Research in Experimental Medicine

, Volume 167, Issue 1, pp 47–49 | Cite as

Activity of lecithin: Cholesterol acyltransferase in different parts of the circulatory system in man

  • A. Weizel
  • U. Zimmerer
  • H. Zebe


In 24 patients without liver disease lipids and LCAT activity were determined in the inferior vena cava, the hepatic vein, the pulmonary vein and in the left ventricle. The total cholesterol, free cholesterol and cholesterol ester concentrations are identical and differences in the LCAT activity cannot be demonstrated.

Key words

Lecithin: cholesterol acryltransferase cholesterol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Weizel
    • 1
  • U. Zimmerer
    • 1
  • H. Zebe
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Universitätsklinik HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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