Cholesterol Binding and Cholesterol Transport Proteins:

Structure and Function in Health and Disease

  • J. Robin Harris

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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Chaperone Lipid Mammalia conservation protein structure proteins

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8622-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8621-1
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8622-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0306-0225
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