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Humoral Immunity Against HDL Particle: A New Perspective in Cardiovascular Diseases?

[ Vol. 25 , Issue. 29 ]

Author(s):

Nathalie Satta*, Miguel A. Frias, Nicolas Vuilleumier and Sabrina Pagano   Pages 3128 - 3146 ( 19 )

Abstract:


Background: Autoimmune diseases are closely associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Over the last decades, the comprehension of atherosclerosis, the principal initiator of CVD, evolved from a lipidcentered disease to a predominant inflammatory and immune response-driven disease displaying features of autoimmunity against a broad range of auto-antigens, including lipoproteins. Among them, high density lipoproteins (HDL) are important actors of cholesterol transport and bear several anti-atherogenic properties, raising a growing interest as therapeutic targets to decrease atherosclerosis and CVD burden, with nevertheless rather disappointing results so far. Reflecting HDL composition complexity, autoimmune responses and autoantibodies against various HDL components have been reported.

Results: In this review, we addressed the important complexity of humoral autoimmunity towards HDL and particularly how this autoimmune response could help improving our understanding of HDL biological implication in atherosclerosis and CVD. We also discussed several issues related to specific HDL autoantibody subclasses characteristics, including etiology, prognosis and pathological mechanisms according to Rose criteria.

Conclusion: Finally, we addressed the possible clinical value of using these antibodies not only as potential biomarkers of atherogenesis and CVD, but also as a factor potentially mitigating the benefit of HDL-raising therapies.

Keywords:

HDL, atherosclerosis, autoantibodies, cardiovascular diseases, biomarker, auto-antigens.

Affiliation:

Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Diagnostic, Geneva University Hospitals, 4 rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1205 Geneva, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Diagnostic, Geneva University Hospitals, 4 rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1205 Geneva, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Diagnostic, Geneva University Hospitals, 4 rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1205 Geneva, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Diagnostic, Geneva University Hospitals, 4 rue Gabrielle Perret-Gentil, 1205 Geneva



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