Lipoprotein(a). A potential bridge between the fields of atherosclerosis and thrombosis.

  • Angelo M. Scanu
  • Published 1988 in Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine

Abstract

Lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]) represents a class of plasma lipoprotein particles that have overall characteristics similar to low-density lipoproteins but distinct from them by having apolipoprotein B100 linked to apolipoprotein(a) by disulfide bridge(s). This protein has recently been shown to have a striking amino acid sequence homology with plasminogen, a… (More)

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