Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols by Angela F. DrewAtherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols by Angela F. Drew

Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols

EditorAngela F. Drew

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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In Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols, Angela Drew and a panel of experts have assembled a comprehensive collection of traditional and cutting-edge techniques for investigating this disease and its possible treatments. Each readily reproducible method includes step-by-step instructions and practical information regarding sample collection, the choice of animal model system, experimental design, and practical data analysis techniques. Comprehensive and richly detailed, Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and Protocols enables all biomedical investigators to select those optimized techniques that may be most fruitfully used to study the development, progression, and treatment of atherosclerotic lesions today.
Title:Atherosclerosis: Experimental Methods and ProtocolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Animal Models of Diet-Induced Atherosclerosis, Angela F. Drew. Mechanical Injury Models: Balloon Catheter Injury to Rat Common Carotid Artery, Rodney J. Dilley. Genetically Manipulated Models of Atherosclerosis in Mice, Qing Xiao. Lipoprotein Isolation and Analysis from Serum by Preparative Ultracentrifugation, Kishor M. Wasan, Shawn M. Cassidy, Allison L. Kennedy, and Kathy D. Peteherych. Separation of Plasma Lipoproteins in Self-Generated Gradients of Iodixanol, Joan A. Higgins, John M. Graham, and Ian G. Davies. Fractionation of Lipoprotein Subclasses in Self-Generated Gradients of Iodixanol, John M. Graham, Bruce A. Griffin, Ian G. Davies, and Joan A. Higgins. Detecting Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein in Plasma, Andreas Ritsch and Josef R. Patsch. Determination of Plasma Homocysteine, Roberto Accinni and Oberdan Parodi. Assay for Serum Glycated Lipoproteins, Akira Tanaka. Lipoprotein(a) Quantitation, Michael Bender and Werner Gross. Isolation and Characterization of Glycosaminoglycans from Human Atheromatous Vessels, Eleni Papakonstantinou, Michael Roth, and George Karakiulakis. Culture of Human Smooth Muscle Cells, Marisa A. Gallicchio. Culture of Human Endothelial Cells, Marisa A. Gallicchio. Assay for Cell Migration and Invasion of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells, George Karakiulakis, Eleni Papakonstantinou, and Michael Roth. Collection and Processing of Arterial Specimens for Histological Analysis, Angela F. Drew. Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging in the Quantitation of Atherosclerosis in Vivo, Hannu I. Manninen. Identification of Cell Types and Quantification of Lesion Composition, Rodney J. Dilley. Nonradioactive In Situ Hybridization in Atherosclerotic Tissue, Jim Apostolopoulos. Evaluation of Angiogenesis, Marcy Silver and Jeffrey M. Isner. Evaluation of Cell Proliferation in Human Atherosclerotic Lesions, Elena R. Andreeva and Alexander N. Orekhov. Gene Transfer to the Vasculature: Historical Perspective and Implications for Future Research Objectives, Sarah J. George and Andrew H. Baker. A Pig Model of Vein Graft Disease: Applications for Potential Gene Therapies, Clinton T. Lloyd, Sarah J. George, Gianni D. Angelini, Andrew C. Newby, and Andrew H. Baker. Index.

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"Methods for setting up animal model periments and special assays of blood and cellular moments of the pathologic processes involved are thoroughly described and referenced. Newly emerging animal models based on genetic manipulation are described in depth, with sufficient detail to broaden the scope of research by seasoned investigators to permit the novice to enter this field. ...Anyone working in vascular pathology and atherosclerosis research will find a wealth of practical information describing modern research methods." - Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis"Atherosclerosis is recommended for academic health science libraries. It is also recommended to individual laboratories that conduct research in the area of atherosclerosis or heart disease." -E-STREAMS