A D Sniderman

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We examined the prognostic significance of left ventricular hypertrophy determined by echocardiography in a cohort beginning renal replacement therapy. No patient had hemodynamically significant valvular disease or echocardiographic signs of obstructive cardiomyopathy. Using the Cox proportional hazards model, left ventricular hypertrophy was significantly(More)
Acylation-stimulating protein (ASP) is the most potent recognized stimulant of triacylglycerol synthesis in human adipocytes. However, its mechanism(s) of action have not yet been elucidated in detail. The present study examines the effects of ASP on membrane transport of glucose and fatty acids in cultured human skin fibroblasts. The data demonstrate that(More)
Acylation stimulating protein (ASP) is an adipocyte-derived protein which has potent anabolic effects on human adipose tissue for both glucose and free fatty acid (FFA) storage. Our hypothesis is that: (i) ASP is produced by adipocytes in specific response to stimuli that initiate efficient fat storage; (ii) ASP interacts with a specific adipocyte receptor(More)
Acylation-stimulating protein (ASP) is a small, basic, human plasma protein that markedly stimulates triglyceride synthesis in human adipocytes and cultured human skin fibroblasts. The present studies examine the response to ASP of cultured skin fibroblasts from normal subjects patients with hyperapobetalipoproteinemia, patients with familial(More)
We have previously characterized an activity from human plasma that markedly stimulates triglyceride synthesis in cultured human skin fibroblasts and human adipocytes. Based on its in vitro activity we named the active component acylation stimulating protein (ASP). The molecular identity of the active serum component has now been determined. NH2-terminal(More)
There is abundant evidence that the risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease is directly related to plasma cholesterol levels. Accordingly, all of the national and transnational screening and therapeutic guidelines are based on total or LDL cholesterol. This presumes that cholesterol is the most important lipoprotein-related proatherogenic risk variable. On(More)
Acylation stimulating protein (ASP) is a potent stimulator of triglyceride synthesis in adipocytes. In the present study, we have examined the effect of an ASP functional knockout (ASP(-/-)) on lipid metabolism in male mice. In both young (14 weeks) and older (26 weeks) mice there were marked delays in postprandial triglyceride clearance (80% increase at 14(More)
Eight infants presented with a malabsorption syndrome, normal fasting triglycerides, hypocholesterolemia (64.3 +/- 10.0 mg/dl), and deficiency of vitamins A and E. Plasma low-density lipoprotein, apolipoprotein B, and apolipoprotein A-I were decreased. After a fatty meal, plasma triglycerides did not increase and chylomicrons could not be identified.(More)
Acylation-stimulating protein (ASP), a human plasma protein, is a potent stimulator of triglyceride synthesis and glucose transport in both human adipocytes and fibroblasts. The purpose of the present in vitro study was to examine the effect of ASP on glucose transport in muscle cells. ASP stimulated 2-deoxy-glucose transport (2-DG) in differentiated rat L6(More)