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Apolipoproteins are a family of proteins involved in cholesterol transport and metabolism. Apoliprotein B is a primary protein component of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol), very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and chylomicrons and is encoded by the APOB gene. The liver produces the B-100 form, which includes a region that is recognized by the ApoB/E LDL receptor, and the small intestine produces B-48, which is cleaved from B-100 and does not include the receptor region. Deficiency of apolipoprotein B is associated with low LDL levels and fat malabsorption, while high levels of circulating apolipoprotein B-100, which can be a result of a defect in the ApoB/E receptor ligand, are associated with high cholesterol and risk for coronary artery disease [UniProt: P04114]. Source: Regenstrief LOINC, UniProt: P04114

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Apolipoprotein B
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Apo B

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 载脂蛋白 B
Synonyms: Apo B
fr-CA French (Canada) Apolipoprotéine B
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Apolipoproteiin B
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Apolipoproteína B
it-IT Italian (Italy) Apolipoproteina B
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Apolipoprotein B
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Аполипопротеин B
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) apolipoproteïne B
fr-BE French (Belgium) Apolipoprotéine B
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Apolipoproteina B
Synonyms: Apolipoproteina B