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LCAT: From Structure to Clinical Significance

  • M. F. Dumon
  • A. Berard
  • M. Clerc
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 266)

Abstract

Lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT; EC 2.3.1.43) is a plasma glycoprotein enzyme of the serine esterase type which is synthesized and secreted by hepatocytes and has a key role in the metabolism of cholesterol especially in reverse cholesterol transport (Efflux) from the peripheral tissues to the liver [1].

Keywords

Cholesteryl Ester Corneal Opacity Cholesterol Acyltransferase Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein Lecithin Cholesterol Acyl Transferase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. F. Dumon
    • 1
  • A. Berard
    • 1
  • M. Clerc
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Central de BiochimieHôpital Saint-AndreBordeaux CedexFrance

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