Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes

Edited by

  • J.E. Vance, CIHR Group on Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, 328 Heritage Medical Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Research on the biochemistry and molecular biology of lipids and lipoproteins has experienced remarkable growth in the past 20 years, particularly with the realization that many different classes of lipids play fundamental roles in diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. The 5th edition of this book has been written with two major objectives. The first objective is to provide students and teachers with an advanced up-to-date textbook covering the major areas of current interest in the lipid field. The chapters are written for students and researchers familiar with the general concepts of lipid metabolism but who wish to expand their knowledge in this area. The second objective is to provide a text for scientists who are about to enter the field of lipids, lipoproteins and membranes and who wish to learn more about this area of research. All of the chapters have been extensively updated since the 4th edition appeared in 2002.
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Students and researchers in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, and biophysics.


Book information

  • Published: March 2008
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53219-0

Table of Contents

Functional roles of lipids in membranes; Lipid modifications of proteins; Fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism in prokaryotes; Lipid metabolism in plants; Oxidation of fatty acids in eukaryotes; Fatty acid synthesis in eukaryotes; Fatty acid desaturation and chain elongation in eukaryotes; Phospholipid biosynthesis in eukaryotes; Ether-linked lipids and their bioactive species; Adipose tissue and lipid metabolism; Phospholipases; Glycerolipids in signal transduction; The eicosanoids: cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, and epoxygenase pathways; Sphingolipids: metabolism and cell signalling; Cholesterol biosynthesis; Metabolism and function of bile acids; Lipid assembly into cell membranes; Lipoprotein structure; Assembly and secretion of lipoproteins; Dynamics of lipoprotein transport in the human circulatory system; Lipoprotein receptors; Lipids and atherosclerosis