Claire Fielding

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We have studied the effect of lipid-free human plasma apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) on the transport of newly synthesized cholesterol to cell-surface cholesterol-rich domains, which in human skin fibroblasts are mainly represented by caveolae. Changes in transport of newly synthesized cholesterol were assessed after labelling cells with [(14)C]acetate at 15(More)
Endotoxin alters the metabolism of lipoproteins, including that of high density lipoprotein (HDL). Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) facilitates exchange of HDL cholesterol for very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) triglyceride, leading to catabolism of HDL. We investigated the effects of endotoxin and cytokines on CETP in Syrian hamsters. Endotoxin(More)
The human omentum has been long regarded as a healing patch, used by surgeons for its ability to immunomodulate, repair and vascularise injured tissues. A major component of the omentum are mesothelial cells, which display some of the characteristics of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells. For instance, lineage tracing studies have shown that mesothelial cells(More)
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