Distribution of C apolipoproteins between the vascular and lymph compartments of the rat.
N Fidge, W Kimpton
Biochim Biophys Acta | Published : 1983
This study has investigated the kinetics of transfer of C apolipoproteins between the vascular and lymph compartments of the rat. Very-low-density lipoprotein, labeled with [125I]apolipoprotein C, was injected intravenously into lymph duct-cannulated rats and the redistribution of radioactivity between lymph and plasma followed at frequent intervals for 3 h. Equilibration between the two compartments was rapid (10-15 min), and thereafter removal from both compartments continued at similar rates. Specific radioactivity determinations showed that lymph C-III-0, C-III-3, and C-III-2,1 apolipoproteins rapidly reached values identical to those of corresponding plasma C apolipoproteins and the int..View full abstract