apolipoprotein

noun
apo·​li·​po·​pro·​tein | \ ˌa-pō-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn How to pronounce apolipoprotein (audio) , -ˌli-, -ˌtē-ən \

Definition of apolipoprotein

: a protein that combines with a lipid to form a lipoprotein often used with a letter or letter and number

Examples of apolipoprotein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bacteria-slaying, soap-like protein is an apolipoprotein called APOL3. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 July 2021 To assess young people’s cholesterol levels, measurements were recorded periodically from 1999 to 2016 for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, non-HDL cholesterol, triglycerides (a type of fat) and apolipoprotein B (a protein component of LDL). Linda Searing, chicagotribune.com, 9 Oct. 2019 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. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 9 Apr. 2018 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. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 9 Apr. 2018 Instead, a blood protein known as apolipoprotein B (apoB) is a truer indicator of the threat to our arteries, the doctors say. Roni Dengler, Science | AAAS, 8 Dec. 2017 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. Giorgia Guglielmi, Science | AAAS, 22 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of apolipoprotein

1966, in the meaning defined above

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apolipoprotein

noun
apo·​li·​po·​pro·​tein | \ ˌap-ə-ˌlī-pō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, -ˌlip-ō-, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce apolipoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of apolipoprotein

: a protein that combines with a lipid (such as cholesterol or triglyceride) to form a lipoprotein

Note: Apolipoproteins are grouped into several classes designated by letters, such as A, B, or C, with specific class members typically identified by a number.

… 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 HDL particles contain equal parts of protein and cholesterol; the protein component consists mainly of apolipoprotein A-1— C. Ezzell, Science News

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