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Full length native human serum protein (purified) containing human HDL 2, HDL 3, and APO-A1 lipoproteins.
This antibody increases the specific binding of HDL to rat and human hepatocytes and the efflux of cholesterol from hepatocytes prelabelled with 14C acetate.
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|Depletion||Use at an assay dependent concentration.
Use in a solid phase system.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is one of the five major groups of lipoproteins, which, in order of sizes, largest to smallest, are chylomicrons, VLDL, IDL, LDL, and HDL, which enable lipids like cholesterol and triglycerides to be transported within the water-based bloodstream. In healthy individuals, about thirty percent of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL.
Blood tests typically report HDL-C level, i.e. the amount of cholesterol contained in HDL particles. It is often contrasted with low-density or LDL cholesterol or LDL-C. HDL particles are able to remove cholesterol from within artery atheroma and transport it back to the liver for excretion or re-utilization, which is the main reason why the cholesterol carried within HDL particles (HDL-C) is sometimes called "good cholesterol" (despite the fact that it is exactly the same as the cholesterol in LDL particles).