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van Stipdonk, M.J.B. (author), Willems, A.A. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), Boog, C.J.P. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The myelin-associated stress protein αB-crystallin triggers strong proliferative responses and IFN-γ production by human T cells and it is considered a candidate autoantigen in multiple sclerosis. In this study we examined the capacity of αB-crystallin or peptides derived thereof to induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in SJL...
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van Stipdonk, M.J.B. (author), Willems, A.A. (author), Plomp, A.C. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Boog, C.J.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The myelin-associated protein, αB-crystallin, is considered a candidate autoantigen in multiple sclerosis (MS). In the present study, we examined the potential of αB-crystallin to induce experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Lewis rats. Attempts to induce EAE with either bovine, rat or murine αB-crystallin or αB-crystallin peptides...
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Laman, J.D. (author), de Boer, M. (author), 't Hart, B.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The interactions of CD40 and CD40L have been known for some time to critically regulate B-cell responses with respect to proliferation, isotype switching, antibody production, and memory formation. More recent findings demonstrated that CD40 can be expressed on several other antigen-presenting cell (APC) types such as macrophages, dendritic...
article 1998
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van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Multiple sclerosis is the major neurological disease of young adults in the western world, affecting about 1 per 1,000. It is characterised by chronic or recurrent lesions of inflammatory damage in the white matter of the central nervous system. Within such lesions, the protective myelin sheath is stripped off axons by infiltrated macrophages...
article 1998
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Laman, J.D. (author), Maassen, C.B.M. (author), Schellekens, M.M. (author), Visser, L. (author), Kap, M. (author), de Jong, E. (author), van Puijenbroek, M. (author), van Stipdonk, M.J.B. (author), van Meurs, M. (author), Schwärzler, C. (author), Günthert, U. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Interactions between mononuclear cells are required for the formation of inflammatory infiltrates in the CNS and the activation of cellular effector functions provoking demyelination in MS. Membrane-expressed costimulatory molecules are crucial to such interactions. We therefore investigated whether two costimulatory molecules, CD40L (CD154,...
article 1998
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Laman, J.D. (author), Thompson, E.J. (author), Kappos, L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
article 1998
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Laman, J.D. (author), van Meurs, M. (author), Schellekens, M.M. (author), de Boer, M. (author), Melchers, B. (author), Massacesi, L. (author), Lassmann, H. (author), Claassen, E. (author), 't Hart, B.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Accessory molecules and cytokines are involved in the immunopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in rodent models, and are potential targets for immunotherapy. Evaluation of such experimental therapies requires appropriate animal models. Therefore, we analysed the expression of selected...
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van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), the major neurological disease of young adults in the Western world, is still poorly understood, and no effective therapy to block MS is available as yet. The clinical symptoms of MS result from inflammatory damage to the insulating myelin sheath of axons in the CNS and - at later stages - to axons...
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