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Verschuur, M. (author), van der Beek, M.T. (author), Tak, H.S. (author), Visser, L.G. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The acute phase reaction is important in many disease processes. Habitual levels of the acute phase proteins fibrinogen, C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but the dynamic variation of plasma levels of acute phase proteins may be of importance as well. The aim of...
article 2004
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Klein Velderman, M. (author), Pannebakker, F.D. (author), van Vliet, W. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author)
Objective: Parental divorce has strong impacts on children. Evidence-based programs to support young children after parental divorce are rare. The U.S.-developed Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) is one of these. CODIP’s effectiveness outside the U.S. setting is to be further replicated. This study aimed at cultural adaptation of...
article 2018
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Westhoff, M.H. (author), Stemmerik, L. (author), Boshuizen, H.C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
This study's purpose was to investigate whether a 10-week low-intensity strength-training program could improve strength of the knee extensors and functional ability. Participants 65 years and older with low knee-extensor muscle strength were randomized into an exercise (n = 11) and a control group (n = 10). Knee-extensor strength and functional...
article 2000
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Myrup, B. (author), Jensen, T. (author), Gram, J. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Jespersen, J. (author), Deckert, T. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
OBJECTIVE - The high risk for cardiovascular disease in IDDM patients with nephropathy may be mediated by abnormal function of the vascular wall. We investigated whether heparin was able to modulate markers of vascular wall and hemostatic function in patients with incipient nephropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - Thirty-five IDDM patients...
article 1997
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Wopereis, S. (author), Stroeve, J.H.M. (author), Stafleu, A. (author), Bakker, G.C.M. (author), Burggraaf, J. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), Pellis, L. (author), Boessen, R. (author), Kardinaal, A.A.F. (author), van Ommen, B. (author)
Background: A key feature of metabolic health is the ability to adapt upon dietary perturbations. Recently, it was shown that metabolic challenge tests in combination with the new generation biomarkers allow the simultaneous quantification of major metabolic health processes. Currently, applied challenge tests are largely non-standardized. A...
article 2017
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van der Gaag, M.S. (author), Ubbink, J.B. (author), Sillanaukee, P. (author), Nikkari, S. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Serum homocysteine increases after moderate consumption of red wine and spirits, but not after moderate consumption of beer. Vitamin B6 in beer seems to prevent the alcohol-induced rise in serum homocysteine. Chemicals/CAS: Homocysteine, 454-28-4; Pyridoxine, 65-23-6
article 2000
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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Schaapherder, A.F.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), von der Thüsen, J.H. (author), Roelen, D.L. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of an AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm); however, the nature of the inflammatory factors and cellular response(s) involved in AAA growth is controversial. In the present study, we set out to determine the aortic levels of inflammatory cytokines in relation to downstream inflammatory transcription...
article 2008
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de Maat, M.P.M. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Hennis, B.C. (author), Meijer, P. (author), Havelaar, A.C. (author), Mulder, P.G.H. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We compared intraindividual and interindividual variability in the plasma levels of fibrinogen, tissue-type plasminogen activator (TPA) antigen, plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) activity, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in 20 healthy, young individuals and 26 patients with stable angina pectoris (AP) who were at higher risk for cardiovascular...
article 1996
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Beulens, J.W.J. (author), de Zoete, E.C. (author), Kok, F.J. (author), Schaafsma, G. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a decreased risk of type II diabetes. This study investigates the effect of moderate alcohol consumption on adipokines and insulin sensitivity. Subjects: Twenty healthy, lean (body mass index (BMI) 18.5-25 kg/m2; n=11) or overweight (BMI>27 kg/m2; n=9) men (18-25 years). Methods: Three...
article 2008
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Lopatinskaya, L. (author), Boxel van-Dezaire, A.H.H. (author), Barkhof, F. (author), Polman, C.H. (author), Lucas, C.J. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author)
In this longitudinal study, we examined the expression of Fas, FasL, CCR3, CCR5 and CXCR3 mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of secondary progressive (SP) and relapsing-remitting (RR) multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. In RR patients, FasL, CCR3 and CCR5 mRNA levels were increased prior to the exacerbations, but these decreased...
article 2003
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Rosén, S. (author), Wejkum, L. (author), Billing-Claeson, S. (author), Ghosh, R. (author), Grdic, K. (author), Chmielewska, J. (author), Meijer, P. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Tengborn, L. (author), Conkie, J. (author), Walker, I. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
A chromogenic bioimmunoassay method for determination of t-PA activities has been evaluated on plasmas from healthy individuals and from thromboembolic patients. The assay consists of an initial binding and washing step, whereby plasma t-PA is bound to a specific monoclonal t-PA antibody, which is coated on to microplate wells, followed by a...
article 1998
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Emmen, H.H. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Arts, J.H.E. (author), Prinsen, M.K. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The objective of this study was to establish the possible occurrence of eye irritation and subjective symptoms in human volunteers exposed to propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PGME) vapour at concentrations of 0, 100 and 150 ppm. Testing was conducted in 12 healthy male volunteers using a repeated measures design. Each subject was exposed for 2...
article 2003
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Smits, R.C.F. (author), Emmen, H.H. (author), Bertelmans, F.W. (author), Kulig, B.M. (author), van Loenen, A.C. (author), Polman, C.H. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) has a favorable effect on the disability of certain patients with MS. We investigated the effect of 4-AP on neuropsychological performance in 20 MS patients using a randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled, crossover design. Although there was a trend for improved performance with 4-AP for two of the tests, we could...
article 1994
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te Koppele, J.M. (author), Beekman, B. (author), Bloemhoff, W. (author), Drijfhout, J.W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1995
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van Noort, J.M. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), Meilof, J.F. (author), Polman, C.H. (author), Amor, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Human T-cell responses to the stress protein alpha B-crystallin in multiple sclerosis (MS)-affected brain samples are dominant when compared to other myelin antigens. The establishment of the apparent autoimmune repertoire against this antigen has been suggested to involve cross-priming during viral infection. Yet, another possibility would be...
article 2006
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Stemerdink, B.A. (author), Kalverboer, A.F. (author), van der Meere, J.J. (author), van der Molen, M.W. (author), Huisman, J. (author), de Jong, L.W.A. (author), Slijper, F.M.E. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Spronsen, F.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Thirty patients with early and continuously treated phenylketonuria (PKU) between 8 and 20 years of age were compared with 30 controls, matched individually for age, sex, and educational level of both parents, on behaviour rating scales for parents and teachers as well as a school achievement scale. PKU patients, as a group, demonstrated more...
article 2000
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Wang, X. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), teKoppele, J.M. (author), Mauli Agrawal, C. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
The hypothesis of this study was that collagen denaturation would lead to a significant decrease in the toughness of bone, but has little effect on the stiffness of bone. Using a heating model, effects of collagen denaturation on the biomechanical properties of human cadaveric bone were examined. Prior to testing, bone specimens were heat...
article 2001
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Sivan, S.S. (author), Tsitron, E. (author), Wachtel, E. (author), Roughley, P. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), van der Ham, F. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
During aging and degeneration, many changes occur in the structure and composition of human cartilaginous tissues, which include the accumulation of the AGE (advanced glycation end-product), pentosidine, in long-lived proteins. In the present study, we investigated the accumulation of pentosidine in constituents of the human IVD (intervertebral...
article 2006
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de Jong-Lenters, M. (author), Duijster, D. (author), Bruist, M.A. (author), Thijssen, J. (author), de Ruiter, C. (author)
The aim of this case-control study was to explore the relationship between parenting practices, parent-child interaction and childhood dental caries, using a sample of 5-8-year old children from the Netherlands. Cases were defined as children with four or more decayed, missing or filled teeth and controls were caries free. Cases (n=28) and...
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Bos, R. (author), van Leuven, C.J.M. (author), Stolk, J. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Nieuwenhuizen, W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Upon stimulation, polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs) release potent serine proteases, i.e. elastase, cathepsin C and proteinase 3, which contribute to the degradation of tissue and plasma components. Here, we describe the development of a plasma test to assess PMN-mediated fibrinogenolysis as a biochemical marker for actual PMN-derived...
article 1997
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