beta-lipoprotein


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Noun1.beta-lipoprotein - a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
lipoprotein - a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood
LDL cholesterol - the cholesterol in low-density lipoproteins; the `bad' cholesterol; a high level in the blood is thought to be related to various pathogenic conditions
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In particular, additional studies are needed to shed light on explanations for the opposite associations with cholesterol observed for PFHxS compared with the other PFCs studied and on the relationship between PFC binding to proteins in the blood, particularly beta-lipoproteins, and cholesterol levels.

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