Hongjiang Chen

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BACKGROUND Despite increasing appreciation that atherogenesis involves participation of inflammatory cells, information on mediators of communication between different constituents of atherosclerotic plaque remain incomplete. We examined the role of LOX-1, a receptor for oxidized (ox) LDL, in the expression of CD40/CD40L in cultured human coronary artery(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidized LDL (ox-LDL) accumulation in the atherosclerotic region may enhance plaque instability. Both accumulation of ox-LDL and expression of its lectin-like receptor, LOX-1, have been shown in atherosclerotic regions. This study was designed to examine the role of LOX-1 in the modulation of metalloproteinases (MMP-1 and MMP-3) in human coronary(More)
A recently identified lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor (LOX-1) mediates endothelial cell injury and facilitates inflammatory cell adhesion. We studied the role of LOX-1 in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 60 min of left coronary artery (LCA) ligation, followed by 60 min of(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial hypoxia-reoxygenation (H-R) is associated with upregulation of metalloproteinases (MMPs). Upregulation of MMPs is associated with cell injury. Previous studies have shown that fish oil can protect myocardium from injury induced by H-R. This study was designed to examine the effect of eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), one of the major(More)
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