Mammalian adipose tissue and muscle are major sources of lipid transfer protein mRNA.

@article{Jiang1991MammalianAT,
  title={Mammalian adipose tissue and muscle are major sources of lipid transfer protein mRNA.},
  author={Xunqing Jiang and Philippe Moulin and Elaine Quinet and Ira J Goldberg and L K Yacoub and Luis B. Agellon and Danielle Compton and R Schnitzer-Polokoff and Alan Richard Tall},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1991},
  volume={266 7},
  pages={4631-9}
}
The plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) catalyzes the transfer of cholesteryl esters from high density lipoproteins (HDL) to triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and plays a major role in the catabolism of HDL. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is the rate-limiting enzyme for hydrolysis of circulating triglyceride and is involved in HDL formation. We show that tissues containing LPL are major sources of CETP mRNA in several mammalian species, including some with low cholesteryl ester transfer… CONTINUE READING