Clinical Significance of Lipoprotein Particles

  • J. C. Fruchart
  • J. M. Bard
  • C. Fievet
  • P. Duriez
  • P. Puchois

Abstract

Apolipoproteins, the protein components of the lipoproteins have a variety of structural and metabolic roles related to the metabolism of lipids. They are involved in determining the transfer of lipids from one lipoprotein particle to another and act as cofactors, activators and inhibitors of enzymes involved in the synthesis and degradation of lipoprotein particles (1). Additionally, the apolipoproteins are necessary for the recognition by cell-surface receptor sites which specifically promote the catabolism of the various lipoprotein fractions (2).

Keywords

Cholesterol Electrophoresis Triglyceride Lecithin Clarification 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Fruchart
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. M. Bard
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Fievet
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Duriez
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Puchois
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut PasteurSERLIALille CédexFrance
  2. 2.Faculté de PharmacieDépartement Lipides Lipoprotéines et U. INSERM 279Lille CédexFrance

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