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Hypoxia-inducible protein 2 Hig2/Hilpda mediates neutral lipid accumulation in macrophages and contributes to atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice.


PMID 28760743

Abstract

Recently we identified hypoxia-inducible protein 2 (HIG2)/hypoxia-inducible lipid droplet-associated (HILPDA) as lipid droplet (LD) protein. Because HILPDA is highly expressed in atherosclerotic plaques, we examined its regulation and function in murine macrophages, compared it to the LD adipose differentiation-related protein (Adrp)/perilipin 2 (Plin2), and investigated its effects on atherogenesis in apolipoprotein E-deficient (