"Lipoproteins, LDL" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A class of lipoproteins of small size (18-25 nm) and light (1.019-1.063 g/ml) particles with a core composed mainly of CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and smaller amounts of TRIGLYCERIDES. The surface monolayer consists mostly of PHOSPHOLIPIDS, a single copy of APOLIPOPROTEIN B-100, and free cholesterol molecules. The main LDL function is to transport cholesterol and cholesterol esters to extrahepatic tissues.
- Lipoproteins, LDL
- LDL Lipoproteins
- Low-Density Lipoproteins
- Lipoproteins, Low-Density
- Low Density Lipoproteins
- beta Lipoproteins
- Low-Density Lipoprotein 1
- Low Density Lipoprotein 1
- Low-Density Lipoprotein 2
- Low Density Lipoprotein 2
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