Caveolae are 50-100 nm cell surface plasma membrane invaginations observed in terminally differentiated cells. They are characterized by the presence of the protein marker caveolin-1. Caveolae and caveolin-1 are involved in regulating several signal transduction pathways and processes. It is well recognized that they have a central role as regulators of atherosclerosis. Caveolin-1 and caveolae are present in most of the cells involved in the development of atherosclerosis, including endothelial cells, macrophages, and smooth muscle cells, with evidence of either pro- or anti-atherogenic functions depending on the cell type examined. Here, we focused on the role of caveolin-1 in the regulation of the LDLs' fate in endothelial cells.

Caveolin-1 and Atherosclerosis: Regulation of LDLs Fate in Endothelial Cells

Puddu, Alessandra;Montecucco, Fabrizio;Maggi, Davide
2023-01-01

Abstract

Caveolae are 50-100 nm cell surface plasma membrane invaginations observed in terminally differentiated cells. They are characterized by the presence of the protein marker caveolin-1. Caveolae and caveolin-1 are involved in regulating several signal transduction pathways and processes. It is well recognized that they have a central role as regulators of atherosclerosis. Caveolin-1 and caveolae are present in most of the cells involved in the development of atherosclerosis, including endothelial cells, macrophages, and smooth muscle cells, with evidence of either pro- or anti-atherogenic functions depending on the cell type examined. Here, we focused on the role of caveolin-1 in the regulation of the LDLs' fate in endothelial cells.
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