Apolipoprotein E: possible therapeutic target for atherosclerosis.

Abstract

Human apolipoprotein E (apoE) consists of a single polypeptide chain with 299 amino acids and is best known for its role in the transport of cholesterol and other lipids between peripheral tissues and the liver. However, more direct effects of apoE on the vascular wall may well contribute to arterial protection from atherosclerosis. This review will focus… (More)

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