Apolipoprotein D (APOD) is a component of high density lipoprotein that has no marked similarity to other apolipoprotein sequences. It has a high degree of homology to plasma retinol-binding protein and other members of the alpha 2 microglobulin protein superfamily of carrier proteins, also known as lipocalins. This glycoprotein is closely associated with the enzyme lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase - an enzyme involved in lipoprotein metabolism.
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Protein Aliases: Apo D; Apo-D; APOD; Apolipoprotein D
Gene Aliases: APOD
UniProt ID: (Human) P05090
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 347