Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2021 Mar 25:ATVBAHA121316066. Epub 2021 Mar 25.
Department of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition (A.C., S.W., L.G., D.G., K.E.T., J.T., C.S., K.B.R., C.T., T.V., L.J.D.H.).
Objective: Expression of the extrahepatic acute-phase protein Saa3 (serum amyloid A3) increases in response to acute and chronic inflammatory stimuli and is elevated in adipose tissue and macrophages in obese mice. A recent report suggested that Saa3 is proatherogenic in male mice. Because of our previous observation that female but not male Saa3-deficient mice are protected from obesity, adipose inflammation, and hyperlipidemia, we sought to determine whether Saa3 differentially modulates atherosclerosis in mice of both sexes. Read More