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Editors: Paige L. Gilmore
Book Description:
The main biological function of lipids include energy storage, as structural components of cell membranes, and as important signaling molecules. Lipids are a major source of energy in the body and supply essential lipid-soluble vitamins and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that are required in relatively high amounts during growth and life. Lipids affect the composition of membrane structures and modulate membrane functions as well as the functional development of the central nervous system. This book presents and discusses topical data on lipids including: the lipid composition of erythrocytes in cardiovascular and hepatobiliary disease; the correlation of dietary fat, fat composition and fatty acids on human nutrition; flax lipids; Vitamin E lipids with important antioxidant benefits; omega-3 fatty acids in neurochemistry; and others.




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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Lipid Composition of Erythrocytes at Cardiovascular and Hepatobiliary Diseases, pp. 1-43
(Natalia V. Zhukova, Tatyana P. Novgorodtseva, Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia, and others)

Chapter 2. Metabolism and Interaction of Fatty Acids, Antioxidants and Biological Active Substances in Animal Muscle and Consequent Quality of Animal Foods, pp. 45-70
(Sabine Sampels, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Food Science, Uppsala Sweden)

Chapter 3. Flax Lipids: Classes, Biosynthesis, Genetics and the Promise of Applied Genomics for Understanding and Altering of Fatty Acids, pp. 71-98
(Bourlaye Fofana, Raja Ragupathy, Sylvie Cloutier, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, and others)

Chapter 4. Natural Forms of Vitamin E in Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment, pp. 99-126
(Paul W. Sylvester, Nehad M. Ayoub, Mohamed R. Akl, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana)

Chapter 5. Brain N-3 (Omega-3) Fatty Acids in Neurochemistry, Behavior, and Mood: Implications for the Treatment and Prevention of Non-Puerperal and Postpartum Depression, pp. 127-151
(Beth Levant, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA)

Chapter 6. Bioactive Lipids, pp. 153-179
(Moghis U. Ahmad, Shoukath M. Ali, Imran Ahmad, Jina Pharmaceuticals Inc., Libertyville, Illinois, USA)

Chapter 7. Cholesterol Degradation in Food: Effects of Temperature, pp. 181-198
(Gislaine C. Nogueira, Neura Bragagnolo, Department of Food Science - Food Engineering College, University of Campinas, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 8. Nisinic Acid, 24:6n-3, and other Methylene-Interrupted Very Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, pp. 199-215
(Mikhail Vyssotski, Industrial Research Limited, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Chapter 9. Plasma Triglycerides as Parameter in Random Mouse Mutagenesis Projects for the Generation of Novel Biomedical Animal Models, pp. 217-225
(Bernhard Aigner, Birgit Rathkolb, Eckhard Wolf, Chair for Molecular Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, Department of Veterinary Sciences; and Laboratory for Functional Genome Analysis (LAFUGA), Gene Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany)

Chapter 10. Inhibitors of the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase: beneficial and detrimental effects of statins and genetic polymorphism of cytochrome P450, pp. 227-241
(Sonia Perales, Carolina Torres, Mª José Alejandre, Rogelio Palomino-Morales, José Iglesias and Ana Linares, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain)

Chapter 11. Type A Phospholipases from Plants, pp. 243-258
(Guanqun Chen, Randall J. Weselake, Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2P5, Canada)

Index

   Series:
      Cell Biology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 276 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-464-8
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