Human apo-lipoprotein B from normal plasma contains oxidised peptides.


Oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) may be atherogenic, but radical-initiated oxidation of its apoprotein B-100 (apoB) has been little studied. Transition metal ions iron and copper are candidates for mediating radical oxidation of LDL in vivo. Therefore, we studied the copper-ion-induced oxidation of apoB in human LDL. Using HPLC methods developed… (More)