Serum Lipoproteins: Current Concepts of Metabolism and Relationship to Hyperlipidemias.
Interim rept. Jan 78-Jan 79,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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This review summarizes current 1978 understanding of the interconversions of serum lipoproteins and the hyperlipoproteinemias associated with failure at specific points in the sequence. The different roles played by the low- and high-density lipoproteins in the transportation of cholesterol through the serum to and from peripheral tissues are discussed. Possible mechanisms for the effect of high-density lipoproteins in protecting against atherosclerosis are reviewed. Levels of various serum lipids and lipoproteins can be useful indicators of the causative metabolic defects or dietary problems associated with hyperlipidemias. Author