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Brama, P.A.J. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Karssenberg, D. (author), Barneveld, A. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate topographical differences in the biochemical composition of the extracellular matrix of articular cartilage of the normal equine fetlock joint. Water content, DNA content, glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content and a number of characteristics of the collagen network (total collagen content, levels of hydroxylysine-...
article 2000
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Bank, R.A. (author), Krikken, M. (author), Beekman, B. (author), Stoop, R. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author)
article 1997
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Chen, C.-T. (author), Burton-Wurster, N. (author), Lust, G. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author)
The first objective of this study was to determine if the cumulative effects of impact or smoothly arising compression would damage the matrix of articular cartilage. Canine cartilage explants were subjected to repeated impacts or to smoothly arising compressions of as much as 20 MPa at 0.3 Hz for as long as 120 minutes. An increase in the water...
article 1999
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Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Boerboom, R.A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Industrie en Techniek TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Tissue-engineered heart valves lack sufficient amounts of functionally organized structures and consequently do not meet in vivo mechanical demands. To optimize tissue architecture and hence improve mechanical properties, various in vitro mechanical conditioning protocols have been proposed, of which intermittent straining is most promising in...
article 2009
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Brama, P.A.J. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Barneveld, A. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Biochemical heterogeneity of cartilage within a joint is well known in mature individuals. It has recently been reported that heterogeneity for proteoglycan content and chondrocyte metabolism in sheep develops postnatally under the influence of loading. No data exist on the collagen network in general or on the specific situation in the horse....
article 2000
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Bank, R.A. (author), Jansen, E.J. (author), Beekman, B. (author), te Koppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
article 1996
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Verzijl, N. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Purpose of review: Across the world, osteoarthritis is the most commonly occurring musculoskeletal disease of the elderly, affecting more than 25% of the population older than 60 years of age. By far the single greatest risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis is age, but a mechanism to explain this relation has not yet been identified....
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Lu, Z.F. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Huang, C.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
β1 integrins play a controversial role during chondrogenesis. Since the maturation of chondrocytes relies on a signaling switch from cell-cell to cell-matrix interactions, we hypothesized that β1 integrins play a different role at the earlier (mainly cell-cell interaction) from the later stage (mainly cell-matrix interaction) of chondrogenesis....
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Verzijl, N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bayliss, M.T. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
During aging, non-enzymatic glycation results in the formation and accumulation of the advanced glycation endproduct pentosidine in long-lived proteins, such as articular cartilage collagen. In the present study, we investigated whether pentosidine accumulation also occurs in cartilage aggrecan. Furthermore, pentosidine levels in aggrecan...
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Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), van Marion, M.H. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Similar to native cardiovascular tissues, the mechanical properties of engineered cardiovascular constructs depend on the composition and quality of the extracellular matrix, which is a net result of matrix remodeling processes within the tissue. To improve tissue remodeling, and hence tissue mechanical properties, various mechanical...
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van Deemter, M. (author), Ponsioen, T.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Snabel, J.M.M. (author), van der Worp, R.J. (author), Hooymans, J.M.M. (author), Los, L.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The human vitreous body undergoes structural changes with aging. This can be followed by a posterior vitreous detachment, which can result in ocular pathology. As in many collagenous tissues, age-related changes in the vitreous could be caused by the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The goal of this study was to find out...
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Willems, N.M.B.K. (author), Langenbach, G.E.J. (author), Everts, V. (author), Mulder, L. (author), Grünheid, T. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Zentner, A. (author), van Eijden, T.M.G.J. (author)
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Bank, R.A. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Janus, G.J.M. (author), Wassen, M.H.M. (author), Pruijs, H.E.H. (author), van der Sluijs, H.A.H. (author), Sakkers, R.J.B. (author)
The brittleness of bone in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) has been attributed to an aberrant collagen network. However, the role of collagen in the loss of tissue integrity has not been well established. To gain an insight into the biochemistry and structure of the collagen network, the cross-links hydroxylysylpyridinoline (HP) and...
article 2000
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Kroeze, R.J. (author), Smit, T.H. (author), Vergroesen, P.P. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Stoop, R. (author), van Rietbergen, B. (author), van Royen, B.J. (author), Helder, M.N. (author)
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of a one-step surgical concept, employing adipose stem cells (ASCs) and a novel degradable radiolucent cage filler (poly-L-lactide-co-caprolactone; PLCL), within polyetheretherketone cages in a stand-alone caprine spinal fusion model. METHODS: A double-level fusion study was performed in 36 goats. Four cage...
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Breeveld-Dwarkasing, V.N.A. (author), te Koppele, J.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), van der Weijden, G.C. (author), Taverne, M.A.M. (author), Dissel van - Emiliani, F.M.F. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The objective of the present study was to assess if cervical ripeness could be quantified by measuring the percentage of denaturation of the collagen network of the stromal layer. Biopsy specimens from the caudal part of the cervix were obtained from nine pluriparous cows between Days 149 and 157 of gestation (second-trimester biopsy), at...
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Brinckmann, J. (author), Kim, S. (author), Wu, J. (author), Reinhardt, D.P. (author), Batmunkh, C. (author), Metzen, E. (author), Notbohm, H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Krieg, T. (author), Hunzelmann, N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The major pathological processes of systemic scleroderma (SSc) comprise inflammation and microvascular damage in the early or acute progressive stage as well as tissue fibrosis and hypoxia in the chronic end stage. Fibrosis seems to be a general phenomenon characterized by an increase of hydroxylysine aldehyde derived collagen cross-links which...
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Balguid, A. (author), Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bogers, A.J.J.C. (author), van Kats, J.P. (author), de Mol, B.A.J.M. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A major challenge in tissue engineering of functional heart valves is to determine and mimic the dominant tissue structures that regulate heart valve function and in vivo survival. In native heart valves, the anisotropic matrix architecture assures sustained and adequate functioning under high-pressure conditions. Collagen, being the main load...
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Beekman, B. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Von Der Mark, K. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The extracellular matrix synthesized by articular chondrocytes cultured in alginate beads was investigated. Collagen levels increased sigmoidally with time and remained constant after 2 weeks of culture. The presence of cartilage-specific type II collagen was confirmed immunohistochemically. Predominantly type H collagen was present in the...
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Bank, R.A. (author), Beekman, B. (author), Tenni, R. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Measurement of the glycosylated hydroxylysines galactosyl- and glucosylgalactosylhydroxylysine (GH and GGH) in combination with other amino acids has been based on ion-exchange chromatography followed by reaction with ninhydrin. Here, a rapid and sensitive high-performance liquid chromatographic method with fluorimetric detection has been...
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Basser, P.J. (author), Schneiderman, R. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Wachtel, E. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
We have used an isotropic osmotic stress technique to assess the swelling pressures of human articular cartilage over a wide range of hydrations in order to determine from these measurements, for the first time, the tensile stress in the collagen network, P(c), as a function of hydration. Osmotic stress was applied by means of calibrated...
article 1998
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