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Low Density Lipoproteins of Nonmammalian Vertebrates

  • O. A. Schjeide

Abstract

As has been stated elsewhere in this volume, the major motive behind the extensive investigations of low density lipoproteins (LDL) has been that the findings might lend themselves to treatment and prevention of atherosclerosis in human patients. For obvious reasons, much experimentation on lipoprotein systems has taken place in mammals other than man. Subsequently, many of these studies have been thought to have questionable validity when applied to the human situation. Accordingly, if it is unacceptable to blindly extrapolate data obtained from lower mammals to Homo sapiens, it would appear almost unthinkable to thus extrapolate from fish, amphibia, reptiles, or birds.

Keywords

Serum Lipoprotein Sterol Ester Yolk Granule Garter Snake Comparative Biology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Schjeide
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA

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