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lip·o·pro·tein

 (lĭp′ō-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn, lī′pō-)
n.
Any of a group of conjugated proteins in which at least one of the components is a lipid. Lipoproteins, classified according to their densities and chemical qualities, are the principal means by which lipids are transported in the blood.
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lipoprotein

(ˌlɪpəʊˈprəʊtiːn; ˌlaɪ-)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of proteins to which a lipid molecule is attached, important in the transport of lipids in the bloodstream. They exist in two main forms: high-density lipoproteins and low-density lipoproteins. See also low-density lipoprotein
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lip•o•pro•tein

(ˌlɪp əˈproʊ tin, -ti ɪn, ˌlaɪ pə-)

n.
any of the class of proteins that contain a lipid combined with a simple protein.
[1905–10]

lip•o•pro•tein(a)

(ˌlɪp əˌproʊ tinˈæ, -ti ɪnˈeɪ, ˌlaɪ pə-)
n.
a plasma lipoprotein containing protein and cholesterol, high levels of which are associated with atherosclerosis.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lipoprotein - a conjugated protein having a lipid component; the principal means for transporting lipids in the blood
compound protein, conjugated protein - a protein complex combining amino acids with other substances
alpha-lipoprotein, HDL, high-density lipoprotein - a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
beta-lipoprotein, LDL, low-density 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
very low density lipoprotein, VLDL - large lipoproteins rich in triglycerides; VLDLs circulate through the blood giving up their triglycerides to fat and muscle tissue until the VLDL remnants are modified and converted into LDL
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Translations

lipoprotein

n lipoproteína; high density — (HDL) lipoproteína de alta densidad; low density — (LDL) lipoproteína de baja densidad; very low density — (VLDL) lipoproteína de muy baja densidad
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