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glossary:lipoprotein_very_low_density_vldl

Lipoprotein Very Low Denisity (VLDL)

Class of lipoproteins that transport triglycerides from the intestine and liver to adipose and muscle tissues. Synthesized by the liver, they contain primarily triglycerides in their lipid cores, with some cholesterol esters. As their triglycerides are cleaved by endothelial lipoprotein lipase and transferred to hepatic tissues, the VLDL (very-low-density lipoprotein) particles lose most of their apolipoprotein C and become intermediate-density lipoproteins.

glossary/lipoprotein_very_low_density_vldl.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)