International Journal of Vascular Medicine / 2012 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

The Chylomicron: Relationship to Atherosclerosis

Figure 2

Chylomicron clearance. The chylomicron acquires apo E and apo C111 in the circulation, and most of the triglyceride is hydrolised by lipoprotein lipase (LPL) prior to it being cleared by the low density lipoprotein (LDL) B/E receptor or the LDL receptor-related protein (LRP) receptor in the liver. GPIHB also plays a smaller part in uptake of chylomicron remnants by the liver capillaries.
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