Apolipoprotein B, Human Plasma, LDL
Apolipoprotein B is the dominant protein constituent of LDL. The concentration of Apo B in normal plasma is 90 mg per 100 ml. Apo B is thought to stabilize lipid emulsions, serve as a cofactor and modulator of enzymatic reactions, manage export of lipids out of cells and direct lipids to target organs. Apo B levels are positively correlated with the risk of coronary disease. Apo B levels may be a more sensitive predictor of cardiovascular risk than LDL levels and do not involve fasting for accurate measurement. Two forms of Apo B exist: Apo B-100 and Apo B-48. The first is found in VLDL and LDL and is produced by the liver. The second is found in chylomicrons and originates in the intestine. Prepared from fresh, non-frozen plasma shown to be non reactive for HbsAG, anti-HCV, anti-HBc, and negative for anti-HIV 1 & 2 by FDA approved tests. >95percent pure by SDS-PAGE. Add deionized water to original volume, aliquot and freeze unused portion.