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Carnitine and Cardiovascular Diseases

Dr. Heinz L?ster is a Senior University Lecturer in Medical Chemistry at the University of Leipzig. He obtained his doctorate in 1975 and, as a collaborator of Prof. Dr. E. Strack, went into carnitine research at the Saxon Academy of Sciences, Leipzig.

Since 1988 he has held the position of Senior Assistant Professor at the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics of the University of Leipzig.

In his main field of research he has published numerous scientific papers covering the following topics:

Catabolism of carnitine and related trimethylammonium compounds.
Effects of carnitine and its derivatives on the isolated heart.
Clinical application of carnitine and its derivatives, particularly in cardiovascular diseases.