What is apoB?

Apolipoprotein B (apoB) is the main protein component of low-density lipoprotein particles (LDL) and it is a large water-insoluble molecule of 512 kD (apoB-100) produced mainly in the liver and in the intestine (apoB-48). ApoB is regarded as a negative factor in cardiovascular disease. ApoB-100 is normally 98% of the apoB in human plasma and at a concentration of approximately 0.4-1.3 mg/ml.

Alternative analyte names:Apolipoprotein B, apoB, apolipoproteinB, apo B, apoB-100, apoB100, apo B100
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