Apolipoproteins of the human plasma lipoproteins

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Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 2004 Fourth Edition, p.823 table 21-3
Primary Source Vance, D.E. & Vance, J.E. (eds) (1985) Biochemistry of Lipids and Membranes. The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Menlo Park, CA.
Comments "Each class of lipoprotein has a specific function, determined by its point of synthesis, lipid composition, and apolipoprotein content. At least nine different apolipoproteins are found in the lipoproteins of human plasma (Table 21–3), distinguishable by their size, their reactions with specific antibodies, and their characteristic distribution in the lipoprotein classes. These protein components act as signals, targeting lipoproteins to specific tissues or activating enzymes that act on the lipoproteins."
Entered by Uri M
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