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Apolipoprotein(a), (apo(a)), is the distinguishing protein portion of the lipoprotein(a) particle, elevated plasma levels of which are a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A search for enhancer elements that control the transcription of the apo(a) gene led to the identification of an upstream element that contains target binding sites for members(More)
The lipoprotein Lp(a), a major inherited risk factor for atherosclerosis, consists of a low density lipoprotein-like particle containing apolipoprotein B-100 plus the distinguishing component apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)). Human apo(a) contains highly repeated domains related to plasminogen kringle four plus single kringle five and protease-like domains.(More)
Lipoprotein(a) contributes to the development of atherosclerosis through the binding of its plasminogen-like apolipoprotein(a) component to fibrin and other plasminogen substrates. Apolipoprotein(a) contains a major lysine binding site in one of its kringle domains. Destruction of this site by mutagenesis greatly reduces the binding of apolipoprotein(a) to(More)
To test directly whether fibrin(ogen) is a key binding site for apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] in vessel walls, apo(a) transgenic mice and fibrinogen knockout mice were crossed to generate fibrin(ogen)-deficient apo(a) transgenic mice and control mice. In the vessel wall of apo(a) transgenic mice, fibrin(ogen) deposition was found to be essentially colocalized(More)
Apo(a), the unique apoprotein of lipoprotein(a) (Lp[a]), can express lysine-binding sites(s) (LBS). However, the LBS activity of Lp(a) is variable, and this heterogeneity may influence its pathogenetic properties. An LBS-Lp(a) immunoassay has been developed to quantitatively assess the LBS function of Lp(a). Lp(a) within a sample is captured with an(More)
The expression of ASPP2 (53BP2L), a proapoptotic member of a family of p53-binding proteins, is frequently suppressed in many human cancers. Accumulating evidence suggests that ASPP2 inhibits tumor growth; however, the mechanisms by which ASPP2 suppresses tumor formation remain to be clarified. To study this, we targeted the ASPP2 allele in a mouse by(More)
The atherogenicity of Lp(a) is attributable to the binding of its apolipoprotein(a) component to fibrin and other plasminogen substrates. It can attenuate the activation of plasminogen, diminishing plasmin-dependent fibrinolysis and transforming growth factor-beta activation. Apolipoprotein(a) contains a major lysine-binding site in one of its kringle(More)
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