Physicochemical Characterization of Low Density Lipoproteins

  • Peter Laggner


The principal reason for the application of physical or physicochemical methods to the investigation of lipoproteins is to lead to an understanding of the way in which the various, chemically quite different components, proteins, phospholipids, cholesterol, cholesteryl esters, and triglycerides, combine to form discrete macromolecular complexes. The knowledge of the phenomena involved in this assembly is fundamental to a further understanding of the role played by these complexes in the lipid transport of living organisms and of the way in which these structures can perform their functions. Furthermore, in addition to the metabolic function, the structure may also contain valuable information about the catabolic fate of these important macromolecules.


Cholesteryl Ester High Density Lipoprotein Physicochemical Characterization Buoyant Density Protein Moiety 


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  • Peter Laggner
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  1. 1.Institut für RöntgenfeinstrukturforschungÖsterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und des Forschungszentrums GrazGrazAustria

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