Dr Mike MacDonald

Apo(a)

Lipoprotein(a) (also called Lp(a) or LPA) is a lipoprotein subclass. Genetic studies and numerous epidemiologic studies have identified Lp(a) as a risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke. Lipoprotein(a) was discovered in 1963 by Kåre Berg and the human gene encoding apolipoprotein(a) was cloned in 1987.

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