東邦大学 教育・研究業績データベース   
     


  フカサワ ユリ   Fukasawa Yuri
  深澤 由里
   所属   東邦大学  医学部 医学科
   職種   講師
論文種別 原著
言語種別 英語
査読の有無 査読あり
表題 Role of macrophage and smooth muscle cell apoptosis in association with oxidized low-density lipoprotein in the atherosclerotic development.
掲載誌名 正式名:Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
略  称:Mod Pathol
ISSNコード:08933952/15300285
インパクトファクター 0
巻・号・頁 188(3),365-373頁
著者・共著者 Akishima Y, Akasaka Y, Ishikawa Y, Lijun Z, Kiguchi H, Ito K, Itabe H, Ishii T
発行年月 2004/03
概要 To examine the role of the apoptosis of macrophages and smooth muscle cells in the development of atherosclerosis, human aortic tissues with intimal lesions were immunostained with antibodies against terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-mediated dUTP-biotin nick end labeling (TUNEL), single-stranded DNA (clone F7-26), and active caspase-3. Apoptotic cells were detected in the intima using both TUNEL and single-stranded DNA, however, the latter method was the more sensitive one for detecting apoptotic cells in the early stages of atherosclerosis. The number of apoptotic cells increased as the disease progressed. It implies that the apoptosis of intimal cells is involved in the formation of atherosclerotic lesions. In addition, quantitative analyses of the cell types undergoing apoptosis using double-immunostaining revealed that the susceptibility of macrophages and smooth muscle cells to apoptosis was greater specifically in atheroma than in the other atherosclerotic lesions, and macrophages were more susceptible to apoptosis than smooth muscle cells. The frequency and spatial distribution of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) (FOH1a/DLH3)-positive cells were examined by immunohistochemistry, and the results resembled those of apoptotic cells. The number of oxLDL-positive cells in the intima significantly correlated with the susceptibility of smooth muscle cells, but not with that of macrophages, to apoptosis. These results suggest that oxLDL affects the apoptosis of smooth muscle cells during the atherosclerotic development.