Liuqin Sun

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OBJECTIVE Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a key angiogenic growth factor, stimulates angiogenesis. Low levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) function as signaling molecules for angiogenesis. We postulated that low concentrations of oxLDL might induce low levels of ROS and initiate angiogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS An in vitro model of tube(More)
AIMS Collagen, as a component of the extracellular matrix, has been linked to atherosclerotic plaque formation and stability. Activation of LOX-1, a lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor-1, exerts a significant role in collagen formation. We examine the hypothesis that LOX-1 deletion may inhibit collagen accumulation in atherosclerotic(More)
Angiotensin II via type 1 receptor activation upregulates the expression of lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (LOX-1), and LOX-1 activation, in turn, upregulates angiotensin II type 1 receptor expression. We postulated that interruption of this positive feedback loop might attenuate the genesis of angiotensin II-induced hypertension(More)
Transforming growth factor beta(1) (TGFbeta(1)) activation leads to tissue fibrosis. Here, we report on the role of LOX-1, a lectin-like 52-kDa receptor for oxidized low density lipoprotein, in TGFbeta(1)-mediated collagen expression and underlying signaling in mouse cardiac fibroblasts. TGFbeta(1) was overexpressed in wild-type (WT) and LOX-1 knock-out(More)
1 These two authors (CH and AD) contributed equally to this work. Abstract Aims: Collagen, as a component of the extracellular matrix, has been linked to atherosclerotic plaque formation and stability. Activation of LOX-1, a lectin-like oxidized low density lipoproteins (LDL) receptor-1, exerts a significant role in collagen formation. We examine the(More)
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