FACTOID # 25: If you're tired of sitting in traffic on your way to work, move to North Dakota.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Apolipoprotein C2

Apolipoprotein C2 is a lipoprotein responsible for the activation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) in capillaries and thus begins the catabolism of the chylomicrons/VLDL. A lipoprotein is a biochemical assembly that contains both proteins and lipids. ... Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) refers to a class and range of lipoprotein particles, varying in their size and contents, which carry cholesterol in the blood and around the body, for use by cells. ... Anabolism is the aspect of metabolism that contributes to growth. ... Chylomicrons are large lipoprotein particles (having a diameter of 75 to 1,200nm) that are created by the absorptive cells of the small intestine. ...



Lipoproteins edit 
Chylomicron | HDL | LDL | IDL | VLDL | Lp(a)

APOA1 | APOA2 | APOB | APOC1 | APOC2 | APOC3 | APOC4 | APOD | APOE | APOH A lipoprotein is a biochemical assembly that contains both proteins and lipids and may be structural or catalytic in function. ... Chylomicrons are large lipoprotein particles (having a diameter of 75 to 1,200nm) that are created by the absorptive cells of the small intestine. ... High-density lipoproteins (HDL) form a class of lipoproteins, varying somewhat in their size (8-11 nm in diameter), that carry cholesterol from the bodys tissues to the liver. ... Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) refers to a class and range of lipoprotein particles, varying in their size and contents, which carry cholesterol in the blood and around the body, for use by cells. ... Intermediate density lipoproteins are a class of lipoproteins formed from the degradation of very low density lipoproteins, constituted essentially of triacylglycerols and cholesterol esters. ... Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) is a lipoprotein subclass. ... Apolipoprotein B (APOB) is the primary apolipoprotein of low density lipoproteins (LDL or bad cholesterol), and is responsible for carrying cholesterol to tissues. ... Apolipoprotein C1 is a lipoprotein with a length of 57 amino acids. ... Apolipoprotein E (APOE), a main apoprotein of the chylomicron, binds to a specific receptor on liver cells and peripheral cells. ...


 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m