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ApoB-containing lipoproteins regulate angiogenesis by modulating expression of VEGF receptor 1

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Medicine, May 2012
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ApoB-containing lipoproteins regulate angiogenesis by modulating expression of VEGF receptor 1
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Nature Medicine, May 2012
DOI 10.1038/nm.2759
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Inbal Avraham-Davidi, Yona Ely, Van N Pham, Daniel Castranova, Moshe Grunspan, Guy Malkinson, Liron Gibbs-Bar, Oded Mayseless, Gabriella Allmog, Brigid Lo, Carmen M Warren, Tom T Chen, Josette Ungos, Kameha Kidd, Kenna Shaw, Ilana Rogachev, Wuzhou Wan, Philip M Murphy, Steven A Farber, Liran Carmel, Gregory S Shelness, M Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Brant M Weinstein, Karina Yaniv


Despite the clear major contribution of hyperlipidemia to the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the developed world, the direct effects of lipoproteins on endothelial cells have remained obscure and are under debate. Here we report a previously uncharacterized mechanism of vessel growth modulation by lipoprotein availability. Using a genetic screen for vascular defects in zebrafish, we initially identified a mutation, stalactite (stl), in the gene encoding microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (mtp), which is involved in the biosynthesis of apolipoprotein B (ApoB)-containing lipoproteins. By manipulating lipoprotein concentrations in zebrafish, we found that ApoB negatively regulates angiogenesis and that it is the ApoB protein particle, rather than lipid moieties within ApoB-containing lipoproteins, that is primarily responsible for this effect. Mechanistically, we identified downregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1), which acts as a decoy receptor for VEGF, as a key mediator of the endothelial response to lipoproteins, and we observed VEGFR1 downregulation in hyperlipidemic mice. These findings may open new avenues for the treatment of lipoprotein-related vascular disorders.

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Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
India 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 99 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 32 30%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 26%
Student > Master 15 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 5%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 8 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 61 58%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 10%
Neuroscience 2 2%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 8 8%

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