The low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein, a large cell-surface molecule with a multidomain structure, apparently serves a dual function, acting as a clearance receptor for two ligands that undergo activation during circulation in plasma. Chylomicron remnants (activated by apolipoprotein E enrichment) and α2-macroglobulin (activated by serum proteases) both bind avidly to this novel molecule.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Molecular Biology
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cell Biology