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  Lipid Profile
The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease.
The tests that make up a lipid profile are tests that have been shown to be good indicators of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels (hardening of the arteries).
The results of the lipid profile are considered along with other known risk factors of heart disease to develop a plan of treatment and follow-up.
www.labtestsonline.org /understanding/analytes/lipid/glance.html   (189 words)

 Screening: Lipid Disorders in Adults
Rationale: The USPSTF found good evidence that lipid measurement can identify younger people at increased risk for coronary heart disease, that risk is highest in those with other risk factors, and that the absolute benefits of lipid-lowering treatment depend on a person's underlying risk of coronary heart disease.
The USPSTF makes no recommendation for or against routine screening for lipid disorders in younger adults (men aged 20 to 35 or women aged 20 to 45) in the absence of known risk factors for coronary heart disease.
Rationale: The USPSTF found good evidence that lipid measurement in low-risk young adults can detect some individuals at increased long-term risk of heart disease, but the absolute reduction in risk as a result of treating dyslipidemia in most people is small before middle age.
www.ahrq.gov /clinic/uspstf/uspschol.htm   (556 words)

  Lipid definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Lipid: Another word for "fat." (Please see the various meanings of Fat.) A lipid is more formally defined as a substance such as a fat, oil or wax that dissolves in alcohol but not in water.
Together with carbohydrates and proteins, lipids are the main constituents of plant and animal cells.
Compound lipids (lipids complexed with another type of chemical compound) comprise the lipoproteins, glycolipids and phospholipids.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4168   (319 words)

  Lipid - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The term lipid comprises a diverse range of molecules and to some extent is a catchall for relatively water-insoluble or nonpolar compounds of biological origin, including waxes, fatty acids, fatty-acid derived phospholipids, sphingolipids, glycolipids and terpenoids, such as retinoids and steroids.
Below the critical micelle concentration the lipids form a single layer on the liquid surface and are dispersed in solution.
Lipid bilayers form the foundation of all biological membranes and of liposomes.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/l/i/p/Lipid.html   (743 words)

Lipids are a class of hydrocarbon-containing organic compounds essential for the structure and function of living cells.
Lipids are characterized by being water-insoluble and soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.
The term lipid really is a catch-all phrase for a wide variety of hydrocarbon-based molecules of biological origin that are predominantly nonpolar or hydrophobic ("water-fearing"), meaning that they do not interact well with polar solvents like water, and are instead soluble in less polar organic solvents.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Lipid   (1218 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Lipid raft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A lipid raft is a cholesterol-rich microdomain in cell membranes.
Therefore, lipid rafts are thought to act as a platform for protein segregation and signaling in cells.
However, the functional role of lipid rafts still remains very uncertain because it has not been determined whether they have a positive effect or negative effect on signal transduction in cells.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Lipid_raft   (268 words)

 biology - Lipid bilayer
The lipid bilayer is the foundation of all biological membranes, and is a prerequisite of cell-based life.
The bilayer is composed of two opposing layers of lipid molecules arranged so that their hydrocarbon tails face one another to form the oily bilayer core, while their electrically charged or polar heads face the watery or "aqueous" solutions on either side of the membrane.
Because of the oily core, a pure lipid bilayer is permeable to small hydrophobic solutes but has only a very low permeability barrier to inorganic ions and other hydrophilic molecules.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Lipid_bilayer   (221 words)

Molecular dynamics simulation of a polyunsaturated lipid bilayer susceptible to lipid peroxidation.
Structure and dynamics of the pore-lining helix of the nicotinic receptor: MD simulations in water, lipid bilayers and transbilayer bundles, PROTEINS: Struct.
Lipid properties and the orientation of aromatic residues in OmpF, Influenza M2 and Alamethicin systems: Molecular dynamics simulations, Biochemistry 37, pp.
moose.bio.ucalgary.ca /index.php?page=Publications   (1639 words)

 LIPID MAPS -- LIPID Metabolites And Pathways Strategy
The LIPID MAPS website will be intermittently unavailable today (March 07, 2007) from 3-6pm Pacific Time while we apply patches to accomodate this year's earlier switch to Daylight Savings Time.
LIPID MAPS is funded by an National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Glue Grant
08/01/07 - Lipid standards - 329 records, now searchable: Our library of lipid standards now totals 329 records, including 182 glycerophospholipids, and can now be searched by lipid name.
www.lipidmaps.org   (675 words)

 Mylnefield Lipid Research
This site is a general information resource on lipids supported by the Scottish Crop Research Institute in Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland.
You will find information here about our Mylnefield Lipid Analysis Service, commercial anylitical service - it is fully accredited to ISO9001:2000 standards and is independently audited to ensure compliance with Good Laboratory Practice - why not contact us to discuss your analytical requirements.
Our substantial Lipid Library (now with more than 25 Mbytes of files), containing a large number of original documents on lipid chemistry and analysis as a free service to scientists and lipophiles everywhere has moved to a new site, which we will continue to sponsor.
www.lipid.co.uk   (194 words)

 Wiley-VCH - European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
Lipids, fats and oils play an ever increasing role in many aspects of health, science and technology, e.g.
The European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology focusses on the scientific and geographical integration of this varied spectrum ranging from lipidomics, nutrition and health to analytics, biotechnology and process engineering as well as chemistry and physical chemistry.
The journal is the official organ the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids (Euro Fed Lipid).
www.wiley-vch.de /publish/en/journals/alphabeticIndex/2114   (168 words)

 Lipid Library
There are two main divisions in this website, one dealing with the chemistry and biochemistry of lipids and the other with the analysis of lipids.
Practical and theoretical descriptions of many different techniques used in the analysis of lipids, including gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, silver-ion chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.
There is also a literature survey section that includes a current awareness service.
www.lipidlibrary.co.uk   (446 words)

 Lipid Nutrition
A beverage that helps to keep you feeling full means that you can still enjoy juice and fruit based drinks, but can cut down on the total calories you consume.
Lipid Nutrition and Tate & Lyle exclusive partnership
Lipid Nutrition B.V. is part of the IOI Loders Croklaan Group Disclaimer
www.lipidnutrition.com   (118 words)

 Wiley InterScience :: JOURNALS
Lipids in functional foods in relation to cardiovascular disease (p 456-466)
Solidification and phase transformation behaviour of food fats - a review (p 467-474)
Sensory impact of lipid oxidation in complex food systems (p 484-492)
www3.interscience.wiley.com /cgi-bin/jtoc?ID=5008407   (177 words)

 National Lipid Association: Home
The ACCL is now offering certification for allied health professionals specializing in lipid management.
Lipid Clinic Operations and Development Course - Registration Now Available for all 2008 Dates!
Click here to view texts in print by NLA authors.
www.lipid.org   (315 words)

 The European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids Euro Fed Lipid
The European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids Euro Fed Lipid
Euro Fed Lipid e.V. Box 90 04 40
AFECG: OCL has published a special issue on "Lipids and Brain".
www.eurofedlipid.org   (44 words)

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