Ivan Tancevski

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Recombinant adenoviral vectors encoding human HDL-cholesterol receptor SR-BI (Ad/hSR-BI) or beta-galactosidase (Ad/lacZ), respectively, were purified using a Source15 Q anion-exchange (AEX) column and quantified using two parallel Taqman Real Time PCR systems with different target sequences. Adenovirus concentrations were ascertained by 260 nm measurements,(More)
The aggressive reduction of LDL-cholesterol levels by treatment with statins is a key component of preventive cardiovascular care; however, additional therapies to prevent atherosclerosis and the associated clinical sequelae are still needed. Thyromimetic compounds selective for the liver or for the thyroid hormone receptor isoform beta1 constitute a novel(More)
Scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), a CD36 family member, plays a key role in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism, reverse cholesterol transport, and whole body cholesterol homeostasis, and is shown to be involved in the development of atherosclerosis in mice. In this report, we describe the effects of the adenoviral overexpression of human(More)
Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) is a congenital enteropathy characterized by loss of apical microvilli and formation of cytoplasmic inclusions lined by microvilli in enterocytes. MVID is caused by mutations in the MYO5B gene, coding for the myosin Vb motor protein. Although myosin Vb is implicated in the organization of intracellular transport and cell(More)
BACKGROUND Liver-selective thyromimetics have been reported to efficiently reduce plasma cholesterol through the hepatic induction of both, the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr) and the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor; the scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI). Here, we investigated the effect of the thyromimetic T-0681 on reverse(More)
A 45-year-old white man presented to the emergency department because of fever and fluctuating neurological symptoms including weakness and sensory loss of the right limbs. Six weeks before admittance, the patient had undergone percutaneous transcatheter ablation of drug-refractory atrial fibrillation. Laboratory examination showed markedly elevated white(More)
OBJECTIVES Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) transfers lipids into apoprotein B-containing lipoproteins for secretion from liver, intestine, and heart. We hypothesized the -493T single nucleotide polymorphism in the MTP promoter region to be associated with altered lipoprotein levels and with presence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). (More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic lipase plays a key role in the metabolism of pro-atherogenic and anti-atherogenic lipoproteins affecting their plasma level as well as their physico-chemical properties. We hypothesized single nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter region of the hepatic lipase gene to be associated with an increased risk for peripheral arterial disease(More)
Genetic variations of the scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI) have been demonstrated to be associated with plasma lipid parameters, anthropomorphic parameters, and coronary artery disease. We determined the frequency of 3 single-nucleotide polymorphisms within the SR-BI gene (SCARB1) in 354 patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and 354(More)
The ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 1 (ENPP1) is an inhibitor of the insulin receptor. Variants of ENPP1 are associated with infantile arterial calcification, obesity, and insulin resistance. To study the functional relevance of this protein in vivo, we cloned rabbit ENPP1 and studied its regulation in experimentally induced diabetes(More)