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Louwe, M.C. (author), Karper, J.C. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Nossent, A.Y. (author), Bastiaansen, A.J.N.M. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Willems Van Dijk, K. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Steendijk, P. (author), Smit, J.W.A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author)
Background Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4), a receptor of the innate immune system, is suggested to have detrimental effects on cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). RP105 (CD180) is a TLR4 homolog lacking the intracellular signaling domain that competitively inhibits TLR4-signaling. Thus, we hypothesized that RP105 deficiency, by...
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Louwe, M.C. (author), Karper, J.C. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Bastiaansen, A.J.N.M. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Willems Van Dijk, K. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Steendijk, P. (author), Smit, J.W.A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author)
Purpose: Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4), a receptor of the innate immune system, is suggested to have detrimental effects on cardiac function after myocardial infarction (MI). RP105 (CD180) is a TLR4 homolog lacking the intracellular signalling domain that competitively inhibits TLR4-signalling. Thus, we hypothesized that RP105 deficiency, by...
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Eefting, D. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Karper, J.C. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Smooth muscle cell (SMC) migration and proliferation are important in the development of intimal hyperplasia, the major cause of vein graft failure. Proteases of the plasminogen activator (PA) system and of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) system are pivotal in extracellular matrix degradation and, by that, SMC migration....
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Eefting, D. (author), Bot, I. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Schepers, A. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Inflammatory responses to vascular injury are key events in vein graft disease and accelerated atherosclerosis, which may result in bypass failure. The monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)/CC-chemokine receptor (CCR)-2 pathway is hypothesized to play a central role. A murine model for vein graft disease was used to study the...
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Pons, D. (author), de Vries, F.R. (author), van den Elsen, P.J. (author), Heijmans, B.T. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Significant progress has been made in the clinical management of a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless, the therapeutic efficacy of the current treatment modalities for atherosclerosis and restenosis is not fully sufficient in a large proportion of patients. One of the major contributing factors is the clinical and biological...
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Stone, O.A. (author), Richer, C. (author), Emanueli, C. (author), van Weel, V. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Katare, R. (author), Kraenkel, N. (author), Campagnolo, P. (author), Barcelos, L.S. (author), Siragusa, M. (author), Sala-Newby, G.B. (author), Baldessari, D. (author), Mione, M. (author), Vincent, M.P. (author), Benest, A.V. (author), Al Haj Zen, A. (author), Gonzalez, J. (author), Bates, D.O. (author), Alhenc-Gelas, F. (author), Madeddu, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE : Human Tissue Kallikrein (hKLK1) overexpression promotes an enduring neovascularization of ischemic tissue, yet the cellular mechanisms of hKLK1-induced arteriogenesis remain unknown. Furthermore, no previous study has compared the angiogenic potency of hKLK1, with its loss of function polymorphic variant, rs5515 (R53H), which...
article 2009
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Pols, T.W.H. (author), Ottenhoff, R. (author), Vos, M. (author), Levels, J.H.M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Meijers, J.C.M. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), de Vries, C.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
NR4A nuclear receptors are induced in the liver upon fasting and regulate hepatic gluconeogenesis. Here, we studied the role of nuclear receptor Nur77 (NR4A1) in hepatic lipid metabolism. We generated mice expressing hepatic Nur77 using adenoviral vectors, and demonstrate that these mice exhibit a modulation of the plasma lipid profile and a...
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Krom, Y.D. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Neointima formation is the underlying mechanism of (in-stent) restenosis. 17β-Estradiol (E2) is known to inhibit injury-induced neointima formation and post-angioplasty restenosis. Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) has been demonstrated to mediate E2 anti-restenotic properties. However, the role of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is not...
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van Weel, V. (author), Seghers, L. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Kuiper, E.J. (author), Schlingemann, R.O. (author), Bajema, I.M. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), van Delis-Diemen, P.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1) has been implicated in angiogenesis in ischemic tissues by recruitment of CXCR4-positive bone marrow-derived circulating cells with paracrine functions in preclinical models. Here, evidence for this is provided in patients with peripheral artery...
article 2007
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Eefting, D. (author), Schepers, A. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Lagerweij, T. (author), Nagelkerken, L.M. (author), Monraats, P.S. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Inflammatory factors are thought to play a regulatory role in restenosis. Interleukin-10 (IL10) is an important anti-inflammatory cytokine with anti-atherogenic potentials. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of IL10 modulation on cuff-induced neointima formation in hypercholesterolemic APOE*3-Leiden mice. Methods: The...
article 2007
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Pires, N.M.M. (author), Eefting, D. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been introduced successfully in clinical practice to prevent post angioplasty restenosis. Nevertheless, concerns about the safety of DES still exist. Objective: To investigate the vascular pathology and transcriptional responses to sirolimus and paclitaxel in a murine model for restenosis on underlying...
article 2007
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Eefting, D. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Weel, V. (author), Kaijzel, E.L. (author), Que, I. (author), Moon, R.T. (author), Löwik, C.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
For the successful application of RNA interference in vivo, it is desired to achieve (local) delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and long-term gene silencing. Nonviral electrodelivery is suitable to obtain local and prolonged expression of transgenes. By intramuscular electrodelivery of a plasmid in which two opposing human polymerase...
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van Bezooijen, R.L. (author), Svensson, J.P. (author), Eefting, D. (author), Visser, A. (author), van der Horst, G. (author), Karperien, M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Vrieling, H. (author), Papapoulos, S.E. (author), ten Dijke, P. (author), Löwik, W.G.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Sclerostin is an osteocyte-derived negative regulator of bone formation. It inhibits BMP-stimulated bone formation both in vitro and in vivo but has no direct effect on BMP signaling. Instead, sclerostin inhibits Wnt signaling that is required for BMP-stimulated osteoblastic differentiation. Introduction: Sclerostin is a member of the Dan family...
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Verhaagh, S. (author), de Jong, E. (author), Goudsmit, J. (author), Lecollinet, S. (author), Gillissen, G. (author), de Vries, M. (author), van Leuven, K. (author), Que, I. (author), Ouwehand, K. (author), Mintardjo, R. (author), Weverling, G.J. (author), Radošević, K. (author), Richardson, J. (author), Eloit, M. (author), Lowik, C. (author), Quax, P. (author), Havenga, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Wild-type strains of mice do not express CD46, a high-affinity receptor for human group B adenoviruses including type 35. Therefore, studies performed to date in mice using replication-incompetent Ad35 (rAd35) vaccine carriers may underestimate potency or result in altered vector distribution. Here, it is reported that CD46 transgenic mice (MYII...
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Schepers, A. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Leuven, C.J. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Holers, V.M. (author), Daha, M.R. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND - Venous bypass grafts may fail because of development of intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis. Inflammation plays a major role in these processes. Complement is an important part of the immune system and participates in the regulation of inflammation. The exact role of complement in the process of accelerated...
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Schepers, A. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Eefting, D. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Bokel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess whether the anti-inflammatory agent dexamethasone can inhibit vein graft thickening without the occurrence of serious side effects. Methods: Venous interposition grafting was performed in the common carotid artery of hypercholesterolemic ApoE3Leiden transgenic mice. Mice were treated with...
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van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Pericellular proteases play an important role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. They comprise (membrane-type) matrix metalloproteinases [(MT-)MMPs], serine proteases, cysteine cathepsins, and membrane-bound aminopeptidases. Specific inhibitors regulate them. Major roles in initiating angiogenesis have been attributed to MT1-matrix...
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Schepers, A. (author), Eefting, D. (author), Bonta, P.I. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Weel, V. (author), de Vries, C.J. (author), Egashira, K. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Because late vein graft failure is caused by intimal hyperplasia (IH) and accelerated atherosclerosis, and these processes are thought to be inflammation driven, influx of monocytes is one of the first phenomena seen in IH, we would like to provide direct evidence for a role of the MCP-1 pathway in the development of vein graft...
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van Weel, V. (author), de Vries, M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Verloop, R.E. (author), Eilers, P.H.C. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Collateral artery development (arteriogenesis), a vital compensatory mechanism in patients with arterial obstructive disease, may be deregulated by vascular risk factors, eg, diabetes or hypercholesterolemia. Here, we compared the effects of either disturbed glucose metabolism or disturbed lipid metabolism on arteriogenesis. METHODS...
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Monraats, P.S. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Agema, W.R.P. (author), Zwinderman, A.H. (author), Schepers, A. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Doevendans, P.A. (author), de Winter, R.J. (author), Tio, R.A. (author), Waltenberger, J. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Atsma, D.E. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), van der Wall, E.E. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background - Restenosis is a negative effect of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). No clinical factors are available that allow good risk stratification. However, evidence exists that genetic factors are important in the restenotic process as well as in the process of inflammation, a pivotal factor in restenosis. Association studies have...
article 2005
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