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Amyloid substance within stenotic aortic valves promotes mineralization.
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PMID:  22642224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Audet A, Côté N, Couture C, Bossé Y, Després J-P, Pibarot P & Mathieu P (2012) Histopathology Amyloid substance within stenotic aortic valves promotes mineralization Aims:  Accumulation of apolipoproteins may play an important role in the pathobiology of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We aimed to explore the hypothesis that apolipoprotein-derived amyloid could play a role in the development of CAVD. Methods and results:  In 70 explanted CAVD valves and 15 control non-calcified aortic valves, we assessed the presence of amyloid by using Congo red staining. Immunohistochemistry was performed to document the presence of apolipoprotein AI (Apo-AI). Apoptosis was documented by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labelling (TUNEL) studies performed in control and CAVD valves. Control valves were free of amyloid. Deposition of amyloid was detected in all CAVD valves, and the amount was positively correlated with plasma high-density lipoprotein and Apo-AI levels. Apo-AI within CAVD valves co-localized with intense staining of fibrillar amyloid. In turn, deposition of amyloid co-localized with apoptosis near mineralized areas. Isolation of amyloid fibrils confirmed that Apo-AI is a major component of amyloid deposits in CAVD. In vitro, CAVD-derived amyloid extracts increased apoptosis and mineralization of isolated aortic valvular interstitial cells. Conclusions:  Apo-AI is a major component of amyloid substance present within CAVD valves. Furthermore, amyloid deposits participate in mineralization in CAVD by promoting apoptosis of valvular interstitial cells.
Audrey Audet; Nancy Côté; Christian Couture; Yohan Bossé; Jean-Pierre Després; Philippe Pibarot; Patrick Mathieu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2559     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7704136     Medline TA:  Histopathology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Laboratoire d'Études Moléculaires des Valvulopathies (LEMV), Groupe de Recherche en Valvulopathies (GRV), Quebec Heart and Lung Institute/Research Center, Department of Surgery, Québec City, QC, Canada Quebec Heart and Lung Institute/Research Center, Québec City, QC, Canada, and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Division of Kinesiology, Laval University, Québec City, QC, Canada.
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