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The oxidation of apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins and cell membrane lipids is believed to play an integral role in the development of fatty streak lesions, an initial step in atherogenesis. We have previously shown that two antioxidant-like enzymes, paraoxonase (PON)-1 and PON3, are high density lipoprotein-associated proteins capable of preventing(More)
BACKGROUND The inflammatory/antiinflammatory properties of HDL were compared with HDL cholesterol in 2 groups of patients and in age- and sex-matched control subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS Group 1 consisted of 26 patients not yet taking a statin who presented with coronary heart disease (CHD) or CHD equivalents by National Cholesterol Education Program(More)
Oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL) phospholipids containing arachidonic acid at the sn-2 position occurs when a critical concentration of "seeding molecules" derived from the lipoxygenase pathway is reached in LDL. When this critical concentration is reached, the nonenzymatic oxidation of LDL phospholipids produces a series of biologically active,(More)
One hundred eighty-four serum samples from patients with ovarian cancer (n = 109), patients with benign tumors (n = 19), and healthy donors (n = 56) were analyzed on strong anion-exchange surfaces using surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry technology. Univariate and multivariate statistical analyses applied to(More)
CYP2S1 is a recently described dioxin-inducible cytochrome P450. We previously demonstrated that human CYP2S1 oxidizes a number of carcinogens but only via the peroxide shunt. In this article, we investigated whether human CYP2S1 can metabolize cyclooxygenase- and lipoxygenase-derived lipid peroxides in a NADPH-independent fashion. Human CYP2S1 metabolizes(More)
For more than two decades, there has been continuing evidence of lipid oxidation playing a central role in atherogenesis. The oxidation hypothesis of atherogenesis has evolved to focus on specific proinflammatory oxidized phospholipids that result from the oxidation of LDL phospholipids containing arachidonic acid and that are recognized by the innate(More)
We have developed a novel and rapid cell-free assay of the ability of HDL to prevent the formation of or inactivate oxidized phospholipids. HDL was tested for its ability to inhibit the oxidation of LDL, or inhibit the oxidation of l-alpha-1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphorylcholine (PAPC) by hydroperoxyoctadecadienoic acid (HPODE), or(More)
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), the enzyme primarily responsible for induced prostaglandin synthesis, is an immediate early gene induced by endotoxin in macrophages. We investigated the cis-acting elements of the COX-2 5'-flanking sequence, the transcription factors and signaling pathways responsible for transcriptional activation of the COX-2 gene in(More)
Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is a secreted protein associated primarily with high density lipoprotein (HDL) and participates in the prevention of low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation. Two other paraoxonase (PON) family members, namely, PON2 and PON3, have been identified. In this study, we report the cloning and characterization of the human PON3 gene from HepG2(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important cause of nosocomial infections and is frequently present in the airways of cystic fibrosis patients. Quorum sensing mediates P. aeruginosa's virulence and biofilm formation through density-dependent interbacterial signaling with autoinducers. N-3-oxododecanoyl homoserine lactone (3OC12-HSL) is the major autoinducer in(More)