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HDL and LDL Cholesterol: Physiology and Clinical Significance $129.00
Editors: Irwin S. Pagano and Nathan B. Strait
Book Description:
Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found among the lipids (fats) in the bloodstream and in all your body's cells. It is transported to and from the cells by special carriers called lipoproteins. This book focuses on the two main types of lipoproteins- low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL is the major cholesterol carrier in the blood. If too much LDL cholesterol circulates in the blood, it can cause atherosclerosis and/or clotting. HDL is known as "good cholesterol" because a high HDL level seems to protect against a heart attack. About one-third to one-fourth of blood cholesterol is carried by HDL. This book focuses on ways to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels, and therefore reduce the risk of serious health problems. Other factors that affect cholesterol levels, such as cigarette smoking and diabetes, are looked at as well. Different treatments, such as pharmacological therapies for high or low cholesterol levels are also examined.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Cost-effectiveness of Pharmacological Therapies to Reduce LDL-Cholesterol Levels;pp. 1-24
(Pedro Plans-Rubio, General Directorate of Public Health, Health Department of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)

Mechanisms for Oxidative Modification of LDL by Cigarette Smoking: New Insight into Potential Implications for Atherosclerosis;pp. 25-55 (Yu Yamaguchi, Jun Haginaka and Masaru Kunitomo (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mukogawa Women’s University, Nishinomiya, Japan)*

Selective LDL Apheresis reduced on Plasma Concentrations of Adhesion Molecules;pp. 57-64
(Kouichi Utsumi, Kae Ueda and Yasuo Katayama, Department of Internal Medicine (Divisions of Neurology, Nephrology, and Rheumatology) Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan)

Pleiotropic Effects Of Atorvastatin on Vascular Injury in Diabetes;pp. 65-74
(Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Kazuo Nakamura, Takanori Matsui, Seiji Ueda , Kei Fukami, and Seiya Okuda, Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Nephrology, Departments of Medicine, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan)

Antibodies to Oxidatively Modified LDL and Atherosclerosis;pp. 75-93
(Ulrike Resch, Franz Tatzber, Medical Univ. of Vienna, Wilhelm Auerswald Atherosclerosis Research Group, Vienna, Austria)*

Overview of Longevity-Associated Mitochondrial DNA 5178 C/A Polymorphism and a Discussion of its Modulation of the Effects of Habitual Smoking on Serum Total and LDL Cholesterol Levels in Middle-Aged Japanese Men;pp. 95-112
(Akatsuki Kokaze, Dept. of Public Health, Kyorin Univ. School of Medicine, Mitaka-shi,Tokyo,Japan, Mamoru Ishikawa,Mito Red Cross Hospitol, Mito-shi,Ibaraki, Japan, Naomi Matsunaga, Masao Yoshida,Kanako Sekiguchi, Yumi Masuda,Matsuko Harada,Yoshiko Uchida, Yutaka Takashima Dept. of Public Health, Kyorin Univ. School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, Masao Satoh, Dept. of Allergy and Immunology,Saitama Med. School, Moroyama,Iruma-gun,Saitama, Japan, Koji Teruya, Dept. of Public Health,Univ. of Health Sciences,Hachioji, Tokyo,Japan)

Cholesterol-HDL Levels and Functionality of the HDL Particle, Its Anti-Inflammatory/Antioxidant Properties;pp.113-127
(Fitó M, Grau M, Marrugat J, Covas MI, Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group (ULEC-CARIN), Research in Inflammatory and Cardiovascular Disorders (RICAD), Institut Municipal d’Investigació Mèdica (IMIM), Barcelona, Spain, and others)

The Role of HDL-Associated Enzymes in Bovine Reproduction;pp. 129-144
(Romana Turk, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathophysiology, Zagreb, Croatia

HDL Physicochemical Characteristics as Determinants of Their Plasma Concentrations: What We Have Learned From Thiazolidinediones;pp. 145-170
(Oscar Pérez-Méndez, J Elizabeth Carreón-Torres, Martha Franco, Marco Antonio Juárez-Oropeza, Molecular Biology, and Nephrology Departments, National Institute of Cardiology “Ignacio Chávez”, México, and others)

High-Density Lipoproteins and Coronary Heart Disease HDLs: A Heterogeneous and Multi-Functional Lipoprotein Class;pp. 171-208 (Bela F. Asztalos and Katalin V. Horvath, Tufts University, USA)*

Index

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      Biochemistry Research Trends
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2009 - 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 228 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-728-1
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