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    • 20-HETE Mediates Ozone-Induced, Neutrophil-Independent Airway Hyper-Responsiveness in Mice 

      Cooper, Philip R.; Mesaros, A. Clementina; Zhang, Jie; Christmas, Peter; Stark, Christopher M.; Douaidy, Karim; Mittelman, Michael A.; Soberman, Roy Jason; Blair, Ian A.; Panettieri, Reynold A. (Public Library of Science, 2010)
      Background Ozone, a pollutant known to induce airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR), increases morbidity and mortality in patients with obstructive airway diseases and asthma. We postulate oxidized lipids mediate in vivo ...
    • Cathepsin K Deficiency Reduces Elastase Perfusion-Induced Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Mice 

      Sun, Jiusong; Sukhova, Galina K.; Zhang, Jie; Chen, Han; Sjoberg, Sara; Libby, Peter; Xia, Mingcan; Xiong, Na; Gelb, Bruce D.; Shi, Guo-Ping (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2011)
      Objective: Cathepsin K (CatK) is one of the most potent mammalian elastases. We have previously shown increased expression of CatK in human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) lesions. Whether this protease participates directly ...
    • Cathepsin L Activity Is Essential to Elastase Perfusion-Induced Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Mice 

      Sun, Jiusong; Sukhova, Galina K.; Zhang, Jie; Chen, Han; Sjoberg, S.; Libby, Peter; Xiang, M.; Wang, J.; Peters, C.; Reinheckel, T.; Shi, Guo-Ping (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2011)
      Objective—The development of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) requires extensive aortic wall matrix degradation. Human AAA lesions express high levels of cathepsin L (CatL), one of the most potent mammalian elastases. ...
    • Interleukin 18 function in atherosclerosis is mediated by the interleukin 18 receptor and the Na-Cl co-transporter 

      Wang, Jing; Sun, Chongxiu; Gerdes, Norbert; Liu, Conglin; Liao, Mengyang; Liu, Jianping; Shi, Michael A; He, Aina; Zhou, Yi; Sukhova, Galina K.; Chen, Huimei; Cheng, Xian; Kuzuya, Masafumi; Murohara, Toyoaki; Zhang, Jie; Cheng, Xiang; Jiang, Mengmeng; Shull, Gary E; Rogers, Shaunessy; Yang, Chao-Ling; Ke, Qiang; Jelen, Sabina; Bindels, René; Ellison, David H; Jarolim, Petr; Libby, Peter; Shi, Guo-Ping (Nature Publishing Group, 2015)
      Interleukin-18 (IL18) participates in atherogenesis through several putative mechanisms1, 2. Interruption of IL18 action reduces atherosclerosis in mice3, 4. Here, we show that absence of the IL18 receptor (IL18r) does not ...