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intermediate density lipoproteins

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
intermediate density lipoproteins

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A class of plasma lipoproteins formed by triglyceride depletion of very low density *lipoproteins (VLDL), that contain the same apolipoproteins as VLDL, 24–30% triglycerides, cholesterol, and cholesteryl esters. They are ~25–35 nm diameter and are rapidly cleared by receptor-mediated endocytosis. Further triglyceride depletion in the liver produces ...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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