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Apolipoprotein(a)

A large and highly glycosylated protein constituent of Lipoprotein (a). It has very little affinity for Lipids but Forms disulfide-linkage to Apolipoprotein B-100. Apoprotein(a) has Serine Proteinase activity and can be of varying sizes from 400- to 800-kDa. It is homologous to Plasminogen and is known to modulate Thrombosis and Fibrinolysis.