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Advances in Behavioral Biology

Lecithin

Technological, Biological, and Therapeutic Aspects

Editors: Hanin, Israel (Ed.)

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Recently, there has been tremendous scientific interest in the role of phospholipids and particularly phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) in a variety of biological processes. These include the involvement of phosphatidylcholine in biological membranes, as a component of plasma lipoprotein, as a transporter of choline in the body, and also as a "reserve", and possibly only source of unesterified choline. Moreover, numerous clinical studies have recently been conducted, to evaluate the possible uses of externally supplied lecithin in the treatment of some intractible neuropsychiatric disorders (e.g. tardive dyski.nesia, Alzheimer's disease, etc.) and other conditions (e.g. hypercholesteremia). Results to date are encouraging, yet equivocal. This is due, in part, to the fact that the field of phospholipid methodology is highly complex. There is much confusion in the literature, and many ambiguities still remain in the interpretation of experimental findings. This is particularly so for phenomena involving phospholipid function in the central nervous system. This book incorporates the proceedings of the Fourth International Colloquium on Lecithin, which took place in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on September 15-17, 1986. The purpese of this colloquium was to review, in a comprehensive manner, basic principles as weli as current information about the technology, biochemistry, physiology and therapeutic potential of lecithin. Over 108 individuals from all over the world participated in the sessions. The meeting was subdivided into oral presentations and panel discussions (see Table of Contents). It was sponsored and financed by the Lucas Meyer GmbH (Hamburg), for which the editors are most grateful.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lecithin
Book Subtitle
Technological, Biological, and Therapeutic Aspects
Editors
  • Israel Hanin
Series Title
Advances in Behavioral Biology
Series Volume
33
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-1933-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-1933-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-1935-2
Series ISSN
0099-6246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 196
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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