The present invention provides peptides comprising at least one amphipathic alpha helix and having a cholesterol mediating activity and an ABCA stabilization activity. The invention further provides methods of using such peptides.
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
 This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. HL59483 awarded by the NIH/NCI to J. K. Bielicki and U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. The Government has certain rights in this invention.