Altered properties of high density lipoprotein subfractions in obese subjects.


Human HDL are heterogeneous in their metabolism and comprise small, nascent pre-beta-HDL and more mature alpha-HDL. Evidence exists that pre-beta 1-HDL is the initial acceptor of cellular free cholesterol, which then transfers sequentially to other pre-beta species and then, after esterification, into alpha-HDL. As HDL particles are themselves transformed… (More)


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