LDL and HDL particles, illustration

LDL and HDL particles, illustration

F012/8901 Royalty Free

Request un-watermarked file

Prices:


Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JUAN GAERTNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lipoproteins. Illustration of a low density lipoprotein (LDL), or 'bad' cholesterol, molecule (left) and a high density lipoprotein (HDL), or 'good' cholesterol, molecule (right), showing their comparative sizes. Lipoproteins consists of a core of esterified cholesterol molecules surrounded by a shell of unesterified cholesterol (orange with violet cap) and phospholipids (orange with blue cap). The complex structure includes carrier proteins (blue and green) known as apolipoproteins, which assist transport in the blood. HDL cholesterol plays a role in fat metabolism and contributes to cardiovascular health. When there are high levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood it builds up on the sides of blood vessels hardening them, a condition named atherosclerosis. This narrows the blood vessels and may block them.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 3d, apo b protein, apo-b, apolipoprotein, artwork, bad cholesterol, biochemical, biochemistry, biological, biology, cholesterol, esterified, good cholesterol, grey background, hdl, high density lipoprotein, illustration, ldl, lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein, molecule, no-one, nobody, phospholipid, phospholipids, protein, structure, triglyceride, triglycerides, unesterified, unesterified cholesterol, vesicle

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.