T0901317, an LXR agonist, augments PKA-induced vascular cell calcification.

We examined the effect of liver X receptor (LXR) agonists on vascular calcification, prevalent in atherosclerotic lesions. T0901317, an LXR agonist, augmented protein kinase A (PKA)-induced mineralization and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in aortic smooth muscle cells isolated from wild-type, but not from Lxrbeta(-/-)mice. A six-hour T0901317… (More)