Carole L. Banka

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Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, Chair; Carole L. Banka, PhD; Emelia J. Benjamin, MD; Kathy Berra, MSN, NP; Cheryl Bushnell, MD; Rowena J. Dolor, MD, MHS; Theodore G. Ganiats, MD; Antoinette S. Gomes, MD; Heather L. Gornik, MD, MHS; Clarissa Gracia, MD, MSCE; Martha Gulati, MD, MS; Constance K. Haan, MD; Debra R. Judelson, MD; Nora Keenan, PhD; Ellie Kelepouris,(More)
Normal high density lipoprotein (N-HDL) is remodeled during acute phase (AP) reactions by the association of serum amyloid A (SAA) and the depletion of apolipoprotein (apo) A-I. To determine the impact of this remodeling on HDL function, the capacities of N-HDL and AP-HDL to associate with and promote cholesterol efflux from human monocytic THP-1 cells were(More)
Direct proliferative effects of estrogen (E(2)) on estrogen receptor-positive tumors are well documented; however, the potential for E(2) to mediate effects selective for the host (i.e., angiogenesis, vascular permeability, or stromal effects), which influence tumor growth and/or metastasis, has received less attention. In this study, we examine the(More)
CVD (cardiovascular disease) is the leading cause of death for women. Considerable progress has been made in both our understanding of the complexities governing menopausal hormone therapy and our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying hormone and hormone receptor function. Understanding the interplay of atherosclerosis and sex(More)
Low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-deficient (LDLR-/-) mice consuming a high fat diet were used to assess the effect of endogenous and exogenous estradiol (E2) on atherosclerosis. Sexually mature female mice were ovariectomized (OVX) and implanted with subcutaneous, slow-release pellets designed to release 6 microg/day of exogenous 17beta-estradiol(More)
  • H Deguchi, J A Fernandez, T M Hackeng, C L Banka, J H Griffin
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 2000
Anticardiolipin (anti-CL) antibodies, diagnostic for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, are associated with increased risks of venous and arterial thrombosis. Because CL selectively enhances activated protein C/protein S-dependent anticoagulant activities in purified systems and because CL is not known to be a normal plasma component, we searched for CL in(More)
Serum amyloid A (SAA) is an acute phase reactant that can become the predominant apolipoprotein of high density lipoprotein (HDL) during severe inflammatory states. However, the function of SAA is unknown. To study the ability of SAA to form HDL in the absence of apolipoprotein A-I, we expressed the mouse SAA pI 6.15 (CE/J) isoform in apolipoprotein A-I(More)
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are associated, respectively, with either increased risk or apparent protective effects for atherothrombosis. The ability of purified LDL and HDL to downregulate thrombin formation, a contributor to atherothrombotic processes, was assessed. Purified HDL, but not LDL,(More)
GnRH has been shown to induce premature meiotic maturation in preantral follicles of the immature estrogen-primed hypophysectomized rat. As these animals are free of circulating gonadotropins and contain large numbers of full-grown oocytes in preantral follicles, we have investigated this model to determine its usefulness in studying meiotic maturation. We(More)
-Current research suggests that estrogen may have primary effects on the artery wall. To investigate the mechanisms of female sex hormone actions in the artery wall, we used an isolated, perfused, rat carotid artery model to examine the effects of estradiol on the rates of accumulation of normal (N-LDL) and minimally modified (MM-LDL) low density(More)