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van Noort, J.M. (author), Bsibsi, M. (author), Gerritsen, W.H. (author), van der Valk, P. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), Steinman, L. (author), Amor, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We present the first comparative analysis of serum immunoglobulinG reactivity profiles against the full spectrum of human myelin-associated proteins in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy control subjects. In both groups, serum antibodies display a consistent and prominent reaction to αB-crystallin (CRYAB) versus other myelin proteins. As an...
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van Ommen, B. (author), Bouwman, J. (author), Dragsted, L.O. (author), Drevon, C.A. (author), Elliott, R. (author), de Groot, P. (author), Kaput, J. (author), Mathers, J.C. (author), Müller, M. (author), Pepping, F. (author), Saito, J. (author), Scalbert, A. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Rocca-Serra, P. (author), Travis, A. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Evelo, C.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The challenge of modern nutrition and health research is to identify food-based strategies promoting life-long optimal health and well-being. This research is complex because it exploits a multitude of bioactive compounds acting on an extensive network of interacting processes. Whereas nutrition research can profit enormously from the revolution...
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Kälin, S. (author), Amstutz, B. (author), Gastaldelli, M. (author), Wolfrum, N. (author), Boucke, K. (author), Havenga, M. (author), DiGennaro, F. (author), Liska, N. (author), Hemmi, S. (author), Greber, U.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Human adenovirus serotype 35 (HAdV-35; here referred to as Ad35) causes kidney and urinary tract infections and infects respiratory organs of immunocompromised individuals. Unlike other adenoviruses, Ad35 has a low seroprevalence, which makes Ad35-based vectors promising candidates for gene therapy. Ad35 utilizes CD46 and integrins as receptors...
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Bsibsi, M. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), Vogt, M.H. (author), van Duijvenvoorden, E. (author), Baghat, A. (author), Persoon-Deen, C. (author), Tielen, F. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), Huitinga, I. (author), Ryffel, B. (author), Kros, A. (author), Gerritsen, W.H. (author), Amor, S. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
TLR3 recognizes dsRNAs and is considered of key importance to antiviral host-defense responses. TLR3 also triggers neuroprotective responses in astrocytes and controls the growth of axons and neuronal progenitor cells, suggesting additional roles for TLR3-mediated signaling in the CNS. This prompted us to search for alternative, CNS-borne...
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van Delft, J.H.M. (author), Mathijs, K. (author), Staal, Y.C.M. (author), van Herwijnen, M.H.M. (author), Brauers, K.J.J. (author), Boorsma, A. (author), Kleinjans, J.C.S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Chemical carcinogens may cause a multitude of effects inside cells, thereby affecting transcript levels of genes by direct activation of transcription factors (TF) or indirectly through the formation of DNA damage. As the temporal profiles of these responses may be profoundly different, examining time-dependent changes may provide new insights...
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Eefting, D. (author), Seghers, L. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), de Boer, H.C. (author), Lardenoye, J.W.H.P. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and plasminogen activator (PA)/plasmin-mediated proteolysis, especially at the cell surface, play important roles in matrix degeneration and smooth muscle cell migration, which largely contributes to vein graft failure. In this study, a novel hybrid protein was designed to inhibit both protease systems...
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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Ashcroft, B.A. (author), Beenakker, J.-W.M. (author), van Es, M. (author), Koekkoek, N.B.R. (author), Prins, F.A. (author), Tielemans, J.F. (author), Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Oosterkamp, T.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
An aneurysm of the aorta is a common pathology characterized by segmentalweakeningof the artery.Althoughit isgenerally accepted that the vessel-wall weakening is caused by an impaired collagen metabolism, a clear association has been demonstrated only for rare syndromes such as the vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Here we show that vessel...
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Mulder, S.D. (author), van der Flier, W.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Mulder, C. (author), Scheltens, P. (author), Blankenstein, M.A. (author), Hack, C.E. (author), Veerhuis, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Several studies have shown that reduced amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ {42}) and increased tau levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reflect increased Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in the brain. β-site APP cleaving enzyme (BACE1) is thought to be the major β-secretase involved in Aβ production in the brain, and therefore we investigated the relation...
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Heinen, M.M. (author), Verhage, B.A.J. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: To date, cigarette smoking is the most consistent risk factor for pancreatic cancer. We prospectively examined the role of active cigarette smoking, smoking cessation, and passive smoking as determinants for pancreatic cancer. Methods: The Netherlands Cohort Study consisted of 120,852 men and women who completed a baseline...
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Offersen, B.V. (author), Knap, M.M. (author), Horsman, M.R. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Overgaard, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Introduction. Matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) is an endopeptidase involved in various cellular processes, such as tumour development and metastatic spread. In biological samples, MMP-9 can occur as pro-MMP-9 and active MMP-9, or these factors complexed with the inhibitor TIMP-1. An assay, which can measure active and total MMP-9 in biological...
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Pedersen, G.S. (author), Hogervorst, J.G.F. (author), Schouten, L.J. (author), Konings, E.J.M. (author), Goldbohm, R.A. (author), van den Brandt, P.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Acrylamide, a potential human carcinogen, has been discovered in a variety of heat-treated carbohydrate-rich food products. Previously, dietary acrylamide intake was shown to be associated with endocrine-related cancers in humans. We assessed the association between dietary acrylamide intake and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer stratified by...
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Vos, P.A.J.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Huisman, A.M. (author), Oostveen, J.C.M. (author), Marijnissen, A.C.A. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), van El, B. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objectives: Age-related changes in articular cartilage are likely to play a role in the aetiology of osteoarthritis (OA). One of the major age-related changes in cartilage is the accumulation of advanced-glycation-endproducts (AGEs). Since, cartilage tissue is not readily available from patients for studying AGE levels, alternative approaches...
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van de Briel, R.J. (author), Pennings, J.L.A. (author), Baken, K.A. (author), Pronk, T.E. (author), Boorsma, A. (author), Gottschalk, R. (author), van Loveren, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Many chemicals can induce allergic contact dermatitis. Because evaluation of skin sensitizing potential by animal testing is prohibited for cosmetics, and screening of many chemicals is required within Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, urgent need exists for predictive in vitro assays to identify contact...
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Willemsen, G. (author), de Geus, E.J.C. (author), Bartels, M. (author), van Beijsterveldt, C.E.M.T. (author), Brooks, A.I. (author), Estourgie-van Burk, G.F. (author), Fugman, D.A. (author), Hoekstra, C. (author), Hottenga, J.-J. (author), Kluft, K. (author), Meijer, P. (author), Montgomery, G.W. (author), Rizzu, P. (author), Sondervan, D. (author), Smit, A.B. (author), Spijker, S. (author), Suchiman, H.E.D. (author), Tischfield, J.A. (author), Lehner, T. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), Boomsma, D.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In 2004 the Netherlands Twin Register (NTR) started a large scale biological sample collection in twin families to create a resource for genetic studies on health, lifestyle and personality. Between January 2004 and July 2008, adult participants from NTR research projects were invited into the study. During a home visit between 7:00 and 10:00 am...
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Hamer, H.M. (author), Jonkers, D.M.A.E. (author), Renes, I.B. (author), Vanhoutvin, S.A.L.W. (author), Kodde, A. (author), Troost, F.J. (author), Venema, K. (author), Brummer, R.-J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
INTRODUCTION: The colonic mucus layer plays an important role in the protection of the intestinal epithelium and mainly consists of mucin glycoproteins (primarily MUC2 in the colon) trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) and secretory IgA. Butyrate is a major end product of fermentation of dietary fibres and is associated with beneficial effects on colonic...
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Tak, P.P. (author), van Kuijk, A.W.R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Koeman, R.C. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), Baeten, D.L. (author), Gerlag, D.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: There is growing interest in soluble biomarkers that could be used on the group level for screening purposes in small proof of principle studies during early drug development. We investigated early changes in serum levels of several candidate biomarkers involved in cartilage and bone metabolism following the initiation of adalimumab...
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Ceconi, C. (author), Fox, K.M. (author), Remme, W.J. (author), Simoons, M.L. (author), Deckers, J.W. (author), Bertrand, M. (author), Parrinello, G. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Blann, A. (author), Cokkinos, D. (author), Ferrari, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The PERTINENT study measured biomarkers of atherosclerosis and thrombosis in a stable coronary artery disease population from EUROPA receiving ACE inhibition with perindopril 8 mg/day or placebo. Biomarkers of inflammation, C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and a biomarker of thrombosis, d-dimer, were...
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Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Boerboom, R.A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Industrie en Techniek TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Tissue-engineered heart valves lack sufficient amounts of functionally organized structures and consequently do not meet in vivo mechanical demands. To optimize tissue architecture and hence improve mechanical properties, various in vitro mechanical conditioning protocols have been proposed, of which intermittent straining is most promising in...
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van Deemter, M. (author), Ponsioen, T.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Snabel, J.M.M. (author), van der Worp, R.J. (author), Hooymans, J.M.M. (author), Los, L.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The human vitreous body undergoes structural changes with aging. This can be followed by a posterior vitreous detachment, which can result in ocular pathology. As in many collagenous tissues, age-related changes in the vitreous could be caused by the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The goal of this study was to find out...
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Maathuis, A. (author), Hoffman, A. (author), Evans, A. (author), Sanders, L. (author), Venema, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of 5 newly developed maize-based fibers on the activity and composition of the microbiota in the colon. The fibers tested were glucose-based and had variable structures, including 2 resistant starch preparations, soluble corn fiber, pullulan, and soluble fiber dextrin. METHODS: The fibers were predigested,...
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