Mutagenesis of the human apolipoprotein B gene in a yeast artificial chromosome reveals the site of attachment for apolipoprotein(a).


Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a lipoprotein formed by the disulfide linkage of apolipoprotein (apo) B100 of a low density lipoprotein particle to apolipoprotein(a). Prior studies have suggested that one of the C-terminal Cys residues of apo-B100 is involved in the disulfide linkage of apo-B100 to apo(a). To identify the apo-B100 Cys residue involved in the… (More)