Changes of gene expression by lysophosphatidylcholine in vascular endothelial cells: 12 up-regulated distinct genes including 5 cell growth-related, 3 thrombosis-related, and 4 others.

Lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC), a component of oxidatively modified lipoproteins, is present in atherosclerotic lesions, and its proatherogenic properties have been demonstrated. To gain an insight into lysoPC-mediated endothelial gene expression, we applied nonradioactive differential display analysis of mRNA from lysoPC-treated and untreated human… (More)