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World J Orthop. Jul 18, 2014; 5(3): 304-311
Published online Jul 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.304
Figure 3
Figure 3 Outline of the different lipoprotein (a) sizes depending on apolipoprotein (a) size, which in turn depends on the number of copies of one of the domains of the protein, the Kringle IV type 2. Apo(a) is formed by 10 different types of plasminogen Kringle IV-like repeats and also contains other regions that are homologous to plaminogen, the Kringle V and protease (P) regions. Fynally, apo(a) is linked in its kringle IV type 9 domain to the apolipoprotein B100 (apoB100) by a single disulfide bond (S-S). Lp(a): lipoprotein (a); Apo(a): Apolipoprotein (a); KV2: Kringle IV type 2.