Role of serum amyloid a in abdominal aortic aneurysm and related cardiovascular diseases

Preetha Shridas, Avery C. Patrick, Lisa R. Tannock

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Abstract

Epidemiological data positively correlate plasma serum amyloid A (SAA) levels with cardiovascular disease severity and mortality. Studies by several investigators have indicated a causal role for SAA in the development of atherosclerosis in animal models. Suppression of SAA attenuates the development of angiotensin II (AngII)-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation in mice. Thus, SAA is not just a marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD) development, but it is a key player. However, to consider SAA as a therapeutic target for these diseases, the pathway leading to its involvement needs to be understood. This review provides a brief description of the pathobiological significance of this enigmatic molecule. The purpose of this review is to summarize the data relevant to its role in the development of CVD, the pitfalls in SAA research, and unanswered questions in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1883
JournalBiomolecules
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by funding from the National Institutes of Health R01 HL147381 and the Department of Veterans Affairs BX004275.

Funding Information:
Author Contributions: P.S. collected the material, wrote, reviewed, edited and responsible for Author Contributions: P.S. collected the material, wrote, reviewed, edited and responsible for fund-ing acquisition; A.C.P. collected literature and responsible forconstructing the figures; L.R.T. re-viewed, edited and responsible for funding acquisition. All authors have read and agreed to the Funding:published Thisversworkion of thewas supportedmanuscript.in part by funding from the National Institutes of Health R01

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Keywords

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • HDL
  • Serum amyloid A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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