Table 1—

Principal LDL and HDL subclasses as distinguished by density and particle diameter (1921)

Density (g/ml)Diameter (Å)*Changes in diabetic dyslipidemia
LDL
 11.019–1.023272–285Reduced
 2a1.023–1.028265–272Reduced
 2b1.028–1.034256–265Reduced
 3a1.034–1.041247–256Increased
 3b1.041–1.044242–247Increased
 4a1.044–1.051233–242Variable
 4b1.051–1.063220–233Variable
HDL
 2b1.063–1.10098–129Reduced
 2a1.100–1.12588–98Variable
 3a1.125–1.14782–88Variable
 3b1.147–1.16777–82Increased
 3c1.167–1.20072–77Increased
  • From refs 1921.

  • *

    * Determined by nondenaturing gradient gel electrophoresis.