Renata Feuerborn

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It has been suggested that the signal transduction initiated by apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) activates key proteins involved in cholesterol efflux. ABCA1 serves as a binding partner for apoA-I, but its participation in apoA-I-induced signaling remains uncertain. We show that the exposure of human fibroblasts to ABCA1 ligands (apolipoproteins and amphipathic(More)
Cholesterol efflux, an important mechanism by which high density lipoproteins (HDL) protect against atherosclerosis, is initiated by docking of apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I), a major HDL protein, to specific binding sites followed by activation of ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) and translocation of cholesterol from intracellular compartments to(More)
Low density lipoproteins (LDL) inhibit the Na+/H+ antiport and thereby sensitize platelet towards agonist. However, mechanisms underlying the suppressing effect of LDL on Na+/H+ exchange are unclear. We here show that the lowering of intracellular pH and the suppression of the sodium propionate-induced Na+/H+ exchange in the presence of LDL are abolished by(More)
OBJECTIVES Apolipoprotein E (apoE) exerts antiatherogenic effects but precise mechanisms remain unclear. We here investigated the effect of apoE on intracellular signaling by interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), a proinflammatory cytokine present in atherosclerotic lesions. METHODS AND RESULTS IL-1beta-induced expression and activation of inducible nitric oxide(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Macrophage apoptosis is critically involved in atherosclerosis. We here examined the effect of anti-atherogenic high density lipoprotein (HDL) and its component sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) on apoptosis in RAW264.7 murine macrophages. METHODS Mitochondrial or endoplasmic reticulum-dependent apoptosis was induced by exposure of(More)
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