Lack of Angiopoietin-like-2 Expression Limits the Metabolic Stress Induced by a High-fat Diet and Maintains Endothelial Function in Mice

Angiopoietin-like-2 (angptl2) is produced by several cell types including endothelial cells, adipocytes and macrophages, and contributes to the inflammatory process in cardiovascular diseases. We hypothesized that angptl2 impairs endothelial function, and that lowering angptl2 levels protects the endothelium against high-fat diet (HFD)-induced fat accumulation and hypercholesterolemia. Acute recombinant angptl2 reduced (P<0.05) acetylcholine-mediated vasodilation of isolated … Continued

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