Lipoprotein particles transport cholesterol and triglycerols in the body fluids. They deliver triglycerides to tissues from the intestines or liver to be used as fuel or storage and contribute to cholesterol homeostasis transporting it between synthesis, use and excretion by the liver. They are also used to transport lipids from the liver.
Lipoproteins are categorised by increasing density of which there are sub types within the main 6 types however they can switch between the types depending on what they are transporting.
- ↑ Jeremy Berg, John Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer- Biochemistry 2012, W. Freeman &co, New York/Basinstoke