Cholesterol Efflux: Mechanism and Regulation
The removal of cholesterol from peripheral cells by HDL is the first step in what has become known as reverse cholesterol transport. This process involves the efflux of free cholesterol from the membrane of cells and the transport of the cholesterol to the liver1. This report will present data obtained from our studies on cholesterol efflux and then, briefly, discuss some related data on the mechanism of cholesterol uptake by the liver.
KeywordsCholesterol Efflux Hepatic Lipase Acceptor Concentration Cellular Cholesterol Unstirred Water Layer
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