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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662563/-123-i-labeled-oxldl-is-widely-distributed-throughout-the-whole-body-in-mice
#1
Atushi Nakano, Hidekazu Kawashima, Yoshinori Miyake, Tsutomu Zeniya, Akihide Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Koshino, Takashi Temma, Tetsuya Fukuda, Yoshiko Fujita, Akemi Kakino, Shigehiko Kanaya, Tatsuya Sawamura, Hidehiro Iida
Purpose: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) plays a key role in endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation, and atherogenesis. The aim of this study was to assess blood clearance and in vivo kinetics of radiolabeled oxLDL in mice. Methods: We synthesized 123 I-oxLDL by the iodine monochloride method, and performed an uptake study in CHO cells transfected with lectin-like oxLDL receptor-1 (LOX-1). In addition, we evaluated the consistency between the 123 I-oxLDL autoradiogram and the fluorescence image of DiI-oxLDL after intravenous injection for both spleen and liver...
April 2018: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619884/cardioprotective-effect-of-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-as-a-novel-nsaid-on-gene-expression-of-oxldl-scavenger-receptors-in-the-experimental-diabetic-model
#2
Seyed Shahabeddin Mortazavi-Jahromi, Shahab Alizadeh, Mohammad Hassan Javanbakht, Abbas Mirshafiey
CONTEXT: The investigations have shown that patients with diabetes have the elevated levels of glucose and oxLDL. These two play an important role in increased expression levels of oxLDL scavenger receptors on the surface of macrophages and endothelial cells that leads to deposition of oxLDL and macrophages in vascular walls. OBJECTIVE: The present study intends to show the effects of β-d-mannuronic acid (M2000) on the expression profile of ox-LDL scavenger receptors (including SR-A, LOX-1, CD36, and CD68) in an experimental model of diabetes...
April 5, 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617722/pcsk9-regulates-expression-of-scavenger-receptors-and-ox-ldl-uptake-in-macrophages
#3
Zufeng Ding, Shijie Liu, Xianwei Wang, Sue Theus, Xiaoyan Deng, Yubo Fan, Sichang Zhou, Jawahar L Mehta
Aims: PCSK9 has been shown to influence macrophage biology and modulate atherogenesis. We conducted this study to examine the regulation of scavenger receptors (SRs) (LOX-1, SRA and CD36) and oxidized liporoptein cholesterol (ox-LDL) uptake in macrophages by PCSK9. Methods and Results: Treatment of mouse peritoneal macrophages with TNF-α resulted in concentration-dependent modest, but significant, increase in PCSK9 expression. Importantly, treatment of TNF-α primed macrophages with recombinant murine PCSK9 increased the expression of LOX-1, SRA and CD36 2-5 fold, and enhanced ox-LDL uptake by ≈5-fold...
March 29, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617044/pcsk9-plays-a-novel-immunological-role-in-the-oxidized-ldl-induced-dendritic-cell-maturation-and-t-cell-activation-from-human-blood-and-atherosclerotic-plaque
#4
Anquan Liu, Johan Frostegård
BACKGROUND: Activated T cells and dendritic cells (DCs) occur in atherosclerotic plaques. Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9) targets the LDL-receptor (LDLR), and results in increased LDL-levels. We here investigate immune effects of PCSK9 on OxLDL induced DC maturation and T cell activation. METHODS: T cells were isolated from carotid specimens of patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy, or from peripheral blood of healthy individuals. Human peripheral blood monocytes were differentiated into DCs...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615815/cardiac-myo-fibroblasts-modulate-the-migration-of-monocyte-subsets
#5
Kathleen Pappritz, Konstantinos Savvatis, Annika Koschel, Kapka Miteva, Carsten Tschöpe, Sophie Van Linthout
Cardiac fibroblasts play an important role in the regulation of the extracellular matrix and are newly recognized as inflammatory supporter cells. Interferon (IFN)-γ is known to counteract transforming growth factor (TGF)-ß1-induced myofibroblast differentiation. This study aims at investigating in vitro how IFN-γ affects TGF-ß1-induced monocyte attraction. Therefore, C4 fibroblasts and fibroblasts obtained by outgrowth culture from the left ventricle (LV) of male C57BL6/j mice were stimulated with TGF-β1, IFN-γ and TGF-β1 + IFN-γ...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569871/lox-1-deficient-mice-show-resistance-to-zymosan-induced-arthritis
#6
Kazuhiko Hashimoto, Yutaka Oda, Koichi Nakagawa, Terumasa Ikeda, Kazuhiro Ohtani, Masao Akagi
Recent data suggest that the lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) receptor-1 (LOX-1)/ox-LDL system may be involved in the pathogenesis of arthritis. We aimed to demonstrate the roles of the LOX-1/ox-LDL system in arthritis development by using LOX-1 knockout (KO) mice. Arthritis was induced in the right knees of C57Bl/6 wild-type (WT) and LOX-1 KO mice via zymosan injection. Saline was injected in the left knees. Arthritis development was evaluated using inflammatory cell infiltration, synovial hyperplasia, and cartilage degeneration scores at 1, 3, and 7 days after administration...
January 22, 2018: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549823/microrna-98-regulates-foam-cell-formation-and-lipid-accumulation-through-repression-of-lox-1
#7
Yao Dai, Xiaoqin Wu, Dongsheng Dai, Jun Li, Jawahar L Mehta
OBJECTIVE: Several miR/s that regulate gene/s relevant in atherogenesis are being described. We identified a miR (miR-98) that targets LOX-1, a receptor for ox-LDL, and speculated that it might be relevant in atherogenesis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: MicroRNA-98 was predicted by bioinformatics tools. The effects of miR-98 (by use of mimics and inhibitors) on LOX-1 expression and foam cell formation in mouse peritoneal macrophages were assessed. ApoE-/- mice fed by high fat diet were administered with mmu-agomiR-98 and mmu-antagomiR-98, and expression of LOX-1 and foam cell formation in aorta were quantified...
March 8, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29548756/ultrasound-molecular-imaging-of-atherosclerosis-using-small-peptide-targeting-ligands-against-endothelial-markers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#8
Federico Moccetti, Craig C Weinkauf, Brian P Davidson, J Todd Belcik, Edmund R Marinelli, Evan Unger, Jonathan R Lindner
The aim of this study was to evaluate a panel of endothelium-targeted microbubble (MB) ultrasound contrast agents bearing small peptide ligands as a human-ready approach for molecular imaging of markers of high-risk atherosclerotic plaque. Small peptide ligands with established affinity for human P-selectin, VCAM-1, LOX-1 and von Willebrand factor (VWF) were conjugated to the surface of lipid-stabilized MBs. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) molecular imaging of the thoracic aorta was performed in wild-type and gene-targeted mice with advanced atherosclerosis (DKO)...
March 13, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511297/ecrg4-peptide-is-the-ligand-of-multiple-scavenger-receptors
#9
Tetsuo Moriguchi, Shuji Takeda, Shinzo Iwashita, Kei Enomoto, Tatsuya Sawamura, Uichi Koshimizu, Toru Kondo
Esophageal cancer-related gene 4 (Ecrg4) encodes a hormone-like peptide that is believed to be involved in a variety of physiological phenomena, including tumour suppression. Recent progress in the study of Ecrg4 has shown that Ecrg4 is a proinflammatory factor and induces the expression of several cytokines and chemokines in macrophages/microglia. However, the detailed molecular mechanisms of Ecrg4 signalling, especially the Ecrg4 receptors, remain poorly understood. Here, using retrovirus-mediated expression cloning, we identified lectin-like oxidised low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) as a membrane protein that binds amino acid residues 71-132 of Ecrg4 (Ecrg4(71-132))...
March 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487804/role-of-vasoactive-intestinal-peptide-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-infected-cornea
#10
Cui Li, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Gui-Qiu Zhao, Jing Lin, Cheng-Ye Che, Nan Jiang, Na Li, Jie Zhang, Kun He, Xu-Dong Peng
AIM: To investigate the anti-inflammatory role of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in Aspergillus fumigatus ( A. fumigatus ) ketatitis. METHODS: Expression of VIP was tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in C57BL/6 and BALB/c normal and A. fumigatus infected corneas. C57BL/6 mice were pretreated with recombinant (r) VIP, while BALB/c mice were pretreated with VIP antagonist, and then infected with A. fumigatus . Clinical score was recorded. Expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines, toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor 1 (LOX-1), and neutrophil infiltration were tested by PCR, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and myeloperoxidase (MPO) assay...
2018: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462603/lox-1-receptor-a-potential-link-in-atherosclerosis-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Silvana Balzan, Valter Lubrano
Altered production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing lipid peroxidation and DNA damage, contributes to the progression of atherosclerosis and cancer. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is a lectin-like receptor for oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDL) primarily expressed in endothelial cells and vasculature-rich organs. LOX-1 receptors is a marker for atherosclerosis, and once activated by ox-LDL or other ligands, stimulates the expression of adhesion molecules, pro-inflammatory signaling pathways and proangiogenic proteins, including NF-kB and VEGF, in vascular endothelial cells and macrophages...
February 17, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448251/expression-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-in-human-epicardial-and-intramyocardial-coronary-arteries-of-male-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#12
Andreas Synetos, Antonios Karanasos, Stauros Spyropoulos, Maria Gazouli, George Latsios, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Despina Perrea, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Ioannis A Chloroyiannis
OBJECTIVES: Atherosclerosis is almost absent in intramyocardial coronary arteries, while epicardial coronary arteries may show extensive occlusive disease. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) expression has been implicated in atherogenesis. We aimed to investigate differences in arterial wall LOX-1 expression between human epicardial and intramyocardial coronary arteries. METHODS: Epicardial and intramyocardial total artery wall specimens were obtained from 13 male patients (aged 61...
February 15, 2018: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446213/osteopontin-is-essential-for-il-1%C3%AE-production-and-apoptosis-in-peri-implantitis
#13
Chengye Che, Jie Liu, Jianjun Yang, Lei Ma, Na Bai, Qian Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Peri-implantitis is caused by a cascade of host and microbial factors leading to an oral inflammatory disease. The inflammation proliferates into supporting tissues surrounding implants and may finally lead to a complete loss of osseointegration. Being a phosphorylated glycoprotein secreted by immunocompetent cells, osteopontin (OPN) is involved in the differentiation of odontoblast-like cells during pulpal healing following tooth transplantation and the secretion of type I collagen in reparative dentin...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407891/fluid-shear-stress-regulates-the-expression-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-via-klf2-ap-1-pathway-depending-on-its-intensity-and-pattern-in-endothelial-cells
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Ji Yoon Lee, Jihwa Chung, Kyoung Hwa Kim, Shung Hyun An, Minsuk Kim, Junbeom Park, Kihwan Kwon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) are exposed to fluid shear stress (FSS), which modulates vascular pathophysiology. Lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1) is crucial in endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. We elucidated the mechanism regulating LOX-1 expression in ECs by FSS. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were exposed to laminar shear stress (LSS) of indicated intensities using a unidirectional steady flow, or to oscillatory shear stress (OSS) using a bidirectional disturbed flow...
January 31, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393358/microrna-let-7g-inhibits-angiotensin-ii-induced-endothelial-senescence-via-the-lox-1-independent-mechanism
#15
Po-Yuan Hsu, Wen-Yi Lin, Ruey-Tay Lin, Suh-Hang H Juo
Endothelial senescence leads to cell dysfunction, which in turn eventually results in cardiovascular disease. Identifying factors that regulate endothelial senescence may provide insight into the pathogenesis of aging. Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling has a significant role in the physiology of endothelial cells (ECs). Overactivation of IGF signaling has been implicated in promoting the aging process. Lectin‑like oxidized low‑density lipoprotein (oxLDL) receptor‑1 (LOX‑1) is a scavenger receptor that mediates the internalization of oxLDL into cells...
January 23, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388345/a-novel-class-of-human-15-lox-1-inhibitors-based-on-3-hydroxycoumarin
#16
Seyed Jamal Alavi, Hamid Sadeghian, Seyed Mohammad Seyedi, Alireza Salimi, Hossein Eshghi
Inflammations, sensitivities, and some cancers in mammals are intimately linked to the activity of lipoxygenase enzymes. Owing to the importance of these enzymes, mechanistic studies, product analysis, and synthesis of inhibitors have expanded. In this study, a series of hydroxycoumarins, methoxy-3-hydroxy coumarins and 7-alkoxy-3-hydroxy coumarins were synthesized and evaluated as potential inhibitors of human 15-LOX-1. Among the synthetic coumarins, 7-methoxy-3-hydroxycoumarin (7-M3HC) derivative demonstrated potent inhibitory activity and the compound, 5f, showed the best result...
February 1, 2018: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366119/high-circulating-levels-of-lox-1-are-associated-with-elevated-risk-of-ischemic-stroke
#17
Hanna Markstad, Eva Bengtsson, Harry Björkbacka, Gunilla Nordin Fredrikson, Andreas Edsfeldt, Olle Melander, Marju Orho-Melander, Jan Nilsson, Isabel Gonçalves, Gunnar Engström
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359350/osteopontin-contributes-to-effective-neutrophil-recruitment-il-1%C3%AE-production-and-apoptosis-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-keratitis
#18
Guiqiu Zhao, Ming Hu, Cui Li, Jieun Lee, Kelan Yuan, Guoqiang Zhu, Chengye Che
Fungal keratitis is a major cause of corneal ulcers, resulting in significant visual impairment and blindness. A phosphorylated glycoprotein secreted by immunocompetent cells, osteopontin (OPN) mediates cluster formation of the host fungal receptors and enhances the phagocytosis and clearance of pathogenic fungi. However, whether OPN production and function occurs in fungal keratitis is unknown. OPN expression in Aspergillus fumigatus keratitis patient corneas was assessed by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and immunofluorescence...
January 23, 2018: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330254/increased-levels-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-in-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
#19
Tonje Skarpengland, Mona Skjelland, Xiang Yi Kong, Karolina Skagen, Sverre Holm, Kari Otterdal, Christen P Dahl, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Ellen L Sagen, Vigdis Bjerkeli, Anne Hege Aamodt, Azhar Abbas, Ida Gregersen, Pål Aukrust, Bente Halvorsen, Tuva B Dahl
BACKGROUND: Soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (sLOX-1) has been shown to be increased in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Here, we evaluated plasma sLOX-1 levels and vascular carotid plaque LOX-1 (ie, OLR1 ) gene expression in patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) with particular focus on their relation to time since symptom onset. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma sLOX-1 (n=232) and carotid plaque OLR1 gene expression (n=146) were evaluated in patients who were referred to evaluation for carotid endarterectomy, as well as in healthy control plasma (n=81)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322359/expression-profiles-of-micrornas-in-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-stimulated-raw-264-7-cells
#20
Xiaokai Li, Siyuan Feng, Yi Luo, Keren Long, Zhenghao Lin, Jideng Ma, Anan Jiang, Long Jin, Qianzi Tang, Mingzhou Li, Xun Wang
Macrophage-derived foam cells were one of the hallmarks of atherosclerosis, and microRNAs played an important role in the formation of foam cells. In order to explore the roles of miRNA in the formation of foam cells, we investigated miRNA expression profiles in foam cells through high-throughput sequencing technology. A total of 84 miRNAs were differentially expressed between RAW 264.7 macrophages and foam cells induced by ox-LDL. Thirty miRNAs were upregulated and 54 miRNAs were downregulated. GO terms and KEGG pathways analysis revealed that the target genes of most of DE miRNAs were mainly enriched in "cell differentiation," "endocytosis," "MAPK signaling pathway," and "FoxO signaling pathway...
February 2018: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
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