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The Clinical Measurement Ontology (CMO), Measurement Methods Ontology (MMO), and Experimental Condition Ontology (XCO) are currently being developed at the Rat Genome Database. For more information about these vocabularies please see Shimoyama et al. Three ontologies to define phenotype measurement data. Front Genet. 2012;3:87. Epub 2012 May 28 or contact us (

Term:blood very low density lipoprotein cholesterol level
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Accession:CMO:0000648 term browser browse the term
Definition:Measurement of the amount of cholesterol, a eukaryotic sterol that in higher animals is the precursor of bile acids and steroid hormones and a key constituent of cell membranes, carried in very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) molecules in a specified volume of blood, the fluid that circulates through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins carrying nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues and metabolites away from them. VLDL constitute a class of large (e.g. approximately 30-80 nm in diameter) lipoprotein particles, complex molecules that consist of a protein membrane surrounding a core of lipids. The VLDL class of lipoproteins has a density between 0.95 and 1.006 g/ml.
Comment:Values for density ranges of the lipoprotein classes are approximate. The classes may be defined differently by different researchers, in part because class definitions depend on the number of subclasses into which the lipoprotein fractions are divided.
Synonyms:broad_synonym: very low density lipoprotein cholesterol measurement
 related_synonym: blood VLDL level;   blood VLDL-C level
 xref: EFO:0008317

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
Q Scl68 Serum cholesterol level QTL 68 IDA RGD PMID:15452030 RGD:1302893 NCBI chr17:15,781,592...60,781,592 JBrowse link

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  clinical measurement 2369
    blood measurement 443
      blood chemistry measurement 426
        blood protein measurement 188
          blood lipoprotein measurement 70
            blood lipoprotein level 70
              blood lipoprotein cholesterol level 19
                blood very low density lipoprotein cholesterol level 1
                  plasma very low density lipoprotein cholesterol level + 0
                  serum very low density lipoprotein cholesterol level 0
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