Virus-mediated transduction of apolipoprotein E (ApoE)-Sendai develops lipoprotein glomerulopathy in ApoE-deficient mice

Yasushi Ishigaki, Shinichi Oikawa, Takashi Suzuki, Shinichi Usui, Kenta Magoori, Dong Ho Kim, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Jun Sasaki, Hironobu Sasano, Mitsuyo Okazaki, Takayoshi Toyota, Takao Saito, Tokuo T. Yamamoto

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Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is a unique renal disease characterized by thrombus-like substances in markedly dilated glomerular capillaries, dysbetalipoproteinemia, and elevated plasma concentrations of apoE. Recent studies identified several apoE mutations in patients with LPG, including apoE2(R145P) Sendal (apoE-Sendai). Virus-mediated transduction of apoE-Sendai in apoE-deficient hypereholesterolemic mice resulted in insufficient correction of hypercholesterolemia and a marked and temporal induction of plasma triglyceride levels. In vitro binding studies showed that apoE-Sendal has a reduced affinity for the low density lipoprotein receptor, suggesting that dysbetalipoproteinemia in LPG is caused by the apoE mutation. Furthermore, histological examination revealed marked intraglomerular depositions of apoE-containing lipoproteins in mice injected with apoE-Sendai virus. These LPG-like depositions were detected 6 days after virus injection and were sustained for at least 69 days. Our results demonstrated that apoE-Sendai is an etiological cause of LPG.

ジャーナルJournal of Biological Chemistry
出版ステータスPublished - 2000 10 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生化学
  • 分子生物学
  • 細胞生物学


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