The Plasma Lipoprotein System in Man

  • Barry Lewis
Part of the Nutrition and Food Science book series (NFS, volume 3)


In the past decade there have been rapid advances in characterizing the plasma lipoproteins; their lipid and apoprotein content have been well defined, and their structure, including the nature of lipid-protein interactions have in part been identified. The metabolic relationships between the lipoproteins, their physiological roles and the regulation of their synthesis and degradation are the subjects of vigorous research. Some of this work suggests that the conventional, operational definitions of lipoproteins (very-low density, low density and high-density classes, VLDL, LDL and HDL, and chylomicrons) are no longer adequate to the components of this dynamically interrelated system. These names will however be retained in this review.


Cholesteryl Ester Lipoprotein Lipase Hepatic Lipase Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Extrahepatic Tissue 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Lewis
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  1. 1.Prof. Dept. Chem. Path. Met. DisordersSt. Thomas Hospital Medical SchoolLondon S.E. 1UK

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