Background - Oxidation of LDL produces a series of biologically active, oxidized lipids. Among them, isoprostanes, and in particular iPF2α-III, seem to be crucial in mediating some of the key cellular events seen in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Methods and Results - Minimally modified LDL (MM-LDL) triggers a dose-dependent, very rapid neutrophil adhesion to human fibrinogen. Rapid adhesion triggering correlates with degree of LDL oxidation and accumulation of isoprostanes. Isoprostanes accumulated in MM-LDL are major determinants of the proadhesive effect of oxidized LDL, as shown by experiments of receptor functional deletion. Moreover, evidence is provided of expression on human neutrophils of a biological active isoprostane receptor distinct from the classical thromboxane A2 receptor. Conclusions - These data suggest that isoprostanes are major contributors to the proadhesive effect induced by MM-LDL on neutrophils and provide additional evidence for the involvement of isoprostanes in the pathogenesis of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury.
|Titolo:||beta2 Integrin-dependent neutrophil adhesion induced by minimally modified low-density lipoproteins is mainly mediated by F2-isoprostanes|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1161/01.CIR.0000037223.92135.38|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|