Cholesteryl Ester Pathway Assays

Cholesteryl esters are the predominant form of cholesterol transport and storage and make up a significant portion of various lipoproteins including LDL and HDL. Most cholesteryl esters are created on HDL by Lecitihin Cholesterol Acyltransferase (LCAT). Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) serves to equilibrate cholesteryl esters between HDL and other lipoproteins such as LDL, VLDL, IDL and chylomicrons.