Hormone-sensitive lipase is not required for cholesteryl ester hydrolysis in macrophages.
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Storage of cholesteryl esters in the cytoplasm of macrophages is one of the earliest and most ubiquitous event observed in the development of arteriosclerosis. Macrophages have an enormous capacity to uptake and store cholesterol in the form of cytosolic cholesteryl ester droplets. These stores are mobilized by the action of a neutral cholesteryl ester hydrolase (NCEH), producing free cholesterol that is either secreted to extracellular acceptors or reesterified. It has been proposed that hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) is responsible for the NCEH activity in macrophages. The present work shows, however, that peritoneal macrophages from HSL null mice hydrolyze cytosolic stores of cholesteryl esters at a comparable rate to that of peritoneal macrophages from wild-type mice, therefore demonstrating that HSL is not the main NCEH in macrophages.
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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK
|Tidskrift||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Status||Published - 2002|
|Peer review utförd||Ja|