Structure of the Plasma Lipoproteins

  • Jere P. Segrest
  • David W. Garber
  • G. M. Anantharamaiah


Lipoproteins are subcellular-sized particles composed of lipids and proteins held together by noncovalent forces. Their general structure is that of an oil droplet formed from an outer layer of phospholipids, unesterified cholesterol, and proteins, with a core of neutral lipids, predominantly cholesterol ester and triglycerides [1]. Their main function is to transport lipids and lipid-soluble material throughout the body.


Cholesteryl Ester Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Plasma Lipoprotein Fatty Acyl Chain Amphipathic Helix 
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  • Jere P. Segrest
  • David W. Garber
  • G. M. Anantharamaiah

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