Clinical Chemistry

LIPIDS AND LIPOPROTEINS I: BASIC BIOCHEMISTRY (ADVANCED)

Learning Lab Advanced

Author information
Ravinder Sodi, PhD, CSci, EuSpLM, FRCPath
Leslie J. Donato, PhD, DABCC
Drs Sodi and Donato disclosed no conflict of interest

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the biochemistry and structure of the lipids: cholesterol, fatty acids, triglycerides and phospholipids; lipoproteins and apolipoproteins
  • Recognize the key enzymes and proteins involved in lipoprotein metabolism
  • Describe lipoprotein metabolism and the function of associated apolipoproteins
  • Describe the measurement of total cholesterol and lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, apolipoproteins and other non-standard lipid tests
  • Explain the classification of lipoprotein disorders
  • Understand case studies in lipid disorders
  • Review the association of lipids with coronary heart disease
  • Explain lipid-lowering pharmacotherapies and treatment targets
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