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Apolipoprotein

Definition(s)

Protein components of lipoproteins which remain after the lipids to which the proteins are bound have been removed; they play an important role in lipid transport and metabolism.

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The protein component of lipoproteins.

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Any of the proteins that combine with a lipid to form a lipoprotein and that are now grouped into four classes designated A, B, C, and E and formerly into a fifth class D now considered part of A -- often followed by the letter designating the class or by the letter and a number expressed in Roman or Arabic numerals to indicate a specific member of the class (apolipoprotein B is a major component of LDL).

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 17, 2014