Apolipoprotein B48 receptor is a macrophage receptor that binds to the apolipoprotein B48 of dietary triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoproteins. This receptor may provide essential lipids, lipid-soluble vitamins and other nutrients to reticuloendothelial cells. If overwhelmed with elevated plasma triglyceride, the apolipoprotein B48 receptor may contribute to foam cell formation, endothelial dysfunction, and atherothrombogenesis. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008] (from
These findings suggest that APOB48R represents a molecular target of postprandial lipoproteins via PPAR-dependent pathways in human monocytes and macrophages and advance an important link between postprandial metabolism of dietary fats and atherogenesis.