Baboons and Regression
We have evidence today that lipoproteins can enter the vessel wall. There is still some dispute on how they do this, but we know it for sure, because E. SMITH and K. WALTON have found them. When the lipoproteins reach the intima, they are metabolized by the different enzymes there and split into their various components, i.e., apoprotein, phospholipida, triglycerides, cholesterol esters, and cholesterol. The phospholipids are converted mainly into hydrosoluble components, and triglycerides, but the cholesterol esters and the cholesterol are left behind and have to be removed.
KeywordsCholesterol Ester Atherogenic Diet LCAT Activity Cholesterol Esterase Esterify Cholesterol
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