Caveolae are cholesterol and glycosphingolipids-enriched microdomains of plasma membranes. Caveolin-1 represents the major structural protein of caveolae, that also contain receptors and molecules involved in signal transduction pathways. Caveolae are particularly abundant in endothelial cells, where they play important physiological and pathological roles in regulating endothelial cell functions. Several molecules with relevant functions in endothelial cells are localized in caveolae, including endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), which regulates the production of nitric oxide, and scavenger receptor class B type I (SR-BI), which plays a key role in the induction of eNOS activity mediated by high density lipoproteins (HDL). HDL have several atheroprotective functions, including a positive effect on endothelial cells, as it is a potent agonist of eNOS through the interaction with SR-BI. However, the oxidative modification of HDL may impair their protective role. In the present study we evaluated the effect of 15-lipoxygenase-mediated modification of HDL3 on the expression and/or activity of some proteins localized in endothelial caveolae and involved in the nitric oxide generation pathway. We found that after modification, HDL3 failed to activate eNOS and to induce NO production, due to both a reduced ability to interact with its own receptor SR-BI and to a reduced expression of SR-BI in cells exposed to modified HDL. These findings suggest that modification of HDL may reduce its endothelial-protective role also by interfering with vasodilatory function of HDL. © 2014 AOCS.
15-lipoxygenase-mediated modification of HDL3 impairs eNOS activation in human endothelial cells / L. Cutuli, A. Pirillo, P. Uboldi, H. Kuehn, A.L. Catapano. - In: LIPIDS. - ISSN 0024-4201. - 49:4(2014 Apr), pp. 317-326.
|Titolo:||15-lipoxygenase-mediated modification of HDL3 impairs eNOS activation in human endothelial cells|
PIRILLO, ANGELINA ANNA (Secondo)
CATAPANO, ALBERICO LUIGI (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||15-Lipoxygenase; Caveolae; Endothelial cells; High density lipoprotein; Nitric oxide; Arachidonate 15-Lipoxygenase; Caveolae; Cell Membrane; Cholesterol, HDL; Endothelial Cells; Enzyme Activation; Humans; Nitric Oxide; Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III; Scavenger Receptors, Class B; Signal Transduction; Vasodilation; Biochemistry; Cell Biology; Organic Chemistry|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/15 - Biologia Farmaceutica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11745-014-3888-5|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|