Skip to main content


Fig. 3 | Journal of Translational Medicine

Fig. 3

From: The Apoe−/− mouse model: a suitable model to study cardiovascular and respiratory diseases in the context of cigarette smoke exposure and harm reduction

Fig. 3

Lipoprotein structure and abundance in humans, wild type, and Apoe−/− mice plasma. a The general structure of a lipoprotein includes a hydrophobic central core consisting of triglycerides, fatty acids, and esterified cholesterol, and a surface monolayer of phospholipid, free cholesterol, and specific apolipoproteins. b Schematic representation of cholesterol and triglycerides (TG) abundance in the different plasma lipoprotein species among humans, wild type, and Apoe−/− mice

Back to article page