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At the endothelial cell surface, binding of chylomicrons and lipoprotein lipase (LpL), the major enzyme involved in the processing of these triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, is thought to involve electrostatic interactions with glycosaminoglycans. A new study published in this issue of Cell Metabolism (Beigneux et al., 2007) provides evidence for a specific chylomicron/LpL receptor, which may serve as a platform for LpL-mediated processing of chylomicrons on the capillary endothelium.

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Channels: Cell Biology

Tags: Lipoprotein chylomicron physiology HDL LDL cholesterol

Upload by: Edison on 13-11-2010.

Duration: 7m 54s

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