lipoprotein X

lipoprotein X

An abnormal lipoprotein composed of 65% lecithin, 30% cholesterol and 5% protein–apoC and albumin, seen in lecithin-cholesterol acyl-transferase deficiency and in obstructive biliary disease, and associated with cholestatic jaundice. See Lecithin-cholesterol acyl-transferase deficiency.
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The presence of lipoprotein X in the plasma of cirrhotic patients was tested qualitatively by agarose gel electrophoresis (11 ).
The analytical results suggested that the cirrhosis was mainly hepatocellular because although the increase in esterified bilirubin in some patients may suggest cholestasis, alkaline phosphatase activity was never more than twice the upper reference limit and lipoprotein X was not detected in any of the patients' plasma.
Although the presence of cholestasis might be suggested by an increase in esterified bilirubin in some of the patients, alkaline phosphatase activity was never higher than twice the upper reference limit, and lipoprotein X was not detected in any of the patients' plasma.