Advances in Cholesterol Research

1st Edition

Mojtaba Esfahani, John B. Swaney

CRC Press
Published August 9, 1990
Reference - 423 Pages
ISBN 9780936923352 - CAT# TP350

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Summary

Advances in Cholesterol Research presents a range of topics which, for the most part, have not been reviewed in recent years in books published on cholesterol. The subject area can be divided into two main sections. The intracellular and extracellular dynamics of cholesterol. The intracellular dynamics of cholesterol includes the intracellular distributions of cholesterol, cellular functions of the sterol, cholesterol metabolism in steroidogenic tissues, the cholestryl ester cycle, relation between cholesterol and dolichol biosynthesis, and the role of cholesterol in tumor cell proliferation. The section on extracellular dynamics of cholesterol includes the biogenesis of high density lipoprotein subclasses, structure-function relation in lecithin: cholesterol acyltransferase, and the role of cholesterol in atherosclerosis and in membrane fusion.

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