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Lipoproteins, LDL

A class of lipoproteins of small size (18-25 nm) and light (1.019-1.063 g/ml) particles with a core composed mainly of CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and smaller amounts of TRIGLYCERIDES. The surface monolayer consists mostly of PHOSPHOLIPIDS, a single copy of APOLIPOPROTEIN B-100, and free cholesterol molecules. The main LDL function is to transport cholesterol and cholesterol esters to extrahepatic tissues.

Year introduced: 1974(1972)

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Tree Number(s): D10.532.515, D12.776.521.550

MeSH Unique ID: D008077

Entry Terms:

  • LDL Lipoproteins
  • Low-Density Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, Low-Density
  • Low Density Lipoproteins
  • beta-Lipoproteins
  • beta Lipoproteins
  • LDL-1
  • LDL1
  • Low-Density Lipoprotein 1
  • Low Density Lipoprotein 1
  • LDL(1)
  • LDL-2
  • LDL2
  • Low-Density Lipoprotein 2
  • Low Density Lipoprotein 2
  • LDL(2)

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