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Lipoprotein Subfractions Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  • H. U. Klör
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Lipoprotein Subtractions; Their Role in Lipid Transport and Atherosclerosis

  3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. J. Bremer, S. Bergseth, Ø. Spydevold
      Pages 100-106
    3. M. Lagarde, M. Croset, E. Véricel
      Pages 107-109
    4. J. M. French, D. Bates, S. A. Hawkins, A. D. Smith, R. H. S. Thompson
      Pages 110-114
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 131-133

About these proceedings

Introduction

On November 6 and 7, 1987, lipid and lipoprotein researchers from all over Europe convened in Munich on the occasion of the second European Workshop on Lipid Metabolism (EWLM). This informal gathering was devoted to two main topics, and recent research results were presented and discussed during a poster session. Recent developments in the physiology and pathophysiology of lipoprotein sub­ fractions were discussed on the first day of the meeting. In recent years, new analytical tools have been created for analyzing lipoprotein subfractions, particularly the apolipoprotein component. With the, introduction of immunological and elec­ trophoretic methods it has become clear that the heterogeneity of the plasma lipopro­ tein system is even greater than had been assumed only a decade or so ago. Despite this, it is apparent from the contributions to this volume that new methods for differentiating lipoprotein subfractions will increase our understanding of lipoprotein metabolism, especially of the triglyceride-rich lipoprotein particles and the high­ density lipoproteins. The complex functions of the various plasma apolipoproteins and their association with the lipoprotein lipid in single or complex lipoprotein particles give rise to a complex and dynamic metabolic system that changes constantly during the day. While it has for some time been possible to delineate fairly accurately the atherogenic potential of low-density lipoproteins, which are comparatively simple lipoprotein particles, the new methods of lipoprotein subfraction analysis will be needed to select and differentiate amongst the potentially atherogenic triglyceride­ rich particles, especially the chylomicron and very low density lipoprotein remnants.

Keywords

atherosclerosis autoimmunity blood cell diabetes immunity liver macrophages metabolism multiple sclerosis nutrition prevention proteins research transport treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • H. U. Klör
    • 1
  1. 1.Med. Zentrum für Innere Medizin Med. Klinik III und PoliklinikUniversität GießenGießenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-83447-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19146-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83447-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-7567
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