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van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Lundholm, E. (author), Camejo, G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and purpose: We have evaluated the effects of a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)α/γ agonist on the progression of pre-existing atherosclerotic lesions in APOE*3Leiden.cholesteryl ester transfer protein (E3L.CETP) transgenic mice. Experimental approach: E3L.CETP mice were fed a high-cholesterol diet for 11 weeks to...
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de Ruiter, M.C. (author), Alkemade, F.E. (author), de Gittenberger - Groot, A.C. (author), Poelmann, R.E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In this review, we briefly summarize the possible signals crossing the placental barrier and discuss the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic programming in the developing fetus leading to increased athero-susceptibility of the vessel wall. © 2008 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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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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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...
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Henneman, P. (author), Schaap, F.G. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Hattori, H. (author), Smelt, A.H.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The recently discovered apoAV is hypothesized to affect triglyceride metabolism by stimulating the lipolysis of triglycerides in VLDL and chylomicrons. We set out to determine the association between increased serum TG levels, plasma apoAV levels, and polymorphism of the APOA5 gene, with specific emphasis on the APOA5 S19W variation....
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Ferreira, V. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), Vos, R.M. (author), van der Kaa, J. (author), Gijbels, M.J.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Accumulation of lipid-laden macrophages is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. The relevance of the key transcription factor nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) for macrophage-derived foam-cell formation has not been unequivocally resolved. Transgenic mice lines were generated in which NF-κB activation is specifically inhibited in macrophages by overexpressing...
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Mulder, M. (author), Koopmans, G. (author), Wassink, G. (author), Mansouri, G.A. (author), Simard, M.-L. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Prickaerts, J. (author), Blokland, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
An aberrant cholesterol metabolism in the brain may contribute to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The LDL receptor (LDLR) regulates plasma cholesterol levels and recently we and others obtained evidence that it is also involved in regulating brain cholesterol homeostasis. Moreover, we found that LDLR-deficient mice display impaired...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Hoekstra, M. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
In addition to efficiently decreasing VLDL-triglycerides (TGs), fenofibrate increases HDL-cholesterol levels in humans. We investigated whether the fenofibrate-induced increase in HDL-cholesterol is dependent on the expression of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP). To this end, APOE*3-Leiden (E3L) transgenic mice without and with the...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author)
AIM: This study was designed to investigate the effect of the angiotensin II receptor blocker olmesartan alone, or in combination with standard treatment with a statin, pravastatin, on atherosclerosis development in APOE*3Leiden transgenic mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four groups of 15 mice received an atherogenic diet alone (plasma cholesterol 17...
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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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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Alkemade, F.E. (author), de Gittenberger-Groot, A.C. (author), Schiel, A.E. (author), van Munsteren, J.C. (author), Hogers, B. (author), van Vliet, L.S.J. (author), Poelmann, R.E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), de Ruiter, M.C. (author)
OBJECTIVE - Maternal hypercholesterolemia is associated with a higher incidence and faster progression of atherosclerotic lesions in neonatal offspring. We aimed to determine whether an in utero environment exposing a fetus to maternal hypercholesterolemia and associated risk factors can prime the murine vessel wall to accelerated development of...
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Westerterp, M. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - The role of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) in the development of atherosclerosis is still undergoing debate. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of human CETP expression on atherosclerosis in APOE*3-Leiden (E3L) mice with a humanized lipoprotein profile. METHODS AND RESULTS - E3L mice were crossbred with human CETP...
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Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Chemicals / CAS: 2 methylpropanethioic acid s [2 [1 (2 ethylbutyl)cyclohexylcarboxamido]phenyl] ester, 211513-37-0; atorvastatin, 134523-00-5, 134523-03-8; nicotinic acid, 54-86-4, 59-67-6; torcetrapib, 262352-17-0; Carrier Proteins; CETP protein, human; Cholesterol Ester Transfer Proteins; Cholesterol Esters; Cholesterol, HDL; Glycoproteins;...
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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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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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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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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...
article 2005
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