Lipid transport and transfer are also mediated by plasma proteins. For example, cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mediates cholesteryl ester and TG transfer between HDL and either VLDL or LDL particles. For every cholesteryl ester acquired from HDL and transferred to LDL or VLDL, CETP acquires one TG molecule from LDL or VLDL and transfers it to HDL. Thus, CETP plays a critical role in both cholesteryl ester and TG transfer among lipoproteins. Similarly, PL transfer protein (PLTP) mediates the transfer of phospholipids between the various lipoprotein particles. The entire lipid transport process is highly regulated both in terms of lipoprotein particle and apolipoprotein production as well as the transfer of lipids to and from the particles.

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Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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