Roles for lipid-activated transcription factors in atherosclerosis

L. Nagy, Attila Szanto

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Abstract

The initial cellular event in atherosclerosis is the recruitment of monocytes to the vessel wall, and the formation of foam cells by the uptake of modified lipoproteins. The role of macrophages in this process is the uptake and processing of lipoproteins ultimately leading to foam cell formation. These cells also sustain a chronic inflammatory reaction believed to participate in disease progression. We have been interested in identifying regulatory processes contributing to these events. Some members of a distinct class of transcription factors, nuclear hormone receptors, are expressed in macrophages and are likely to have roles in the initiation of atherosclerosis. We review here the identification of interrelated nuclear receptor-regulated pathways involving peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor, liver X receptor, and retinoid receptors, and contributing to lipid uptake and efflux in macrophages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1072-1074
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Nutrition and Food Research
Volume49
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

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atherosclerosis
foam cells
Atherosclerosis
Foam Cells
macrophages
Transcription Factors
transcription factors
Macrophages
Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Receptors
uptake mechanisms
Lipids
lipoproteins
receptors
Lipoproteins
lipids
Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors
retinoids
Retinoids
hormone receptors
disease course

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Cholesterol
  • CYP27
  • Macrophage
  • Nuclear receptor

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  • Food Science

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