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Fig. 5 | Molecular Neurodegeneration

Fig. 5

From: High-density lipoproteins suppress Aβ-induced PBMC adhesion to human endothelial cells in bioengineered vessels and in monoculture

Fig. 5

HDL reduces Aβ association, binding and uptake to hCMEC/D3 whereas blocking Aβ binding or uptake reduces PBMC adhesion to hCMEC/D3. a-d hCMEC/D3 were pre-treated with 100 μg/mL of HDL and 0.1 μM a,c Aβ40 or b,d Aβ42 monomers as described in Fig. 2 at either 37 °C (association a,b) or at 4 °C (binding c,d). Cells were lysed in RIPA buffer and Aβ were measured using commercial ELISA. e hCMEC/D3 were pre-treated with HDL (1 mg/mL) for 2 h before stimulating with 1 mM of fluorescently labelled Aβ40 or Aβ42 monomers. Scale bar represents 10 μm. f-n hCMEC/D3 were pre-treated with (f-h) RAGE blocking antibody, i-k RAP or l-n heparin or heparinase III 60 min before stimulation with Aβ40 or Aβ42 monomers or TNF-α for 3 h. PBMC adhesion assays were conducted as described in Fig. 2. Graphs represent means ± SD relative to vehicle treated cells for at least 3 independent trials. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01 versus vehicle

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