Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP)

Involved in the transfer of neutral lipids, including cholesteryl ester and triglyceride, one of lipoprotein particles. Allows the net movement of cholesteryl ester from high density lipoproteins/HDL to triglyceride-rich very low density lipoproteins/VLDL, and the equimolar transfer of triglyceride from VLDL to HDL (PubMed:3600759, PubMed:24293641).

Regulates the reverse cholesterol transport, by which excess cholesterol is removed from peripheral cells and returned to the liver for elimination (PubMed:17237796). .