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The APOA2 gene (APOA2 stands for: Apolipoprotein A2) is a protein coding gene located on chromosome 1q23.3.
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This gene encodes apolipoprotein (apo-) A-2, the second most abundant protein of high-density lipoprotein particles. The protein occurs in plasma as a monomer, homodimer, or heterodimer with apolipoprotein D.
Diseases associated with APOA2 include:
- Hypercholesterolemia, familial, 1
- AapoA2 amyloidosis (apolipoprotein A2 amyloidosis; see also apolipoprotein A1 amyloidosis).
The encoded protein May stabilize high density lipoprotein (HDL) structure through its association with lipids and affect HDL metabolism.
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