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Protein components on the surface of LIPOPROTEINS. They form a layer surrounding the hydrophobic lipid core. There are several classes of apolipoproteins with each playing a different role in lipid transport and LIPID METABOLISM. These proteins are synthesized mainly in the LIVER and the INTESTINES.

Year introduced: 1977

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Tree Number(s): D10.532.091, D12.776.070.400, D12.776.521.120

MeSH Unique ID: D001053

Entry Terms:

  • Apolipoprotein

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