Apolipoprotein A-V
Symbols  ; APOAV; RAP3
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Species Human Mouse
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Apolipoprotein A-V is a protein that in humans is encoded by the APOA5 gene.[1][2][3]

The protein encoded by this gene is an apolipoprotein and an important determinant of plasma triglyceride levels, a major risk factor for coronary artery disease. It is a component of several lipoprotein fractions including VLDL, HDL, chylomicrons. It is believed that apoA-V affects lipoprotein metabolism by interacting with LDL-R gene family receptors.[4]

This gene uses alternate polyadenylation sites and is located proximal to the apolipoprotein gene cluster on chromosome 11q23.[3]

Interactive pathway map

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  1. ^ The interactive pathway map can be edited at WikiPathways: "Statin_Pathway_WP430". 

See also


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  2. ^ van der Vliet HN, Sammels MG, Leegwater AC, Levels JH, Reitsma PH, Boers W, Chamuleau RA (Nov 2001). "Apolipoprotein A-V: a novel apolipoprotein associated with an early phase of liver regeneration". J Biol Chem 276 (48): 44512–20.  
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: APOA5 apolipoprotein A-V". 
  4. ^ Nilsson SK, Christensen S, Raarup MK, Ryan RO, Nielsen MS, Olivecrona G (July 2008). "Endocytosis of Apolipoprotein A-V by Members of the Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor and the Vps10p Domain Receptor Families". J. Biol. Chem. 283 (38): 25920–7.  

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