"Lipoproteins, VLDL" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A class of lipoproteins of very light (0.93-1.006 g/ml) large size (30-80 nm) particles with a core composed mainly of TRIGLYCERIDES and a surface monolayer of PHOSPHOLIPIDS and CHOLESTEROL into which are imbedded the apolipoproteins B, E, and C. VLDL facilitates the transport of endogenously made triglycerides to extrahepatic tissues. As triglycerides and Apo C are removed, VLDL is converted to INTERMEDIATE-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS, then to LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS from which cholesterol is delivered to the extrahepatic tissues.
- Lipoproteins, VLDL
- VLDL Lipoproteins
- Prebeta Lipoproteins
- Very-Low-Density Lipoproteins
- Lipoproteins, Very-Low-Density
- Very Low Density Lipoproteins
- Pre beta Lipoproteins
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