Basket | Login | Register

 
 
 
 

apolipoprotein E

 

A protein whose main function is to transport cholesterol. The gene for this protein is on chromosome 19 and is referred to as APOE. There are three forms of APOE, e2, e3, and e4. APOE-e4 is associated with about 60 percent of late-onset Alzheimer’s cases and is considered a risk factor for the disease.