The origin and metabolism of a nascent pre-β high density lipoprotein involved in cellular cholesterol efflux.

The pre-β HDL fraction constitutes a heterogeneous population of discoid nascent HDL particles. They transport from 1 to 25 % of total human plasma apo A-I. Pre-β HDL particles are generated de novo by interaction between ABCA1 transporters and monomolecular lipid-free apo A-I. Most probably, the binding of apo A-I to ABCA1 initiates the generation of the… CONTINUE READING