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Vol 47, No 1 (2009)
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The influence of lovastatin on thrombomodulin gene expression in vascular endothelial cells--in vitro study.

Krzysztof Góralczyk, Krystyna Soszyńska, Olga Haus, Robert Bielis, Danuta Rość
DOI: 10.2478/v10042-009-0012-4
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2009;47(1):43-45.

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Vol 47, No 1 (2009)
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Submitted: 2011-12-19
Published online: 2009-05-08

Abstract

OBJECTIVE
Statins reduce lipids concentration in blood. The latest investigations show they also improved the function of vascular endothelial cells (ECs). Thrombomodulin (TM) is particularly important marker of ECs activity. We investigated the in vitro effect of lovastatin on the expression level of TM gene.

METHODS AND RESULTS
ECs were incubated for 24 h in culture medium including lovastatin in 3 concentrations: 0.1, 1.0, 10.0 mol/l. The mRNA level of TM increased in correlation with rising concentrations of lovastatin to 600 % vs. control group.

CONCLUSIONS
TM is essential antithrombotic factor in endothelial cells. Lovastatin significantly raises thrombomodulin gene expression. It is important characteristics of this medicine, which prevents cardiovascular events.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE
Statins reduce lipids concentration in blood. The latest investigations show they also improved the function of vascular endothelial cells (ECs). Thrombomodulin (TM) is particularly important marker of ECs activity. We investigated the in vitro effect of lovastatin on the expression level of TM gene.

METHODS AND RESULTS
ECs were incubated for 24 h in culture medium including lovastatin in 3 concentrations: 0.1, 1.0, 10.0 mol/l. The mRNA level of TM increased in correlation with rising concentrations of lovastatin to 600 % vs. control group.

CONCLUSIONS
TM is essential antithrombotic factor in endothelial cells. Lovastatin significantly raises thrombomodulin gene expression. It is important characteristics of this medicine, which prevents cardiovascular events.

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Title

The influence of lovastatin on thrombomodulin gene expression in vascular endothelial cells--in vitro study.

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 47, No 1 (2009)

Article type

Original paper

Pages

43-45

Published online

2009-05-08

DOI

10.2478/v10042-009-0012-4

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2009;47(1):43-45.

Authors

Krzysztof Góralczyk
Krystyna Soszyńska
Olga Haus
Robert Bielis
Danuta Rość

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