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CJAP ›› 2018, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (6): 492-495.doi: 10.12047/j.cjap.5723.2018.110

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Changes of apoE protein expression in lung of mice with hypoxic pulmonary arterial hypertension

LIU Ling-yan, HUANG Tian-peng, HAO Jia-le, CHEN Ran, FAN Xiao-fang, GONG Yong-sheng, MAO Sun-zhong   

  1. Institute of Hypoxia Medicine, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325035, China
  • Received:2018-06-29 Revised:2018-11-19 Online:2018-11-28 Published:2019-03-09
  • Supported by:
    浙江省自然基金(LY14H010005)

Abstract: Objective: To observe the changes of apolipoprotein E (apoE) protein expression of pulmonary tissue in mice with pulmonary hypertension induced by hypoxia. Methods: The animal model of hypoxic pulmonary hypertension was established by exposing the mice to isobaric hypoxic chamber for 3 weeks (23 h/d, regular chow feed).Twenty male wild type (WT) C57BL/6 mice and twenty apoE gene knockout (apoE-KO) mice were randomly divided into normoxia group and hypoxia group. The plasma concentrations of low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL) and total cholesterol were detected by ELISA method. The protein expression of apoE in lung and liver, and peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) in lung were measured by Western blot.Results: ①In WT mice, the right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) and the weight ratio of right ventricle (RV) to left ventricle plus septum (LV+S) of hypoxia group were significantly higher than those of normoxia group by 68% and 59% (P<0.05), respectively. The plasma concentration of HDL and HDL/LDL of hypoxia group were significantly lower than those of normoxia group by 17% and 40% (P<0.05), respectively.The protein expression of apoE in lung and in liver of hypoxia group were significantly down-regulated than those of normoxia group by 48% and 52% (P<0.05), respectively.The protein expression of PPARγ in lung was significantly down-regulated than that of normoxia group by 37%(P<0.05).RVSP were significantly negative correlated with the protein levels of apoE and PPARγ in lung (P<0.01).② In apoE-KO mice, RVSP and the weight ratio of RV to LV+S of hypoxia group were significantly higher than those of normoxia group by 96% and 86% (P<0.05), respectively.RVSP and RV to (LV+S) of hypoxia group in apoE-KO mice were significantly higher than those of hypoxia group in WT mice by 29% and 24% (P<0.05), respectively.Conclusion: Down-regulated expression of apoE in lung tissue participates in the pathological proceeding of pulmonary hypertension induced by hypoxia.

Key words: apolipoprotein E, lipid metabolism, pulmonary hypertension, hypoxia, mice

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