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The Molecular Biology of Apolipoprotein B

  • J. Scott
Part of the Argenteuil Symposia book series (ARGENTEUIL)

Abstract

An elevated level of circulating cholesterol is a most important risk factor for atherosclerosis. Cholesterol is carried in the plasma as low-density lipoprotein (LDL). LDL is an oily droplet, containing a core of hydrophobic cholesteryl esters and a surface monolayer of phospholipid and free cholesterol at the surface. The particle is stabilized and made soluble in the water of the blood by the presence at its surface of a huge protein apolipoprotein (apo) B (Scott 1989a).

Keywords

Lipoprotein Particle Primer Extension Analysis Basic Peptide Thrombin Cleavage Site Lipoprotein Assembly 
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