Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols by Angela F. Drew (auth.), Angela F. Drew (eds.)

By Angela F. Drew (auth.), Angela F. Drew (eds.)

Atherosclerosis-a significant killer of individuals in Western societies-is now not but thoroughly understood. In Atherosclerosis: tools and Protocols, Angela Drew and a panel of specialists have assembled a complete selection of conventional and state-of-the-art ideas for investigating this disorder and its attainable remedies. each one with ease reproducible procedure contains step by step directions and useful information about pattern assortment, the alternative of animal version procedure, experimental layout, and useful information research concepts. Assay structures for serum or plasma selection of lipoproteins also are defined, besides assays for these plasma proteins lately pointed out as implicated in atherogenesis, together with cholestryl ester move protein, homocysteine, glycated lipoproteins, and apolipoprotein(a). extra options conceal the isolation and tradition of cells and glycosaminoglycans from atherosclerotic plaques, and the gathering and research of experimental atherosclerotic lesions.
finished and richly distinctive, Atherosclerosis: equipment and Protocols allows all biomedical investigators to pick these optimized suggestions that could be such a lot fruitfully used to review the advance, development, and therapy of atherosclerotic lesions today.

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3. Gradient Collection 1. 5-mL Eppendorf microtubes. 2. , item 1). 3. , Lipotek unloader or Beckman unloader (see Note 6). 4. Maxidens (see Notes 5 and 7). 5. Peristalic or isocratic (HPLC) pump (see Note 8). 4. 1. Micromethod for Lipid Analysis (see Note 10) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 96-well microtiter plates. Cholesterol assay kit and cholesterol standard (see Note 11). Triglyceride assay kit and triglyceride standard (see Note 12). Positive displacement pipets (1–10 μL). 8 or 12 place multipipeter (50–200 μL).

In some of the rotors that are capable of generating g forces higher than 350,000gav, it should be possible to reduce the centrifugation time more or less proportionally. 18. The volume and number of fractions taken from a gradient will depend on the investigation in hand. If the aim is to measure the major lipoprotein bands or to prepare lipoproteins in bulk, relatively large fractions will suffice. However, greater resolution and more information is obtained by taking smaller fractions. Examples of separations are shown in Figs.

Agarose Gel Electrophoresis 1. Make up the electrophoresis buffer and the Sudan stain according to the instructions in the kit. 2. Pour the appropriate volume of buffer into the electrophoresis chamber. 3. Carefully remove the plastic-backed gel from its container. 4. Blot the excess liquid from the gel, using the filter paper strips provided by lining these up with the arrows marked on the edges of the gel. 5. Place the template on the gel, aligning the two outside holes with the arrows marked on the edges of the gel.

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