Alexander O. Krogmann

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Saturated long-chain fatty acids (SFAs) exert unfavourable metabolic effects (lipotoxicity) and induce apoptotic cell death (lipoapoptosis) in certain cell-types. Their contribution to inflammatory cell responses is unclear. We studied the expression of 113 inflammatory genes in human coronary artery endothelial cells (hCAECs) and their regulation by SFAs(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-like receptors (TLR) of the innate immune system have been closely linked with the development of atherosclerotic lesions. TLR9 is activated by unmethylated CpG motifs within ssDNA, but also by CpG motifs in nucleic acids released during vascular apoptosis and necrosis. The role of TLR9 in vascular disease remains controversial and we sought(More)
Recent studies have highlighted the relevance of viral nucleic acid immunorecognition by pattern recognition receptors in atherogenesis. Melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 (MDA-5) belongs to the intracellular retinoic acid inducible gene-I like receptors and its activation promotes pro-inflammatory mechanisms. Here, we studied the effect of MDA-5(More)
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