Fenofibrate induces HDL-associated PAF-AH but attenuates enzyme activity associated with apoB-containing lipoproteins

 
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Fenofibrate induces HDL-associated PAF-AH but attenuates enzyme activity associated with apoB-containing lipoproteins (EN)

Tsimihodimos, V. (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Θετικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Χημείας (EL)
Tsimihodimos, V. (EN)

Human plasma platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) is an enzyme associated mainly with the apolipoprotein B (apoB)-containing lipoproteins and primarily with LDL. A small proportion of enzymatic activity is also associated with HDL. Plasma paraoxonase 1 (PON1) Is an esterase exclusively associated with HDL. The effect of fenofibrate on PAF-AH and PON1 activities in patients with dyslipidemias of Types IIA, IIB, and IV were studied. Fenofibrate reduced plasma PAF-AH activity in all patient groups. In Type IIA patients, this reduction was mainly due to a fall in enzyme activity associated with the dense LDL subspecies, whereas in Type IIB and Type IV patients, it was due to the decrease in PAF-AH activity associated with both the VLDL+IDL and dense LDL subspecies. Drug therapy in Type IIB and Type IV patients significantly increased the HDL-associated PAF-AH activity due to the increase in enzyme activity associated with the HDL-3c subfraction. Fenofibrate did not affect serum PON1 activities toward paraoxon and phenylacetate in either patient group. The fenofibrate-induced elevation of HDL-associated PAF-AH activity in dyslipidemic patients of Type IIB and Type IV, as well as the reduction in enzyme activity associated with atherogenic apoB-containing lipoproteins in all patient groups, may represent a new and important antiatherogenic effect of this potent lipid-modulating agent. (EN)

hyperlipidemia (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Journal of Lipid Research (EN)

Αγγλική γλώσσα

2003

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Lipid Research, Inc. (EN)



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