Cholesterol letters

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Possible Answers: LDL.

Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 28 Nov 2017, Tuesday

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Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is an enzyme encoded by the PCSK9 gene in humans on chromosome 1. It is the 9th member of the proprotein convertase family of proteins that activate other proteins.

PCSK9 is ubiquitously expressed in many tissues and cell types. PCSK9 binds to the receptor for low-density lipoprotein particles (LDL), which typically transport 3,000 to 6,000 fat molecules (including cholesterol) per particle, within extracellular fluid.

The LDL receptor (LDLR), on liver and other cell membranes, binds and initiates ingestion of LDL-particles from extracellular fluid into cells, thus reducing LDL particle concentrations. However, when PCSK9 is bound to the LDLR, after the LDLR & LDL particle combination has been ingested, the receptor is degraded and is no longer recycled back to the cell membrane surface to bind and ingest more LDL-particles.

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