Question: 1. A patient went to the doctor for a general checkup and the doctor asked for several tests. The…


1. A patient went to the doctor for a general checkup and the doctor asked for several tests. The results of the analysis showed that the patient had extremely high levels of cholesterol in blood, which put him in high risk of having a heart attack. Next, the doctor ordered a second analysis, which confirmed that the LDL receptor was expressed in the plasma membrane of the cells. Give two different reasons that could explain the high level of cholesterol in blood despite the existence of the LDL receptor in plasma membrane. [7 pts]
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1. A patient went to the doctor for a general checkup and the doctor asked for several tests. The results of the analysis showed that the patient had extremely high levels of cholesterol in blood, which put him in high risk of having a heart attack. Next, the doctor ordered a second analysis, which confirmed that the LDL receptor was expressed in the plasma membrane of the cells. Give two different reasons that could explain the high level of cholesterol in blood despite the existence of the LDL receptor in plasma membrane. [7 pts]

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