Enhanced delivery of lipophilic nutrients to the infant brain via high density lipoprotein.

  title={Enhanced delivery of lipophilic nutrients to the infant brain via high density lipoprotein.},
  author={J. Naberhuis and C-S Lai},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={85 5},
  • J. Naberhuis, C-S Lai
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
  • Lipoproteins are the primary carriers of lipophilic cognitive nutrients such as docosahexaenoic acid, lutein, and α-tocopherol within circulation. The critical roles these nutrients play in growth and development are well established, and as such, their efficient delivery to the infant brain is crucial. Given the selectivity of the blood brain barrier, the lipoprotein fraction primarily responsible for brain delivery of these nutrients must be determined so that efforts aimed at increasing… CONTINUE READING
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