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Tonk, E.C.M. (author), de Groot, D.M.G. (author), Penninks, A.H. (author), Waalkens - Berendsen, I.D.H. (author), Wolterbeek, A.P.M. (author), Slob, W. (author), Piersma, A.H. (author), van Loveren, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Current developmental and reproductive toxicity protocols include only a limited set of parameters for effects on the developing immune system. In this study, a wide range of immunological parameters were included in a pre- and postnatal developmental toxicity study. Dose-response data were compared to determine the relative sensitivity of...
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Yusuf, E. (author), Nelissen, R.G. (author), Ioan-Facsinay, A. (author), Stojanovic-Susulic, V. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Osch, G. (author), Middeldorp, S. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Kloppenburg, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To investigate the association between weight or body mass index (BMI) and the development of hand osteoarthritis. Methods: Systematic review of observational studies. Medical databases were searched up to April 2008. Articles that presented data on the association between weight and hand osteoarthritis were selected. The qualities of...
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Intema, F. (author), Sniekers, Y.H. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Vianen, M.E. (author), Yocum, S.A. (author), Zuurmond, A.-M.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P. (author), Mastbergen, S.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In osteoarthritis (OA), cartilage degradation is accompanied by subchondral bone changes. The pathogenesis and physiology of bone changes in OA are still unclear. The changes in subchondral bone architecture and cartilage damage were compared in differently induced experimental models of OA. Experimental OA was induced bilaterally by anterior...
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Vos, P.A.J.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Huisman, A.M. (author), Oostveen, J.C.M. (author), Marijnissen, A.C.A. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), van El, B. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: Age-related changes in articular cartilage are likely to play a role in the aetiology of osteoarthritis (OA). One of the major age-related changes in cartilage is the accumulation of advanced-glycation-endproducts (AGEs). Since, cartilage tissue is not readily available from patients for studying AGE levels, alternative approaches...
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van Spil, W.E. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lems, W.F. (author), Oostveen, J.C.M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Context: Molecules that are released into biological fluids during matrix metabolism of articular cartilage, subchondral bone, and synovial tissue could serve as biochemical markers of the process of osteoarthritis (OA). Unfortunately, actual breakthroughs in the biochemical OA marker field are limited so far. Objective: By reviewing the status...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Tak, P.P. (author), van Kuijk, A.W.R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Koeman, R.C. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), Baeten, D.L. (author), Gerlag, D.M. (author)
Background: There is growing interest in soluble biomarkers that could be used on the group level for screening purposes in small proof of principle studies during early drug development. We investigated early changes in serum levels of several candidate biomarkers involved in cartilage and bone metabolism following the initiation of adalimumab...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Bouwman, J. (author), Dragsted, L.O. (author), Drevon, C.A. (author), Elliott, R. (author), de Groot, P. (author), Kaput, J. (author), Mathers, J.C. (author), Müller, M. (author), Pepping, F. (author), Saito, J. (author), Scalbert, A. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Rocca-Serra, P. (author), Travis, A. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Evelo, C.T. (author)
The challenge of modern nutrition and health research is to identify food-based strategies promoting life-long optimal health and well-being. This research is complex because it exploits a multitude of bioactive compounds acting on an extensive network of interacting processes. Whereas nutrition research can profit enormously from the revolution...
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Blumbach, K. (author), Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Paulsson, M. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Zaucke, F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. Defects in the assembly and composition of cartilage extracellular matrix are likely to result in impaired matrix integrity and increased susceptibility to cartilage degeneration. The aim of this study was to determine the functional interaction of the collagen fibril-associated proteins type IX collagen and cartilage oligomeric...
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Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), Jansen, K.M.B. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Vanosch, G.J.V.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To understand cartilage degenerative diseases and improve repair procedures, we investigate the influence of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) on cartilage matrix biochemistry and functionality. Bovine articular chondrocytes were cultured in alginate beads with(out) para-nitrophenyl-beta-d-xyloside (PNPX) to inhibit GAG incorporation into newly formed...
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Henneman, S. (author), Bildt, M.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Kuijpers-Jagtman, A.M. (author), Von den Hoff, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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Tchetverikov, I. (author), Kraan, M.C. (author), van El, B. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author)
Objective: To analyse the effects of leflunomide and methotrexate treatment on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity levels in a2 macroglobulin/MMP (α2M/MMP) complexes in the systemic circulation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Methods: A total of 102 RA patients from a prospective, double-blind, randomised clinical trial comparing...
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van Weeren, P.R. (author), Firth, E.C. (author), Brommer, H. (author), Hyttinen, M.M. (author), Helminen, H.J. (author), Rogers, C.W. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Brama, P.A.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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Jansen, N.W.D. (author), Roosendaal, G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. Joint bleeding, or hemarthrosis, leads in time to severe joint damage. This study was carried out to test the in vitro thresholds of exposure time and concentration that lead to irreversible joint damage, to add to the discussion on the usefulness of aspiration of the joint after a hemorrhage. Methods. Explants of healthy human...
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Meulenbelt, I. (author), Kloppenburg, M. (author), Kroon, H.M. (author), Houwing-Duistermaat, J.J. (author), Garnero, P. (author), Hellio-Le Graverand, M.-P. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: To assess the relationship of biochemical markers and radiographic signs of osteoarthritis (ROA) in the subjects with symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) at multiple sites of the Genetics osteoARthritis and Progression (GARP) study. Methods: We have measured eight biochemical markers, representing tissue turnover of cartilage, bone,...
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Hunter, D.J. (author), Li, J. (author), LaValley, M. (author), Bauer, D.C. (author), Nevitt, M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Poole, R. (author), Eyre, D. (author), Guermazi, A. (author), Gale, D. (author), Felson, D.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We used data from a longitudinal observation study to determine whether markers of cartilage turnover could serve as predictors of cartilage loss on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We conducted a study of data from the Boston Osteoarthritis of the Knee Study (BOKS), a completed natural history study of knee osteoarthritis (OA). All subjects in...
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Kamphorst, J.J. (author), van der Heijden, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Reijmers, T.H. (author), van El, B. (author), Tjaden, U.R. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Hankemeier, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Synovial fluid potentially contains markers for early diagnosis and disease progression in degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. Here, a method is described for profiling endogenous peptides in human synovial fluid, using ultrafiltration, solid-phase extraction, nanoscale liquid chromatography, and high-resolution mass spectrometry...
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de Mos, M. (author), van El, B. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Jahr, H. (author), van Schie, H.T.M. (author), van Arkel, E.R. (author), Tol, H. (author), Heijboer, R. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Understanding biochemical and structural changes of the extracellular matrix in Achilles tendinosis might be important for developing mechanism-based therapies. Hypothesis: In Achilles tendinosis, changes occur in biochemical composition and collagen turnover rate. Study Design: Descriptive laboratory study. Methods: From 10 patients...
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Steenvoorden, M.M.C. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Ligands for the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) are increased in RA synovial fluid (SF), serum and synovium. Since RAGE is present on fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS), the present study investigates whether the RAGE ligands HMGB-1 and AGEs are able to stimulate the characteristic, pathological invasive behaviour of these...
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Steenvoorden, M.M.C. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: In vitro models for joint diseases often focus on a single cell type, such as chondrocytes in osteoarthritis (OA) or fibroblast-like synoviocytes (synoviocytes) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, these joint diseases affect the whole joint and interaction between chondrocytes and synoviocytes may play an important role in disease...
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Hunter, D.J. (author), LaValley, M. (author), Li, J. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Bauer, D. (author), Nevitt, M. (author), Guermazi, A. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), Gale, D. (author), Felson, D.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Age-related changes in articular cartilage are likely to play a role in the etiology of osteoarthritis (OA). One of the major changes in the extracellular matrix of cartilage is the age-related accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Pentosidine, an AGE crosslink, is one of the few characterized AGEs and is considered...
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