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Lipoproteins, VLDL

A class of lipoproteins of very light (0.93-1.006 g/ml) large size (30-80 nm) particles with a core composed mainly of TRIGLYCERIDES and a surface monolayer of PHOSPHOLIPIDS and CHOLESTEROL into which are imbedded the apolipoproteins B, E, and C. VLDL facilitates the transport of endogenously made triglycerides to extrahepatic tissues. As triglycerides and Apo C are removed, VLDL is converted to INTERMEDIATE-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS, then to LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS from which cholesterol is delivered to the extrahepatic tissues.

Year introduced: 1974(1972)

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Tree Number(s): D10.532.599, D12.776.521.622

MeSH Unique ID: D008079

Entry Terms:

  • VLDL Lipoproteins
  • Prebeta-Lipoproteins
  • Prebeta Lipoproteins
  • Very-Low-Density Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, Very-Low-Density
  • Very Low Density Lipoproteins
  • Pre-beta-Lipoproteins
  • Pre beta Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL2
  • VLDL2 Lipoproteins
  • Lipoprotein VLDL II
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL1
  • VLDL1 Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL I
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL3
  • VLDL3 Lipoproteins
  • Lipoproteins, VLDL III

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