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Impaired LDL Receptor-Related Protein 1 Translocation Correlates with Improved Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis in apoE-Deficient Mice
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biosciences, Physiological chemistry.
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2012 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 7, no 6, e38330- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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OBJECTIVE: Determination of the in vivo significance of LDL receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) dysfunction on lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis development in absence of its main ligand apoE.

METHODS AND RESULTS: LRP1 knock-in mice carrying an inactivating mutation in the NPxYxxL motif were crossed with apoE-deficient mice. In the absence of apoE, relative to LRP1 wild-type animals, LRP1 mutated mice showed an increased clearance of postprandial lipids despite a compromised LRP1 endocytosis rate and inefficient insulin-mediated translocation of the receptor to the plasma membrane, likely due to inefficient slow recycling of the mutated receptor. Postprandial lipoprotein improvement was explained by increased hepatic clearance of triglyceride-rich remnant lipoproteins and accompanied by a compensatory 1.6-fold upregulation of LDLR expression in hepatocytes. One year-old apoE-deficient mice having the dysfunctional LRP1 revealed a 3-fold decrease in spontaneous atherosclerosis development and a 2-fold reduction in LDL-cholesterol levels.

CONCLUSION: These findings demonstrate that the NPxYxxL motif in LRP1 is important for insulin-mediated translocation and slow perinuclear endosomal recycling. These LRP1 impairments correlated with reduced atherogenesis and cholesterol levels in apoE-deficient mice, likely via compensatory LDLR upregulation.

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2012. Vol. 7, no 6, e38330- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57217DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038330ISI: 000305348400051PubMedID: 22701627OAI: diva2:540517
Available from: 2012-07-10 Created: 2012-07-10 Last updated: 2012-07-17Bibliographically approved

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