Lipid Profiling Using 1H NMR Spectroscopy

Abstract  Lipid profiling, which includes fatty acids, phospholipids, glycerides, and cholesterols is extremely important because of the essential role lipids play in the regulation of metabolism in animals. 1H-NMR-based protocols for high-throughput lipid analysis in complex mixtures have been developed and applied to biological systems. Many classes of lipids can be quantitatively analyzed in many […]

Particle size measurement of lipoprotein fractions using diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy

Abstract The sizes of certain types of lipoprotein particles have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, there is currently no gold standard technique for the determination of this parameter. Here, we propose an analytical procedure to measure lipoprotein particles sizes using diffusion-ordered nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (DOSY). The method was tested […]

Precipitated sdLDL: An easy method to estimate LDL particle size

Abstract  Background: LDL-C lowering is the main measure in cardiovascular disease prevention but a residual risk of ischemic events still remains. Alterations of lipoproteins, specially, increase in small dense LDL (sdLDL) particles are related to this risk. Objective: To investigate the potential use of sdLDL cholesterol concentration (sdLDL-C) isolated by an easy precipitation method and […]