Increased levels of apolipoprotein D in cerebrospinal fluid and hippocampus of Alzheimer's patients.

Apolipoprotein D (apoD) is a member of the lipocalin family of proteins. Most members of this family are transporters of small hydrophobic ligands, although in the case of apoD, neither its physiological function(s) nor its putative ligand(s) have been unequivocally identified. In humans, apoD is expressed in several tissues, including the CNS, and its… CONTINUE READING