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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...
article 2007
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Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), van der Linden, J.C. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Damage to articular cartilage is one of the features of osteoarthritis (OA). Cartilage damage is characterised by a net loss of collagen and proteoglycans. The collagen network is considered highly important for cartilage function but little is known about processes that control composition and function of the cartilage collagen...
article 2008
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Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Jahr, H. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Examine effects of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), transforming growth factor β2 (TGFβ2) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) on proteoglycan and collagen network and biomechanical properties of the newly formed cartilage matrix. Methods: Bovine articular chondrocytes were cultured in alginate beads for 3 weeks with or without...
article 2006
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de Groot, J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Wenting-Van Wijk, M.J.G. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
Objective. Progressive destruction of articular cartilage is a hallmark of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Age-related changes in cartilage may influence tissue destruction and thus progression of the disease. Therefore, the effect of age-related accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on cartilage...
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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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Jansen, N.W.D. (author), Roosendaal, G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Theobald, M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Joint bleeds have a direct adverse effect on joint cartilage, leading to joint deterioration and, ultimately, to disability. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that because degenerated cartilage has a limited repair capacity, it is more susceptible than healthy cartilage to blood-induced cartilage damage. Methods: Healthy,...
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Tchetverikov, I. (author), Lohmander, L.S. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To determine protein and activity levels of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 3 (MMP-1 and MMP-3) in synovial fluid of patients with knee joint injury, primary osteoarthritis, and acute pyrophosphate arthritis (pseudogout). Methods: Measurements were done on knee synovial fluid obtained in a cross sectional study of cases of injury (n...
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de Groot, J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
Osteoarthritis is a disabling joint disease that is characterized by the progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms in combination with radiography, which is relatively insensitive and provides only an indication of accumulated damage. Alternative methods, such as molecular markers, are therefore...
article 2002
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de Groot, J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Budde, M. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
The integrity of the collagen network is essential for articular cartilage to fulfill its function in load support and distribution. Damage to the collagen network is one of the first characteristics of osteoarthritis. Since extensive collagen damage is considered irreversible, it is crucial that chondrocytes maintain a functional collagen...
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Tchetverikov, I. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), van El, B. (author), Kiers, G.H. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Objective: To analyse matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor-1 of MMPs (TIMP-1) levels in the systemic circulation and synovial fluid (SF) of patients with RA and to compare these levels with inflammatory and collagen degradation markers. Methods: ProMMP-1, -2, -3, -8, -9, TIMP-1, levels of MMP/ α2-macroglobulin complexes, and...
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Tchetverikov, I. (author), Lard, L.R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Breedveld, F.C. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: To analyse the relation between systemic levels of pro-MMP-3, -8, and -9 matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity in α2 macroglobulin (α2M)/MMP complexes and the progression of joint destruction in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: 109 patients with RA of recent onset were entered into this longitudinal...
article 2003
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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)
The main cells in the periodontal ligament (PDL) are the fibroblasts, which play an important role in periodontal remodelling. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are largely responsible for the degradation of extracellular matrix proteins in the PDL. Previous studies have indicated that MMP production can be stimulated by the hormone relaxin. This...
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PG (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author)
Objective. The aim of the present study was to analyze alpha2Macroglobulin/MMP (alpha2M/MMP) complex formation and to investigate whether MMP activity in alpha2M/MMP complexes in serum can be used as a disease marker in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. High and low molecular weight (H/LMW) substrates and inhibitors and size exclusion were...
article 2003
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