Apolipoprotein Profiles in Randomly Selected Smokers and Matched Controls
Lipids are insoluble in water and have to be incorporated in water-soluble lipid-protein complexes called lipoproteins for transportation in the blood. The proteins in the lipoprotein complexes are called apolipoproteins. Lipoproteins have a hydrophobic core containing apolar lipids (triglycerides and cholesterylesters) and a hydrophilic surface containing apolipo-proteins, unesterified cholesterol and phospholipids. Apolipo-proteins are thus structural proteins in the lipoprotein complexes, but they also have important functions in the lipid metabolism.
KeywordsHigh Density Lipoprotein High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Moderate Smoker High Density Lipoprotein Subclass Apolipoprotein Profile
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