Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis

  • C. L. Malmendier
  • P. Alaupovic

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Chemistry of Plasma Lipoproteins

    1. Ross W. Milne, Philip K. Weech, Yves L. Marcel
      Pages 1-5
    2. A. van Tol, F. M. van’t Hooft, T. van Gent, G. M. Dallinga-Thie
      Pages 15-21
    3. M. Ayrault-Jarrier, E. Petit, E. D. Bekaert, D. Pastier, H. Robin, J. Polonovski et al.
      Pages 23-30
    4. Philip K. Weech, Rino Camato, Ross W. Milne, Yves L. Marcel
      Pages 37-40
    5. Louis Havekes, Gerd Utermann, Peter de Knijff, Eduard Klasen
      Pages 41-45
    6. E. Bruckert, F. Dairou, J. L. de Gennes, J. Truffert, G. Luc
      Pages 47-53
  3. Metabolism of Plasma Lipoproteins

    1. Richard L. Jackson, Larry R. McLean, Elvira Ponce, Ann Rechtin, Rudy A. Demel
      Pages 73-77
    2. Gerhard M. Kostner, Gabriele Knipping, Johanna E. M. Groener, Rudolf Zechner, Hans Dieplinger
      Pages 79-86
    3. Francis Heller, Pierre Mailleux, Michel Rousseau, Jean Etienne, Carl Harvengt
      Pages 87-93
    4. Claude L. Malmendier, Jean-François Lontie, Ghislaine Grutman, Claude Delcroix
      Pages 95-103
    5. G. R. Thompson, M. Kano, J. Reeve
      Pages 105-109
    6. David W. Bilheimer, Scott M. Grundy
      Pages 123-130
    7. Eberhard E. T. Windier
      Pages 131-135

About this book

Introduction

Atherosclerosis which accounts in Western Europe for more than 40 % of deaths, is a generalized disease that develops slowly and is symptomless until lesions have become sufficiently severe to cause myocardial or cerebral infarction. Research on specific and precocious markers of atherosclerosis and the development of non invasive techniques for their early detection represent major challenges in biomedical field. We hope that this volume of edited papers, a consequence of the third international colloquium on atherosclerosis, conducted at the University of Brussels, Belgium through the support of the "Fondation de Recherche sur l' AtherosclE,rose" will contribute to this goal. Among the topics discussed the major ones were the mechanism of action of lipolytic enzymes, the deficiency or dysregulation of cellular receptors, the genetic deficiencies of apolipoproteins, and the panoply of external factors as diet, physical exercise, drugs, which mOdify the lipoprotein metabolism. Special interest was also devoted to potent techniques as kinetic analysis of metabolic tracers and use of monoclonal antibodies. Their contribution to the detection and treatment of atherosclerosis will be obviously essential in the future.

Keywords

enzymes metabolism protein proteins receptor

Editors and affiliations

  • C. L. Malmendier
    • 1
  • P. Alaupovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Unit on AtherosclerosisThe Free University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Lipoprotein and Atherosclerosis Research ProgramOklahoma Medical Research FoundationOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1268-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1270-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1268-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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