Chylomicrons: dietary triglyceride transport.
Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL): endogenous triglyceride transport to adipose tissue. Intermediate density lipoproteins (VLDL remnants).
Low density lipoproteins (LDL): contain a high concentration of cholesterol and cholesterol esters and are involved in the transport of dietary and endogenous cholesterol. Cholesterol is delivered from the liver to peripheral tissues, especially adipose tissue and the adrenal glands, and also returned to the liver. High density lipoproteins (HDL): HDL2 and HDL3: involved in the return of cholesterol from peripheral tissues to the liver (reverse transport).
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