Experts and Doctors on cholesterol in College Station, Texas, United States


Locale: College Station, Texas, United States
Topic: cholesterol

Top Publications

  1. Sato T, Tweten R, Johnson A. Disulfide-bond scanning reveals assembly state and ?-strand tilt angle of the PFO ?-barrel. Nat Chem Biol. 2013;9:383-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The PFO PPC-to-pore transition therefore converts TMHs in a dynamic folding intermediate far above the membrane into TMHs that are hydrogen bonded to those of adjacent subunits in the bilayer-embedded ?-barrel. ..
  2. Angell R, Mitsuhashi Y, Bigley K, Bauer J. Plasma LCAT activity and lipid subfraction composition in obese beagles undergoing weight loss. Lipids. 2009;44:415-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Both plasma PL and EC fatty acid profiles were similar with both acylglycerol types and EC fatty acids reflected linoleic acid specificity with minimal diet or time effects. ..
  3. Xenoulis P, Levinski M, Suchodolski J, Steiner J. Serum triglyceride concentrations in Miniature Schnauzers with and without a history of probable pancreatitis. J Vet Intern Med. 2011;25:20-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional studies are needed to further clarify the role of hypertriglyceridemia in the development of pancreatitis in Miniature Schnauzers as well as other dog breeds. ..
  4. Ma D, Seo J, Davidson L, Callaway E, Fan Y, Lupton J, et al. n-3 PUFA alter caveolae lipid composition and resident protein localization in mouse colon. FASEB J. 2004;18:1040-2 pubmed
    ..These findings reveal a novel modality by which n-3 PUFA remodel membrane microdomains in vivo and thereby alter caveolae protein localization and functionality. ..
  5. Heuck A, Tweten R, Johnson A. Assembly and topography of the prepore complex in cholesterol-dependent cytolysins. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:31218-25 pubmed
  6. Greene N, Martin S, Crouse S. Acute exercise and training alter blood lipid and lipoprotein profiles differently in overweight and obese men and women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20:1618-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Training did not affect acute exercise responses. Our data support the efficacy of endurance training, without dietary intervention, to elicit beneficial changes in blood lipids-lipoproteins in obese men and women. ..
  7. Atshaves B, Storey S, Petrescu A, Greenberg C, Lyuksyutova O, Smith R, et al. Expression of fatty acid binding proteins inhibits lipid accumulation and alters toxicity in L cell fibroblasts. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2002;283:C688-703 pubmed
    ..These beneficial effects were offset by inhibition of branched-chain fatty acid oxidation that correlated with the enhanced toxicity of high levels of branched-chain fatty acid. ..
  8. Schroeder F, Gallegos A, Atshaves B, Storey S, McIntosh A, Petrescu A, et al. Recent advances in membrane microdomains: rafts, caveolae, and intracellular cholesterol trafficking. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2001;226:873-90 pubmed
  9. Atshaves B, Starodub O, McIntosh A, Petrescu A, Roths J, Kier A, et al. Sterol carrier protein-2 alters high density lipoprotein-mediated cholesterol efflux. J Biol Chem. 2000;275:36852-61 pubmed
    ..Finally, SCP-2 expression also inhibited sterol efflux from lipid droplets, an effect related to decreased adipose differentiation-related protein, a lipid droplet surface protein that binds cholesterol with high affinity. ..

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  1. Xenoulis P, Cammarata P, Walzem R, Macfarlane R, Suchodolski J, Steiner J. Novel lipoprotein density profiling in healthy dogs of various breeds, healthy Miniature Schnauzers, and Miniature Schnauzers with hyperlipidemia. BMC Vet Res. 2013;9:47 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, this method could potentially be used for diagnostic purposes for the separation of dogs suspected of having lipoprotein abnormalities from healthy dogs. ..
  2. Frolov A, Petrescu A, Atshaves B, So P, Gratton E, Serrero G, et al. High density lipoprotein-mediated cholesterol uptake and targeting to lipid droplets in intact L-cell fibroblasts. A single- and multiphoton fluorescence approach. J Biol Chem. 2000;275:12769-80 pubmed
    ..Targeting of sterol to lipid droplets was correlated with the presence of adipose differentiation related protein, a lipid droplet-specific protein shown for the first time to bind unesterified sterol with high affinity. ..
  3. Bell S, Mavila A, Salazar R, Bayless K, Kanagala S, Maxwell S, et al. Differential gene expression during capillary morphogenesis in 3D collagen matrices: regulated expression of genes involved in basement membrane matrix assembly, cell cycle progression, cellular differentiation and G-protein signaling. J Cell Sci. 2001;114:2755-73 pubmed
    ..These data further elucidate the genetic events regulating capillary tube formation in a 3D matrix environment. ..
  4. Stolowich N, Frolov A, Petrescu A, Scott A, Billheimer J, Schroeder F. Holo-sterol carrier protein-2. (13)C NMR investigation of cholesterol and fatty acid binding sites. J Biol Chem. 1999;274:35425-33 pubmed
    ..These data contribute to our understanding of a role for SCP-2 in both cellular cholesterol and LCFA metabolism. ..
  5. Martin G, Atshaves B, McIntosh A, Mackie J, Kier A, Schroeder F. Liver fatty-acid-binding protein (L-FABP) gene ablation alters liver bile acid metabolism in male mice. Biochem J. 2005;391:549-60 pubmed
  6. Martin G, Atshaves B, McIntosh A, Mackie J, Kier A, Schroeder F. Liver fatty acid binding protein gene ablation potentiates hepatic cholesterol accumulation in cholesterol-fed female mice. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2006;290:G36-48 pubmed
    ..Taken together, these data support the hypothesis that L-FABP is involved in the physiological regulation of cholesterol metabolism, body weight gain, and obesity. ..
  7. Misra R, Patel T, Kotha P, Raji A, Ganda O, Banerji M, et al. Prevalence of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk factors in US Asian Indians: results from a national study. J Diabetes Complications. 2010;24:145-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The prevalence rates of diabetes and MetS among US Asian Indians are higher than reported in earlier, nonrandomized, smaller surveys. These data provide a firm basis for future mechanistic and interventional studies. ..
  8. McIntosh A, Atshaves B, Storey S, Landrock K, Landrock D, Martin G, et al. Loss of liver FA binding protein significantly alters hepatocyte plasma membrane microdomains. J Lipid Res. 2012;53:467-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus L-FABP gene ablation significantly impacted the proportion of cholesterol-rich versus -poor microdomains in the hepatocyte plasma membrane and altered the distribution of lipids and proteins involved in cholesterol uptake therein. ..
  9. Atshaves B, McIntosh A, Martin G, Landrock D, Payne H, Bhuvanendran S, et al. Overexpression of sterol carrier protein-2 differentially alters hepatic cholesterol accumulation in cholesterol-fed mice. J Lipid Res. 2009;50:1429-47 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these findings support an important role for SCP-2 in hepatic cholesterol homeostasis...
  10. Storey S, Atshaves B, McIntosh A, Landrock K, Martin G, Huang H, et al. Effect of sterol carrier protein-2 gene ablation on HDL-mediated cholesterol efflux from cultured primary mouse hepatocytes. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2010;299:G244-54 pubmed publisher
    ..slow cholesterol efflux pools and/or eliciting concomitant upregulation of L-FABP in cultured primary hepatocytes...
  11. Greene N, Fluckey J, Lambert B, Greene E, Riechman S, Crouse S. Regulators of blood lipids and lipoproteins? PPAR? and AMPK, induced by exercise, are correlated with lipids and lipoproteins in overweight/obese men and women. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2012;303:E1212-21 pubmed publisher
    ..5543, P < 0.05). Our findings demonstrate exercise-induced expression of skeletal muscle PPARs and their target proteins, and this expression is associated with improved blood lipids and lipoproteins in obese adults...
  12. Huang H, Ball J, Billheimer J, Schroeder F. Interaction of the N-terminus of sterol carrier protein 2 with membranes: role of membrane curvature. Biochem J. 1999;344 Pt 2:593-603 pubmed
    ..These findings were consistent with the SCP(2) N-terminus being a membrane-binding domain that was highly dependent on membrane surface curvature as well as on lipid composition. ..
  13. Atshaves B, Gallegos A, McIntosh A, Kier A, Schroeder F. Sterol carrier protein-2 selectively alters lipid composition and cholesterol dynamics of caveolae/lipid raft vs nonraft domains in L-cell fibroblast plasma membranes. Biochemistry. 2003;42:14583-98 pubmed
  14. Martin G, Danneberg H, Kumar L, Atshaves B, Erol E, Bader M, et al. Decreased liver fatty acid binding capacity and altered liver lipid distribution in mice lacking the liver fatty acid-binding protein gene. J Biol Chem. 2003;278:21429-38 pubmed
  15. Storey S, McIntosh A, Huang H, Landrock K, Martin G, Landrock D, et al. Intracellular cholesterol-binding proteins enhance HDL-mediated cholesterol uptake in cultured primary mouse hepatocytes. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012;302:G824-39 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that L-FABP, particularly in the absence of SCP-2, plays a significant role in HDL-mediated cholesterol uptake in cultured primary hepatocytes. ..
  16. Gallegos A, Atshaves B, Storey S, Starodub O, Petrescu A, Huang H, et al. Gene structure, intracellular localization, and functional roles of sterol carrier protein-2. Prog Lipid Res. 2001;40:498-563 pubmed
  17. Huang H, Ball J, Billheimer J, Schroeder F. The sterol carrier protein-2 amino terminus: a membrane interaction domain. Biochemistry. 1999;38:13231-43 pubmed
    ..These data were consistent with the N-terminus of SCP2 providing a membrane interaction domain that preferentially bound to membranes rich in anionic phospholipid and cholesterol. ..
  18. Gallegos A, McIntosh A, Atshaves B, Schroeder F. Structure and cholesterol domain dynamics of an enriched caveolae/raft isolate. Biochem J. 2004;382:451-61 pubmed
    ..Thus caveolae/raft domains isolated without the use of detergents display unique structure, cholesterol domain kinetics and responsiveness to SCP-2 as compared with the parent plasma membrane. ..
  19. Schroeder F, Frolov A, Starodub O, Atshaves B, Russell W, Petrescu A, et al. Pro-sterol carrier protein-2: role of the N-terminal presequence in structure, function, and peroxisomal targeting. J Biol Chem. 2000;275:25547-55 pubmed
    ..In summary, the data suggest for the first time that the 20-amino acid presequence of pro-SCP-2 alters SCP-2 structure to facilitate peroxisomal targeting mediated by the C-terminal SKL peroxisomal targeting sequence...