Chylomicron remodeling

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R-HSA-8963901
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Homo sapiens
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As chylomicrons circulate in the body, they acquire molecules of apolipoproteins C and E, and through interaction with endothelial lipases can lose a large fraction of their triacylglycerol. These changes convert them to chylomicron remnants which bind to LDL receptors, primarily on the surfaces of liver cells, clearing them from the circulation. This whole sequence of events is rapid: the normal lifespan of a chylomicron is 30 - 60 minutes (Redgrave 2004).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
14748717 Chylomicron metabolism

Redgrave, TG

Biochem. Soc. Trans. 2004
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