lipoproteins

Density (g/ml) protein % TAG % Function
chylomicron <0.95 2 86 transport TAGs and cholesterol from intestine to other tissues
VLDL 0.95-1.006 8 55 transport TAGs from liver
IDL 1.006-1.019 15 31 converted from VLDL by lipase
LDL(bad) 1.019-1.063 22 6 converted from IDL by lipase--transport of cholesterol
HDL(good) 1.063-1.210 40-55 4 scavenge cholesterol; bring to liver

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