Apolipophorin III

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PDB 1eq1 EBI.jpg
nmr structure of an exchangeable apolipoprotein-manduca sexta apolipophorin-iii
Symbol ApoLp-III
Pfam PF07464
InterPro IPR010009
SCOP 1eq1

In molecular biology, the apolipophorin III family of proteins are a family of exchangeable apolipoproteins. Exchangeable apolipoproteins constitute a functionally important family of proteins that play critical roles in lipid transport and lipoprotein metabolism. Apolipophorin III (apoLp-III) is a prototypical exchangeable apolipoprotein found in many insect species that functions in transport of diacylglycerol (DAG) from the fat body lipid storage depot to flight muscles in the adult life stage.[1]


  1. ^ Wang J, Sykes BD, Ryan RO (February 2002). "Structural basis for the conformational adaptability of apolipophorin III, a helix-bundle exchangeable apolipoprotein". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99 (3): 1188–93. PMC 122165Freely accessible. PMID 11818551. doi:10.1073/pnas.032565999. 

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