Recent Examples of apolipoprotein from the Web
Schulz said those who are interested in participating first go through a genetic test done by a cheek swab to study their apolipoprotein (APOE) genes, which are found in three variants.
Instead, a blood protein known as apolipoprotein B (apoB) is a truer indicator of the threat to our arteries, the doctors say.
Since 1993, when this variant of the apolipoprotein E gene was found to multiply the risk of the most common form of Alzheimer's disease, researchers have probed its connections to β-amyloid, the dominant suspect for the cause of the illness.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'apolipoprotein.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
medical Definition of apolipoprotein
- … some doctors are using a new cholesterol test that may better predict heart attacks, particularly among women. It looks at particles called apolipoprotein B (apoB), which are found in LDL cholesterol.
- —Ladies' Home Journal, February 2005
- HDL particles contain equal parts of protein and cholesterol; the protein component consists mainly of apolipoprotein A-1 …
- —C. Ezzell, Science News, 21 Sept. 1991
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up apolipoprotein? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).