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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731176/hypotonic-contrast-media-is-more-toxic-than-isotonic-contrast-media-on-endothelial-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Lihui Ren, Ping Wang, Zuoyan Wang, Yong Liu, Shuzheng Lv
The aim of the current study was to investigate the cytotoxic effects of hypotonic (iopamidol) and isotonic (iodixanol) contract media (CMs) in vitro and in vivo. A total of 60 Wistar rats were included and were randomly divided into three groups (20 rats per group). Iodixanol (4 g iodine/kg), iopamidol (4 g iodine/kg) or equal volume of normal saline was injected via tail vein. HUVEC and H5V cell viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit‑8 agents. Western blotting was performed to detect ATP‑binding cassette subfamily G member 1 (ABCG1) expression...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710789/atr-101-inhibits-cholesterol-efflux-and-cortisol-secretion-by-abc-transporters-causing-cytotoxic-cholesterol-accumulation-in-adrenocortical-carcinoma-cells
#2
Veronica Elizabeth Burns, Tom Klaus Kerppola
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To further the development of new agents for the treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), we characterized the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cytotoxicity by the adrenalytic compound ATR-101 (PD132301-02). EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We compared the effects of ATR-101, PD129337, and ABC transporter inhibitors, on cholesterol accumulation and efflux, on cortisol secretion, on ATP levels, and on caspase activation in ACC-derived cell lines...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674080/macrophage-deficiency-of-mir-21-promotes-apoptosis-plaque-necrosis-and-vascular-inflammation-during-atherogenesis
#3
Alberto Canfrán-Duque, Noemi Rotllan, Xinbo Zhang, Marta Fernández-Fuertes, Cristina Ramírez-Hidalgo, Elisa Araldi, Lidia Daimiel, Rebeca Busto, Carlos Fernández-Hernando, Yajaira Suárez
Atherosclerosis, the major cause of cardiovascular disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the accumulation of lipids and inflammatory cells in the artery wall. Aberrant expression of microRNAs has been implicated in the pathophysiological processes underlying the progression of atherosclerosis. Here, we define the contribution of miR-21 in hematopoietic cells during atherogenesis. Interestingly, we found that miR-21 is the most abundant miRNA in macrophages and its absence results in accelerated atherosclerosis, plaque necrosis, and vascular inflammation...
July 3, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673011/tribbles-homolog-1-enhances-cholesterol-efflux-from-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-loaded-thp-1-macrophages
#4
Yanhua Fu, Yang Zhao, Bin Huang
Macrophage foam cell formation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. The protein Tribbles homolog 1 (Trib1), a member of the Tribbles protein family, functions as an adaptor or scaffold protein. Recent studies have indicated its implication in lipoprotein metabolism. In the present study, the role of Trib1 in macrophage foam cell formation was investigated. Oil red O staining was used to analyze intracellular lipid deposition, while the effects of Trib1 overexpression on cholesterol efflux were also examined...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666268/myeloid-specific-genetic-ablation-of-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-abca1-is-protective-against-cancer
#5
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...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659806/erythrodiol-an-olive-oil-constituent-increases-the-half-life-of-abca1-and-enhances-cholesterol-efflux-from-thp-1-derived-macrophages
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Limei Wang, Sarah Wesemann, Liselotte Krenn, Angela Ladurner, Elke H Heiss, Verena M Dirsch, Atanas G Atanasov
Cholesterol efflux (ChE) from macrophages is an initial step of reverse cholesterol transport (RCT). The ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) is a key transporter for ChE and its increased expression is regarded to attenuate atherosclerosis. Thus, the identification and characterization of molecules raising ABCA1 and thereby stimulating ChE is of pharmacological relevance. In this study, we tested dietary compounds from olive oil for their capacity of enhancing cellular ABCA1 protein level. We identified erythrodiol (Olean-12-ene-3β,28-diol) as an ABCA1 stabilizer and revealed its positive influence on ChE in THP-1-derived human macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630870/placental-abca1-expression-is-increased-in-spontaneous-preterm-deliveries-compared-with-iatrogenic-preterm-deliveries-and-term-deliveries
#7
Xie Cheng-Mao, Long Yan, Lin Li, Jin Hua, Wang Xiao-Ju, Zhang Jie-Wen
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal expression of ABCA1 and ABCG1 in the placenta can elicit lipid metabolism disorder and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, whether it is associated with preterm delivery remains unclear. Our present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between abnormal expression of ABCA1 or ABCG1 and preterm delivery. METHODS: Maternal blood and placental tissues from women with spontaneous deliveries (SPD), iatrogenic deliveries (IPD), and term deliveries (TD) were collected...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611100/ampk-activation-enhances-the-anti-atherogenic-effects-of-high-density-lipoproteins-in-apoe-mice
#8
Ang Ma, Jing Wang, Liu Yang, Yuanyuan An, Haibo Zhu
HDL plays crucial roles at multiple stages of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a therapeutic candidate for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. However, the effect of AMPK activation on HDL functionality has not been established in vivo. We assessed the effects of pharmacological AMPK activation using A-769662, AICAR, metformin, and IMM-H007 on the atheroprotective functions of HDL in apoE-deficient (apoE-/-) mice fed with a high fat diet. After administration, although there no changes in serum lipid levels among the groups...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588672/abcg1-as-a-potential-oncogene-in-lung-cancer
#9
Chunyan Tian, Di Huang, Yanli Yu, Jihong Zhang, Qingxin Fang, Chao Xie
ATP-binding cassette transporter G1 (ABCG1) is a member of the ABC transporter family and regulates cellular cholesterol homeostasis. It has important roles in cholesterol homeostasis and tumor immunity, which has, however, not been reported in lung cancer. The present study showed that ABCG1 protein is upregulated in lung cancer compared with adjacent normal tissues and furthermore, aberrant ABCG1 expression was detected in lung cancer cell lines. ABCG1 was shown to promote the proliferation of HKULC4 lung cancer cells...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577936/association-between-dna-methylation-and-coronary-heart-disease-or-other-atherosclerotic-events-a-systematic-review
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Alba Fernández-Sanlés, Sergi Sayols-Baixeras, Isaac Subirana, Irene R Degano, Roberto Elosua
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the association between DNA methylation and coronary heart disease (CHD) or related atherosclerotic traits. METHODS: A systematic review was designed. The condition of interest was DNA methylation, and the outcome was CHD or other atherosclerosis-related traits. Three DNA methylation approaches were considered: global methylation, candidate-gene, and epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS)...
May 18, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558770/leishmania-labcg1-and-labcg2-transporters-are-involved-in-virulence-and-oxidative-stress-functional-linkage-with-autophagy
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José Ignacio Manzano, Ana Perea, David León-Guerrero, Jenny Campos-Salinas, Lucia Piacenza, Santiago Castanys, Francisco Gamarro
BACKGROUND: The G subfamily of ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporters of Leishmania include 6 genes (ABCG1-G6), some with relevant biological functions associated with drug resistance and phospholipid transport. Several studies have shown that Leishmania LABCG2 transporter plays a role in the exposure of phosphatidylserine (PS), in virulence and in resistance to antimonials. However, the involvement of this transporter in other key biological processes has not been studied. METHODS: To better understand the biological function of LABCG2 and its nearly identical tandem-repeated transporter LABCG1, we have generated Leishmania major null mutant parasites for both genes (ΔLABCG1-2)...
May 30, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554988/effects-of-garlic-on-brachial-endothelial-function-and-capacity-of-plasma-to-mediate-cholesterol-efflux-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Marjan Mahdavi-Roshan, Parvin Mirmiran, Mohammad Arjmand, Javad Nasrollahzadeh
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of garlic on brachial endothelial function and THP-1 macrophage cholesterol efflux (CE) and examined whether garlic modulates ATP-binding cassette (ABC) A1 and ABCG1 mRNA expressions in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolated from patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: In this randomized, placebo-controlled trial, patients with CAD were randomly divided into two groups: those receiving garlic powder or placebo tablets twice daily for 3 months...
May 24, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549616/pectin-penta-oligogalacturonide-reduces-cholesterol-accumulation-by-promoting-bile-acid-biosynthesis-and-excretion-in-high-cholesterol-fed-mice
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Ru-Gang Zhu, Yan-Di Sun, Yu-Ting Hou, Jun-Gang Fan, Gang Chen, Tuo-Ping Li
Haw pectin penta-oligogalacturonide (HPPS) has important role in improving cholesterol metabolism and promoting the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids (BA) in mice fed high-cholesterol diet (HCD). However, the mechanism is not clear. This study aims to investigate the effects of HPPS on cholesterol accumulation and the regulation of hepatic BA synthesis and transport in HCD-fed mice. Results showed that HPPS significantly decreased plasma and hepatic TC levels but increased plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) levels, compared to HCD...
June 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496562/epigenetics-of-lipid-phenotypes
#14
Sergi Sayols-Baixeras, Marguerite R Irvin, Donna K Arnett, Roberto Elosua, Stella W Aslibekyan
Dyslipidemia is a well-established risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the main cause of death worldwide. Blood lipid profiles are patterned by both genetic and environmental factors. In recent years, epigenetics has emerged as a paradigm that unifies these influences. In this review, we have summarized the latest evidence implicating epigenetic mechanisms-DNA methylation, histone modification, and regulation by RNAs-in lipid homeostasis. Key findings have emerged in a number of novel epigenetic loci located in biologically plausible genes (e...
October 2016: Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492976/squalene-promotes-cholesterol-homeostasis-in-macrophage-and-hepatocyte-cells-via-activation-of-liver-x-receptor-lxr-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE
#15
Hoang Thi Minh Hien, Nguyen Cam Ha, Le Thi Thom, Dang Diem Hong
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of squalene on liver X receptors (LXRs) that regulate target genes associated with reverse cholesterol transport and thus control whole-body cholesterol homeostasis. RESULTS: To examine the effect of squalene on liver X receptors (LXRs) that regulate target genes associated with reverse cholesterol transport and thus control whole-body cholesterol homeostasis. Squalene significantly stimulated the transactivation of liver X receptor modulator LXRα and LXRβ...
May 10, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459714/xxk-regulates-rct-via-improving-hdl-synthesis-maturation-and-catabolism
#16
Guang-Xin Dong, Wen-Wen Li, Ruo-Zhu Wang, Wen-Jun Zou, Zhen-Dong Zhong, Bo-Gang Li
Di'ao Xinxuekang (XXK) is a herbal product in China and Netherlands that has been clinically shown to attenuate atherosclerosis (AS); however, the underlying anti-atherosclerotic mechanism remains unclear. Due to its role in cholesterol homeostasis, reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is a potential target for these beneficial effects. This study investigated the effects of XXK on RCT and related proteins. After treating ApoE-deficient mice with XXK for 8 weeks, we observed an increase in the expression level of ATP binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) and ATP binding cassette transporter G1 (ABCG1), which in turn stimulated cholesterol efflux and reduced aortic atherosclerotic lesion area...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450348/melanocortin-1-receptor-signaling-regulates-cholesterol-transport-in-macrophages
#17
Petteri Rinne, Martina Rami, Salla Nuutinen, Donato Santovito, Emiel P C van der Vorst, Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Leo-Pekka Lyytikäinen, Emma Raitoharju, Niku Oksala, Larisa Ring, Minying Cai, Victor J Hruby, Terho Lehtimäki, Christian Weber, Sabine Steffens
BACKGROUND: The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1-R) is expressed by monocytes and macrophages, where it exerts anti-inflammatory actions on stimulation with its natural ligand α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone. The present study was designed to investigate the specific role of MC1-R in the context of atherosclerosis and possible regulatory pathways of MC1-R beyond anti-inflammation. METHODS: Human and mouse atherosclerotic samples and primary mouse macrophages were used to study the regulatory functions of MC1-R...
July 4, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436434/phosphatidylethanolamine-dynamics-are-required-for-osteoclast-fusion
#18
Atsushi Irie, Kei Yamamoto, Yoshimi Miki, Makoto Murakami
Osteoclasts, responsible for bone resorption, are multinucleated cells formed by cell-cell fusion of mononuclear pre-osteoclasts. Although osteoclast fusion is a pivotal step for osteoclastogenesis, little is known about the mechanism involved. To clarify the underlying process, we investigated dynamics of membrane phospholipids during osteoclastogenesis in vitro. We found that the cellular content of phospholipids, phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) in particular, was increased during osteoclast differentiation...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424539/%C3%AE-3-adrenoceptor-activation-upregulates-apolipoprotein-a-i-expression-in-hepg2-cells-which-might-further-promote-cholesterol-efflux-from-macrophage-foam-cells
#19
Xia-Qing Gao, Yan-Fang Li, Zhi-Li Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of β3-adrenoceptor (β3-AR) activation on HepG2 cells and its influence on cholesterol efflux from macrophage foam cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HepG2 cells were cultured and treated with the β3-AR agonist, BRL37344, and antagonist, SR52390A, and the expression of apolipoprotein (Apo) A-I, ApoA-II, ApoB, and β3-AR in the supernatants and cells was determined. The expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ and PPARα in the HepG2 cells was also assessed...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402161/ein2-mediated-signaling-is-involved-in-pre-invasion-defense-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-against-potato-late-blight-pathogen-phytophthora-infestans
#20
Soriya Rin, Yuri Mizuno, Yusuke Shibata, Mayuka Fushimi, Shinpei Katou, Ikuo Sato, Sotaro Chiba, Kazuhito Kawakita, Daigo Takemoto
Nicotiana benthamiana ABCG1 and ABCG2 are ABC transporters which are probably involved in the export of capsidiol, the major phytoalexin of Nicotiana species. While capsidiol export by these transporters plays an essential role in post-invasion defense against Phytophthora infestans, they also export unidentified antimicrobial compound(s) involved in pre-invasion defense. In this study, promoter activity of NbABCG2 (Pabcg2a) was analyzed using a GFP marker. Expression of GFP under the control of Pabcg2a was significantly increased by co-expression with the INF1 elicitor from P...
April 3, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
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