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Enzymatic Quantification of Liver Lipids After Folch Extraction

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2164)


The determination of the lipid content in liver offers the potential to investigate metabolic alterations in different research contexts. Here, we describe a method to determine cholesterol, triglycerides, and phospholipids in liver samples based on total lipid isolation by a 2:1 chloroform–methanol mixture (Folch extraction) and specific enzymatic colorimetric microassays in plate.

Key words

Liver Cholesterol Triglycerides Phospholipids Enzymatic assay 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Clinical Chemistry, Department of Laboratory MedicineKarolinska InstitutetStockholmSweden

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