Skip to Content
Medical Term:

lipoprotein lipase

Pronunciation: lip′ō-prō′tēn lī′pās, lī′pō-

Definition: 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