Classification of Lipoproteins
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Classification of Lipoproteins

Lipid Metabolism


Classification of Lipoproteins


  • Transports exogenous triacylglycerol to various tissues
  • Contains 99% lipid and 1% protein

Very low density lipo proteins (VLDL)

Transports endogenously synthesized triacylglycerols to various tissues


  • Transports cholesterol from tissues to liver
  • Plasma HDL is inversely correlated with CHD.

Low density proteins (LDL)

  • Contains high concentration of cholesterol.
  • Transport cholesterol from liver to other tissues.
  • Risk of atherosclerosis is directly related to LDL concentration.
[Satyanarayana 3rd & 4th eds 317]
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