The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Lysophosphatidylcholine in oxidized low-density lipoprotein increases endothelial susceptibility to polymorphonuclear leukocyte-induced endothelial dysfunction in porcine coronary arteries. Role of protein kinase C.

We have shown that transferred lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC) from oxidized low-density lipoprotein (Ox-LDL) to endothelial surface membrane activates protein kinase C ( PKC) in endothelial cells, suggesting that Ox-LDL could alter endothelial functions through PKC activation. The purposes of the present study were to examine whether the endothelial susceptibility to polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) may be altered in Ox-LDL-treated coronary arteries, which have properties closely resembling those observed in atherosclerotic arteries, and to determine the mechanism(s) by which Ox-LDL may affect the endothelial susceptibility to PMNs. Isolated porcine coronary arteries were cannulated and perfused with oxygenated culture medium with or without LDLs or lipids at a constant flow (37 degrees C, pH 7.4). The treatment of porcine coronary arteries with Ox-LDL increased endothelial adhesiveness to PMNs and augmented PMN-induced impairment of endothelium-dependent arterial relaxation (EDR). Furthermore, Ox-LDL stimulated the expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in the porcine coronary arterial endothelium. These effects of Ox-LDL were not mediated by the scavenger-receptor-mediated process but were attributed to lysoPC in Ox-LDL. Blocking of the PMN adherence to endothelium by using anti-CD18 monoclonal antibody abolished the PMN-induced impairment of EDR. Coincubation with staurosporine or calphostin C, inhibitors of PKC, during treatment of the arteries with Ox-LDL or lysoPC attenuated the augmentative effects of Ox-LDL and lysoPC on endothelial ICAM-1 expression, endothelial adhesiveness to PMNs, and PMN-induced EDR impairment. Treatment of the arteries with phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, a potent stimulator of PKC, induced ICAM-1 expression and enhanced the endothelial adhesiveness to PMNs and PMN-induced EDR impairment, mimicking the effects of Ox-LDL. These results suggest that lysoPC in Ox-LDL induces endothelial ICAM-1 expression, which facilitates PMN adherence to endothelium and the subsequent augmentation of PMN-induced EDR impairment. PKC activation in endothelial cells by lysoPC in Ox-LDL may at least in part be involved in these effects of Ox-LDL. LysoPC in Ox-LDL increases endothelial susceptibility to PMN-induced endothelial dysfunction.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities