Janne Oestvang

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Atherosclerosis is a progressive inflammatory disease that takes place in the intima of the arterial wall. It is characterized by activation of endothelial cells, proliferation of smooth muscle cells and macrophages, accumulation of lipoproteins, deposition of extracellular matrix components and enhanced lipolytic enzyme activity. Phospholipase A(2)(More)
Oxidation and lipolytic remodeling of LDL are believed to stimulate LDL entrapment in the arterial wall, expanding the inflammatory response and promoting atherosclerosis. However, the cellular responses and molecular mechanisms underlying the atherogenic effects of lipolytically modified LDL are incompletely understood. Human THP-1 monocytes were(More)
Oxidized low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) play an important role during the development of atherosclerosis characterized by intimal inflammation and macrophage accumulation. A key component of LDL is lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC). LysoPC is a strong proinflammatory mediator, and its mechanism is uncertain, but it has been suggested to be mediated via the(More)
To determine if lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC) is able to induce proinflammatory changes in monocytes, its ability to stimulate arachidonic acid (AA) release, a product of phospholipase A2 (PLA(2)) activity, has been analyzed. LysoPC increased AA release in THP-1 and Mono Mac6 cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. The monocytes expressed(More)
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