Apple snail lipoproteins

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Postby Stijn on Sat Apr 20, 2002 9:57 pm

Well, maybe not of common interest, but I'm thinking of adding a page about apple snail lipoproteins.

So what is a lipoprotein?
It's a particle that consist of lipids (fat) and proteins. In humans, these particles play an important role in the transport of fat and cholesterol in the body. Maybe some of you heard about LDL (low density lipoprotein, the bad guy) and HDL (high density lipoprotein, the good guy).

Anyway, snails have HDL, but it does not play a role in fat and cholesterol transport, but it merely serves as a food source for the embryo. It's almost completely restricted to the albumen (yolk) gland and the eggs of the snail.
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Postby joanne on Sat Apr 20, 2002 10:35 pm

Well then....It's good to be a fat snail. Right? At least for an egg laying female. :lol:
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Postby SnailySarah on Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:30 pm

Humans, (some?most?) primates, and hedgies(im sure some other critters) share an exact lioprotein(sp?)
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Postby Hippolyta on Fri May 31, 2002 4:28 pm

Lippoproteins sound interesting. I think Sarah needs to do some furthur reading on the subject of primates, natural history and evolution though :razz:
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Postby linty on Fri May 31, 2002 6:36 pm

Well, it's a good question. But it already has some good answers too :smile:

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Postby joanne on Sat Jun 01, 2002 1:56 pm

Sure wish I could know all the answers just by studying up on someone elses best guess.
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Postby santituarte on Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:27 pm

I now that it´s a little late to repply but anyway. It would be great to the site to add some info about physiology, especially about lipoproteins.

Those lipoproteins you mention, are actually caroteno-lipo-glyco proteins; ie protein + carotenoid + glucid + lipid. They nourish the embryo and give colour to the egg, this last because of the carotenoid.
I´m currently working with Pscalaris carotenoproteins.

ps, i promise to send the pictures of the eggs
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