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Marwali Muhammad Reza - - 2003
Many surface receptors and signaling molecules are thought to associate with unique membrane microdomains termed lipid rafts. We examined the involvement of lipid rafts in the activation of leukocyte function-associated antigen-1 (LFA-1). Depletion or sequestration of cholesterol with methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MCD) or filipin, respectively, strongly inhibited LFA-1-mediated adhesion of T-cell lines ...
Reid Patrick C - - 2003
Niemann-Pick type C1 disease (NPC1) is an inherited neurovisceral lipid storage disorder, hallmarked by the intracellular accumulation of unesterified cholesterol and glycolipids in endocytic organelles. Cells acquire cholesterol through exogenous uptake and endogenous biosynthesis. NPC1 participation in the trafficking of LDL-derived cholesterol has been well studied; however, its role in ...
Sawamura Naoya - - 2003
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is a cholesterol-storage disease accompanied by neurodegeneration with the formation of neurofibrillary tangles, the major component of which is the hyperphosphorylated tau. Here, we examined the mechanism underlying hyperphosphorylation of tau using mutant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line defective in NPC1 (CT43) as a ...
Awad Atif B - - 2003
Epidemiological studies suggest that dietary phytosterols may offer protection form some types of cancer including breast cancer. In an attempt to investigate the mechanism by which phytosterols offer this protection, we investigated the effect of the two most common dietary phytosterols, beta-sitosterol and campesterol, on the mevalonate and MAP Kinase ...
Wadsack C - - 2003
As villous trophoblast does represent the contact zone between foetal and maternal tissues, the present in vitro study was aimed at investigating cholesterol supply from human high density lipoprotein subclass 3 (HDL(3)) to trophoblast cells isolated from human first trimester and term placenta. Binding of (125)I-HDL(3) was specific and saturable ...
Sugii Shigeki - - 2003
BCtheta is a proteolytically nicked and biotinylated derivative of a cholesterol binding protein perfringolysin O (theta-toxin), and has been used to detect cholesterol-rich domains at the plasma membrane (PM). Here we show that by modifying the cell fixation condition, BCtheta can also be used to detect cholesterol-rich domains intracellularly. When ...
Wadsack Christian - - 2003
As human choriocarcinoma cells display many of the biochemical and morphological characteristics reported for in utero invasive trophoblast cells we have studied cholesterol supply from high density lipoproteins (HDL) to these cells. Binding properties of 125I-labeled HDL subclass 3 (HDL3) at 4 degrees C were similar for BeWo, JAr, and ...
Wang Libo - - 2003
Free cholesterol (FC) has been reported to efflux from cells through caveolae, which are 50-100 nm plasma membrane pits. The 22 kDa protein caveolin-1 is concentrated in caveolae and is required for their formation. The HDL scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI), which stimulates both FC efflux and selective uptake of HDL-derived ...
Ramsamy Tanya A - - 2003
We have previously shown that hepatic lipase (HL) is inactive when bound to purified heparan sulfate proteoglycans and can be liberated by HDL and apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), but not by LDL or VLDL. In this study, we show that HDL is also able to displace HL directly from the surface ...
Oram John F - - 2003
It is widely believed that HDL protects against atherosclerosis by removing excess cholesterol from arterial cells. Lipid-poor HDL apolipoproteins promote efflux of cholesterol, phospholipids, and other lipophilic molecules from cells by an active process mediated by a cell-membrane transporter called the ATP binding cassette transporter A-1 (ABCA1). ABCA1 either directly ...
Crisby, Milita
Objectives: Carotid stenosis is a crucial cause of ischemic stroke. Recent studies suggest that one of the most important effects of lipid-lowering statins is to stabilize vulnerable plaques. However, it remains to be determined if this effect is secondary to the lowering of plasma cholesterol levels or due to a ...
Sviridov Dmitri - - 2003
Low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) was found to be expressed in human small intestine epithelial cells, enterocytes. The relative abundance of LDL-R mRNA and protein was compared with that of apolipoproteins A-I (apoA-I) and B (apoB) in enterocytes and two other cell types: CaCo-2 and HepG2. The LDL-R mRNA content was ...
Dallner Gustav - - 2003
All animal cells synthesize sufficient amounts of coenzyme Q (CoQ) and the cells also possess the capacity to metabolize the lipid. The main product of the metabolism is an intact ring with a short carboxylated side chain which glucuronidated in the liver and excreted mainly into the bile (Nakamura et ...
Ropero Santiago - - 2003
Previous results from our laboratory showed that GH(4)C(1) cells with low-cholesterol cell content had increased adenylyl cyclase (AC) activity with a parallel increase in G protein alpha subunits associated to the plasma membrane. This effect was directly related to mevalonate availability. In the present report, we characterized the high-affinity GTPase ...
Rinninger Franz - - 2003
Scavenger receptor class B, type I (SR-BI) mediates the selective uptake of high-density lipoprotein- (HDL-) associated cholesteryl esters (CE), i.e. lipid uptake independent from HDL holo-particle internalisation. This pathway contributes to the HDL-mediated CE delivery to the liver. From human plasma HDL, two major lipoprotein subfractions can be isolated: one ...
Wasan Kishor M - - 2003
The objective of this study was to determine whether FM-VP4, a novel compound derived from plant sterols, can effectively reduce cholesterol accumulation within rat intestinal epithelial crypt (IEC-6) cells. EC-6 cells were cultured in Dulbecco's minimal essential medium (DMEM) containing 5% fetal bovine serum, 100 U/mL penicillin, 100 micro g/mL ...
Traor? Mariama - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To further establish a definite basic of the application value of sodium ferulate (SF) for prevention and cure of acute coronary heart disease, we examined the effects of SF on LDL oxidation and lipid accumulation in rabbit aortic smooth muscle cells induced by modified-LDL. METHODS: LDL oxidation was carried ...
Tardy Felicia Magee - - 2003
The relationship between LDL oxidation and atherogenesis has not been fully investigated. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of androgens (testosterone) on the intactness of LDL upon incubation with MRC-5 cells and to evaluate the morphological changes associated with the incubation of androgens with MRC-5 cells. ...
Merris Mark - - 2003
Caenorhabditis elegans requires sterol, usually supplied as cholesterol, but this is enzymatically modified, and different sterols can substitute. Sterol deprivation decreased brood size and adult growth in the first generation, and completely, reversibly, arrested growth as larvae in the second. After one generation of sterol deprivation, 10 ng/ml cholesterol allowed ...
Spiteller Gerhard - - 2003
Apparently nature uses the unique sensitivity of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) versus oxygen to generate chemical signals if the surface of a cell is influenced by an outside or inside event; for instance the attack of microorganisms, proliferation, aging or by treatment of isolated cells with surfactants. It seems that ...
Li Henry Y - - 2003
The mevalonate pathway produces many critical substances in cells, including sterols essential for membrane structure and isoprenoids vital to the function of many membrane proteins. 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase is a rate-limiting enzyme in the mevalonate pathway. Because cholesterol is a product of this pathway, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) ...
Lee Jeong-Sook - - 2002
Animal studies investigating the beneficial effects of Puerariae radix on cardiovascular disease have suggested this plant possesses anti-diabetic and lipid lowering properties. However, the exact mechanism by which Puerariae radix affects lipid metabolism is currently unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the water extract ...
Strauss Juliane G - - 2002
Endothelial cell-derived lipase (EDL) is a new member of the lipase gene family with high sequence homology with lipoprotein lipase (LPL). EDL is a phospholipase with very little triacylglycerol lipase activity. To investigate the effects of EDL on binding and uptake of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), as well as on the ...
Reddy Srinivasa T - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: We have previously reported that products of the lipoxygenase pathway, hydroperoxyoctadecadienoic acid and hydroperoxyeicosatetraenoic acid, as well as cholesterol linoleate hydroperoxides, collectively termed seeding molecules, are removed by apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) from the artery wall cells and render low density lipoprotein (LDL) resistant to oxidation by human artery wall ...
Krämer Stefanie D - - 2002
The objectives of this study were to optimize a sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method for fatty acid (FA) analysis for the quantification of polyunsaturated FAs (PUFAs) in cell lipid extracts and to analyze the lipid and FA patterns of three cell lines used in blood-brain barrier (BBB) models: RBE4, ...
Krämer Stefanie D - - 2002
Lipids of brain tissue and brain microvascular endothelial cells contain high proportions of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (long PUFAs). The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is formed by the brain endothelial cells under the inductive influence of brain cells, especially perivascular glia, and coculture of endothelial cells and glial cells has been ...
Pérez Yolanda - - 2002
The (1)H spectrum of certain tumor cells, in vivo tumors, and their biopsies in vitro shows a narrow and intense resonance at 1.26 ppm, which has been assigned to the fatty acyl chain of triglycerides [nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) visible mobile lipids, MLs]. We have used diffusion-weighted NMR spectroscopy to ...
Norata G D - - 2002
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Evidence for apoptosis has been found in advanced atherosclerotic lesions, but the factors triggering it are poorly understood. Oxidised low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) are cytotoxic to a variety of cells and induce the apoptosis of smooth muscle cells (SMC), fibroblast, macrophages and endothelial cells in vitro. The aim ...
Azhar Salman - - 2002
The steroidogenic tissues have a special requirement for cholesterol, which is used as a substrate for steroid hormone biosynthesis. In many species this cholesterol is obtained from plasma lipoproteins by a unique pathway in which circulating lipoproteins bind to the surface of the steroidogenic cells and contribute their cholesteryl esters ...
Maccarrone Mauro - - 2002
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) coat glycoprotein gp120 binds to its (co)receptors and orchestrates cell entry by the direct fusion of viral and target cell membranes. Here, we modulated membrane fluidity of human neuroblastoma CHP100 cells by modulating their cholesterol content, and investigated the ability of gp120 to ...
Hatch Grant M - - 2002
Biosynthesis of lipids was investigated in growing 293 cells stably expressing fatty acid (FA) transport protein 1 (FATP1), a bifunctional polypeptide with FA transport as well as fatty acyl-CoA synthetase activity. In short-term (30 s) incubations, FA uptake was increased in FATP1 expressing cells (C8 cells) compared with the vector ...
Cruz Jonathan C - - 2002
We report the chemical synthesis of a new photoactivatable cholesterol analog 7,7-azocholestanol (AC) and its linoleate ester (ACL). We also examined the biochemical properties of the sterol and its ester by employing several different mutant Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines with defined abnormalities in cholesterol metabolism as tools. AC ...
Spiteller G - - 2002
Evidence is presented that mammalian and plant cells respond equally to any event which changes their cell membrane structure. Proliferation, wounding or aging induces generation of lipidhydroperoxides from cell wall phospholipids. These are transformed to signalling compounds, some of these induce apoptosis. If the exerted impact exceeds a certain level, ...
Dupré Loïc L San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (HSR-TIGET), Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, - - 2002
Immunological synapse assembly relies on the clustering of lipid rafts and is required for optimal T cell activation. We demonstrate that the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) is recruited to lipid rafts immediately after TCR and CD28 triggering and is required for the movements of lipid rafts. T cells from Wiskott-Aldrich ...
Swain Evelyn - - 2002
arv1Delta mutant cells have an altered sterol distribution within cell membranes (Tinkelenberg, A.H., Liu, Y., Alcantara, F., Khan, S., Guo, Z., Bard, M., and Sturley, S. L. (2000) J. Biol. Chem. 275, 40667-40670), and thus it has been suggested that Arv1p may be involved in the trafficking of sterol in ...
Jaross Werner - - 2002
Secretory phospholipase A(2) group IIA(sPLA(2) IIA) can be produced and secreted by various cell types either constitutionally or as an acute-phase reactant upon stimulation by proinflammatory cytokines. The enzyme prefers phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine as substrates. One important biological function may be the hydrolytic destruction of bacterial membranes. It has been ...
Batetta B - - 2002
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory-fibroproliferative response of the arterial wall involving a complex set of interconnected events where cell proliferation (lymphomonocytes, and endothelial and smooth-muscle cells) and substantial perturbations of intracellular cholesterol metabolism are considered to be among the main features. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), the key enzyme of the hexose-monophosphate shunt ...
Cho B H. Simon - - 2002
In the present study, the binding, internalization and degradation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) was investigated in Hep-G2 cells treated with 18:0, 18:1, 18:2 and 18:3. In non-treated control cells, the surface binding (heparin-releasable) of 125I-LDL progressed in a saturable manner reaching equilibrium within 2 h, amounting 24.0 +/- 1.1, 29.5 ...
Okazaki Hiroaki - - 2002
Cholesterol ester (CE)-laden foam cells are a hallmark of atherosclerosis. To determine whether stimulation of the hydrolysis of cytosolic CE can be used as a novel therapeutic modality of atherosclerosis, we overexpressed hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) in THP-1 macrophage-like cells by adenovirus-mediated gene delivery, and we examined its effects on the ...
Zeyda Maximilian - - 2002
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) suppress immune responses and inhibit T cell activation through largely unknown mechanisms. The displacement of signaling proteins from membrane lipid rafts has recently been suggested as underlying PUFA-mediated T cell inhibition. We show here that PUFA treatment specifically interferes with T cell signal transduction by blocking ...
Swain Evelyn - - 2002
We had previously isolated the temperature-sensitive erg26-1 mutant and characterized the sterol defects in erg26-1 cells (Baudry, K., Swain, E., Rahier, A., Germann, M., Batta, A., Rondet, S., Mandala, S., Henry, K., Tint, G. S., Edlind, T., Kurtz, M., and Nickels, J. T., Jr. (2001) J. Biol. Chem. 276, 12702-12711). ...
Dixon Joseph L - - 2002
We studied apolipoprotein B100 (apoB) metabolism in a series of non-hepatic cell lines (HT29 colon adenocarcinoma, HeLa cervical epithelioid carcinoma, and 1321N1J astrocytoma human cell lines) and in the human hepatoma cell line HepG2. ApoB mRNA was detected by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in each non-hepatic cell line. ApoB ...
Hui To Yuen - - 2002
Despite a complete lack of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP), L35 rat hepatoma cells secrete triglyceride-containing lipoproteins, albeit at a rate 25% of that of parental FAO hepatoma cells, which express high levels of MTP. The inability to express MTP was associated with a complete block in the secretion of ...
Jiménez-López José M - - 2002
The influence of both short- and long-term ethanol exposure on the lipid metabolism was determined in the human hepatoma cell line HepG2. Ethanol did not cause any cytotoxicity or lipid peroxidation even after 7 days of 100 mM ethanol treatment of HepG2 cells. Incubation of cells in the presence of ...
Duncan Keith G - - 2002
The retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells that underlie the retina ingest and metabolize thousands of lipid-rich photoreceptor outer segments (POS) every day. The scavenger receptor (SR) CD36 and integrin alphavbeta5 have been shown to participate in POS binding and internalization by RPE cells. The objective of the current study was ...
Arakawa Reijiro - - 2002
ATP-binding cassette transporter (ABC) A1 was increased by apolipoprotein A-I without an increase of its message in THP-1 cells. The pulse label study demonstrated that apoA-I retarded degradation of ABCA1. Similar changes were demonstrated by apoA-II, but the effect of high density lipoprotein was almost negligible on the basis of ...
Gubina Elena - - 2002
Movement of T-lymphocyte cell surface CD43 is associated with both antigen activation of T-cell clones and chemokine induction of T-lymphocyte motility. Here, we demonstrate that CD43 movement away from the site of T-cell receptor ligation occurs in unprimed CD4(+) T cells as well as T-cell clones. The T-cell receptor (TCR)-dependent ...
Yang Peng-Yuan - - 2002
AIM: To investigate the expression level of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in a macrophage-derived foam cell model from human U937 cell line and the inhibitory effect of imperatorin (IMP) on the ICAM-1. METHODS: U937 cells were incubated with oxidized low density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) 80 mg/L for 48 h and a ...
Pal Sebely - - 2002
In this study, we investigated the effect of atorvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and CL277082, an ACAT inhibitor, on apolipoprotein B48 synthesis, degradation and secretion in transformed human intestinal enterocytes (CaCo2 cells). Cells were incubated with atorvastatin or CL277082 in the absence or presence of sterol containing media and pulsed ...
Suárez Yajaira - - 2002
Cholesterol is essential for cell growth and division, but whether this is just a consequence of its use in membrane formation or whether it also elicits regulatory actions in cell cycle machinery remains to be established. Here, we report on the specificity of this action of cholesterol in human cells ...
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