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Plaisier, M. (author), Dennert, I. (author), Rost, E. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Helmerhorst, F.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND : Decidual vascular development is important for implantation. This study analysed decidual vascular adaptation to implantation in correlation with miscarriage in decidual secretory endometrium (DSE), decidua parietalis (DP) and decidua basalis (DB) of miscarriage patients and matched controls. METHODS : Decidua was obtained during...
article 2009
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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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Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Soekhoe, R.G.V. (author), Weber, E. (author), von der Thüsen, J.H. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Mulder, A. (author), Hajo Van Bockel, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author)
Growth and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) result from increased collagen turnover. Collagen turnover critically depends on specific collagenases that cleave the triple helical region of fibrillar collagen. As yet, the collagenases responsible for collagen degradation in AAAs have not been identified. Increased type I collagen...
article 2007
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Beklen, A. (author), Tüter, G. (author), Sorsa, T. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Virtanen, I. (author), Tervahartiala, T. (author), Konttinen, Y.T. (author)
Activated matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) can contribute to periodontal ligament destruction in adult periodontitis. Since MMP-3 has been reported to activate proMMP-8 and -9, it was speculated that gingival tissue fibroblast-derived MMP-3 might, in periodontitis, be responsible for activation of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) neutrophil...
article 2006
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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Mulder, A. (author), Dijkstra, P.D.S. (author), Szuhai, K. (author), Bromme, D. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Hogendoorn, P.C.W. (author)
Giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a neoplasm of bone characterized by a localized osteolytic lesion. The nature of GCT is an enigma and the cell type(s) and protease(s) responsible for the extensive localized clinicoradiological osteolysis remain unresolved. We evaluated protease expression and cellular distribution of the proteolytic machinery...
article 2004
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von der Thüsen, J.H. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Hoeben, R.C. (author), Kockx, M.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author)
Background - The presence of the tumor-suppressor gene p53 in advanced atherosclerotic plaques and the sensitivity to p53-induced cell death of smooth muscle cells isolated from these plaques have fueled speculation about the role of p53 in lesion destabilization and plaque rupture. In this study, we describe a strategy to promote (thrombotic)...
article 2002
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Bsibsi, M. (author), Ravid, R. (author), Gveric, D. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author)
The family of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) plays a key role in controlling innate immune responses to a wide variety of pathogen-associated molecules. In this study we investigated expression of TLRs in vitro by purified human microglia, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes, and in vivo by immunohistochemical examination of brain and spinal cord...
article 2002
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Bajramović, J.J. (author), Plomp, A.C. (author), van der Goes, A. (author), Koevoets, C. (author), Newcombe, J. (author), Cuzner, M.L. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author)
In the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), (re)activation of infiltrating T cells by myelin-derived Ags is considered to be a crucial step. Previously, αB-crystallin has been shown to be an important myelin Ag to human T cells. Since αB-crystallin is an intracellular heat shock protein, the question arises at what stage, if any, during...
article 2000
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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,...
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Konttinen, Y.T. (author), Halinen, S. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Sorsa, T. (author), Hietanen, J. (author), Ceponis, A. (author), Xu, J.W. (author), Manthorpe, R. (author), Whittington, J. (author), Larsson, Å. (author), Salo, T. (author), Kjeldsen, L. (author), Stenman, U.-H. (author), Eisen, A.Z. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Type IV collagenases/gelatinases (matrix metalloproteinases MMP-2 and MMP-9) in labial salivary glands (LSG) and saliva in Sjogren's syndrome (SS) and healthy controls were studied. Zymograms and Western blots disclosed that SS saliva contained 92/82 kD MMP-9/type IV collagenase duplex. Specific activity measurement disclosed 53.1 ± 9.8 U/mg...
article 1998
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Vyth-Dreese, F.A. (author), Boot, H. (author), Dellemijn, T.A.M. (author), Majoor, D.M. (author), Oomen, L.C.J.M. (author), Laman, J.D. (author), van Meurs, M. (author), de Weger, R.A. (author), de Jong, D. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Costimulatory molecules are essential in cognate interactions between T and B lymphocytes. To study the prerequisites of functional interactions between malignant B cells and intermingled T cells in B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (B-NHL), we examined the expression of CD40, CD80 and CD86 and their ligands CD40 ligand (CD40L, CD154), CD28 and...
article 1998
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Bajramović, J.J. (author), Lassmann, H. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The small heat shock protein αB-crystallin was recently identified as a dominant human T-cell antigen in myelin derived from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Using immunohistochemical techniques, oligodendrocytes as well as astrocytes in MS lesions were shown to express α B-crystallin. In the present study we examined the expression of α B...
article 1997
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Hoefakker, S. (author), Boersma, W.J.A. (author), Claassen, E. (author)
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