T. Vaisar

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Abstract Alterations in glutathione (GSH) metabolism are associated with neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD), and GSH depletion follows application of exogenous fibrillar amyloid beta (Abeta) peptides in experimental systems; these results are commonly cited as evidence of oxidative damage in AD. We used MC65 human neuroblastoma cells that(More)
UNLABELLED Identifying biologically significant changes in protein abundance between two conditions is a key issue when analyzing proteomic data. One widely used approach centers on spectral counting, a label-free method that sums all the tandem mass spectra for a protein observed in an analysis. To assess the significance of the results, we recently(More)
The effects of androgens on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in men remain unclear. To better characterize the relationship between androgens and HDL, we investigated the effects of testosterone replacement on HDL protein composition and serum HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux in hypogonadal men. Twenty-three older hypogonadal men (ages 51-83, baseline(More)
Cholesterol efflux capacity associates strongly and negatively with the incidence and prevalence of human CVD. We investigated the relationships of HDL's size and protein cargo with its cholesterol efflux capacity using APOB-depleted serum and HDLs isolated from five inbred mouse strains with different susceptibilities to atherosclerosis. Like humans, mouse(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have failed to establish a causal relationship between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels (HDL-C) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), shifting focus to other HDL measures. We previously reported that smaller/denser HDL levels are protective against cerebrovascular disease. This study sought to determine which of small+medium(More)
—A low level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is characteristic of insulin resistance and hypertriglyceridemia and likely contributes to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with these conditions. One pathway involves enhanced clearance of lipolytically modified HDL particles, but the underlying mechanisms remain poorly(More)
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