An oral apoJ peptide renders HDL antiinflammatory in mice and monkeys and dramatically reduces atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-null mice.

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  • OBJECTIVE: To determine the properties of a peptide synthesized from D-amino acids corresponding to residues 113 to 122 in apolipoprotein (apo) J. METHODS AND RESULTS: In contrast to D-4F, D- [113-122]apoJ showed minimal self-association and helicity in the absence of lipids. D-4F increased the concentration of apoA-I with pre-beta mobility in apoE-null mice whereas D- [113-122]apoJ did not. After an oral dose D- [113-122]apoJ more slowly associated with lipoproteins and was cleared from plasma much more slowly than D-4F. D- [113-122]apoJ significantly improved the ability of plasma to promote cholesterol efflux and improved high-density lipoprotein (HDL) inflammatory properties for up to 48 hours after a single oral dose in apoE-null mice, whereas scrambled D- [113-122]apoJ did not. Oral administration of 125 microg/mouse/d of D- [113-122]apoJ reduced atherosclerosis in apoE-null mice (70.2% reduction in aortic root sinus lesion area, P=4.3 x 10(-13); 70.5% reduction by en face analysis, P=1.5 x 10(-6)). In monkeys, oral D- [113-122]apoJ rapidly reduced lipoprotein lipid hydroperoxides (LOOH) and improved HDL inflammatory properties. Adding 250 ng/mL of D-[113-122]apoJ (but not scrambled D- [113-122]apoJ) to plasma in vitro reduced LOOH and increased paraoxonase activity. CONCLUSIONS: Oral D- [113-122]apoJ significantly improves HDL inflammatory properties in mice and monkeys and inhibits lesion formation in apoE-null mice.
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  • Administration, Oral, Animals, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Apolipoprotein A-I, Apolipoproteins E, Arteries, Aryldialkylphosphatase, Atherosclerosis, Blood Proteins, Cells, Cultured, Clusterin, Female, Humans, In Vitro Techniques, Lipid Peroxidation, Lipoproteins, HDL, Macaca fascicularis, Male, Mice, Mice, Inbred C57BL, Mice, Mutant Strains, Peptide Fragments
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  • Navab M; Anantharamaiah GM; Reddy ST; Van Lenten BJ; Wagner AC; Hama S; Hough G; Bachini E; Garber DW; Mishra VK
  • Start Page

  • 1932
  • End Page

  • 1937
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 9