Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis

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Sukhinder Kaur Cheema
Springer, May 30, 2006 - Medical - 572 pages
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At its present rate of growth, atherosclerosis will be the major cause of death from disease by the year 2020. Atherosclerosis is an extremely complex, biochemical, multifactorial process. This book will cover many aspects of atherogenesis, with particular emphasis on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. We will cover all aspects of the regulation of cholesterol homeostasis and the importance of each pathway. This book will explore the role of nuclear hormone receptors on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and their complex roles in atherogenesis. Finally, how the use of genetic studies can help sort out the immense complexities that mediate these aspects of atherogenesis will be discussed.

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Dr. Sukhinder K. Cheema is Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. She has worked as a Research Scientist with the Nova-Husky Research Corporation in Alberta, Canada. She is currently researching the molecular mechanisms of cholesterol ester transfer protein regulation by dietary fats and hormones. She also researches the regulation of genes involved in cholesterol metabolism by hormone factors, the molecular basis of diabetes-accelerated atherosclerosis, and the mechanisms of lipid abnormalities caused by protease inhibitors.