Notch, lipids, and endothelial cells

Anaïs Briot*, Anne Bouloumie, M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe

*Corresponding author for this work

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Purpose of review Notch signaling is an evolutionary conserved pathway critical for cardiovascular development and angiogenesis. More recently, the contribution of Notch signaling to the homeostasis of the adult vasculature has emerged as an important novel paradigm, but much remains to be understood. Recent findings Recent findings shed light on the impact of Notch in vascular and immune responses to microenvironmental signals as well as on the onset of atherosclerosis. In the past year, studies in human and mice explored the role of Notch in the maintenance of a nonactivated endothelium. Novel pieces of evidence suggest that this pathway is sensitive to environmental factors, including inflammatory mediators and diet-derived byproducts. Summary An emerging theme is the ability of Notch to respond to changes in the microenvironment, including glucose and lipid metabolites. In turn, alterations in Notch enable an important link between metabolism and transcriptional changes, thus this receptor appears to function as a metabolic sensor with direct implications to gene expression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-520
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent opinion in lipidology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • Atherosclerosis
  • Dietary by-products
  • Endothelium
  • Inflammation
  • Signaling pathway

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Cell Biology


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