Cholesteryl ester transfer protein
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) transfers neutral lipid triglycerides and phospholipids for cholesteryl esters between lipoproteins (heteroexchange). Its role is influenced by lipid transfer inhibitor protein (LTIP) activity and the balance of activities may be very important in vivo, with some evidence that LTIP is more important as a regulator of HDL metabolism, and even permissive on CETP.
- ↑ Paromov VM, Morton RE. Lipid transfer inhibitor protein defines the participation of high density lipoprotein subfractions in lipid transfer reactions mediated by cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP). The Journal of biological chemistry. 2003;278:40859-66. (Direct link – subscription may be required.)