: 22 June 2017

Accepted: 22 June 2017

Published: 5 July 2017

The original article was published in Lipids in Health and Disease 2017 16:60


Following publication of the original article [1], it came to the attention of authors that the definition of the term “isolated hypercholesterolemia” used frequently in the article is missing. In this paper, authors define isolated hypercholesterolemia as a hypercholesterolemia without an accompanying hypertriglyceridemia. Therefore, we would like to amend the Background paragraph of the Abstract with the following sentence: “However, it is unknown whether isolated hypercholesterolemia (i.e., hypercholesterolemia without hypertriglyceridemia) disturbs autophagy or the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathways.”

In addition, the second sentence of Background section was also incorrectly phrased; which we would like to correct as follows: “The role of atherosclerosis is well studied in these pathologies; however, myocardial effects of hypercholesterolemia is less well understood.”



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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA
Pharmahungary Group, Szeged, Hungary


  1. Giricz Z, Koncsos G, Rajtík T, Varga ZV, Baranyai T, Csonka C, et al. Gottlieb and Péter Ferdinandy. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2017;16:60. doi:10.1186/s12944-017-0455-0.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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