Waldie, S, Sebastiani, F, Moulin, M, Del Giudice, R, Paracini, N, Roosen-Runge, F, Gerelli, Y, Prevost, S, Voss, JC, Darwish, TA, Yepuri, N, Pichler, H, Maric, S, Forsyth, VT, Haertlein, M and Cárdenas, M (2021) ApoE and ApoE Nascent-Like HDL Particles at Model Cellular Membranes: Effect of Protein Isoform and Membrane Composition. Frontiers in Chemistry, 9 (630152). 1- 15. ISSN 2296-2646

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Apolipoprotein E (ApoE), an important mediator of lipid transportation in plasma and the nervous system, plays a large role in diseases such as atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's. The major allele variants ApoE3 and ApoE4 differ only by one amino acid. However, this difference has major consequences for the physiological behaviour of each variant. In this paper, we follow (i) the initial interaction of lipid-free ApoE variants with model membranes as a function of lipid saturation, (ii) the formation of reconstituted High-Density Lipoprotein-like particles (rHDL) and their structural characterisation, and (iii) the rHDL ability to exchange lipids with model membranes made of saturated lipids in the presence and absence of cholesterol [1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) or 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) with and without 20 mol% cholesterol]. Our neutron reflection results demonstrate that the protein variants interact differently with the model membranes, adopting different protein conformations. Moreover, the ApoE3 structure at the model membrane is sensitive to the level of lipid unsaturation. Small-angle neutron scattering shows that the ApoE containing lipid particles form elliptical disc-like structures, similar in shape but larger than nascent or discoidal HDL based on Apolipoprotein A1 (ApoA1). Neutron reflection shows that ApoE-rHDL do not remove cholesterol but rather exchange saturated lipids, as occurs in the brain. In contrast, ApoA1-containing particles remove and exchange lipids to a greater extent as occurs elsewhere in the body.

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Additional Information: © 2021 Waldie, Sebastiani, Moulin, Del Giudice, Paracini, Roosen-Runge, Gerelli, Prevost, Voss, Darwish, Yepuri, Pichler, Maric, Forsyth, Haertlein and Cárdenas. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ApoE isoforms; lipid exchange; reconstituted HDL; model membranes; neutron reflection; small-angle neutron scattering
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 08:03
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 14:15
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9642

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