Association of plasma triglyceride-rich lipoprotein remnants with coronary atherosclerosis in cases of sudden cardiac death.


Among the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis, elevated LDL-C level is best known. The action of lipoprotein lipase on triglyceride-rich lipoproteins produces remnant lipoprotein particles enriched in cholesterol and apolipoprotein E (apo E). Apo E serves as the ligand for uptake of remnant lipoproteins via the LDL-receptor or the remnant receptor. In… (More)