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Giordano, L. (author), Mihaila, S.M. (author), Eslami Amirabadi, H. (author), Masereeuw, R. (author)
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) typically appears alongside other comorbidities, highlighting an underlying complex pathophysiology that is thought to be vastly modulated by the bidirectional gut–kidney crosstalk. By combining advances in tissue engineering, biofabrication, microfluidics, and biosensors, microphysiological systems (MPSs) have...
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van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Worms, N. (author), van Nieuwkoop, A. (author), de Ruiter, C. (author), Attema, J. (author), Menke, A.L. (author), Caspers, M.P.M. (author), Radhakrishnan, S. (author), Salic, K. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a fast-growing liver disorder that is associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Animal models adequately mimicking this condition are scarce. We herein investigate whether Ldlr−/−. Leiden mice on different high-fat diets represent a suitable NASH model. Ldlr−/−....
article 2020
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Warmink, K. (author), Kozijn, A.E. (author), Bobeldijk, I. (author), Stoop, R. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Korthagen, N.M. (author)
Objective. Obesity is one of the greatest risk factors for osteoarthritis (OA) and evidence is accumulating that inflammatory mediators and innate immunity play an important role. The infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) could be a potential local source of inflammatory mediators in the knee. Here, we combine surgical joint damage with high-fat feeding...
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Morrison, M.C. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), van Koppen, A. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verschuren, L. (author)
Introduction: It is generally accepted that metabolic inflammation in the liver is an important driver of disease progression in NASH and associated matrix remodeling/fibrosis. However, the exact molecular inflammatory mechanisms are poorly defined in human studies. Investigation of key pathogenic mechanisms requires the use of pre-clinical...
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de Visser, H.M. (author), Mastbergen, S.C. (author), Kozijn, A.E. (author), Coeleveld, K. (author), Pouran, B. (author), van Rijen, M.H. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Weinans, H. (author)
Evidence is growing for the existence of an obesity-related phenotype of osteoarthritis in which low-grade inflammation and a disturbed metabolic profile play a role. The contribution of an obesity-induced metabolic dysbalance to the progression of the features of osteoarthritis upon mechanically induced cartilage damage was studied in a rat in...
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Botschuijver, S. (author), Welting, O. (author), Levin, E. (author), Maria-Ferreira, D. (author), Koch, E. (author), Montijn, R.C. (author), Seppen, J. (author), Hakvoort, T.B.M. (author), Schuren, F.H.J. (author), de Jonge, W.J. (author), van den Wijngaard, R.M. (author)
Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder associated with altered gastrointestinal microflora and increased nociception to colonic distension. This visceral hypersensitivity can be reversed in our rat maternal separation model by fungicides. Menthacarin® is a proprietary combination of essential oils from...
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Wei, W. (author), Bastiaanen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Suijkerbuik, M. (author), Kops, N. (author), Bos, P.K. (author), Verhaar, J.A.M. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Dell'Accio, F. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author)
Obesity is a well-known risk factor for osteoarthritis, but it is unknown what it does on cartilage repair. Here we investigated whether a high fat diet (HFD) influences cartilage repair in a mouse model of cartilage repair. We fed DBA/1 mice control or HFD (60% energy from fat). After 2 weeks, a full thickness cartilage defect was made in the...
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van de Steeg, E. (author), Läppchen, T. (author), Aguilera, B. (author), Jansen, H.T. (author), Muilwijk, D. (author), Vermue, R. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W. (author), Donato, K. (author), Rossin, R. (author), de Visser, P.C. (author), Vlaming, M.L.H. (author)
Antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) are promising candidates for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a severe and progressive disease resulting in premature death. However, more knowledge on the pharmacokinetics of new AON drug candidates is desired for effective application in the clinic. We assessed the feasibility of using...
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Hoeke, G. (author), Wang, Y. (author), van Dam, A.D. (author), Mol, M. (author), Gart, E. (author), Klop, H.G. (author), van den Berg, S.M. (author), Pieterman, E.H. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Boon, M.R. (author)
Background and aims Activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) reduces both hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis by increasing the uptake of triglyceride-derived fatty acids by BAT, accompanied by formation and clearance of lipoprotein remnants. We tested the hypothesis that the hepatic uptake of lipoprotein remnants generated by BAT activation...
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Fuijkschot, W.W. (author), Morrison, M.C. (author), van der Linden, R. (author), Krijnen, P.A.J. (author), Zethof, I.P.A. (author), Theyse, L.F.H. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Niessen, H.W.M. (author), Smulders, Y.M. (author)
Background and aims Observational studies show a peak incidence of cardiovascular events after major surgery. For example, the risk of myocardial infarction increases 25-fold early after hip replacement. The acuteness of this increased risk suggests abrupt enhancement in plaque vulnerability, which may be related to intra-plaque inflammation,...
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Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), Tel, S.L. (author), Hemmes, M.A. (author), Langenkamp-Brand, A. (author), Grossouw, D. (author), Jansen, H.T. (author), de Bie, B.T.H.J. (author)
Background: Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and is a leading risk for global deaths, profoundly affecting morbidity, mortality, health-care costs, and professional and personal quality of life. Treatment of obesity and its consequences include lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery. Polyglucosamines have...
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van der Burg, B. (author), Pieterse, B. (author), Rorije, E. (author), Lewin, G. (author), van der Linden, S.C. (author), Man, H.Y. (author), Piersma, A.H. (author), Mangelsdorf, I. (author), Wolterbeek, A.P.M. (author), Kroese, E.D. (author), van Vugt-Lussenburg, B.M.A. (author)
There is a great need for alternative testing methods for reproductive toxicants that are practical, fast, cost-effective and easy to interpret. Previously we followed a pragmatic approach using readily available tests, which was successful in predicting reproductive toxicity of chemicals [13]. This initial battery still contained apical tests...
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Kroeze, R.J. (author), Smit, T.H. (author), Vergroesen, P.P. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Stoop, R. (author), van Rietbergen, B. (author), van Royen, B.J. (author), Helder, M.N. (author)
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of a one-step surgical concept, employing adipose stem cells (ASCs) and a novel degradable radiolucent cage filler (poly-L-lactide-co-caprolactone; PLCL), within polyetheretherketone cages in a stand-alone caprine spinal fusion model. METHODS: A double-level fusion study was performed in 36 goats. Four cage...
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Ripken, D. (author), van der Wielen, N. (author), van der Meulen, J. (author), Schuurman, T. (author), Witkamp, R.F. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Koopmans, S.J. (author)
The vagal nerve and gut hormones CCK and GLP-1 play important roles in the control of food intake. However, it is not clear to what extent CCK and GLP-1 increase satiation by stimulating receptors located on abdominal vagal nerve endings or via receptors located elsewhere. This study aimed to further explore the relative contribution of the...
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Kühnast, S. (author), van der Tuin, S.J.L. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Simic, B. (author), Pieterman, E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Landmesser, U. (author), Lüscher, T.F. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author)
Background The residual risk that remains after statin treatment supports the addition of other LDL-C-lowering agents and has stimulated the search for secondary treatment targets. Epidemiological studies propose HDL-C as a possible candidate. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) transfers cholesteryl esters from atheroprotective HDL to...
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Kooijman, S. (author), Meurs, I. (author), van der Stoep, M. (author), Habets, K.L. (author), Lammers, B. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Eck, M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Korporaal, S.J.A. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Summary: Background: The autonomic nervous system attenuates inflammation through activation of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR), a pathway termed the cholinergic anti-inflammatory reflex. Interestingly, α7nAChR is expressed on immune cells and platelets, both of which play a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis....
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Liang, W. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Mulder, P. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Verheij, J. (author), van Dam, A.D. (author), Boon, M.R. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Salsalate (salicylsalicylic acid) is an anti-inflammatory drug that was recently found to exert beneficial metabolic effects on glucose and lipid metabolism. Although its utility in the prevention and management of a wide range of vascular disorders, including type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome has been suggested...
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Walczak, A.P. (author), Hendriksen, P.J.M. (author), Woutersen, R.A. (author), van der Zande, M. (author), Undas, A.K. (author), Helsdingen, R. (author), van den Berg, H.H.J. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), Bouwmeester, H. (author)
The likelihood of oral exposure to nanoparticles (NPs) is increasing, and it is necessary to evaluate the oral bioavailability of NPs. In vitro approaches could help reducing animal studies, but validation against in vivo studies is essential. Previously, we assessed the translocation of 50 nm polystyrene NPs of different charges (neutral,...
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Berbeé, J.F.P. (author), Boon, M.R. (author), Khedoe, P.P.S.J. (author), Bartelt, A. (author), Schlein, C. (author), Worthmann, A. (author), Kooijman, S. (author), Hoeke, G. (author), Mol, I.M. (author), John, C. (author), Jung, C. (author), Vazirpanah, N. (author), Brouwers, L.P.J. (author), Gordts, P.L.S.M. (author), Esko, J.D. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Scheja, L. (author), Heeren, J. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) combusts high amounts of fatty acids, thereby lowering plasma triglyceride levels and reducing obesity. However, the precise role of BAT in plasma cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis development remains unclear. Here we show that BAT activation by b3-adrenergic receptor stimulation protects from atherosclerosis...
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Bodin, J. (author), Kocbach Bølling, A. (author), Wendt, A. (author), Eliasson, L. (author), Becher, R. (author), Kuper, F. (author), Løvik, M. (author), Nygaard, U.C. (author)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune destruction of insulin producing pancreatic beta-cells due to a genetic predisposition and can be triggered by environmental factors. We have previously shown that bisphenol A (BPA) accelerates the spontaneous development of diabetes in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. Here, we hypothesized that...
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