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Lipoproteins

Lipid-protein complexes involved in the transportation and metabolism of lipids in the body. They are spherical particles consisting of a hydrophobic core of TRIGLYCERIDES and CHOLESTEROL ESTERS surrounded by a layer of hydrophilic free CHOLESTEROL; PHOSPHOLIPIDS; and APOLIPOPROTEINS. Lipoproteins are classified by their varying buoyant density and sizes.

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Tree Number(s): D10.532, D12.776.521

MeSH Unique ID: D008074

Entry Terms:

  • Lipoprotein
  • Circulating Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, Circulating

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