Plasma lipoprotein assembly

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R-HSA-8963898
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Homo sapiens
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Because of their hydrophobicity, lipids are found in the extracellular spaces of the human body primarily in the form of lipoprotein complexes. Chylomicrons form in the small intestine and transport dietary lipids to other tissues in the body. Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) form in the liver and transport triacylglycerol synthesized there to other tissues of the body. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles are formed primarily by the liver and shuttle several kinds of lipids between tissues and other lipoproteins (Vance & Vance 1990). The assembly of these three classses of lipoproteins is annotated here.

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
2193819 The assembly of lipids into lipoproteins during secretion

Vance, JE, Vance, DE

Experientia 1990
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