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Deletion of L-selectin increases atherosclerosis development in ApoE-/- mice


Rozenberg, I; Sluka, S H M; Mocharla, P; Hallenberg, A; Rotzius, P; Borén, J; Kränkel, N; Landmesser, U; Borsig, L; Lüscher, T F; Eriksson, E E; Tanner, F C (2011). Deletion of L-selectin increases atherosclerosis development in ApoE-/- mice. PLoS ONE, 6(7):e21675.

Abstract

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by accumulation of leukocytes in the arterial intima. Members of the selectin family of adhesion molecules are important mediators of leukocyte extravasation. However, it is unclear whether L-selectin (L-sel) is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In the present study, mice deficient in L-selectin (L-sel(-/-)) animals were crossed with mice lacking Apolipoprotein E (ApoE(-/-)). The development of atherosclerosis was analyzed in double-knockout ApoE/L-sel (ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-)) mice and the corresponding ApoE(-/-) controls fed either a normal or a high cholesterol diet (HCD). After 6 weeks of HCD, aortic lesions were increased two-fold in ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) mice as compared to ApoE(-/-) controls (2.46%±0.54% vs 1.28%±0.24% of total aortic area; p<0.05). Formation of atherosclerotic lesions was also enhanced in 6-month-old ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) animals fed a normal diet (10.45%±2.58% vs 1.87%±0.37%; p<0.05). In contrast, after 12 weeks of HCD, there was no difference in atheroma formation between ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) and ApoE(-/-) mice. Serum cholesterol levels remained unchanged by L-sel deletion. Atherosclerotic plaques did not exhibit any differences in cellular composition assessed by immunohistochemistry for CD68, CD3, CD4, and CD8 in ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) as compared to ApoE(-/-) mice. Leukocyte rolling on lesions in the aorta was similar in ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) and ApoE(-/-) animals. ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) mice exhibited reduced size and cellularity of peripheral lymph nodes, increased size of spleen, and increased number of peripheral lymphocytes as compared to ApoE(-/-) controls. These data indicate that L-sel does not promote atherosclerotic lesion formation and suggest that it rather protects from early atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by accumulation of leukocytes in the arterial intima. Members of the selectin family of adhesion molecules are important mediators of leukocyte extravasation. However, it is unclear whether L-selectin (L-sel) is involved in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. In the present study, mice deficient in L-selectin (L-sel(-/-)) animals were crossed with mice lacking Apolipoprotein E (ApoE(-/-)). The development of atherosclerosis was analyzed in double-knockout ApoE/L-sel (ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-)) mice and the corresponding ApoE(-/-) controls fed either a normal or a high cholesterol diet (HCD). After 6 weeks of HCD, aortic lesions were increased two-fold in ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) mice as compared to ApoE(-/-) controls (2.46%±0.54% vs 1.28%±0.24% of total aortic area; p<0.05). Formation of atherosclerotic lesions was also enhanced in 6-month-old ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) animals fed a normal diet (10.45%±2.58% vs 1.87%±0.37%; p<0.05). In contrast, after 12 weeks of HCD, there was no difference in atheroma formation between ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) and ApoE(-/-) mice. Serum cholesterol levels remained unchanged by L-sel deletion. Atherosclerotic plaques did not exhibit any differences in cellular composition assessed by immunohistochemistry for CD68, CD3, CD4, and CD8 in ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) as compared to ApoE(-/-) mice. Leukocyte rolling on lesions in the aorta was similar in ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) and ApoE(-/-) animals. ApoE(-/-)L-sel(-/-) mice exhibited reduced size and cellularity of peripheral lymph nodes, increased size of spleen, and increased number of peripheral lymphocytes as compared to ApoE(-/-) controls. These data indicate that L-sel does not promote atherosclerotic lesion formation and suggest that it rather protects from early atherosclerosis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Physiology
07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Physiology

04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Integrative Human Physiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:21 Feb 2012 19:05
Last Modified:04 Jul 2016 14:18
Publisher:Public Library of Science (PLoS)
ISSN:1932-6203
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0021675
PubMed ID:21760899
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59873

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