Ether Lipids: Chemistry and Biology provides the major research breakthroughs in the chemistry and biology of ether lipids.
This book contains 16 chapters and begins with the history of studies of ether lipids. The subsequent chapters deal with the chemical syntheses, analytical procedures, biological effects, and metabolic pathways of these lipids. Considerable chapters are devoted to the biochemical aspects of ether lipids in diverse species, such as mammals, birds, marine organisms, mollusks, protozoal, bacteria, and plants. These chapters also illustrate the suitability and usefulness of the various tissues to elucidate the role of these lipids in living systems.
This text will be of value to chemists, biologists, biomedical scientists and researchers, and graduate students.