"Lipoproteins, HDL" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A class of lipoproteins of small size (4-13 nm) and dense (greater than 1.063 g/ml) particles. HDL lipoproteins, synthesized in the liver without a lipid core, accumulate cholesterol esters from peripheral tissues and transport them to the liver for re-utilization or elimination from the body (the reverse cholesterol transport). Their major protein component is APOLIPOPROTEIN A-I. HDL also shuttle APOLIPOPROTEINS C and APOLIPOPROTEINS E to and from triglyceride-rich lipoproteins during their catabolism. HDL plasma level has been inversely correlated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Lipoproteins, HDL
- HDL Lipoproteins
- Heavy Lipoproteins
- Lipoproteins, Heavy
- High-Density Lipoproteins
- High Density Lipoproteins
- Lipoproteins, High-Density
- alpha Lipoproteins
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