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Apolipoprotein Gene Structure and Function

  1. Patricia Uelmen Huey,
  2. Benny Chang,
  3. Lawrence Chan

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005909.pub2

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How to Cite

Uelmen Huey, P., Chang, B. and Chan, L. 2007. Apolipoprotein Gene Structure and Function. eLS.

Author Information

  1. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

Abstract

Apolipoproteins are the protein components of lipoproteins, the lipid–protein complexes responsible for transporting lipids in the blood. They may have additional specialized functions that are encoded by their genes. This review summarizes the current knowledge on gene and protein structure and the function of this rather complex group of proteins.

Keywords:

  • lipoproteins;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • cholesterol;
  • evolution;
  • genetics