low-density lipoprotein


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low-den·si·ty lipoprotein

(lō′dĕn′sĭ-tē)
n.
See LDL.
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low-density lipoprotein

n
(Biochemistry) a lipoprotein that is the form in which cholesterol is transported in the bloodstream to the cells and tissues of the body. High levels of low-density lipoprotein in the blood are associated with atheroma. Abbreviation: LDL
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low′-den`sity lipopro′tein


n.
See LDL.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.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
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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The IDL lipoprotein is the precursor of (low-density lipoprotein) LDL, which is also known as the bad cholesterol.
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Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the major source of atherosclerotic lipid storage, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is not atherogenic, and its level inversely correlates with the atherosclerotic CVD risk [8].
In addition, the reviews show that for reducing one mg/dl of the existing cholesterol in low-density lipoprotein in plasma, the rate of death caused by atherosclerotic heart disease reduces about 2% [2].

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