The Biology of Cholesterol and Related Steroids - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433228806, 9781483281230

The Biology of Cholesterol and Related Steroids

1st Edition

Authors: N. B. Myant
eBook ISBN: 9781483281230
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 924
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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.

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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



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