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In the past few years several methods have been developed for the analysis of serum lipoproteins. Lindgren, Elliott, and Gofman (1) have utilized the relatively low density of the lipoproteins to separate them from the other serum proteins by ultracentrifugal flotation. Quantitation was subsequently performed by refractometric methods in the analytical(More)
Purified fractions of three major rat high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and one rat very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) were isolated by Sephadex gel chromatography or preparative sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis. These proteins were characterized by amino acid analysis, end-group analysis, molecular-weight determination, polyacrylamide gel(More)
In order to study hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus, rats were made diabetic by administration of streptozotocin and the optimal conditions for production of severe and persistent hyperlipoprotenemia determined. Two groups of rats were compared: rats fed sucrose-rich diets and rats fed laboratory chow. The optimal dose of streptozotocin was 45 mg/kg body(More)
Studies in recent years have suggested that measurement of high density lipoprotein (HDL) subclasses may provide significant information beyond that provided by measurement of total HDL. However, conventional methodology for separation of HDL subclasses involves various types of ultracentrifugation that are time-consuming, costly, and not suitable for many(More)
We have prospectively followed over a 5-year period 434 volunteers who were at intake ambulatory, functional, presumably nondemented, and between 75 and 85 years of age. Fifty-six (an incidence of 3.53 per 100 person-years at risk) developed a progressive dementia: 32 met diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD) (an incidence of 2.0 per 100(More)
Increased levels of cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and VLDL-cholesterol are known risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic vascular disease. Probucol is an orally active agent that can reduce total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol. The drug also reduces HDL-cholesterol. However, it may modify the lipoprotein in such a way that removal of(More)
The lipoproteins of rats fed a high sucrose diet and made diabetic by administration of 45 mg/kg of streptozotocin were studied. All lipoprotein classes were found to be present in increased concentrations. The apolipoprotein composition of the various lipoprotein fractions was studied by polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis in the presence of 8 M urea,(More)