A Review of Plasma Lipids and Their Transport and a Study of Neonatal Familial Type II Hyperlipoproteinemia
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The general field of hyperlipoproteinemia has been recognized by scientists and doctors for a relatively short time. Even at the present time only people who live in large urban areas where this medical research is being carried on have access to treatment of hyperlipoproteinemia. When I arrived at the Cincinnati General Hospital, I had little knowledge of plasma lipids. I read books and articles to familiarize myself with the topic. Being exposed to Dr. Glueck's other projects also helped me to gain knowledge of plasma lipids and the many abnormal conditions thereof. In order to familiarize the layman with the field of lipids, I have divided this presentation into two parts: Part I will consist of a definition of lipids and their transport in the blood, a description of lipid disorders, and the significance of these disorders; Part II will be a report of the work I did in the laboratory with neonatal umbilical cord blood.