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[apo- + lipoprotein]
ABBR: apo Any of the proteins imbedded in the outer shell of lipoproteins. The apolipoproteins are designated Apo A-I, Apo A-II, Apo A-IV; Apo B-48 and B-100; Apo C-I, Apo C-II, Apo C-III; and Apo E. Except for Apo A-II and Apo A-IV, they metabolize and transport lipoproteins. The functions of Apo A-II and Apo A-IV are not fully understood. All are synthesized in the liver.
SEE: lipoprotein

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