© 1997


Its Functions and Metabolism in Biology and Medicine

  • Robert Bittman

Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Simon M. Jackson, Johan Ericsson, Peter A. Edwards
    Pages 1-21
  3. Kyozo Ogura, Tanetoshi Koyama, Hiroshi Sagami
    Pages 57-87
  4. De-an Guo, Anil T. Mangla, Wen Zhou, Monica Lopez, Zhonghua Jia, S. Derrek Nichols et al.
    Pages 89-116
  5. G. S. Tint, Ashok K. Batta, Guorong Xu, Sarah Shefer, Akira Honda, Mira Irons et al.
    Pages 117-144
  6. G. Jackson Snipes, Ueli Suter
    Pages 173-204
  7. Federico Martínez, Jerome F. Strauss III
    Pages 205-234
  8. William J. Johnson, Michael C. Phillips, George H. Rothblat
    Pages 235-276
  9. Folkert Kuipers, Ronald P. J. Oude Elferink, Henkjan J. Verkade, Albert K. Groen
    Pages 295-318
  10. Peter S. Coleman, Li-Chuan Chen, Laura Sepp-Lorenzino
    Pages 363-435
  11. Peter G. Pentchev, E. Joan Blanchette-Mackie, Laura Liscum
    Pages 437-451
  12. Gerald Salen, Sarah Shefer, Lien Nguyen, Gene C. Ness, G. S. Tint, Ashok K. Batta
    Pages 453-476
  13. Erik A. L. Biessen, Leo A. J. M. Sliedregt, Theo J. C. Van Berkel
    Pages 507-539
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 541-548

About this book


Experts investigate the biochemical and biomedical aspects of cholesterol, addressing its metabolism in normal and disease states. They discuss a broad range of topics, including key steps in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway, and the role of cholesterol in cancer, atherosclerosis, and diseases of the nervous system. The book's comprehensive coverage also includes the pathological consequences and potential therapies for various disease states, and the development of new anti-atherogenic drugs.


Lipid development metabolism nervous system proteins reductase

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Bittman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryQueens College of The City University of New YorkFlushingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cholesterol
  • Book Subtitle Its Functions and Metabolism in Biology and Medicine
  • Editors Robert Bittman
  • Series Title Subcellular Biochemistry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45478-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7707-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5901-6
  • Series ISSN 0306-0225
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 548
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
    Plant Sciences
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`An excellent and up-to-date overview...A useful volume for libraries, investigators, or graduate students.'
Inform, September 1998