<biochemistry> An apolipoprotein found in VLDL, HDL, and chylomicrons; an activator of lipoprotein lipase; a deficiency will result in accumulation of chylomicrons and triacylglycerols.
Apolipoproteins are proteins on the surface of the lipoprotein complex that bind to specific enzymes or transport proteins across the cell membrane.
Elevated levels may be seen in acute angina and acute myocardial infarction. Low levels are seen in apolipoprotein C-II deficiency. Normal levels are seen in type I hyperlipoproteinaemia.
(27 Sep 1997)
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