low-density lipoprotein receptors

low-den·si·ty lip·o·pro·tein re·cep·tors

receptors on the surface of cells, especially liver cells, which bind to low-density lipoprotein and promote clearance of low-density lipoprotein from the plasma.
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The isoforms are metabolically distinct, differing in their affinity for lipoprotein particles and the extent to which they bind both apoE and low-density lipoprotein receptors (Fullerton et al.
In another report to appear in a forthcoming Molecular Endocrinology, Cornish and her colleagues present evidence that lactoferrin affects osteoblasts by binding to cell-surface proteins called low-density lipoprotein receptors.
These include apolipoproteins (chapters 10, 16, and 17), lipoprotein subfractions (chapters 13, 14, 24, and 28), lipoprotein(a) (chapter 15), lipoprotein oxidation (chapter 18), lipases (chapter 19), cholesterol ester transfer protein (chapter 20), lecithin:cholesterol acyl transferase (chapter 21), phospholipids (chapter 22), nonesterified fatty acids (chapter 23), triglyceride-rich lipoprotein remnants (chapter 25), and low-density lipoprotein receptors (chapter 26).

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