Advances in Lipid Research

Advances in Lipid Research

1st Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Editors: Rodolfo Paoletti, David Kritchevsky
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215372

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Advances in Lipid Research, Volume 15 is a four-chapter text that covers important aspects of lipid chemistry, including biomembranes and fungal lipids. The first chapter is devoted to the long-range order in biomembranes. This chapter presents evidence that the proteins and lipids of biological membranes are partitioned into functional and structural aggregates in the plane of the membrane. The second chapter surveys the pharmacology and toxicology of steroids and related compounds. This chapter also provides the methodology, physiologic and transport mechanisms, and effects on the central nervous system. The third chapter explores all aspects of lipid composition of all classes of fungi. This chapter also discusses the intracellular distribution and biosynthesis of the lipid components of fungi. The fourth chapter considers the biochemistry of plant sterols, including structure, stereochemistry, biosynthesis, metabolism, and function. This book will be of value to lipid chemists, biochemists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Long-Range Order in Biomembranes

    I. Introduction

    II. The Models of Biomembrane Organization

    III. Limitations of Fluid-Mosaic Model

    IV. Long-Range Organization in Membranes

    V. The "Plate Model" of Membrane Structure

    VI. Epilogue


    The Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology of Steroids and Related Compounds

    I. Introduction

    II. Methodology of Measurement

    III. Theories of Physiologic Mechanisms

    IV. Enzyme Systems

    V. Transport Mechanisms

    VI. Safety Testing for Carcinogenic Hazards

    VII. Drug Side Effects

    VIII. Transplacental Effects

    IX. Effects on the CNS

    X. Summary


    Fungal Lipids

    I. Introduction

    II. A Note on Taxonomic Classification

    III. Total Lipid Composition

    IV. Intracellular Distribution of Lipids

    V. Extracellular Lipids

    VI. Biosynthesis of Lipid Components


    The Biochemistry of Plant Sterols

    I. Introduction

    II. Structure and Stereochemistry

    III. The Dominant Sterols

    IV. Minor Steroids

    V. Biosynthesis of Tetracyclic Structure

    VI. Metabolism of the Side Chain

    VII. The Biosynthetic Sequence After Cyclization

    VIII. The Function of Sterols

    IX. Phylogenetic and Evolutionary Implications


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215372

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Rodolfo Paoletti

David Kritchevsky

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