Advances in Lipid Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120249091, 9781483215310

Advances in Lipid Research, Volume 9

1st Edition

Editors: Rodolfo Paoletti David Kritchevsky
eBook ISBN: 9781483215310
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1971
Page Count: 438
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Light and Electron Microscopic Radioautography of Lipids: Techniques and Biological Applications

I. Introduction

II. Preservation of Lipids

III. Identification of the Compounds to Be Visualized

IV. The Radioautographic Procedure

V. Biological Applications

VI. Technical Appendix

VII. Conclusions


The Origin of Hydrogen in Fatty Acid Synthesis

I. Introduction

II. Mechanism of Fatty Acid Synthesis

III. Hydrogen and Fatty Acid Synthesis

IV. Mechanisms of Hydrogen Incorporation into Fatty Acids

V. Fatty Acid Synthesis from Different Hydrogenated Precursors

VI. Regulation of Fatty Acid Synthesis by the Hydrogen

VII. Conclusions



Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Aorta and Heart

I. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Aorta

II. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis in Heart

III. Search for Relevance


Structure of Membranes and Role of Lipids Therein

I. Introduction

II. The Classical Model of Danielli

III. Discussion of Objections to the Danielli Model

IV. Dynamic Functions and the Classical Model

V. Conclusions



I. Introduction

II. Composition and Nomenclature of Glycosphingolipids

III. The Ceramide Moiety of Glycosphingolipids

IV. The Carbohydrate Moiety of Glycosphingolipids

V. Phytoglycosphingolipids


Biosynthesis of Pregnane Derivatives

I. Introduction

II. Distribution of Pregnane Derivatives in Nature

III. Sterols as the Major Precursors of Pregnane Derivatives in Nature

IV. The Desmolase Reaction

V. Synthesis of Possible Intermediates between Cholesterol and Pregnenolone


Lipid Composition of Vegetable Oils

I. Introduction

II. Glycerides

III. Other Lipids

IV. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


Advances in Lipid Research, Volume 9 is a seven-chapter text that highlights the advances in methodology to steroid chemistry.

The opening chapter describes the important aspect of autoradiography and its coupling with light and electron microscopic analysis. The next chapters deal with the carbon source in the fatty acid biosynthesis, with particular emphasis on the biosynthesis by the aortic the issue. These topics are followed by discussions of the membrane structure and the lipids in membranes. Other chapters consider the biochemistry and analysis of glycosphingolipids and the progress in the in lipid chemistry, including pregnane derivatives and C21 steroids. The concluding chapter reviews the composition of vegetable oil and other aspects of fat metabolism, specifically cholesterol metabolism.

This book will prove useful to lipid chemists, biochemists, and organic chemists.


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About the Editors

Rodolfo Paoletti Editor

David Kritchevsky Editor