phospholipid transfer protein

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phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP)

a ubiquitous protein having multiple functions in lipoprotein metabolism. In plasma, it plays an important role in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism by mediating the transfer of phospholipids from triglyceride-rich lipoproteins to HDL and the transfer of phospholipids between HDL molecules.
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Plasma phospholipid transfer protein activity is related to insulin resistance: impaired acute lowering by insulin in obese type II diabetic patients.
Elevated plasma cholesteryl ester transfer in NIDDM: relationships with apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins and phospholipid transfer protein.
Phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) causes proteolytic cleavage of apolipoprotein A-I.
Separation of a plasma phospholipid transfer protein from cholesterol ester/phospholipid exchange protein.
Cholesterol efflux from Fu5AH hepatoma cells induced by plasma of subjects with or without coronary artery disease and non-insulin-dependent diabetes: importance of LpA-I:A-II particles and phospholipid transfer protein.
Transgenic mice expressing human phospholipid transfer protein have increased HDL/non-HDL cholesterol ratio.
Phospholipid transfer protein mediates transfer of not only phosphatidylcholine but also cholesterol from phosphatidylcholine-cholesterol vesicles to high density lipoproteins.
Neutralization and transfer of lipopolysaccharide by phospholipid transfer protein.
Human plasma phospholipid transfer protein accelerates exchange/transfer of a-tocopherol between lipoproteins and cells.
Molecular cloning and functional expression of cDNA encoding the pig plasma phospholipid transfer protein.
Different locations of cholesteryl ester transfer protein and phospholipid transfer protein activities in plasma.
Mass concentration of plasma phospholipid transfer protein in normolipidemic, type IIa hyperlipidemic, type IIb hyper lipidemic, and non-insulin-dependent diabetic subjects as measured by specific ELISA.