apoprotein

(redirected from Apoproteins)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to Apoproteins: lipoprotein lipase

apoprotein

[¦ap·ə¦prō‚tēn]
(biochemistry)
The protein portion of a conjugated protein exclusive of the prosthetic group.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
To date, large randomized clinical trials of Survanta and Infasurf have identified no differences in mortality between surfactants with apoproteins.
The relationships between fatal myocardial infraction, apoproteins, and other lipid measures were examined in multivariate analyses (after adjusting for age, total cholesterol, and triglycerides), and apoB, apoA-I, and apoB/apoA-I ratio were all significant predictors of myocardial infarction in both sexes.
They are a heterogeneous class of protein-lipid aggregates traditionally classified by particle density and subsequently by apoprotein composition.
PE-10 antibody has been considered to be specific for type II pneumocytes, although Clara cells have been reported to show some reactivity because they can also express surfactant apoprotein A.
Therefore, the interaction between physiologic plasma thiols and apoprotein may be related to the balance among the different thiols.
Lipoproteins are spherical complexes of lipids and apoproteins that stabilize the lipid emulsions and also act as ligands for receptor-mediated processes.
In reality, any therapeutic hypolipidemic intervention leads to bigger or smaller changes in the spectrum of plasma lipids and apoproteins, including changes in lipoprotein particle sizes and changes in cholesterol esterification and lipolytic rates.
The VLDL pool was isolated by ultracentrifugation, and lipids were extracted by ethanol-acetone (1:1 by volume) and stored in the freezer to sediment the VLDL apoproteins.
The high salt concentration and cumulative g force required by other methods can produce adverse effects that can include the dissociation of lipids and apoproteins from the surface of LDL (15).