Sequences within apolipoprotein(a) kringle IV types 6-8 bind directly to low-density lipoprotein and mediate noncovalent association of apolipoprotein(a) with apolipoprotein B-100.

@article{Gabel1998SequencesWA,
  title={Sequences within apolipoprotein(a) kringle IV types 6-8 bind directly to low-density lipoprotein and mediate noncovalent association of apolipoprotein(a) with apolipoprotein B-100.},
  author={Brent R Gabel and Marlys L Koschinsky},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 21},
  pages={7892-8}
}
Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] particle formation is a two-step process in which initial noncovalent interactions between apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] and the apolipoprotein B-100 (apoB-100) component of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) precede disulfide bond formation. To identify kringle (K) domains in apo(a) that bind noncovalently to apoB-100, the binding of a battery of purified recombinant apo(a) [r-apo(a)] species to immobilized human LDL has been assessed. The 17K form of r-apo(a) (containing all 10… CONTINUE READING