Mucopolysaccharide-Lipoprotein Complexes in Atherosclerotic Aorta

  • G. S. Berenson
  • S. R. Srinivasan
  • B. Radhakrishnamurthy
  • E. R. DalferesJr.
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 43)


The carbohydrate macromolecules present in the arterial wall represent families of complex compounds (Berenson et al., 1971). Although widely distributed throughout the body in all mesenchymal structures, the macromolecules are particularly important to the cardiovascular system. Most studies, including our own, over the past two decades have served largely to describe connective tissue compounds taxonomically, and have not been able to clearly define their function. That connective tissue elements form an integral part of the cardiovascular system is fundamental; still, the task remains to bridge the gap between morphological, biochemical changes of connective tissues, and the functional nature of these changes.


Arterial Wall Uronic Acid Serum Lipoprotein Aortic Tissue Fatty Streak 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Berenson
    • 1
  • S. R. Srinivasan
    • 1
  • B. Radhakrishnamurthy
    • 1
  • E. R. DalferesJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and BiochemistryLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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