Integral apolipoproteins increase surface-located triacylglycerol in intact native apoB-100-containing lipoproteins. Academic Article uri icon


  • High-resolution NMR was used to measure the presence and quantity of triacylglycerol (TAG) in the surface of intact native apolipoprotein B-100-containing lipoprotein particles that are made by chickens in response to estrogen treatment and that in hens are deposited in yolk follicles (VLDLy). Integration of 13C NMR resonances shows that intact VLDLy particles contain more surface TAG (5.1 +/- 0.6 mol%, 6.7 +/- 0.8 weight %) than predicted by apolipoprotein-free models using similarly acyl-heterogenous TAG. Change in downfield chemical shift values of surface to core TAG in VLDLy was 0.8 ppm compared with 1.3 ppm in vesicles prepared with purified egg phosphatidylcholine and TAG isolated from the VLDLy, indicating that reduced surface TAG hydration may contribute to the resistance to lipase hydrolysis characteristic of this lipoprotein species. Apolipoprotein-mediated changes in surface lipid composition and lipid hydration provide possible general mechanisms for selectivity in lipoprotein substrate characteristics.

published proceedings

  • J Lipid Res

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Boyle-Roden, E., & Walzem, R. L.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Boyle-Roden, Elizabeth||Walzem, Rosemary L

publication date

  • August 2005