Sep 25, 2004

Human apolipoprotein A-II enrichment displaces paraoxonase from HDL and impairs its antioxidant properties: a new mechanism linking HDL protein composition and antiatherogenic potential

Circulation Research
Vicent RibasFrancisco Blanco-Vaca


Apolipoprotein A-II (apoA-II), the second major high-density lipoprotein (HDL) apolipoprotein, has been linked to familial combined hyperlipidemia. Human apoA-II transgenic mice constitute an animal model for this proatherogenic disease. We studied the ability of human apoA-II transgenic mice HDL to protect against oxidative modification of apoB-containing lipoproteins. When challenged with an atherogenic diet, antigens related to low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation were markedly increased in the aorta of 11.1 transgenic mice (high human apoA-II expressor). HDL from control mice and 11.1 transgenic mice were coincubated with autologous very LDL (VLDL) or LDL, or with human LDL under oxidative conditions. The degree of oxidative modification of apoB lipoproteins was then evaluated by measuring relative electrophoretic mobility, dichlorofluorescein fluorescence, 9- and 13-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid content, and conjugated diene kinetics. In all these different approaches, and in contrast to control mice, HDL from 11.1 transgenic mice failed to protect LDL from oxidative modification. A decreased content of apoA-I, paraoxonase (PON1), and platelet-activated factor acetyl-hydrolase activities was found in HDL of 11.1 transgeni...Continue Reading

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Thiobarbituric Acid Reactive Substances
Hyperlipidemia, Familial Combined
APOA2 gene
Chimeric Proteins, Recombinant
Apolipoprotein Measurement
Apolipoproteins B
PON1 gene

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