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Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Geelkerken, R.H. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is thought to play a central role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) initiation. Doxycycline, a tetracycline analogue, has direct MMP-9-inhibiting properties in vitro, and it effectively suppresses AAA development in rodents. Observed inhibition of AAA progression, and contradictory findings in...
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Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), van der Linden, J.C. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Damage to articular cartilage is one of the features of osteoarthritis (OA). Cartilage damage is characterised by a net loss of collagen and proteoglycans. The collagen network is considered highly important for cartilage function but little is known about processes that control composition and function of the cartilage collagen...
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Araujo, B.B. (author), Dolhnikoff, M. (author), Silva, L.F.F. (author), Elliot, J. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Ferreira, D.S. (author), Mulder, A. (author), Gomes, H.A.P. (author), Fernezlian, S.M. (author), James, A. (author), Mauad, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
There is an intimate relationship between the extracellular matrix (ECM) and smooth muscle cells within the airways. Few studies have comprehensively assessed the composition of different ECM components and its regulators within the airway smooth muscle (ASM) in asthma. With the aid of image analysis, the fractional areas of total collagen and...
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Meyer, F.J. (author), Burnand, K.G. (author), Abisi, S. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), van Els, B. (author), Smith, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The presence of fibrous tissue in poorly healing venous leg ulcers suggests abnormal collagen metabolism. The aim was to determine whether there were differences in collagen turnover and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity between ulcers that healed, those that did not heal and normal skin. Methods: Biopsies were taken from the...
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Henneman, S. (author), Bildt, M.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Kuijpers-Jagtman, A.M. (author), Von den Hoff, J.W. (author)
The main cells in the periodontal ligament (PDL) are the fibroblasts, which play an important role in periodontal remodelling. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are largely responsible for the degradation of extracellular matrix proteins in the PDL. Previous studies have indicated that MMP production can be stimulated by the hormone relaxin. This...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Jansen, N.W.D. (author), Roosendaal, G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Theobald, M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author)
Background: Joint bleeds have a direct adverse effect on joint cartilage, leading to joint deterioration and, ultimately, to disability. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that because degenerated cartilage has a limited repair capacity, it is more susceptible than healthy cartilage to blood-induced cartilage damage. Methods: Healthy,...
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Tchetverikov, I. (author), Kraan, M.C. (author), van El, B. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author)
Objective: To analyse the effects of leflunomide and methotrexate treatment on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity levels in a2 macroglobulin/MMP (α2M/MMP) complexes in the systemic circulation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Methods: A total of 102 RA patients from a prospective, double-blind, randomised clinical trial comparing...
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Jansen, N.W.D. (author), Roosendaal, G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. Joint bleeding, or hemarthrosis, leads in time to severe joint damage. This study was carried out to test the in vitro thresholds of exposure time and concentration that lead to irreversible joint damage, to add to the discussion on the usefulness of aspiration of the joint after a hemorrhage. Methods. Explants of healthy human...
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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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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...
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Meijer, M.J. (author), Mieremet-Ooms, M.A.C. (author), van Duijn, W. (author), van der Zon, A.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), van Hogezand, R.A. (author), Lamers, C.B.H.W. (author), Verspaget, H.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Previous studies have shown an upregulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in intestinal tissue of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and significant clinical improvement after administration of the anti-TNF-α antibody infliximab. The aims of our study were to determine expression and secretion of MMP-1, -2, -3, -9,...
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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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van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Pericellular proteases play an important role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. They comprise (membrane-type) matrix metalloproteinases [(MT-)MMPs], serine proteases, cysteine cathepsins, and membrane-bound aminopeptidases. Specific inhibitors regulate them. Major roles in initiating angiogenesis have been attributed to MT1-matrix...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Uitterlinden, E.J. (author), Jahr, H. (author), Koevoet, J.L.M. (author), Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Bierma-Zeinstra, S.M.A. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), Weinans, H. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author)
Objective: To investigate the effect of glucosamine (GlcN) in a human osteoarthritic explant model on expression of genes involved in anabolic and catabolic activities of chondrocytes. Methods: Human osteoarthritic explants, obtained during knee arthroplasty surgery, were pre-cultured (3 days) and treated with glucosamine-hydrochloride (GlcN-HCl...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Sluijter, J.P.G. (author), Verloop, R.E. (author), Pulskens, W.P.C. (author), Velema, E. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Quax, P.H. (author), Goumans, M.J. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), Kleijn, D.P.V.de (author)
Background: Furin-like proprotein convertases (PCs) are proteolytic activators of proproteins, like membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta), that are described in the arterial response to injury. However, the involvement of furin-like PCs in the arterial response to injury has not been...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Lohmander, L.S. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author)
Objective: To determine protein and activity levels of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 3 (MMP-1 and MMP-3) in synovial fluid of patients with knee joint injury, primary osteoarthritis, and acute pyrophosphate arthritis (pseudogout). Methods: Measurements were done on knee synovial fluid obtained in a cross sectional study of cases of injury (n...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), van El, B. (author), Kiers, G.H. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author)
Objective: To analyse matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor-1 of MMPs (TIMP-1) levels in the systemic circulation and synovial fluid (SF) of patients with RA and to compare these levels with inflammatory and collagen degradation markers. Methods: ProMMP-1, -2, -3, -8, -9, TIMP-1, levels of MMP/ α2-macroglobulin complexes, and...
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van der Laan, W.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Seemayer, C.A. (author), Huisman, L.G.M. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Breedveld, F.C. (author), Gay, R.E. (author), Gay, S. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Pap, T. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are believed to be pivotal enzymes in the invasion of articular cartilage by synovial tissue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Here, we investigated the effects of gene transfer of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) on the invasiveness of RA synovial fibroblasts (RASF) in vitro and in vivo. Adenoviral...
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PG (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author)
Objective. The aim of the present study was to analyze alpha2Macroglobulin/MMP (alpha2M/MMP) complex formation and to investigate whether MMP activity in alpha2M/MMP complexes in serum can be used as a disease marker in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. High and low molecular weight (H/LMW) substrates and inhibitors and size exclusion were...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Lard, L.R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Breedveld, F.C. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author)
Objective: To analyse the relation between systemic levels of pro-MMP-3, -8, and -9 matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity in α2 macroglobulin (α2M)/MMP complexes and the progression of joint destruction in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods: 109 patients with RA of recent onset were entered into this longitudinal...
article 2003
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