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Apolipoprotein CI overexpression is not a relevant strategy to block cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity in CETP transgenic mice.

ApoCI (apolipoprotein CI) is a potent inhibitor of plasma CETP [CE (cholesteryl ester) transfer protein]. The relevance of apoCI overexpression as a method for CETP blockade in vivo was addressed in the present study in CETPTg/apoCITg mice (mice expressing both human CETP and apoCI). Despite a significant reduction in specific CETP activity in CETPTg/apoCITg mice compared with CETPTg mice [transgenic mouse to human CETP; 46.8+/-11.1 versus 101.8+/-25.7 pmol x h(-1).(mug of plasma CETP)(-1) respectively; P<0.05], apoCI overexpression increased both the CETP mass concentration (3-fold increase; P<0.05) and the hepatic CETP mRNA level (4-fold increase, P<0.005), leading to an increase in total plasma CE transfer activity (by 39%, P<0.05). The ratio of apoB-containing lipoprotein to HDL (high-density lipoprotein) CE was 10-fold higher in CETPTg/apoCITg mice than in apoCITg mice (P<0.0005). It is proposed that the increased CETP expression in CETPTg/apoCITg mice is a direct consequence of liver X receptor activation in response to the accumulation of cholesterol-rich apoB-containing lipoproteins. In support of the latter view, hepatic mRNA levels of other liver X receptor-responsive genes [ABCG5 ( ATP-binding cassette transporter GS) and SREBP-1c (sterol-regulatory-binding protein-1c)] were higher in CETPTg/apoCITg mice compared with CETPTg mice. In conclusion, overexpression of apoCI, while producing a significant inhibitory effect on specific CETP activity, does not represent a suitable method for decreasing total CE transfer activity in CETPTg/apoCITg mice, owing to an hyperlipidaemia-mediated effect on CETP gene expression.[1]

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  1. Apolipoprotein CI overexpression is not a relevant strategy to block cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity in CETP transgenic mice. Gautier, T., Masson, D., Jong, M.C., Pais de Barros, J.P., Duverneuil, L., Le Guern, N., Deckert, V., Dumont, L., Bataille, A., Zak, Z., Jiang, X.C., Havekes, L.M., Lagrost, L. Biochem. J. (2005) [Pubmed]
 
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