Abnormal in vivo metabolism of apoB-containing lipoproteins in human apoE deficiency.

The present study was undertaken to elucidate the metabolic basis for the increased remnants and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and decreased LDL apolipoprotein B (apoB) levels in human apoE deficiency. A primed constant infusion of (13)C(6)-phenylalanine was administered to a homozygous apoE-deficient subject. apoB-100 and apoB-48 were isolated, and tracer… CONTINUE READING