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Spijkerman, A.M.W. (author), Gall, M.A. (author), Tarnow, L. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), Lauritzen, E. (author), Lund-Andersen, H. (author), Emeis, J. (author), Parving, H.H. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims: To study whether microalbuminuria, endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation are associated with the presence and progression of diabetic retinopathy. Methods: Patients with Type 2 diabetes (n = 328) attending a diabetes clinic were followed for 10 years and examined annually during the last 7 years. Retinopathy was assessed after...
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Trion, A. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), Maas, M.C. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Szalai, A.J. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. It is not clear whether CRP is causally involved in the development of atherosclerosis. Mouse CRP is not expressed at high levels under normal conditions and increases in concentration only several-fold during an acute phase response. Because the...
article 2005
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Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We present the first steps in the elaboration of an approach of extracellular matrix-targeted local drug delivery (ECM-LDD), designed to provide a high concentration, ubiquitous distribution, and long-term retention of a drug within the vessel wall after local intravascular delivery. The approach is based on the concept of a bifunctional drug...
article 2001
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Giltay, E.J. (author), Gooren, L.J.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Oral estrogen administration decreases plasma levels of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA), which may be explained by a decrease in endothelial tPA synthesis, an increase in its hepatic clearance, or both. In the present study, we determined (1) differences between oral (ie, via the liver) ethinyl estradiol and transdermal (ie, systemic)...
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Yudkin, J.S. (author), Panahloo, A. (author), Stehouwer, C. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Bulmer, K. (author), Mohamed-Ali, V. (author), Denver, A.E. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Aims/hypothesis. Improved glycaemic control might reduce both microvascular and macrovascular complications of Type II diabetes (non-insulin-dependent) mellitus. To explore such possible mechanisms, we investigated the effects of intensive treatment on markers of endothelial dysfunction and of acute phase activation, using both sulphonylureas...
article 2000
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Schalkwijk, C.G. (author), Poland, D.C.W. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), Kok, A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Dräger, A.M. (author), Doni, A. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Moderately increased plasma concentrations of C-reactive protein are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, C-reactive protein, its relation to a low degree of inflammatory activation and its association with activation of the endothelium have not been systematically investigated in Type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes...
article 1999
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Jager, A. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Kostense, P.J. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Yudkin, J.S. (author), Nijpels, G. (author), Dekker, J.M. (author), Heine, R.J. (author), Bouter, L.M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Increased levels of von Willebrand factor (vWf) and C-reactive protein (CRP) predict cardiovascular mortality in selected populations. It is uncertain whether vWf and CRP predict mortality in a general population and whether vWf and CRP predict mortality through similar pathways. This study investigated the association of vWf and CRP with...
article 1999
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Yudkin, J.S. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Coppack, S.W. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
C-reactive protein, a hepatic acute phase protein largely regulated by circulating levels of interleukin-6, predicts coronary heart disease incidence in healthy subjects. We have shown that subcutaneous adipose tissue secretes interleukin-6 in vivo. In this study we have sought associations of levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 with...
article 1999
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Giltay, E.J. (author), Elbers, J.M.H. (author), Gooren, L.J.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Asscheman, H. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Increased plasminogen activator inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) levels, leading to impaired fibrinolysis, are associated with increased visceral fat in middle-aged and obese subjects. It is unknown, however, whether this association is independent of other disturbances clustered in the insulin resistance syndrome. We analyzed this association in young,...
article 1998
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van Kesteren, P.J.M. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Lansink, M. (author), van Kamp, G.J. (author), Asscheman, H. (author), Gooren, L.J.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Vischer, U.M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We studied thirteen male-to-female (M→F) and ten female-to-male (F→M) transsexuals who, for four months, received cross-sex treatment with, respectively, ethinylestradiol and cyproterone acetate, and with testosterone esters. We assessed the effects of treatment on plasma levels of tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA), von Willebrand factor ...
article 1998
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Noorman, F. (author), Barrett-Bergshoeff, M.M. (author), Bekkers, M. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Dextran is used during surgery as a prophylactic agent to prevent deep venous thrombosis. Recently it has been shown that dextran increases t-PA plasma concentrations in patients. As dextran is a potential ligand for the mannose receptor, we studied whether this glucose-polymer would be able to inhibit mannose receptor-mediated clearance of t-PA...
article 1997
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de Jong, S.C. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), van den Berg, M. (author), Vischer, U.M. (author), Rauwerda, J.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with severe, premature atherosclerosis and thromboembolism. The mechanisms involved in the atherogenic and thrombotic complications of hyperhomocysteinemia are not understood. It has been suggested that hyperhomocysteinemia predisposes to atherosclerosis by injuring the vascular endothelium. Whether...
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