The Biology of Cholesterol and Related Steroids focuses on the study of sterols in relation to living organisms.
The publication first takes a look at the analysis of sterols and related steroids and the distribution of sterols and related steroids in nature, as well as the processes of extraction and separation and presence of sterols in plants, fungi, vertebrates, and invertebrates. The text then ponders on biosynthesis of sterols and metabolism of cholesterol. Topics include formation of fatty acid esters of cholesterol, steroid hormones, biosynthetic pathway to sterols, reaction mechanisms, and comparative aspects of sterol synthesis.
The manuscript examines the developmental aspects of cholesterol metabolism and sterols in biological membranes. The book also reviews cholesterol synthesis in animal tissues, sterol metabolism in isolated cells, and epidemiology of the plasma cholesterol. Discussions focus on selection of statistical populations, genetic influences, regulation of sterol synthesis, general aspects of sterol metabolism, and removal of cell cholesterol in vivo.
The publication is a dependable source of data for biochemists and readers interested in the biology of cholesterol and steroids.
Preface Acknowledgments Partial List of Abbreviations Conversion Table Chapter 1 Chemistry Chapter 2 Analysis of Sterols and Related Steroids Chapter 3 The Distribution of Sterols and Related Steroids in Nature Chapter 4 The Biosynthesis of Sterols Chapter 5 The Metabolism of Cholesterol Chapter 6 Developmental Aspects of Cholesterol Metabolism Chapter 7 Sterols in Biological Membranes Chapter 8 Cholesterol Synthesis in Animal Tissues Chapter 9 Sterol Metabolism in Isolated Cells Chapter 10 Cholesterol Metabolism in the Whole Body Chapter 11 The Plasma Cholesterol: Composition and Metabolism Chapter 12 The Epidemiology of the Plasma Cholesterol Chapter 13 Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis Chapter 14 Disorders of Cholesterol Metabolism: Introduction Chapter 15 Disorders of Cholesterol Metabolism: The Hyperlipoproteinaemias Chapter 16 Disorders of Cholesterol Metabolism: The Hypolipoproteinaemias Chapter 17 Sterol Storage Diseases Chapter 18 Cholesterol Gallstones: Plasma Cholesterol in Liver Disease Index
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
- 1st January 1981
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