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J Atheroscler Thromb. 1998;5(1):41-5.

Hepatic lipase.

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Department of Pathology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Abstract

Hepatic lipase (HL) is an important enzyme that is involved in the metabolism of chylomicrons, intermediate density lipoproteins, and high density lipoproteins. HL may affect the liver uptake of remnant lipoproteins by modifying their compositions. HL also participates in the reverse cholesterol transport, thereby influencing the process of atherosclerosis. Several new functions of HL have recently been revealed. In this article, we review some of the recent progress based on studies using transgenic animals, with an emphasis on HL functions in remnant metabolism and atherosclerosis.

PMID:
10077457
DOI:
10.5551/jat1994.5.41
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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