Lipoproteins

Lipoproteins

Cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids are insoluble in aqueous media and are transported in the plasma in the form of lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are composed of a core of esterified cholesterol and triglyceride surrounded by an external layer of phospholipid (and free cholesterol) and proteins. Five major groups of lipoproteins are recognized.

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1

Cholesterol is required for the formation of all of the following compounds EXCEPT: 

2

Which lipoproteins carry the most cholesterol in the plasma? What is the right order of lipoproteins containing cholesterol in the plasma from high to low?