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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140707/grapefruit-flavonoid-naringenin-regulates-the-expression-of-lxr%C3%AE-in-thp-1-macrophages-by-modulating-amp-activated-protein-kinase
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Javier Saenz, Consuelo Santa-María, Maria Edith Reyes-Quiroz, Isabel Geniz, Juan Jiménez, Francisco Sobrino, Gonzalo Alba
The present work investigates the modulation of grapefruit flavonoid naringenin over Liver X Receptor alpha (LXRα) and its target genes in THP-1 macrophages, focusing on AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) implication. Naringenin induced LXRα at mRNA and protein levels besides influencing the expression of LXRα target genes ABCA1, ABCG1 (ATP-binding cassette A1 and G1), and SREBP1c (sterol response element binding protein 1c) in THP-1 macrophages. The increased LXRα mRNA and protein expression was reverted when AMPK was inhibited by its chemical inhibitor, compound C or by transfection with AMPK α1 and α2 siRNA...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137283/c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3-protects-macrophages-against-lps-induced-lipid-accumulation-inflammation-and-phenotype-transition-via-ppar%C3%AE-and-tlr4-mediated-pathways
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Jiale Lin, Qi Liu, Hui Zhang, Xingtao Huang, Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Xuedong Wang, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou
Macrophage inflammation and foam cell formation are critical events during the initiation and development of atherosclerosis (AS). C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is a novel adipokine with anti-inflammatory and cardioprotection properties; however, little is known regarding the influence of CTRP3 on AS. As macrophages play a key role in AS, this study investigated the effects of CTRP3 on macrophage lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, and phenotype transition, as well as underlying mechanisms, to reveal the relationship between CTRP3 and AS...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132227/oxidative-stress-in-hiv-infection-and-alcohol-use-role-of-redox-signals-in-modulation-of-lipid-rafts-and-abc-transporters
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Samikkannu Thangavel, Carmen T Mulet, Venkata S R Atluri, Marisela Agudelo, Rhonda Rosenberg, Jessy G Devieux, Madhavan P N Nair
AIMS: HIV infection induces oxidative stress and alcohol use accelerates disease progression subsequently causing immune dysfunction. However, HIV and alcohol impact on lipid rafts-mediated immune dysfunction remains unknown. In this study, we investigate the modulation by which oxidative stress induces reactive oxygen species (ROS) affecting redox expression, lipid rafts caveiloin-1, ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-transporters, and transcriptional SREBP gene and protein modification and how these mechanisms are associated with arachidonic acid (AA) metabolites in HIV positive alcohol users, and how they escalate immune dysfunction...
November 13, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113088/oxidative-stress-in-cardiovascular-diseases-involvement-of-nrf2-antioxidant-redox-signaling-in-macrophage-foam-cells-formation
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REVIEW
Bee Kee Ooi, Bey Hing Goh, Wei Hsum Yap
Oxidative stress is an important risk factor contributing to the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases. Oxidative stress that results from excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) production accounts for impaired endothelial function, a process which promotes atherosclerotic lesion or fatty streaks formation (foam cells). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a transcription factor involved in cellular redox homeostasis. Upon exposure to oxidative stress, Nrf2 is dissociated from its inhibitor Keap-1 and translocated into the nucleus, where it results in the transcriptional activation of cell defense genes...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069761/myeloid-specific-genetic-ablation-of-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-abca1-is-protective-against-cancer
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Maryam Zamanian-Daryoush, Daniel J Lindner, Joseph A DiDonato, Matthew Wagner, Jennifer Buffa, Patricia Rayman, John S Parks, Marit Westerterp, Alan R Tall, Stanley L Hazen
Increased circulating levels of apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), the major protein of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), by genetic manipulation or infusion, protects against melanoma growth and metastasis. Herein, we explored potential roles in melanoma tumorigenesis for host scavenger receptor class B, type 1 (SR-B1), and ATP-binding cassette transporters A1 (ABCA1) and G1 (ABCG1), all mediators of apoA-I and HDL sterol and lipid transport function. In a syngeneic murine melanoma tumor model, B16F10, mice with global deletion of SR-B1 expression exhibited increased plasma HDL cholesterol (HDLc) levels and decreased tumor volume, indicating host SR-B1 does not directly contribute to HDL-associated anti-tumor activity...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045950/leonurine-prevents-atherosclerosis-via-promoting-the-expression-of-abca1-and-abcg1-in-a-ppar%C3%AE-lxr%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-dependent-manner
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Ting Jiang, Kun Ren, Qian Chen, Heng Li, Rong Yao, Hu Hu, Yun-Cheng Lv, Guo-Jun Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have demonstrated that leonurine, a unique alkaloid compound of Herba leonuri, can exert anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects on the development of atherosclerosis (AS). This study was designed to investigate the effects of leonurine on cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophage-derived foam cells and development of atherosclerotic lesions in apoE-/- mice, and further determine the potential mechanisms. METHODS: Human THP-1 cells were fully differentiated into foam cells by the pre-treatment with phorbol-12-myristate-13-acetate (PMA) and oxidized density lipoproteins (ox-LDL)...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984832/the-role-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-in-reverse-cholesterol-transport-a-review
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REVIEW
Alex Pizzini, Lukas Lunger, Egon Demetz, Richard Hilbe, Guenter Weiss, Christoph Ebenbichler, Ivan Tancevski
The beneficial effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) on cardiovascular disease have been studied extensively. However, it remains unclear to what extent n-3 PUFAs may impact Reverse Cholesterol Transport (RCT). RCT describes a mechanism by which excess cholesterol from peripheral tissues is transported to the liver for hepatobiliary excretion, thereby inhibiting foam cell formation and the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of this review is to summarize the literature and to provide an updated overview of the effects of n-3 PUFAs on key players in RCT, including apoliprotein AI (apoA-I), ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1), ABCG1, apoE, scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP), low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr), cholesterol 7 alpha-hydroxylase (CYP7A1) and ABCG5/G8...
October 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982861/liver-x-receptor-lxr-regulated-genes-of-cholesterol-trafficking-and-breast-cancer-severity
#8
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christine Bobin-Dubigeon, Anaïs Chauvin, Victoire Brillaud-Meflah, Florence Boiffard, Marie-Pierre Joalland, Jean-Marie Bard
BACKGROUND: Liver X receptor [LXR; nuclear receptor subfamily 1, group H, member 2 (NR1H2, alias LXRB)] can inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis of cancer cells. Its relationship with disease severity is not known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of LXRB, ATP binding cassette subfamily A member 1 (ABCA1), ATP binding cassette subfamily G member 1 (ABCG1), apolipoprotein E (APOE) and paraoxonase 2 (PON2) were determined in 69 breast tumors and were related to clinical stages of the disease and tumor characteristics, as well as time to recurrence...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946038/abca1-and-hdl3-are-required-to-modulate-smooth-muscle-cells-phenotypic-switch-after-cholesterol-loading
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Silvia Castiglioni, Matteo Monti, Lorenzo Arnaboldi, Monica Canavesi, Giuditta Ainis Buscherini, Laura Calabresi, Alberto Corsini, Stefano Bellosta
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cholesterol-loaded smooth muscle cells (SMCs) modify their phenotypic behavior becoming foam cells. To characterize the role of ABCA1 and HDL3 in this process, we evaluated HDL3 effects on cholesterol-induced phenotypic changes in SMCs expressing or not ABCA1. METHODS: SMCs, isolated from the aortae of wild-type (WT) and Abca1 knock-out (KO) mice, were cholesterol-loaded using a "water-soluble cholesterol''. RESULTS: Cholesterol loading downregulates the expression of Acta2 and calponin (SMC markers), and increases the expression of Mac-2, CD11b and MHCII (inflammation-related genes and surface antigens) and Abca1, Abcg1...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899694/anti-atherosclerotic-effect-of-hesperidin-in-ldlr-mice-and-its-possible-mechanism
#10
Ye-Zi Sun, Jian-Fei Chen, Li-Min Shen, Ji Zhou, Cui-Fang Wang
Hesperidin, a citrus bioflavonoid, exerts numerous pharmacological activities. However, its protective effect against atherosclerosis in vivo remains poorly understood. In the present study, we aimed to observe the effects of hesperidin on high fat diet (HFD)-induced atherosclerosis using LDL receptor deficient (LDLr(-/-)) mice. After 12 weeks of treatment, the animals were sacrificed. The blood samples were collected for further analysis. Mouse peritoneal macrophages were collected. Hepatic lipid content, quantification of atherosclerosis, assessment of oxidative stress and inflammation, gene expressions were performed on liver and aorta samples...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894120/blood-triglyceride-levels-are-associated-with-dna-methylation-at-the-serine-metabolism-gene-phgdh
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Vinh Truong, Siying Huang, Jessica Dennis, Mathieu Lemire, Nora Zwingerman, Dylan Aïssi, Irfahan Kassam, Claire Perret, Philip Wells, Pierre-Emmanuel Morange, Michael Wilson, David-Alexandre Trégouët, France Gagnon
Efficient interventions to reduce blood triglycerides are few; newer and more tolerable intervention targets are needed. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying blood triglyceride levels variation is key to identifying new therapies. To explore the role of epigenetic mechanisms on triglyceride levels, a blood methylome scan was conducted in 199 individuals from 5 French-Canadian families ascertained on venous thromboembolism, and findings were replicated in 324 French unrelated patients with venous thromboembolism...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889112/interplay-between-cigarette-smoking-and%C3%A2-pulmonary-reverse-lipid-transport
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Éric Jubinville, Maude Talbot, Jean-Christophe Bérubé, Mélanie Hamel-Auger, Michaël Maranda-Robitaille, Marie-Josée Beaulieu, Sophie Aubin, Marie-Ève Paré, David G Kallend, Benoit Arsenault, Yohan Bossé, Mathieu C Morissette
Reverse lipid transport is critical to maintain homeostasis. Smoking causes lipid accumulation in macrophages, therefore suggesting suboptimal reverse lipid transport mechanisms. In this study, we investigated the interplay between smoking and reverse lipid transport and the consequences on smoking-induced lung and peripheral alterations.To investigate the relationship between smoking and reverse lipid transport, we used a clinical lung gene expression dataset and a mouse model of cigarette smoke exposure. We also used ApoA-1(-/-) mice, with reduced reverse lipid transport capacity, and a recombinant ApoA-1 Milano/phospholipid complex (MDCO-216) to boost reverse lipid transport...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869506/critical-role-of-the-human-atp-binding-cassette-g1-transporter-in-cardiometabolic-diseases
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REVIEW
Lise M Hardy, Eric Frisdal, Wilfried Le Goff
ATP-binding cassette G1 (ABCG1) is a member of the large family of ABC transporters which are involved in the active transport of many amphiphilic and lipophilic molecules including lipids, drugs or endogenous metabolites. It is now well established that ABCG1 promotes the export of lipids, including cholesterol, phospholipids, sphingomyelin and oxysterols, and plays a key role in the maintenance of tissue lipid homeostasis. Although ABCG1 was initially proposed to mediate cholesterol efflux from macrophages and then to protect against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), it becomes now clear that ABCG1 exerts a larger spectrum of actions which are of major importance in cardiometabolic diseases (CMD)...
September 2, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863273/2-3-4-5-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glycoside-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein%C3%A2-e-deficient-mice-role-of-reverse-cholesterol-transport
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Xuemeng Chen, Kun Tang, Yi Peng, XiaoLe Xu
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential effects of 2,3,4',5-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-d-glucoside (TSG) on the development of atherosclerotic plaque in ApoE(-/-) mice, and explore the mechanisms involved. Our data showed that after 8 weeks of treatment, TSG ameliorated serum levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride, and low density lipoprotein cholesterol, and increased serum levels of high density lipoprotein cholesterol in ApoE(-/-) mice. TSG suppressed hepatic steatosis, the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, and the formation of macrophage foam cells in ApoE(-/-) mice...
September 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830907/plasma-cholesterol-homeostasis-hdl-remodeling-and-function-during-the-acute-phase-reaction
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Francesca Zimetti, Stefano De Vuono, Monica Gomaraschi, Maria Pia Adorni, Elda Favari, Nicoletta Ronda, Maria Anastasia Ricci, Fabrizio Veglia, Laura Calabresi, Graziana Lupattelli
Acute phase reaction (APR) is a systemic inflammation triggered by several conditions associated with lipid profile alterations. We evaluated whether APR also associates with changes in cholesterol synthesis and absorption, HDL structure, composition, and cholesterol efflux capacity (CEC). We analyzed 59 subjects with APR related to infections, oncologic causes, or autoimmune diseases and 39 controls. We detected no difference in markers of cholesterol synthesis and absorption. Conversely, a significant reduction of LpA-I- and LpAI:AII-containing HDL (-28% and -44...
October 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807695/doxorubicin-enhances-oxysterol-levels-resulting-in-a-lxr-mediated-upregulation-of-cardiac-cholesterol-transporters
#16
Judith V Monzel, Thomas Budde, Henriette E Meyer Zu Schwabedissen, Matthias Schwebe, Sandra Bien-Möller, Dieter Lütjohann, Heyo K Kroemer, Gabriele Jedlitschky, Markus Grube
The anthracycline-mediated cardiotoxicity is still not completely understood. To examine the impact of cholesterol metabolism and transport in this context, cholesterol and oxysterol levels as well as the expression of the cholesterol transporters ABCA1 and ABCG1 were analyzed in doxorubicin-treated HL-1 murine cardiomyocytes as well as in mouse model for acute doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. Doxorubicin-treated HL-1 cells exhibited enhanced cholesterol (153±20% of control), oxysterol (24S-hydroxycholesterol: 206±29% of control) and cholesterol precursor levels (lathosterol: 122±12% of control; desmosterol: 188±10% of control) indicating enhanced cholesterol synthesis...
November 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801370/impact-of-tlr-2-tlr-4-activation-on-the-expression-of-abca1-and-abcg1-in-raw-cells
#17
Kana Suzuki, Yasushi Kawakami, Kazuyoshi Yamauchi
Toll-like receptors (TLR) activation is thought to modulate the macrophage cholesterol efflux and contribute to the atherosclerosis progression; however, the precise pathophysiological mechanism remains unclear. We investigated the effects of TLR2- and TLR4-activation on the expression of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters ABCA1 and ABCG1 in a mouse macrophage cell line, Raw 264.7. Both TLR2- and TLR4-activation upregulated the expression of ABCA1 mRNA but downregulated that of ABCG1 mRNA. These alterations may be mainly regulated by the following 3 cascades: (1) the TLR/myeloid differentiation primary-response protein 88/Liver X receptor pathway, which upregulated the ABCA1 mRNA; (2) NF-κB pathway, which downregulated the ABCG1 mRNA, and (3) the p38 pathway, which upregulated and stabilized ABCA1 mRNA...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793908/transcriptomic-analysis-comparing-mouse-strains-with-extreme-total-lung-capacities-identifies-novel-candidate-genes-for-pulmonary-function
#18
Leema George, Ankita Mitra, Tania A Thimraj, Martin Irmler, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Lars Lunding, Dorothea Hühn, Alicia Madurga, Johannes Beckers, Heinz Fehrenbach, Swapna Upadhyay, Holger Schulz, George D Leikauf, Koustav Ganguly
BACKGROUND: Failure to attain peak lung function by early adulthood is a risk factor for chronic lung diseases. Previously, we reported that C3H/HeJ mice have about twice total lung capacity (TLC) compared to JF1/MsJ mice. We identified seven lung function quantitative trait loci (QTL: Lfnq1-Lfnq7) in backcross/intercross mice derived from these inbred strains. We further demonstrated, superoxide dismutase 3, extracellular (Sod3), Kit oncogene (Kit) and secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) located on these Lfnqs as lung function determinants...
August 9, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791414/tetramethylpyrazine-suppresses-lipid-accumulation-in-macrophages-via-upregulation-of-the-atp-binding-cassette-transporters-and-downregulation-of-scavenger-receptors
#19
Jie Duan, Dong Xiang, Hongli Luo, Guojun Wang, Yun Ye, Chao Yu, Xiuying Li
Tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), a biologically active ingredient first extracted from the Chinese medicinal plant Ligusticum wallichii Franchat., has athero-protective activity, yet the particular mechanisms have not been completely explored. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of TMP and its possible mechanisms in RAW264.7 macrophages and apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mice. TMP treatment markedly increased the cholesterol efflux and inhibited oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) uptake, thus, ameliorating lipid accumulation in macrophages...
August 4, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775237/c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3-protects-macrophages-against-lps-induced-lipid-accumulation-inflammation-and-phenotype-transition-via-ppar%C3%AE-and-tlr4-mediated-pathways
#20
Jiale Lin, Qi Liu, Hui Zhang, Xingtao Huang, Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Xuedong Wang, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou
Macrophage inflammation and foam cell formation are critical events during the initiation and development of atherosclerosis (AS). C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is a novel adipokine with anti-inflammatory and cardioprotection properties; however, little is known regarding the influence of CTRP3 on AS. As macrophages play a key role in AS, this study investigated the effects of CTRP3 on macrophage lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, and phenotype transition, as well as underlying mechanisms, to reveal the relationship between CTRP3 and AS...
July 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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