Deletion of amino acids Glu146-->Arg160 in human apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-ISeattle) alters lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase activity and recruitment of cell phospholipid.

@article{Lindholm1998DeletionOA,
  title={Deletion of amino acids Glu146-->Arg160 in human apolipoprotein A-I (ApoA-ISeattle) alters lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase activity and recruitment of cell phospholipid.},
  author={E M Lindholm and John K. Bielicki and Linda K. Curtiss and Edward M. Rubin and Trudy M. Forte},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 14},
  pages={4863-8}
}
Human apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) has an important role in the efflux of cholesterol from peripheral cells, the first step in reverse cholesterol transport. Deletion of amino acids Glu146-->Arg160 in apoA-I (apoA-ISeattle) removes a large section of a lipid binding helix and is associated in vivo with an atherogenic lipoprotein profile characterized by a deficiency in high-density lipoproteins (HDL). In the present study, we asked whether apoA-ISeattle had normal ability to recruit lipids from… CONTINUE READING