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Phospholipid Transfer Protein Is Differentially Expressed in Human Arterial and Venous Placental Endothelial Cells and Enhances Cholesterol Efflux to Fetal HDL.
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PMID:  22492872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Context:Phospholipid (PL) transfer protein (PLTP) plays a crucial role in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism. In the fetal circulation, HDL particles are the main cholesterol carriers and are involved in maternal-fetal cholesterol transfer across human placental endothelial cells (HPEC).Objective:The aim was to investigate local function(s) of PLTP at the fetoplacental endothelium. Because HPEC display morphological and functional diversity when isolated from arteries or veins, we hypothesized that PLTP activity may differ between arterial and venous HPEC.Design:We determined PLTP mRNA and activity levels from isolated HPEC and investigated PLTP-mediated remodeling of fetal HDL particles and their capacity in mediating cholesterol efflux from HPEC.Results:Incubation of fetal HDL with active human plasma PLTP resulted in increased particle size (12.6 vs. 13.2 nm, P < 0.05), with a concomitant increase (3.5-fold) in pre-β-mobile HDL particles. Arterial HPEC showed higher Pltp expression levels and secreted PL transfer activity (1.8-fold, P < 0.001) than venous HPEC. In contrast to adult HDL(3), [(3)H]cholesterol efflux to fetal HDL was 21% higher (P < 0.05) from arterial than from venous HPEC. PLTP-facilitated particle conversion increased the cholesterol efflux capacity of fetal HDL to similar extents (55 and 48%, P < 0.001) from arterial and venous HPEC, respectively.Conclusion:PLTP mediates PL transfer and participates in reverse cholesterol transport pathways at the fetoplacental barrier. Enhanced cellular cholesterol efflux from HPEC to fetal HDL remodeled by PLTP supports the idea of a local atheroprotective role of PLTP in the placental vasculature.
Monika Scholler; Christian Wadsack; Jari Metso; Anil Paul Chirackal Manavalan; Ivana Sreckovic; Cornelia Schweinzer; Ursula Hiden; Matti Jauhiainen; Gernot Desoye; Ute Panzenboeck
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1945-7197     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375362     Medline TA:  J Clin Endocrinol Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute of Pathophysiology and Immunology (M.S., A.P.C.M., C.S., U.P.) and Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology (C.W., I.S., U.H., G.D.), Medical University of Graz, A-8010 Graz, Austria; and National Institute for Health and Welfare (J.M., M.J.), Public Health Genomics Unit, Biomedicum, FIN-00290 Helsinki, Finland.
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