lipoprotein (alpha)

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lip·o·pro·tein (al·pha)

(lip'ō-prō'tēn al'fă)
A lipoprotein consisting of an low-density lipoprotein particle to which a large glycoprotein, apolipoprotein (α), is covalently bonded. Elevation of the concentration in serum has been identified as a risk factor for coronary artery disease.
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