Research Report 2007

Publications by writers and editors at Memorial University

Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis

Dr. Sukhinder Kaur (Cheema)

Book Cover: Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis

At its present rate of growth, atherosclerosis will be the major cause of death from disease by the year 2020. Atherosclerosis is an extremely complex, biochemical, multifactorial process.

Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis covers many aspects of atherogenesis, with particular emphasis on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. It covers all aspects of the regulation of cholesterol homeostasis and the importance of each pathway and explores the role of nuclear hormone receptors on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and their complex roles in atherogenesis. Finally, it explores how the use of genetic studies can help sort out the immense complexities that mediate these aspects of atherogenesis.

Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis is aimed at biochemists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, biomedical researchers and clinical researchers.

Dr. Sukhinder Kaur (Cheema) is currently associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) new investigator. An expert in nutritional biochemistry, lipid metabolism and cardiovascular disease, she is cross appointed in the faculty of Medicine.

Biochemistry of Atherosclerosis is published by Springer Press.