Lipoproteins

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Lipoproteins are large spherical complexes that consist of lipids and proteins. The hydrophobic core consists of triglycerides and a hydrophobic form of cholesterol (cholesteryl esters) is surrounded by a hydrophilic monolayer of free cholesterol, phospholipids and apoproteins. Lipoproteins function in transporting lipids contained within through the bloodstream.

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