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Differential impact of oleate, palmitate, and adipokines on expression of NF-κB target genes in human vascular smooth muscle cells.
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PMID:  22750100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
It is widely accepted that obesity is a major risk factor for the development of atherosclerosis. In this context, adipose tissue produces a variety of adipokines and releases free fatty acids, contributing to a chronic-low grade inflammation state implicated in vascular complications. In this study we investigated the role of adipokines, oleic acid (OA), palmitic acid (PA), and the combinations on activation of NF-κB target genes in human vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC) to assess the hypothesis of synergistic interactions between these molecules. Adipocyte-conditioned medium (CM), generated from human adipocytes, in combination with low concentrations of OA, but not PA, induces SMC proliferation and activation of the transcription factor NF-κB in a synergistic way. Combined treatment of CM and OA further regulates a set of downstream NF-κB target genes including angiopoietin-1, activin A, and MMP-1, all critically involved in SMC dysfunction. This suggests that the lipotoxic potential of fatty acids is substantially enhanced by the presence of adipocyte-derived factors.
Daniela Lamers; Raphaela Schlich; Angelika Horrighs; Andrea Cramer; Henrike Sell; Juergen Eckel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular and cellular endocrinology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8057     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7500844     Medline TA:  Mol Cell Endocrinol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Paul-Langerhans-Group, Integrative Physiology, German Diabetes Center, Düsseldorf, Germany.
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