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dc.contributor.authorPalmieri, Maria Luciaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-08T17:39:41Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.date.submitted1992
dc.identifier.otherb19820148
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/34650
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
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dc.description.abstractThe low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) is a 4544 amino acid polypeptide with structural similarity to the low-density lipoprotein receptor. LRP contains two subunits, a 515kDa subunit and an 85kDa subunit. LRP is found in a wide range of tissues, although its main function is confined to the liver. LRP is an Apo E binding receptor, which led to the idea that it might serve to clear chylomicron remnants and large Beta-VLDL from the plasma. The majority of research supports this hypothesis, although a small amount of conflicting data exists that will require further explanation. LRP has also been implicated as a receptor for alpha2-macroglobulins, which are protease inhibitors present in the plasma. Therefore, it appears that LRP and the alpha2-macroglobulin receptor are the same molecule.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.subjectBiochemistryen_US
dc.titleThe low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein is a receptor for chylomicron remnants and alpha2-macroglobulinen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.description.embargo2031-01-01
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineBiochemistryen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719017617624
dc.identifier.mmsid99187001640001161


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