Eva Hurt-Camejo

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By its very nature, rupture of the atherosclerotic plaque is difficult to study directly in humans. A good animal model would help us not only to understand how rupture occurs but also to design and test treatments to prevent it from happening. However, several difficulties surround existing models of plaque rupture, including the need for radical(More)
BACKGROUND Increased dietary cholesterol intake is associated with atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis development requires a lipid and an inflammatory component. It is unclear where and how the inflammatory component develops. To assess the role of the liver in the evolution of inflammation, we treated ApoE*3Leiden mice with cholesterol-free (Con), low (LC;(More)
We recently reported on the immunolocalization of type II secretory nonpancreatic phospholipase A2 (snpPLA2) in human atherosclerotic lesions. In the present study, we present data on the distribution and ultrastructural localization of snpPLA2 in adjacent nonatherosclerotic and atherosclerotic regions of human arteries. Electron microscopy (EM) of(More)
We recently reported the presence of secretory, nonpancreatic phospholipase A2 type II (snpPLA2; EC in human atherosclerotic arteries (Hurt-Camejo et al, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1997;17:300-309). SnpPLA2 may generate the proinflammatory products lysophospholipids and free fatty acids, thus contributing to atherogenesis when acting on low(More)
Group IIA secretory nonpancreatic phospholipase A(2) (snpPLA(2)) is associated with collagen fibers in the extracellular matrix of human atherosclerotic plaques. Decorin, a small proteoglycan (PG) carrying chondroitin/dermatan sulfate glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), forms part of the collagen network in human arteries. To explore whether snpPLA(2) may be(More)
The first morphological sign of atherogenesis is the accumulation of extracellular lipid droplets in the proteoglycan-rich subendothelial layer of the arterial intima. Secretory nonpancreatic phospholipase A(2) (snpPLA(2)), an enzyme capable of lipolyzing LDL particles, is found in the arterial extracellular matrix and in contact with the extracellular(More)
BACKGROUND Successful drug development has been hampered by a limited understanding of how to translate laboratory-based biological discoveries into safe and effective medicines. We have developed a generic method for predicting the effects of drugs on biological processes. Information derived from the chemical structure and experimental omics data from(More)
Disorders of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and transport are responsible for the development of a large spectrum of pathologies, ranging from cardiovascular diseases, to metabolic syndrome, even to tumour development. Recently, a deeper knowledge of the molecular mechanisms that control our biological clock and circadian rhythms has been achieved. From(More)
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