apolipoprotein A-I

Type: Term Definitions: 1. an apolipoprotein found in HDL and chylomicrons. It is an activator of LCAT and a ligand for the HDL receptor. A deficiency of this apolipoprotein has been associated with low HDL levels and with Tangier disease.
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Apolipoprotein A-I

Apolipoprotein A-I: APOA-I. The major protein component of HDL (high density lipoprotein) and a relatively abundant plasma protein. APOA-I is instrumental in promoting the transfer of cholesterol into the liver where it is metabolized and then excreted via the intestine from the body. The gene locus for APOA-I is on chromosome 11q23. A number of ge...
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apolipoprotein A-I

<biochemistry> The major protein component of high density lipoproteins. It is instrumental in promoting efflux of cholesterol from extrahepatic tissue to the liver where it is metabolised and excreted from the body. The compound is the activator of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase which forms cholesteryl esters in hdl. The gene for this ...
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