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Endothelial cell prostaglandin I(2) and platelet-activating factor production are markedly attenuated in the calcium-independent phospholipase A(2)beta knockout mouse.
Damage and activation of lung endothelium can lead to interstitial edema, infiltration of inflammatory cells into the interstitium and airways, and production of inflammatory metabolites, all ofExpand
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Platelet-activating factor and metastasis: calcium-independent phospholipase A2β deficiency protects against breast cancer metastasis to the lung.
We determined the contribution of calcium-independent phospholipase A(2)β (iPLA(2)β) to lung metastasis development following breast cancer injection into wild-type (WT) and iPLA(2)β-knockoutExpand
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The Absence of Myocardial Calcium-Independent Phospholipase A2γ Results in Impaired Prostaglandin E2 Production and Decreased Survival in Mice with Acute Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
ABSTRACT Cardiomyopathy is a serious complication of Chagas' disease, caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The parasite often infects cardiac myocytes, causing the release ofExpand
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Lung endothelial cell platelet-activating factor production and inflammatory cell adherence are increased in response to cigarette smoke component exposure.
An early event in the pathogenesis of emphysema is the development of inflammation associated with accumulation of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) in small airways, and inflammatory cellExpand
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Absence of calcium‐independent phospholipase A2β impairs platelet‐activating factor production and inflammatory cell recruitment in Trypanosoma cruzi‐infected endothelial cells
Both acute and chronic phases of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) infection are characterized by tissue inflammation, mainly in the heart. A key step in the inflammatory process is the transmigration ofExpand
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PGE2 Release from Tryptase-Stimulated Rabbit Ventricular Myocytes is Mediated by Calcium-Independent Phospholipase A2γ
Inflammation is associated with cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, myocarditis and congestive heart failure. Mast cells have been implicated in inflammation,Expand
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Mice with Genetic Deletion of Group VIA Phospholipase A2β Exhibit Impaired Macrophage Function and Increased Parasite Load in Trypanosoma cruzi-Induced Myocarditis
ABSTRACT Trypanosoma cruzi infection, which is the etiological agent of Chagas disease, is associated with intense inflammation during the acute and chronic phases. The pathological progression ofExpand
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Activation of group VI phospholipase A2 isoforms in cardiac endothelial cells.
The endothelium comprises a cellular barrier between the circulation and tissues. We have previously shown that activation of protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR-1) and PAR-2 on the surface of humanExpand
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Highly efficient transfection of human induced pluripotent stem cells using magnetic nanoparticles
Purpose The delivery of transgenes into human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) represents an important tool in cardiac regeneration with potential for clinicalExpand
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Polymorphonuclear leukocytes isolated from umbilical cord blood as a useful research tool to study adherence to cell monolayers.
One of the initial steps in the inflammatory process involves the adherence and transmigration of circulating polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) across the endothelial cell monolayer. One of the mainExpand
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