Sandra Doepping

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Atherosclerosis involves a macrophage-rich inflammation in the aortic intima. It is increasingly recognized that this intimal inflammation is paralleled over time by a distinct inflammatory reaction in adjacent adventitia. Though cross talk between the coordinated inflammatory foci in the intima and the adventitia seems implicit, the mechanism(s) underlying(More)
OBJECTIVE Mouse aorta smooth muscle cells (SMC) express tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily member 1A (TNFR-1) and lymphotoxin beta-receptor (LTbetaR). Circumstantial evidence has linked the SMC LTbetaR to tertiary lymphoid organogenesis in hyperlipidemic mice. Here, we explored TNFR-1 and LTbetaR signaling in cultured SMC. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Atherosclerosis is a transmural chronic inflammatory condition of small and large arteries that is associated with adaptive immune responses at all disease stages. However, impacts of adaptive immune reactions on clinically apparent atherosclerosis such as intima lesion (plaque) rupture, thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and aneurysm largely remain to be(More)
5-Lipoxygenase (5-LO) catalyzes the initial steps in the formation of leukotrienes (LTs), which are implicated in immune reactions. Recently, it was shown that FITC-triggered epidermal Langerhans cell (LC) emigration to draining lymph nodes (LNs) is impaired in LTC4 export pump (multidrug resistance-associated protein 1)-deficient mice. Here, we sought(More)
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