23 July 2018
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Int J Med Sci 2018; 15(10):978-985. doi:10.7150/ijms.24659
Endothelial-cell inflammation and damage by reactive oxygen species are prevented by propofol via ABCA1-mediated cholesterol efflux
1. Department of Cardiology, Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
Background: Cholesterol efflux efficiency, reactive oxygen species, and inflammation are closely related to cardiovascular diseases. Our aim was to investigate the effect of propofol on cholesterol-loaded rat aortic endothelial cells after high-density lipoprotein treatment in vitro.
Methods and Results: The results showed that propofol promoted cholesterol efflux and ameliorated inflammation and reactive oxygen species overproduction according to the analysis of p65 nuclear translocation and a 2′,7′-dichlorofluorescin diacetate assay, respectively.
Conclusions: These results provide a possible explanation for the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and cholesterol efflux-promoting effects of propofol on rat aortic endothelial cells after incubation with high-density lipoprotein.
Keywords: Propofol, cholesterol efflux, reactive oxygen species, inflammation, high-density lipoprotein, rat aortic endothelial cells
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Hsu CP, Lin CH, Kuo CY. Endothelial-cell inflammation and damage by reactive oxygen species are prevented by propofol via ABCA1-mediated cholesterol efflux. Int J Med Sci 2018; 15(10):978-985. doi:10.7150/ijms.24659. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v15p0978.htm