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Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444893215, 9780080860800

Biochemistry of Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes, Volume 20

2nd Edition

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Editors: J.E. Vance Dennis Vance
eBook ISBN: 9780080860800
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 17th December 1991
Page Count: 595
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Table of Contents

  1. Physical Properties and Functional Roles of Lipids in Membranes

(Pieter R. Cullis and Michael J. Hope).
2. Lipid Metabolism in Procaryotes (Suzanne Jackowski, John E. Cronan, Jr. and Charles O. Rock). 3. Oxidation of Fatty Acids (Horst Schulz) 4. Fatty Acid Synthesis in Eucaryotes (Alan G. Goodridge). 5. Fatty Acid Desaturation and Chain Elongation in Eucaryotes (Harold W. Cook). 6. Metabolism of Triacylglycerols (David N. Brindley) 7. Phospholipid Metabolism and Cell Signaling in Eucaryotes (Dennis E. Vance) 8. Metabolism, Regulation and Function of Ether-linked Glycerolipids

and their Bioactive Species (Fred Snyder). 9. Phospholipases (Moseley Waite). 10. The Eicosanoids: Cyclooxygenase, Lipoxygenase and Epoxygenase Pathways (William L. Smith, Pierre Borgeat and Frank A. Fitzpatrick). 11. Sphingolipids (Charles C. Sweeley). 12. Cholesterol: Evolution of Structure and Function (Konrad Bloch). 13. Regulation of Sterol Biosynthesis and Isoprenylation of Proteins

(Peter A. Edwards). 14. Lipoprotein Structure and Secretion (Roger Davis). 15. Dynamics of Lipoprotein Transport in the Circulatory System (Christopher J. Fielding and Phoebe E. Fielding). 16. Removal of Lipoproteins from Plasma (Wolfgang J. Schneider). 17. Lipid Assembly in Cell Membranes (Dennis R. Voelker). 18. Assembly of Proteins into Membranes (Reinhart A.F. Reithmeier).


The second edition of this book on lipids, lipoprotein and membrane biochemistry has two major objectives - to provide an

advanced textbook for students in these areas of biochemistry,

and to summarise the field for scientists pursuing research in

these and related fields.

Since the first edition of this book was published in 1985 the

emphasis on research in the area of lipid and membrane biochemistry has evolved in new directions. Consequently, the

second edition has been modified to include four chapters on lipoproteins. Moreover, the other chapters have been extensively

updated and revised so that additional material covering the areas of cell signalling by lipids, the assembly of lipids and

proteins into membranes, and the increasing use of molecular biological techniques for research in the areas of lipid, lipoprotein and membrane biochemistry have been included.

Each chapter of the textbook is written by an expert in the field, but the chapters are not simply reviews of current literature. Rather, they are written as current, readable summaries of these areas of research which should be readily understandable to students and researchers who have a basic knowledge of general biochemistry. The authors were selected for

their abilities both as researchers and as communicators. In addition, the editors have carefully coordinated the chapters so

that there is little overlap, yet extensive cross-referencing among chapters.


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Reviews excellent introduction for anyone entering almost any field of lipid or lipoprotein research and is an invaluable source of information on a diversity of related topics for those already familiar with one particular aspect. @source:MEMBRANE LIPIDS @qu:...ideal for a graduate level course in lipid biochemistry...excellent initial reference...a timely and valuable contribution to the lipid field @source:CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF LIPIDS

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About the Editors

J.E. Vance

Affiliations and Expertise

CIHR Group on Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, 328 Heritage Medical Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dennis Vance

Affiliations and Expertise

Lipid and Lipoprotein Research Group, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada