Metabolism of high density lipoproteins in liver cancer

World J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jun 21;13(23):3159-63. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i23.3159.


Liver plays a vital role in the production and catabolism of plasma lipoproteins. It depends on the integrity of cellular function of liver, which ensures homeostasis of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. When liver cancer occurs these processes are impaired and high-density lipoproteins are changed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cholesterol / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Lipase / physiology
  • Lipoproteins, HDL / metabolism*
  • Liver / metabolism
  • Liver Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Protein Kinase C / physiology
  • Receptors, LDL / physiology


  • Lipoproteins, HDL
  • Receptors, LDL
  • Cholesterol
  • Protein Kinase C
  • Lipase