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Cholesterol Binding and Cholesterol Transport Proteins:

Structure and Function in Health and Disease

  • J. Robin Harris


  • This book covers all currently significant aspects of cholesterol-binding and transport proteins

  • This book integrates diverse topics under the theme of the title

  • Chapters in this book are written by active scientists in their field of study

  • This book contains a thorough coverage of both fundamental science and clinical aspects of cholesterol-binding proteins

  • This book fills a unique gap in the cholesterol literature by placing emphasis upon the proteins associated with cholesterol


Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. J. Robin Harris, Nathaniel G.N. Milton
    Pages 47-75
  3. Emma De Fabiani, Nico Mitro, Federica Gilardi, Maurizio Crestani
    Pages 109-135
  4. Alice Vrielink
    Pages 137-158
  5. Neale D. Ridgway
    Pages 159-182
  6. Yury I. Miller, Soo-Ho Choi, Longhou Fang, Sotirios Tsimikas
    Pages 229-251
  7. Richard M. Epand, Annick Thomas, Robert Brasseur, Raquel F. Epand
    Pages 253-278
  8. Friedhelm Schroeder, Huan Huang, Avery L. McIntosh, Barbara P. Atshaves, Gregory G. Martin, Ann B. Kier
    Pages 279-318
  9. Xiaoning Bi, Guanghong Liao
    Pages 319-335
  10. Denis Corbeil, Anne-Marie Marzesco, Christine A. Fargeas, Wieland B. Huttner
    Pages 399-423
  11. Yamuna Devi Paila, Amitabha Chattopadhyay
    Pages 439-466
  12. Gesine Saher, Mikael Simons
    Pages 489-508
  13. Irena Levitan, Yun Fang, Avia Rosenhouse-Dantsker, Victor Romanenko
    Pages 509-549

About this book


Knowledge of cholesterol and its interaction with protein molecules is of fundamental importance in both animal and human biology. This book contains 22 chapters, dealing in depth with structural and functional aspects of the currently known and extremely diverse unrelated families of cholesterol-binding and cholesterol transport proteins. By drawing together this range of topics the Editor has attempted to correlate this broad field of study for the first time. Technical aspects are given considerable emphasis, particularly in relation cholesterol reporter molecules and to the isolation and study of membrane cholesterol- and sphingomyelin-rich "raft" domains. Cell biological, biochemical and clinical topics are included in this book, which serve to emphasize the acknowledged and important benefits to be gained from the study of cholesterol and cholesterol-binding proteins within the biomedical sciences and the involvement of cholesterol in several clinical disorders.

It is hoped that by presenting this topic in this integrated manner that an appreciation of the fact that there is much more that needs to be taken into account, studied and understood than the widely discussed "bad and good cholesterol" associated, respectively, with the low- and high-density lipoproteins, LDL and HDL.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. Robin Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Hexham, NorthumberlandUnited Kingdom

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