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HDL lowers the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by promoting cholesterol efflux from macrophage foam cells. However, other antiatherosclerotic properties of HDL are poorly understood. To test the hypothesis that the lipoprotein carries proteins that might have novel cardioprotective activities, we used shotgun proteomics to investigate the(More)
Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK) is an integral membrane protein that is preferentially expressed by phagocytic cells, where it promotes efferocytosis and inhibits inflammatory signaling. Proteolytic cleavage of MerTK at an unidentified site leads to shedding of its soluble ectodomain (soluble MER; sMER), which can inhibit thrombosis in mice and efferocytosis in(More)
Detecting differentially expressed proteins is a key goal of proteomics. We describe a label-free method, the spectral index, for analyzing relative protein abundance in large-scale data sets derived from biological samples by shotgun proteomics. The spectral index is comprised of two biochemically plausible features: relative protein abundance (assessed by(More)
Diego A Rodriguez, Sebastian Zamorano, Fernanda Lisbona, Diego Rojas-Rivera, Hery Urra, Juan R Cubillos-Ruiz, Ricardo Armisen, Daniel R Henriquez, Emily H Cheng, Michal Letek, Tomas Vaisar, Thergiory Irrazabal, Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Anthony Letai, Felipe X PimentelMuiños, Guido Kroemer and Claudio Hetz* Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Center for(More)
RATIONALE Acute lung injury causes complex changes in protein expression in the lungs. Whereas most prior studies focused on single proteins, newer methods allowing the simultaneous study of many proteins could lead to a better understanding of pathogenesis and new targets for treatment. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to examine the changes in(More)
OBJECTIVE Levels of serum amyloid A (SAA), an acute-phase protein carried on high-density lipoprotein (HDL), increase in inflammatory states and are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. HDL colocalizes with vascular proteoglycans in atherosclerotic lesions. However, its major apolipoprotein, apolipoprotein A-I, has no(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)
UNLABELLED High-density lipoprotein (HDL), a lipid nanoparticle containing many different low abundance proteins, is an attractive target for clinical proteomics because its compositional heterogeneity is linked to its cardioprotective effects. Selected reaction monitoring (SRM) is currently the method of choice for targeted quantification of proteins in(More)
Adipose tissue secretes proteins like serum amyloid A (SAA), which plays important roles in local and systemic inflammation. Circulating SAA levels increase in obese humans, but the roles of adipose-derived SAA and hyperlipidemia in this process are unclear. We took advantage of the difference in the inducible isoforms of SAA secreted by adipose tissue(More)