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Kooijman, S. (author), Meurs, I. (author), van der Stoep, M. (author), Habets, K.L. (author), Lammers, B. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Eck, M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Korporaal, S.J.A. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Summary: Background: The autonomic nervous system attenuates inflammation through activation of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR), a pathway termed the cholinergic anti-inflammatory reflex. Interestingly, α7nAChR is expressed on immune cells and platelets, both of which play a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis....
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van der Tuin, S.J. (author), Kühnast, S. (author), Berbée, J. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Princen, H.M. (author), Willems van Dijk, K. (author), Wang, Y. (author)
Recently, we showed in APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice that anacetrapib attenuated atherosclerosis development by reducing (V)LDL-C rather than by raising HDL-C. Here, we investigated the mechanism by which anacetrapib reduces (V)LDL-C and whether this effect was dependent on the inhibition of CETP. APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice were fed a Western type diet...
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Boon, M.R. (author), Kooijman, S. (author), van Dam, A.D. (author), Pelgrom, L.R. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Visseren, C.A.R. (author), van Aggele, R.C. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Sips, H.C.M. (author), Lombès, M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Tamsma, J.T. (author), Guigas, B. (author), Meijer, O.C. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
The endocannabinoid system is an important player in energy metabolism by regulating appetite, lipolysis, and energy expenditure. Chronic blockade of the cannabinoid 1 receptor (CB1R) leads to long-term maintenance of weight loss and reduction of dyslipidemia in experimental and human obesity. The molecular mechanism by which CB1R blockade...
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van den Berg, S.A.A. (author), Heemskerk, M.M. (author), Geerling, J.J. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Schaap, F.G. (author), Bijland, S. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van Harmelen, V.J.A. (author), Pronk, A.C.M. (author), Schreurs, M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author)
Mutations in apolipoprotein A5 (APOA5) have been associated with hypertriglyceridemia in humans and mice. This has been attributed to a stimulating role for APOA5 in lipoprotein lipase-mediated triglyceride hydrolysis and hepatic clearance of lipoprotein remnant particles. However, because of the low APOA5 plasma abundance, we investigated an...
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Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Wong, M.C. (author), Wang, Y. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Khedoe, P.P.S.J. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Mol, I.M. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Tsikas, D. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Resveratrol is a major constituent of traditional Asian medicinal herbs and red wine and is suggested to be a potential antiatherosclerotic drug due to its proposed hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether resveratrol protects against atherosclerosis development in APOE*. 3...
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van Diepen, J.A. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Dyslipidemia and inflammation are well known causal risk factors the development of atherosclerosis. The interplay between lipid metabolism and inflammation at multiple levels in metabolic active tissues may exacerbate the development of atherosclerosis, and will be discussed in this review. Cholesterol, fatty acids and modified lipids can...
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Khedoe, P.P.S.J. (author), Wong, M.C. (author), Wagenaar, G.T.M. (author), Plomp, J.J. (author), van Eck, M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author)
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by pulmonary inflammation, airways obstruction and emphysema, and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the contribution of these individual COPD components to this increased risk is unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the...
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Wong, M.C. (author), van Diepen, J.A. (author), Hu, L. (author), Guigas, B. (author), de Boer, H.C. (author), van Puijvelde, G.H. (author), Kuiper, J. (author), van Zonneveld, A.J. (author), Shoelson, S.E. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Tamsma, J.T. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author)
Objective: The liver is the key organ involved in systemic inflammation, but the relation between hepatic inflammation and atherogenesis is poorly understood. Since nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) is a central regulator of inflammatory processes, we hypothesized that chronically enhanced hepatic NF-κB activation, through hepatocyte-specific expression...
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van Diepen, J.A. (author), Vroegrijk, I.O.C.M. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Shoelson, S.E. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author)
Systemic inflammation is strongly involved in the pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of metabolic risk factors that includes hypertriglyceridemia. Aspirin treatment lowers inflammation via inhibition of NF-?B activity but also reduces hypertriglyceridemia in humans. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism by...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Wang, Y. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Stroes, E.S. (author), Smit, J.W.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Human data suggest that reconstituted HDL (rHDL) infusion can induce atherosclerosis regression. Studies in mice indicated that rHDL infusion adversely affects VLDL levels, but this effect is less apparent in humans. This discrepancy may be explained by the fact that humans, in contrast to mice, express cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP)....
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de Haan, W. (author), Out, R. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Dijk, K.W.v. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Wouter Jukema, J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) has been suggested to influence HDL metabolism by activation of LCAT and inhibition of HL and CETP. However, the effect of apoCI on scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI)-mediated uptake of HDL-cholesteryl esters (CE), as well as the net effect of apoCI on HDL metabolism in vivo is unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of...
article 2008
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Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Mooijaart, S.P. (author), de Craen, A.J.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Heemst, D. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Westendorp, R.G.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The high-density lipoprotein (HDL) constituent apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) protects mice against mortality in bacterial sepsis. We assessed whether high plasma apoCI levels protect against mortality from infection in humans. We determined plasma levels of apoCI, lipids, and C-reactive protein in 85-year-old participants of the prospective...
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van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Berbée, J.P.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - Niacin potently decreases plasma triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol. In addition, niacin is the most potent HDL-cholesterol- increasing drug used in the clinic. In the present study, we aimed at elucidation of the mechanism underlying its HDL-raising effect. Methods and Results - InAPOE*3Leiden transgenic mice expressing the human...
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Schippers, E.F. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van Disseldorp, I.M. (author), Versteegh, M.I.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Dissel, J.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Experimental models show that apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) binds and enhances the inflammatory response to endotoxin. We studied in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery (CPB) and experiencing endotoxemia during reperfusion whether plasma apoCI levels correlate with the inflammatory response and perioperative cytokine...
article 2008
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Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), de Haas, C.J.C. (author), van Kessel, K.P.M. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Leeuwen, H.J. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: We recently reported that apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) protects against the development of murine bacterial sepsis. We now examined the time course of plasma apoCI levels in survivors and non-survivors of severe sepsis. Design: Prospective study in patients meeting predefined criteria for severe sepsis. Setting: University hospital...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Abildayeva, K. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Blokland, A. (author), Jansen, P.J. (author), Hoek, F.J. (author), Meijer, O. (author), Lütjohann, D. (author), Gautier, T. (author), Pillot, T. (author), Vente, J.de (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Ramaekers, F.C.S. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Mulder, M. (author)
The H2 allele of APOC1, giving rise to increased gene expression of apolipoprotein C-I (apoC-I), is in genetic disequilibrium with the APOE4 allele and may provide a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). We found that apoC-I protein is present in astrocytes and endothelial cells within hippocampal regions in both human control and AD...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), van Mierlo, G.J.D. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
BACKGROUND - Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which is released from Gram-negative bacteria on multiplication or lysis, aggravates atherosclerosis in humans and rodents by inducing inflammation via toll-like receptors. Because apolipoprotein C-I (apoCI) enhances the LPS-induced inflammatory response in macrophages in vitro and in mice, we investigated...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Delsing, D.J.M. (author), Jong, M.C. (author), Gijbels, M.J.J. (author), Dahlmans, V.E.H. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Mice that overexpress human apolipoprotein C-I (apoC-I) homozygously (APOC1+/+ mice) are protected against obesity and show cutaneous abnormalities. Although these effects can result from our previous observation that apoC-I inhibits FFA generation by LPL, we have also found that apoC-I impairs the uptake of a FFA analog in adipose tissue. In...
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Berbée, J.F. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Schippers, E.F. (author), Kitchens, R.L. (author), van Dissel, J.T. (author), Bakker-Woudenberg, I.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Gram-negative sepsis is a major death cause in intensive care units. Accumulating evidence indicates the protective role of plasma lipoproteins such as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in sepsis. It has recently been shown that septic HDL is almost depleted from apolipoprotein CI (apoCI), suggesting that apoCI may be a protective factor in sepsis....
article 2006
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den Boer, M.A.M. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Reiss, P. (author), van der Valk, M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Objective - The use of the HIV protease inhibitor ritonavir (RTV) is frequently associated with hypertriglyceridemia and lipodystrophy. The aim of our study was to determine the mechanism underlying the observed hypertriglyceridemia. Methods and Results - Feeding female APOE*3-Leiden transgenic mice a Western-type diet supplemented with RTV (35...
article 2006
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