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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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Lu, Z.F. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Huang, C.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
β1 integrins play a controversial role during chondrogenesis. Since the maturation of chondrocytes relies on a signaling switch from cell-cell to cell-matrix interactions, we hypothesized that β1 integrins play a different role at the earlier (mainly cell-cell interaction) from the later stage (mainly cell-matrix interaction) of chondrogenesis....
article 2008
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van Vliet, A.K. (author), van Thiel, G.C.F. (author), Huisman, R.H. (author), Moshage, H. (author), Yap, S.H. (author), Cohen, L.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The three vastatins examined, lovastatin, simvastatin and pravastatin, are equally strong inhibitors of the sterol synthesis in human hepatocytes in culture with IC50-values of 4.1, 8.0 and 2.0 nM, respectively. However, in the human extrahepatic cells: umbilical vascular endothelial cells, retinal pigment epithelial cells, cornea fibroblasts...
article 1995
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van Zanden, J.J. (author), Geraets, L. (author), Wortelboer, H.M. (author), van Bladeren, P.J. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
The objective of this study was to investigate the structural requirements necessary for inhibition of glutathione S-transferase P1-1 (GSTP1-1) and GS-X pump (MRP1 and MRP2) activity by structurally related flavonoids, in GSTP1-1 transfected MCF7 cells (pMTG5). The results reveal that GSTP1-1 activity in MCF7 pMTG5 cells can be inhibited by some...
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Koppelman, S.J. (author), de Jong, G.A.H. (author), de Laaper-Ertmann, M. (author), Peeters, K.A.B.M. (author), Knulst, A.C. (author), Hefle, S.L. (author), Knol, E.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: IgE-binding peanut proteins smaller than 15 kDa were previously identified as potential allergens in the majority of our peanut allergic population. Objective: To characterize the novel allergen in order to determine whether it was similar to one of the thus far identified recombinant peanut allergens (Ara h 1-7). Methods: An IgE...
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Rompelberg, C.J.M. (author), Evertz, S.J.C.J. (author), Bruijntjes-Rozier, G.C.D.M. (author), van den Heuvel, P.D. (author), Verhagen, H. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
The influence of in vivo treatment with eugenol on established mutagens was studied to determine whether eugenol has antigenotoxic potential. The effects of eugenol in rats was investigated in the unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) assay with established mutagens and the Salmonella typhimurium mutagenicity assay. In addition, the effect of in vitro...
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Dommels, Y.E.M. (author), Haring, M.M.G. (author), Keestra, N.G.M. (author), Alink, G.M. (author), van Bladeren, P.J. (author), van Ommen, B. (author)
This study was conducted to investigate the role of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) and its prostaglandin product PGE2 in n-6 and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA)-mediated effects on cellular proliferation of two human colorectal carcinoma cell lines. The long chain PUFAs eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3) and arachidonic acid (AA; 20:4n...
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Hermens, A.F. (author), Bentvelzen, P.A.J. (author), Instituut voor Toegepaste Radiobiologie en Immunologie TNO (author)
Rat R2k rhabdomyosarcoma cells were transfected with the human H-ras oncogene, which resulted in increased resistance to cell kill in vitro by a single dose of 137Cs γ-rays. A subline carrying one oncogene showed an increase in the quasi-threshold dose (D(q)) from 0.88 to 1.48 Gy. Another subline containing six oncogenes not only had an...
article 1992
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Hissink, A.M. (author), Oudshoorn, M.J. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Haenen, G.R.M.M. (author), van Bladeren, P.J. (author)
The oxidative biotransformation of 1, 2-dichlorobenzene (1, 2-DCB) was investigated using hepatic microsomes from male Wistar, Fischer-344 and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, phenobarbital (PB)- and isoniazid (ISO) pretreated male Wistar rats and from man. In addition, microsomes from cell lines selectively expressing one cytochrome P450 (P4502E1, 1A1...
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Lopatinskaya, L. (author), Zwemmer, J. (author), Uitdehaag, B. (author), Lucas, K. (author), Polman, C. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
TNF-α, IL-12p35, IL-12p40, IL-4, IL-10, TGF-β1, CCR3, CXCR3, CCR5, Fas and FasL mRNA levels in PBMC of 25 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients were quantified at baseline by real-time PCR according to a post-hoc study design. The baseline values of the different markers were analysed with respect to their correlation with the increase in disability...
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Gao, K. (author), Xu, A. (author), Krul, C.A.M. (author), Venema, K. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Niu, Y. (author), Lu, J. (author), Bensoussan, L. (author), Seeram, N.P. (author), Heber, D. (author), Henning, S.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Dietary flavonoids are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Colonic bacteria convert flavonoids into smaller phenolic acids (PA), which can be absorbed into the circulation and may contribute to the chemopreventive activity of the parent compounds. The purpose of our study was to determine whether flavonoids from green and black tea ...
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Balguid, A. (author), Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bogers, A.J.J.C. (author), van Kats, J.P. (author), de Mol, B.A.J.M. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A major challenge in tissue engineering of functional heart valves is to determine and mimic the dominant tissue structures that regulate heart valve function and in vivo survival. In native heart valves, the anisotropic matrix architecture assures sustained and adequate functioning under high-pressure conditions. Collagen, being the main load...
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Blankvoort, B.M.G. (author), Rodenburg, R.J.T. (author), Murk, A.J. (author), Koeman, J.H. (author), Schilt, R. (author), Aarts, J.M.M.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This paper describes the screening of 22 extracts from 18 different aquatic environmental samples for androgenic activity, including indirect and interactive effects on androgen receptor (AR)-mediated signal transduction, using the AR-LUX bioassay. Four samples, originating from an industrial wastewater treatment plant (WTP) or the river Meuse,...
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van Riet, E. (author), Everts, B. (author), Retra, K. (author), Phylipsen, M. (author), van Hellemond, J.J. (author), Tielens, A.G.M. (author), van der Kleij, D. (author), Hartgers, F.C. (author), Yazdanbakhsh, M. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Background: Recognition of pathogens by dendritic cells (DCs) through interaction with pattern recognition receptors, including Toll like receptors (TLR), is crucial for the initiation of appropriate polarized T helper (Th) cell responses. Yet, the characteristics and differences in molecular profiles of DCs with different T cell polarizing...
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Quax, P.H.A. (author), Lamfers, M.L.M. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Teeling, J. (author), Hoeben, R.C. (author), van Nieuw Amerongen, G.P. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The plasminogen activation (PA) system is involved in vascular remodelling. Modulating its activity in vascular cells might be a way to interfere in processes such as angiogenesis and restenosis. Adenoviral vectors have become a favourable tool for direct gene transfer into vascular cells. In the interest of using adenoviral vectors to modulate...
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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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Henneman, P. (author), van der Sman-de Beer, F. (author), Moghaddam, P.H. (author), Huijts, P. (author), Stalenhoef, A.F.H. (author), Kastelein, J.J.P. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Smelt, A.H.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Type III hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP) is mainly found in homozygous apolipoprotein (APO) E2 (R158C) carriers. Genetic factors contributing to the expression of type III HLP were investigated in 113 hyper- and 52 normolipidemic E2/2 subjects, by testing for polymorphisms in APOC3, APOA5, HL (hepatic lipase) and LPL (lipoprotein lipase) genes. In...
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Arts, J. (author), Grimbergen, J. (author), Bosma, P.J. (author), Rahmsdorf, H.J. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Gaubius Laboratory, TNO-PG, Leiden, Netherlands Institut für Genetik, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Experiments were designed to clarify the role of c-Jun/c-Fos and of putative phorbol 12-myristate-13-acetate-(PMA)-responsive elements (TREs) in the induction of plasminogen-activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) gene transcription in the human hepatoma cell line HepG2 by activators of protein kinase C (PKC). Treatment of HepG2 cells with the phorbol...
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Halter, D. (author), Neumann, S. (author), van Dijk, S.M. (author), Wolthoorn, J. (author), de Mazière, A.M. (author), Vieira, O.V. (author), Mattjus, P. (author), Klumperman, J. (author), van Meer, G. (author), Sprong, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Glycosphingolipids are controlled by the spatial organization of their metabolism and by transport specificity. Using immunoelectron microscopy, we localize to the Golgi stack the glycosyltransferases that produce glucosylceramide (GlcCer), lactosylceramide (LacCer), and GM3. GlcCer is synthesized on the cytosolic side and must translocate...
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Balguid, A. (author), Mol, A. (author), van Marion, M.H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Despite the attractive features of nanofibrous scaffolds for cell attachment in tissue-engineering (TE) applications, impeded cell ingrowth has been reported in electrospun scaffolds. Previous findings have shown that the scaffold can function as a sieve, keeping cells on the scaffold surface, and that cell migration into the scaffold does not...
article 2009
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