alexa Alpha-tocopherol protects against monocyte Mac-1 (CD11b CD18) expression and Mac-1-dependent adhesion to endothelial cells induced by oxidized low-density lipoprotein.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Author(s): Terasawa Y, Manabe H, Yoshida N, Uemura M, Sugimoto N,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Alpha-tocopherol supplementation is reported to protect against cardiovascular disease and to influence cells involved in atherogenesis, such as monocytes. Interactions between monocytes and vascular endothelial cells occur early in atherogenesis, and adhesion is mediated by integrins. We evaluated the effects of alpha-tocopherol on expression of Mac-1 (CD11b/CD18) by monocytes after stimulation with oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is implicated as a potent chemotactic agent in atherogenesis. Incubation of whole blood with oxidized LDL (100 microg/ml) increased Mac-1 expression on monocytes, and preincubation with alpha-tocopherol reduced this upregulation in a concentration dependent manner. In another experiment, whole blood was obtained from healthy adult volunteers after 10 days of alpha-tocopherol administration (600 mg/day) and was incubated with oxidized LDL (100 microg/ml). There was a decrease in the upregulation of Mac-1 compared with that measured before administration. Adherence of oxidized LDL-stimulated monocytes to human umbilical vein endothelial cells was reduced by pretreatment with alpha-tocopherol, and was also inhibited by an anti-CD18 monoclonal antibody. Experiments with protein kinase C inhibitors suggested that reduction of Mac-1 upregulation by alpha-tocopherol was secondary to a decrease of protein kinase C activity. In conclusion, alpha-tocopherol suppressed the upregulation of Mac-1 expression on monocytes by oxidized LDL.
This article was published in Biofactors and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords