[Lipid composition of cells and low-density lipoproteins in blood serum of humans and some vertebrates species].
Zh Evol Biokhim Fiziol. 2011 Sep-Oct;47(5):365-74
To investigate interaction of atherogenic low-density lipoproteins (LDL) with erythrocytic membrane, the content of lipid components in blood cells and serum LDL was studied in human in norm (donors) and in 12 species of vertebrates (the mammals non-predisposed to atherosclerosis – birds and fish). Lipid composition of blood cells and LDL was analyzed also in patients with pathologies: ischemic heart disease (IHD), bronchial asthma (BA), and chronic obstructive bronchitis (COB), and in 2 species of mammals predisposed to atherosclerosis, in whose blood LDL predominates. The content of lipids in cells and LDL of the studied vertebrates has been found to depend on their taxonomy and the clear trends both to an increase of the cholesterol content and to a decrease if the phosphatidylcholine level in patients, particu- larly with IHD, and on a rise of the ratio of the content of the more saturated sphingomyelin and cholesterol to the less saturated phosphatidylcholine from the lower to the higher organisms, including humans (donors). The highest levels of free cholesterol in blood cells, of total cholesterol in LDL, and of ration of the cholesterol/phosphatidylcholine content have been revealed in patients, especially with 1HB, and in the mammals predisposed to atherosclerosis, i. e., in representatives with predominance of blood LDL, unlike donors and the mammals resistant to atherosclerosis. The highest parameters of lipid components were determined in cells and LDL inhuman with IHD. The lipid LDL composition affects directly the composition and ratio of lipids in blood cells.
PMID: 22145317 [PubMed – in process]
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