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dc.contributor.advisorFleischman, Gregory J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSiddiq, Ajmal, 1963-
dc.creatorSiddiq, Ajmal, 1963-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:08:28Z
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:08:28Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/277981
dc.description.abstractA physiologically-based multi-compartment model has been developed which makes a priori predictions of the chylomicron cholesterol distribution in the body of a rat. The model considers each organ to be a separate compartment which interacts with all the other organs/compartments through the blood stream. A particle approach has been used since chylomicron cholesterol distribution is regulated more by the particle concentrations than cholesterol concentrations. The chylomicron cholesterol distribution is coupled to the triglyceride contents of the particle. Unsteady nonlinear differential equations have been developed by making mass balances over all the compartments, and the numerical solution of these dynamic model equations is outlined. Finally, this multi-compartment model was used to predict the distribution of chylomicron cholesterol after a bolus injection of chylomicrons or their continuous infusion into the blood. The model results were then compared with the existing literature data points for such systems.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.subjectEngineering, Biomedical.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Chemical.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nutrition.en_US
dc.titleModeling the distribution of chylomicron cholesterol in the bodyen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1345622en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27056193en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T12:17:56Z
html.description.abstractA physiologically-based multi-compartment model has been developed which makes a priori predictions of the chylomicron cholesterol distribution in the body of a rat. The model considers each organ to be a separate compartment which interacts with all the other organs/compartments through the blood stream. A particle approach has been used since chylomicron cholesterol distribution is regulated more by the particle concentrations than cholesterol concentrations. The chylomicron cholesterol distribution is coupled to the triglyceride contents of the particle. Unsteady nonlinear differential equations have been developed by making mass balances over all the compartments, and the numerical solution of these dynamic model equations is outlined. Finally, this multi-compartment model was used to predict the distribution of chylomicron cholesterol after a bolus injection of chylomicrons or their continuous infusion into the blood. The model results were then compared with the existing literature data points for such systems.


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