Angelika Paul

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The induction of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1alpha (PGC-1alpha), a key regulator of mitochondriogenesis, is well-established under multiple physical exercise regimens, including, endurance, resistance, and sprint training. We wanted to determine if increased expression of PGC-1alpha in muscle is sufficient to improve(More)
We have investigated the effect of most common oils used in human nutrition on the development of atherosclerosis in apoE-knockout mice. Seven groups of animals, separated according to sex, were fed for 10 weeks either chow diet or the chow diet 10% (wt/wt) enriched with different oils (palm, coconut, 2 types of olive oil, and 2 types of sunflower oil)(More)
Relationships between hepatic antioxidant paraoxonase (PON1) activity, lipid peroxidation, and liver injury were investigated in rats with CCl(4)-induced cirrhosis. The study was performed in 60 CCl(4)-treated rats and 60 control animals receiving a standard diet or one supplemented with zinc. Subsets of 10 animals each were killed at weeks 1, 5, and 7 of(More)
Ever since oxidation has been known to be involved in atherogenesis, antioxidants have received considerable attention as potential antiatherogenic agents. The lipid-soluble vitamin E is the main antioxidant carried by lipoproteins. Zinc is a water-soluble trace element that acts as a cofactor of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and has an antioxidant role in(More)
BACKGROUND There is considerable evidence to suggest that plasma lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] concentration is a cardiovascular risk factor. Confusing results in epidemiologic studies, however, suggest that the effects of storage should be further investigated. The influence of the assay method, the initial plasma Lp(a) concentration, and the apolipoprotein(a)(More)
Epidemiological and experimental studies suggest that circulating erythrocytes play a role in the incidence of coronary heart disease. We investigated the influence of phenylhydrazine (PHZ)-induced anemia on the formation of atherosclerotic lesions in apo E-deficient mice on regular chow and on a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet during 10 weeks. The repeated(More)
Aspirin reduces the incidence of thrombotic occlusive events. Classically this has been thought to be due to the platelet inhibitory action of aspirin but it has recently been shown that inflammation plays a predominant role in the initiation and progression of lesions in atherosclerosis. In humans, treatment with aspirin reduces cardiovascular risk and(More)
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