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glossary:chylomicrons [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||A class of lipoproteins that transport exogenous (dietary) cholesterol and triglycerides from the [[small intestine]] to tissues after meals. Synthesised in the intestinal mucosa and carried via the intestinal lacteals and [[lymphatic system]] to the [[blood]] stream, they are then degraded to chylomicron remnants in the capillaries of muscle and adipose tissue through cleavage of the majority of their [[triglycerides]] by endothelial lipoprotein lipase. These remnants are rapidly cleared by the liver by receptor-mediated endocytosis. |