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Lipoproteins, LDL MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Lipoproteins, LDL
Tree Number(s)
D10.532.515
D12.776.521.550
Unique ID
D008077
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008077
Annotation
/defic: consider also HYPOBETALIPOPROTEINEMIAS
Scope Note
A class of lipoproteins of small size (18-25 nm) and light (1.019-1.063 g/ml) particles with a core composed mainly of CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and smaller amounts of TRIGLYCERIDES. The surface monolayer consists mostly of PHOSPHOLIPIDS, a single copy of APOLIPOPROTEIN B-100, and free cholesterol molecules. The main LDL function is to transport cholesterol and cholesterol esters to extrahepatic tissues.
Entry Term(s)
LDL(1)
LDL(2)
LDL-1
LDL-2
LDL1
LDL2
Low-Density Lipoprotein
Low-Density Lipoprotein 1
Low-Density Lipoprotein 2
Low-Density Lipoproteins
beta-Lipoprotein
beta-Lipoproteins
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Lipoproteins (1966-1971)
See Also
Receptors, LDL
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74(72)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Lipoproteins, LDL Preferred
LDL-2 Narrower
LDL-1 Narrower
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