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BMP10 is essential for maintaining cardiac growth during murine cardiogenesis
During cardiogenesis, perturbation of a key transition at mid-gestation from cardiac patterning to cardiac growth and chamber maturation often leads to diverse types of congenital heart disease, suchExpand
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A role for serum response factor in coronary smooth muscle differentiation from proepicardial cells.
Coronary artery smooth muscle (SM) cells originate from proepicardial cells that migrate over the surface of the heart, undergo epithelial to mesenchymal transformation and invade the subepicardialExpand
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Mediation of Electronegative Low-Density Lipoprotein Signaling by LOX-1: A Possible Mechanism of Endothelial Apoptosis
The lectin-like oxidized LDL receptor LOX-1 mediates endothelial cell (EC) uptake of experimentally prepared copper-oxidized LDL (oxLDL). To confirm the atherogenic role of this receptor clonedExpand
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Coronary smooth muscle differentiation from proepicardial cells requires rhoA-mediated actin reorganization and p160 rho-kinase activity.
We recently reported that the first detectable expression of SMC-specific proteins during coronary smooth muscle cell (CoSMC) differentiation from isolated proepicardial cells was restricted to cellsExpand
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Low-Density Lipoprotein in Hypercholesterolemic Human Plasma Induces Vascular Endothelial Cell Apoptosis by Inhibiting Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 Transcription
Background—Apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) can be induced in vitro by experimentally modified LDL. Description of proapoptotic circulating lipoproteins may significantly enhanceExpand
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Electronegative LDL circulating in smokers impairs endothelial progenitor cell differentiation by inhibiting Akt phosphorylation via LOX-1 Published, JLR Papers in Press, October 1, 2007.
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), important for endothelial regeneration and vasculogenesis, are reduced by cigarette smoking. To elucidate the mechanisms, we examined the effects ofExpand
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Contribution of the hepatic lipase gene to the atherogenic lipoprotein phenotype in familial combined hyperlipidemia.
Familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH) is a common genetic lipid disorder with a frequency of 1-2% in the population. In addition to the hypercholesterolemia and/or hypertriglyceridemia that affectedExpand
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Electronegative LDL Impairs Vascular Endothelial Cell Integrity in Diabetes by Disrupting Fibroblast Growth Factor 2 (FGF2) Autoregulation
OBJECTIVE—L5, a circulating electronegative LDL identified in patients with hypercholesterolemia or type 2 diabetes, induces endothelial cell (EC) apoptosis by suppressing fibroblast growth factorExpand
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Aspirin protects human coronary artery endothelial cells against atherogenic electronegative LDL via an epigenetic mechanism: a novel cytoprotective role of aspirin in acute myocardial infarction.
AIMS L5 is the most negatively charged subfraction of human low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and is the only subfraction of LDL capable of inducing apoptosis in cultured vascular endothelial cells (ECs)Expand
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Electronegative Low-Density Lipoprotein Increases C-Reactive Protein Expression in Vascular Endothelial Cells through the LOX-1 Receptor
Objectives Increased plasma C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with the occurrence and severity of acute coronary syndrome. We investigated whether CRP can be generated in vascularExpand
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