APOA2 gene

Last updated on: 11.08.2023

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The APOA2 gene (APOA2 stands for: Apolipoprotein A2) is a protein coding gene located on chromosome 1q23.3.

General information
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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


The encoded protein May stabilize high density lipoprotein (HDL) structure through its association with lipids and affect HDL metabolism.

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  4. Joy T et al (2003) APOA1 related amyloidosis: a case report and literature review. Clin Biochem 36:641-645.

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Last updated on: 11.08.2023