The aim of this book is to provide a reference for researchers in the field of trace mineral and lipid metabolism. It addresses the influence of dietary copper status on cholesterol, lipoprotein and apolipoprotein metabolism as well as lipoprotein receptor characteristics. This fascinating volume critically reviews alterations in long chain fatty acid, prostaglandin and cardiac lipid metabolism, as well as arterial morphology induced by copper deficiency. Furthermore, it presents the theoretical relationship plus the anatomical, chemical and physiological similarities between copper deficiency and ischemic heart disease. This reading is indispensable for investigators interested in the role of copper in lipid metabolism.
Plasma Cholesterol Response in Copper Deficiency. Cholesterol Metabolism in Copper-Deficient Rats. Plasma Lipoproteins and Apolipoproteins in Copper Deficiency. Copper and High Density Lipoprotein Catabolism In Vivo. Lipoprotein Receptors in Copper-Deficient Rats: Application of Radioligand Binding Techniques. Effects of Dietary Carbohydrate and Other Factors on Blood Lipids During Copper Deficiency. Copper and the Exocrine Pancreas: Implications for Digestion. Copper and Long Chain Fatty Acid Metabolism. Copper and Prostaglandin Metabolism. Copper and the Artery. Cardiac Lipid Metabolism as Affected by Dietary Copper. Ischemic Heart Disease: Toward a Unified Theory. Index.