Nan Wang


Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA


  1. Wang N, Tall A. A New Approach to PCSK9 Therapeutics. Circ Res. 2017;120:1063-1065 pubmed publisher
  2. Wang N, Silver D, Costet P, Tall A. Specific binding of ApoA-I, enhanced cholesterol efflux, and altered plasma membrane morphology in cells expressing ABC1. J Biol Chem. 2000;275:33053-8 pubmed
    ..Plasma membrane ABC1 may act as a phospholipid/cholesterol flippase, providing lipid to bound apoA-I, or to the outer membrane hemileaflet...
  3. Wang N, Silver D, Thiele C, Tall A. ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) functions as a cholesterol efflux regulatory protein. J Biol Chem. 2001;276:23742-7 pubmed
    ..The data suggest that the binding of apoA-I to ABCA1 leads to the formation of phospholipid-apoA-I complexes, which subsequently promote cholesterol efflux in an autocrine or paracrine fashion...
  4. Wang N, Chen W, Linsel Nitschke P, Martinez L, Agerholm Larsen B, Silver D, et al. A PEST sequence in ABCA1 regulates degradation by calpain protease and stabilization of ABCA1 by apoA-I. J Clin Invest. 2003;111:99-107 pubmed
    ..Inhibition of ABCA1 degradation by calpain could represent a novel therapeutic approach to increasing macrophage cholesterol efflux and decreasing atherosclerosis...
  5. Wang N, Tall A. Regulation and mechanisms of ATP-binding cassette transporter A1-mediated cellular cholesterol efflux. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2003;23:1178-84 pubmed
    ..This and other evidence suggest that ABCA1 promotes cholesterol and phospholipid efflux, probably by directly transporting both lipids as substrates...
  6. Wang N, Lan D, Gerbod Giannone M, Linsel Nitschke P, Jehle A, Chen W, et al. ATP-binding cassette transporter A7 (ABCA7) binds apolipoprotein A-I and mediates cellular phospholipid but not cholesterol efflux. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:42906-12 pubmed
    ..These studies show that ABCA7 has the ability to bind apolipoproteins and promote efflux of cellular phospholipids without cholesterol, and they suggest a possible role of ABCA7 in cellular phospholipid metabolism in peripheral tissues...
  7. Wang N, Lan D, Chen W, Matsuura F, Tall A. ATP-binding cassette transporters G1 and G4 mediate cellular cholesterol efflux to high-density lipoproteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:9774-9 pubmed
    ..ABCG1 is highly expressed in macrophages and probably mediates cholesterol efflux from macrophage foam cells to the major HDL fractions, providing a mechanism to explain the relationship between HDL levels and atherosclerosis risk...
  8. Wang N, Ranalletta M, Matsuura F, Peng F, Tall A. LXR-induced redistribution of ABCG1 to plasma membrane in macrophages enhances cholesterol mass efflux to HDL. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006;26:1310-6 pubmed
    ..This study examines the ABCG1-mediated cholesterol efflux and intracellular cholesterol transport by studying the ABCG1 localization and function in macrophages...
  9. Wang N, Yvan Charvet L, Lutjohann D, Mulder M, Vanmierlo T, Kim T, et al. ATP-binding cassette transporters G1 and G4 mediate cholesterol and desmosterol efflux to HDL and regulate sterol accumulation in the brain. FASEB J. 2008;22:1073-82 pubmed

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  1. Wang W, Tang Y, Wang Y, Tascau L, Balcerek J, Tong W, et al. LNK/SH2B3 Loss of Function Promotes Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. Circ Res. 2016;119:e91-e103 pubmed publisher
    ..Hypercholesterolemia acts in platelets and hematopoietic progenitors to exacerbate thrombosis and atherosclerosis associated with LNK deficiency. ..