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Definition of "apolipoprotein" []

  • Any of various proteins that combine with a lipid to form a lipoprotein and are a constituent of chylomicrons, HDL, LDL, and VLDL. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "apolipoprotein" in a sentence
  • "Most of his argument is based on a recent study that showed progresson of artherosclerotic plaques with a low-carb diet in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice, a model commonly used to study arteriosclerosis."
  • "[62] Plump AS, Smith JD, Hayek T, Aalto-Setala K, Walsh A, Verstuyft JG, et al. Severe hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice created by homologous recombination in ES cells."
  • "They found that people with most HDL, and another blood fat called apolipoprotein A had the lowest risk of developing bowel cancer."
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