Apolipoprotein E: Receptor Binding Properties

  • K. H. Weisgraber
  • T. L. Innerarity
  • S. C. RallJr.
  • R. W. Mahley

Abstract

Apolipoprotein E (apo-E) was first described in human very low density lipoproteins (VLDL)1,2 and has now been demonstrated in several lipoprotein classes in a variety of species.3 it occurs in chylomicrons and their remnants, VLDL, and a subfraction of high density lipoproteins (HDL) referred to as HDL1, HDLC, or HDL-with apo-E.3,4 The amino acid sequence of apo-E has been determined.5 The protein consists of a single polypeptide chain of 299 residues with a molecular weight of 34,000.

Keywords

Cholesterol Obesity Foam Bromide Cysteine 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. H. Weisgraber
    • 1
  • T. L. Innerarity
    • 1
  • S. C. RallJr.
    • 1
  • R. W. Mahley
    • 1
  1. 1.The Gladstone Foundation Laboratories and the Departments of Pathology and MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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