This is a "connection" page, showing publications co-authored by Maria Lopes-Virella and Kamala Sundararaj.
Interleukin-6 released from fibroblasts is essential for up-regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-1 expression by U937 macrophages in coculture: cross-talking between fibroblasts and U937 macrophages exposed to high glucose. J Biol Chem. 2009 May 15; 284(20):13714-13724.
Simvastatin suppresses LPS-induced MMP-1 expression in U937 mononuclear cells by inhibiting protein isoprenylation-mediated ERK activation. J Leukoc Biol. 2008 Oct; 84(4):1120-9.
Different signaling mechanisms regulating IL-6 expression by LPS between gingival fibroblasts and mononuclear cells: seeking the common target. Clin Immunol. 2012 May; 143(2):188-99.
TLR4 activation and IL-6-mediated cross talk between adipocytes and mononuclear cells synergistically stimulate MMP-1 expression. Endocrinology. 2011 Dec; 152(12):4662-71.
IL-6 and high glucose synergistically upregulate MMP-1 expression by U937 mononuclear phagocytes via ERK1/2 and JNK pathways and c-Jun. J Cell Biochem. 2010 May; 110(1):248-59.
Adipocyte-mononuclear cell interaction, Toll-like receptor 4 activation, and high glucose synergistically up-regulate osteopontin expression via an interleukin 6-mediated mechanism. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 05; 285(6):3916-3927.
Lactate boosts TLR4 signaling and NF-kappaB pathway-mediated gene transcription in macrophages via monocarboxylate transporters and MD-2 up-regulation. J Immunol. 2009 Feb 15; 182(4):2476-84.
A trend of increase in periodontal interleukin-6 expression across patients with neither diabetes nor periodontal disease, patients with periodontal disease alone, and patients with both diseases. J Periodontal Res. 2008 Dec; 43(6):717-22.
High glucose and interferon gamma synergistically stimulate MMP-1 expression in U937 macrophages by increasing transcription factor STAT1 activity. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Feb; 202(2):363-71.