Definition of low-density lipoprotein in English:

Share this entry

low-density lipoprotein

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A class of lipoproteins of relatively low density, the main function of which is to transport cholesterol to the tissues.
Example sentences
  • Doctors currently measure blood concentrations of two forms of cholesterol, high-density and low-density lipoprotein (HDL and LDL), to assess risk of heart disease.
  • Not surprisingly, the responders also showed a significant reduction in serum levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and phospholipid after four weeks.
  • Conventional lipid-lowering treatments are underused in patients with diabetes because blood levels of cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol tend to be within normal ranges.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.