APOA5

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APOA5

A gene on chromosome 11q23 that encodes apolipoprotein A-V, a minor apolipoprotein mainly associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL), less so with VLDL and chylomicrons. It is an important determinant of plasma triglyceride (TG) levels, both stimulating TG hydrolysis by apo-CII lipoprotein lipase and inhibiting VLDL-TG production.
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ApoA-V boosts the efficiency of lipoprotein lipase, an enzyme needed to break down triglycerides.
We asked a simple question: If you just inject apoA-V into these mice that are lacking apoA-V and have very high levels of triglyceride, will it go down?
However, in engineered mice lacking a protein called GPIHBP1, which also leads to very high triglycerides, the apoA-V injection didn't lower levels.