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Padro, T. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), van den Hoogen, C.M. (author), Roholl, P. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Plasminogen activator (PA) and PA inhibitor (PAI) antigen, activity, and mRNA were analyzed in the three layers of rat aorta, and the effect of endotoxin on PA and PAI was studied. All PA activity in aorta was identified as tissue-type PA (TPA) activity; no urokinase-type PA was detected. In the tunica adventitia TPA activity, TPA antigen, and...
article 1994
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Chen, C.-T. (author), Burton-Wurster, N. (author), Lust, G. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author)
The first objective of this study was to determine if the cumulative effects of impact or smoothly arising compression would damage the matrix of articular cartilage. Canine cartilage explants were subjected to repeated impacts or to smoothly arising compressions of as much as 20 MPa at 0.3 Hz for as long as 120 minutes. An increase in the water...
article 1999
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Meijer, C. (author), Timmer, A. (author), de Vries, E.G.E. (author), Groten, J.P. (author), Knol, A. (author), Zwart, N. (author), Dam, W.A. (author), Sleijfer, D.Th. (author), Mulder, N.H. (author)
Cisplatin (CDDP) is an extremely active drug in the treatment of germ- cell tumours. Earlier, we found an unexpected inverse correlation between the total amount of sulfhydryl groups and CDDP sensitivity in a panel of 3 human germ-cell tumour and 3 colon-carcinoma cell lines. Major components of the sulfhydryl groups are glutathione and...
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van der Schans, G.P. (author), Noort, D. (author), Mars-Groenendijk, R.H. (author), Fidder, A. (author), Chau, L.F. (author), de Jong, L.P.A. (author), Benschop, H.P. (author), Prins Maurits Laboratorium TNO (author)
As part of a program to develop methods for diagnosis of exposure to chemical warfare agents, we developed immunochemical methods for detection of adducts of sulfur mustard to keratin in human skin. Three partial sequences of keratins containing glutamine or asparagine adducted with a 2-hydroxyethylthioethyl group at the ω-amide function were...
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Kuper, C.F. (author), Heijne, W.H. (author), Dansen, M. (author), Verhoeckx, K.C. (author), Boorsma, A. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Bruijntjes, J. (author), Stierum, R. (author), Muijser, H. (author), Arts, J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To contribute to the hazard identification of low molecular weight (LMW) respiratory allergens, respiratory allergy induced by trimellitic anhydride (TMA) was characterized by whole genome analysis of lung tissue and blood proteomics in Brown Norway rats. Dermal sensitization (50% and 25% w/v) with TMA and an inhalation challenge of 15 mg/m(3)...
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Gruys, E. (author), Tooten, P.C.J. (author), Kuijpers, M.H.M. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Amyloid deposits represent frequent histological findings in SPF strains of mice mainly used for toxicological studies. Usually, these are deposits of reactive amyloid (AA-amyloid) derived from the acute phase protein serum amyloid A (SAA). The SAA is an apoprotein of high density lipoprotein (apoSAA). Senescence-accelerated amyloid (ASsam)...
article 1996
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Noorman, F. (author), Braat, E.A.M. (author), Barrett-Bergshoeff, M.M. (author), Barbé, E. (author), van Leeuwen, A. (author), Lindeman, J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Recently we developed mouse monocloual antibodies (mAb) against the isolated human 175-kDa mannose receptor. In the present study we tested whether these mAb are suitable for the detection of the mannose receptor on cultured macrophages using flow cytometry and on cells in human tissues using immunohistochemistry. Human monocytes did not react...
article 1997
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Gijbels, M.J.J. (author), van der Cammen, M. (author), van der Laan, L.J.W. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Hofker, M.H. (author), Kraal, G. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Apolipoprotein E3-Leiden (APOE3-Leiden) transgenic mice develop hyperlipidemia and are highly susceptible to diet-induced atherosclerosis. We have studied the progression and regression of atherosclerosis using immunohistochemistry. Female transgenic mice were fed a moderate fat diet to study atherosclerosis over a longer time period. Fatty...
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Wolterbeek, A.P.M. (author), Roggeband, R. (author), Baan, R.A. (author), Feron, V.J. (author), Rutten, A.A.J.J.L. (author), Instituut CIVO-Toxicologie en Voeding TNO (author)
Vitamin A and β-carotene protect against respiratory tract cancer by inhibiting the formation of DNA damage and controlling cellular proliferation and differentiation, Recently, it has been shown that the p53 tumor-suppressor gene plays a crucial role in the etiology of respiratory tract cancer. In the present study, we investigated the...
article 1995
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Beauchamp, N.J. (author), van Achterberg, T.A.E. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), de Vries, C.J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) are key events in atherosclerosis. However, little is known about alterations in gene expression upon transition of the quiescent, contractile SMC to the proliferative SMC. We performed serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) of cultured, human SMCs, either grown under resting...
article 2003
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Hoefakker, S. (author), Balk, H.P. (author), Boersma, W.J.A. (author), van Joost, T. (author), Notten, W.R.F. (author), Claassen, E. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Fluorescent contact chemical allergens provoke sensitization after application on both syngeneic and allogeneic skin grafts in mice. We attempted to determine whether the functional activity in a contact sensitization response of human skin graft was affected at the level of antigen uptake and migration. After xenogeneic skin transplantation, we...
article 1995
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Lupu, C. (author), Goodwin, C.A. (author), Westmuckett, A.D. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Scully, M.F. (author), Kakkar, V.V. (author), Lupu, F. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI), the main downregulator of the procoagulant activity of tissue factor·factor VIIa complex, locates in human endothelial cells (EC) in culture as well-defined clusters uniformly distributed both on the cell surface and intracellularly. We here demonstrate by immunofluorescence that TFPI colocalizes in EC...
article 1997
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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...
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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...
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van den Borne, S.W.M. (author), Cleutjens, J.P.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Creemers, E.E. (author), Smits, J.F.M. (author), Daemen, M.J.A.P. (author), Blankesteijn, W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Infarct rupture is a usually fatal complication of myocardial infarction (MI), for which no molecular mechanism has been described in humans. Experimental evidence in mouse models suggests that the degradation of the extracellular matrix by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) plays an important role in infarct rupture. The present study...
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Krom, Y.D. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Neointima formation is the underlying mechanism of (in-stent) restenosis. 17β-Estradiol (E2) is known to inhibit injury-induced neointima formation and post-angioplasty restenosis. Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) has been demonstrated to mediate E2 anti-restenotic properties. However, the role of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is not...
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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...
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Snopov, S.A. (author), de Gruijl, F.R. (author), Roza, L. (author), van der Leun, J.C. (author), TNO Voeding Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Studies of UV-induced skin cancers show that malignisation of skin cells, as well as alterations in anti-tumor immune control, are triggered by UV-induced lesions in cellular DNA. Such lesions can probably appear in the human mononuclear leukocytes (lymphocytes) during exposure of skin to sunlight. With the aim of studying the processing of UV...
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Sanders, J.S.F. (author), Huitema, M.G. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), van Goor, H. (author), Kallenberg, C.G.M. (author), Stegeman, C.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Renal expression of MMP-2, -9, and tissue inhibitor of MMP-1 (TIMP-1) correlates with histological disease activity in anti-neutrophil cytoplasm autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). We studied whether urinary and plasma levels of MMP-2, -9, and TIMP-1 reflect renal expression of these proteins and renal disease-activity in AAV. Urine...
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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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