high density lipoproteins


high density lipoproteins
Involved in cholesterol transport in serum. See lipoproteins.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • high-density lipoprotein — HDL the smallest and densest of the lipoproteins that carry cholesterol and triglycerides around the body, which is derived mainly from precursors produced in the liver. HDL has an important role in reverse cholesterol transfer, i.e. the removal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • very-high-density lipoprotein — (VHDL) a class of lipoproteins with density greater than 1.210 g/mL and diameter 15–30 nm; they are composed predominantly of proteins and also contain a high concentration of free fatty acids …   Medical dictionary

  • Lipoproteins — Complexes of lipid and protein, the way lipids travel in the blood. Cholesterol, a building block of the outer layer of cells (cell membranes), is transported through the blood in the form of water soluble carrier molecules known as lipoproteins …   Medical dictionary

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