The Biology of Cholesterol and Related Steroids

The Biology of Cholesterol and Related Steroids

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Author: N. B. Myant
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281230

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    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


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  • No. of pages: 924
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483281230

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