Interactions between human and carp (Cyprimus carpio) low density lipoproteins (LDL) and LDL receptors

M. Fainaru*, Z. Schafer, D. Gavish, A. Harel, M. Schwartz

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1. 1. We have compared the concentration and chemical composition of carp and human plasma lipoproteins and studied their interaction with human fibroblast LDL receptors. 2. 2. The main lipoproteins in carp are of high density (HDL) in contrast to low density lipoproteins (LDL) in human. 3. 3. Carp lipoproteins are devoid of apolipoprotein (apo) E, a major ligand for interaction with LDL receptors in mammals. 4. 4. Carp very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) and LDL but not HDL nor apoA-I cross react with human LDL in their interaction with LDL receptors on human cultured fibroblasts. 5. 5. Carp liver membranes possess high affinity receptors that are saturable and have calcium dependent ligand specificity (apoB and apoE) similar to human LDL receptor. Carp VLDL and LDL but not HDL nor its major apolipoprotein complexed to L-α-phosphatidylcholine dimyristoyl (apoA-I-DMPC) competed with the specific binding of human LDL to this receptor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part - B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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