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Tangier disease (TD) is an autosomal recessive disorder of lipid metabolism. It is characterized by absence of plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and deposition of cholesteryl esters in the reticulo-endothelial system with splenomegaly and enlargement of tonsils and lymph nodes. Although low HDL cholesterol is associated with an increased risk for(More)
Excessive uptake of atherogenic lipoproteins such as modified low-density lipoprotein complexes by vascular macrophages leads to foam cell formation, a critical step in atherogenesis. Cholesterol efflux mediated by high-density lipoproteins (HDL) constitutes a protective mechanism against macrophage lipid overloading. The molecular mechanisms underlying(More)
Members of the human ABC transporter A subfamily have gained considerable attention based on the recent findings that ABCA1 and ABCR (ABCA4) cause familial HDL-deficiency syndromes and distinct forms of hereditary retinopathies, respectively. Here we report the complete cDNA and the genomic organization of ABCA2, another member of the human ABC A(More)
The ATP-binding cassette transporter G1 (ABCG1) was recently identified as a regulator of macrophage cholesterol and phospholipid transport. This transporter together with ABCA1 belongs to a group of sterol-sensitive ABC proteins which are induced by lipid loading or specific oxysterols. We report here the genomic structure of ABCG1 along with the 5'(More)
Activated lipid-laden macrophages in the vascular wall are key modulators of the inflammatory processes underlying atherosclerosis. We demonstrate here that the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter ABCA1 is induced during differentiation of human monocytes into macrophages. ABCA1 has been implicated in macrophage interleukin-1beta secretion and apoptosis.(More)
The measurement of fecal elastase 1 concentrations by means of an ELISA based on monoclonal antibodies (mABs) highly specific for human elastase 1 (ELISA 1) has become an accepted indirect test of the exocrine pancreatic function during the last years. Its use has been demonstrated in many clinical studies including comparison with direct function tests and(More)
Functional C(-260)--> T polymorphism in the promoter of the CD14 gene has been reported to be associated with coronary heart disease (CHD). The functional role of the polymorphism, however, is still a matter of debate, since several studies have not proved its effect on clinical outcomes associated with atherosclerosis. Cardiovascular-related morbidity and(More)
A time-consuming sample preparation and measuring procedure is required for the quantitation of retinyl palmitate by HPLC. We developed a fluorometric method for the determination of total retinyl esters in chylomicrons, chylomicron remnants, and VLDL. This method is precise, sensitive, rapid, simple, and particularly useful for large-scale studies of(More)
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