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Medical Term:

lipoprotein lipase

Pronunciation: lip'o-pro'ten li'pas, li'po-


An enzyme that hydrolyzes one fatty acid from a triacylglycerol; its activity is enhanced by heparin and inactivated by heparinase. It is activated by apolipoprotein C-II; a deficiency of lipoprotein lipase is associated with familial hyperlipoproteinemia type I.

Synonym(s): diacylglycerol lipase, diglyceride lipase

See Also: familial lipoprotein lipase inhibitor, clearing factors, under factor

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