The Family Tree
The lipids are often an essential part of the complex, even if they seem to have no catalytic activity themselves. All animal cells need cholesterol to build the multiple membranes to both control water and water soluble elements, and to organize their internal structure and protein enzymatic systems.
Lipoproteins in the blood carry fats around the body. The protein particles have charged groups aimed outward so as to attract water molecules; this makes them soluble in the salt water-based blood pool.
What is New in High Density Lipoproteins (HDL)?
1. Western Diet Changes Protective Cells to Damaging CellsImmune cells shield arteries from inflammation. However, they have been reprogrammed into cells that promote inflammation by a diet that is high in fat and cholesterol. The western diet is a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes artery-protecting immune cells and promotes inflammation leading to atherosclerotic plaque buildup.Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on High Density LipoproteinsQuantitative proteomics analysis of high-density lipoproteins by stable (18)o-isotope labeling. - Published by PubMed
Dyslipidemia in obesity: mechanisms and potential targets. - Published by PubMed
Opening up new fronts in the fight against cholesterol. - Published by PubMed
Simvastatin and vitamin E effects on cardiac and hepatic oxidative stress in rats fed on high fat diet. - Published by PubMed
Sphingomyelin in high-density lipoproteins: structural role and biological function. - Published by PubMed