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Delsing, D.J.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van de Wiel, M.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
This study was designed to investigate the potential antiatherosclerotic effects of the calcium antagonist amlodipine as compared with the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor atorvastatin and the combination of both in ApoE*3-Leiden transgenic mice. Four groups of 15 ApoE*3-Leiden mice were put on a high-cholesterol diet. One group received 0.002% (wt...
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Kleemann, R. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Fontijn, R.D. (author), Horrevoets, A.J.G. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author)
Background - Statins can exert anti-inflammatory antiatherosclerotic effects through an anti-inflammatory action, independent of lowering cholesterol. We addressed the question whether the anti-inflammatory activities of statins can reduce atherosclerosis beyond the reduction achieved by cholesterol lowering per se. Methods and Results - Two...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Goudriaan, J.R. (author), Dahlmans, V.E.H. (author), Teusink, B. (author), Ouwens, D.M. (author), Febbraio, M. (author), Maassen, J.A. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author)
CD36 (fatty acid translocase) is involved in high-affinity peripheral fatty acid uptake. Mice lacking CD36 exhibit increased plasma free fatty acid and triglyceride (TG) levels and decreased glucose levels. Studies in spontaneous hypertensive rats lacking functional CD36 link CD36 to the insulin-resistance syndrome. To clarify the relationship...
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Bovenschen, N. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Mertens, K. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) contributes to factor VIII (FVIII) catabolism in vivo. Besides LRP, FVIII also interacts with very low-density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR) in vitro. We investigated the physiological role of VLDLR in FVIII catabolism, using knockout mouse models for VLDLR and LRP, alone and in combination....
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den Boer, M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Epidemiological studies in humans, as well as experimental studies in animal models, have shown an association between visceral obesity and dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recently, attention has been focused on the excessive accumulation of triglycerides (TG) in the liver as part of this syndrome. In this review,...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Muurling, M. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Mensink, R.P. (author), Pijl, H. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author)
Obese obob mice with strong overexpression of the human apolipoprotein C1 (APOC1) exhibit excessive free fatty acid (FFA) and triglyceride (TG) levels and severely reduced body weight (due to the absence of subcutaneous adipose tissue) and skin abnormalities. To evaluate the effects of APOC1 overexpression on hepatic and peripheral insulin...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Schaap, F.G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Vrins, C. (author), van der Vliet, H.N. (author), Chamuleau, R.A.F.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author)
ApoAV has been discovered recently as a novel modifier of triglyceride (TG) metabolism, but the pathways involved are currently unknown. To gain insight into the function of apoAV, adenovirus-mediated gene transfer of murine apoa5 to C57Bl/6 mice was employed. The injection of low doses of Ad-apoa5 (1-5 x 108 plaque-forming units/mouse) dose...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Goudriaan, J.R. (author), Espirito Santo, S.M.S. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Teusink, B. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
The VLDL receptor (VLDLr) is involved in tissue delivery of VLDL-triglyceride (TG)-derived FFA by facilitating the expression of lipoprotein lipase (LPL). However, vldlr-/- mice do not show altered plasma lipoprotein levels, despite reduced LPL expression. Because LPL activity is crucial in postprandial lipid metabolism, we investigated whether...
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Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Chemicals / CAS: lipoprotein lipase, 83137-80-8, 9004-02-8; APOA5 protein, human; Apolipoproteins A; Apolipoproteins; Triglycerides
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de Roos, B. (author), Duivenvoorden, I. (author), Rucklidge, G. (author), Reid, M. (author), Ross, K. (author), Lamers, R.J.A.N. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Teusink, B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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Delsing, D.J.M. (author), Post, S.M. (author), Groenendijk, M. (author), Solaas, K. (author), van der Boom, H. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), de Wit, E.C.M. (author), Bloks, V.W. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The present study was designed to investigate the lipid-lowering properties and mechanisms of action of a new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, rosuvastatin, in female ApoE*3-Leiden transgenic mice. Mice received a high fat/cholesterol (HFC) diet containing either rosuvastatin (O [control], 0.00125%, 0.0025%, or 0.005% [w/w]) or 0.05% (w/w)...
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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...
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Heijboer, A.C. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Pijl, H. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Corssmit, E.P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims/hypothesis: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of central administration of melanotan II (MTII), a melanocortin-3/4 receptor agonist, on hepatic and whole-body insulin sensitivity, independent of food intake and body weight. Methods: Over a period of 24 h, 225 ng of MTII was injected in three aliquots into the left...
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Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
An increasing body of evidence demonstrates a close interplay between lipoprotein metabolism and sepsis. Sepsis results in an increase of plasma triglycerides within VLDL as a consequence of an enhanced hepatic VLDL production and/or inhibited peripheral and hepatic VLDL clearance. In contrast, sepsis decreases plasma cholesterol within LDL and...
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Krom, Y.D. (author), Gras, J.C.E. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Vascular smooth muscle (VSMC) and endothelial cells (EC) are particularly resistant to infection by type 5 adenovirus (Ad) vectors. To overcome this limitation and target Ad vectors to ubiquitously expressed α Vβ3/5 integrins, we have generated a linker protein consisting of the extracellular domain of the coxsackie adenovirus receptor (CAR)...
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Monraats, P.S. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Schepers, A. (author), Agema, W.R.P. (author), Boesten, L.S.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Zwinderman, A.H. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Doevendans, P.A.F.M. (author), de Winter, R.J. (author), Tio, R.A. (author), Waltenberger, J. (author), 't Hart, L.M. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), van der Wall, E.E. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Genetic factors appear to be important in the restenotic process after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as well as in inflammation, a pivotal factor in restenosis. TNFα, a key regulator of inflammatory responses, may exert critical influence on the development of restenosis after PCI. The GENetic DEterminants of Restenosis (GENDER)...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Gautier, T. (author), Masson, D. (author), Jong, M.C. (author), Pais De Barros, J.P. (author), Duverneuil, L. (author), Le Guern, N. (author), Deckert, V. (author), Dumont, L. (author), Bataille, A. (author), Zak, Z. (author), Jiang, X.C. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Lagrost, L. (author)
ApoCI (apolipoprotein CI) is a potent inhibitor of plasma CETP [CE (cholesteryl ester) transfer protein]. The relevance of apoCI overexpression as a method for CETP blockade in vivo was addressed in the present study in CETPTg/apoCITg mice (mice expressing both human CETP and apoCI). Despite a significant reduction in specific CETP activity in...
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Pires, N.M.M. (author), van der Hoeven, B.L. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J. (author), Hennink, W.E. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) to prevent in-stent restenosis is one of the major advances in interventional cardiology. Currently many types of DES are under evaluation for effectiveness and safety, a time-consuming and difficult procedure in humans. An animal model that allows rapid evaluation of the present and upcoming...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Gerritsen, G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), Zannis, V.I. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author)
Adenovirus-mediated overexpression of human apolipoprotein E (apoE) induces hyperlipidemia by stimulating the VLDL-triglyceride (TG) production rate and inhibiting the LPL-mediated VLDL-TG hydrolysis rate. Because apoC-III is a strong inhibitor of TG hydrolysis, we questioned whether Apoc3 deficiency might prevent the hyperlipidemia induced by...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Espirito Santo, S.M.S. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Goudriaan, J.R. (author), Bensadoun, A. (author), Bovenschen, N. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author)
The very low density lipoprotein receptor (VLDLR), low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR), and low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) are the three main apolipoprotein E-recognizing endocytic receptors involved in the clearance of triglyceride (TG)-rich lipoproteins from plasma. Whereas LDLR deficiency in mice results in the...
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