apolipoprotein

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apolipoprotein

[¦a·pō¦li·pō′prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
A protein that combines with a lipid to form a lipoprotein.
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InSite Vision Incorporated (AMEX:ISV) announced today that a peer-reviewed manuscript published in the American Journal of Human Genetics (volume 70, pages 1575-1581) indicates a relationship between the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene and optic nerve and visual field damage in glaucoma patients.
Results of the study indicate that a single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) on the promoter region of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene is associated with increased optic nerve and visual field damage in glaucoma patients.
Because everyone inherits two copies of this gene, each of us has alleles coding for one or two forms of apolipoprotein E.