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Erratum to: Hypercholesterolemia downregulates autophagy in the rat heart

The Original Article was published on 23 March 2017


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.”


  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.

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Giricz, Z., Koncsos, G., Rajtík, T. et al. Erratum to: Hypercholesterolemia downregulates autophagy in the rat heart. Lipids Health Dis 16, 133 (2017).

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