Elissa Lynn

Learn More
Homocysteinemia and hypercholesterolemia are important risk factors associated with the occurrence of arteriosclerotic vascular diseases. A positive correlation between plasma levels of homocysteine and cholesterol was found in homocysteinemic patients as well as in experimental animals. In the present study, the effect of homocysteine on the production and(More)
BACKGROUND Lipoprotein-X (Lp-X) is an abnormal lipoprotein found in the plasma of patients with familial lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency. The majority of patients with this disorder develop progressive glomerulosclerosis. One key event in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis is the infiltration of monocytes into affected glomeruli.(More)
Climate change projections for California indicate reduction in the percentage of precipitation that falls as snow, and increase in the percentage that falls as rain, due to warmer temperatures in the future. Previous work has shown overall decreases in rainfall / snowfall ratios for the western US over the last 60 years. Of interest in this study is the(More)
Danshen, a Chinese herbal medicine has been widely used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Magnesium tanshinoate B (MTB) is an active compound purified from Danshen. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of MTB on the susceptibility of low density lipoproteins (LDL) to oxidative modification as well as on the accumulation of(More)
BACKGROUND Elevated plasma levels of very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) are associated with an increased risk for focal glomerulosclerosis, which is analogous to atherosclerosis. One feature of focal glomerulosclerosis is the presence of foam cells derived from the infiltration of circulating monocytes. Mesangial cells are able to express monocyte(More)
1. In the present study, the effect of reconstituted lipoprotein-X (rLp-X) on lipid accumulation and foam cell formation in rat peritoneal macrophages was evaluated. Furthermore, the combined effect of rLp-X and macrophages on mesangial cell proliferation was examined. 2. Incubation of macrophages with rLp-X (177 and 387 nmol unesterified cholesterol(More)
  • 1