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von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Ketten, D.R. (author), Lam, F.P.A. (author), de Jong, C.A.F. (author), Muller, R.A.J. (author), Kastelein, R.A. (author)
Application of a kurtosis correction to frequency-weighted sound exposure level (SEL) improved predictions of risk of hearing damage in humans and terrestrial mammals for sound exposures with different degrees of impulsiveness. To assess whether kurtosis corrections may lead to improved predictions for marine mammals, corrections were applied to...
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Selberherr, E. (author), Grau, J.H. (author), Meixner, M. (author), Liere, K. (author), Ercolini, D. (author), de Filippo, C. (author), Caderni, G. (author), Brigidi, P. (author), Turroni, S. (author)
The core microbiome, which refers to a set of consistent microbial features across populations, is of major interest in microbiome research and has been addressed by numerous studies. Understanding the core microbiome can help identify elements that lead to dysbiosis, and lead to treatments for microbiome-related health states. However, defining...
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van Bilsen, J.H.M. (author), van den Brink, W. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Dulos, R. (author), Caspers, M.P.M. (author), Kleeman, R. (author), Wopereis, S. (author), Verschuren, L. (author)
Metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes have a large impact on global health, especially in industrialized countries. Tissue-specific chronic low-grade inflammation is a key contributor to complications in metabolic disorders. To support therapeutic approaches to these complications, it is crucial to gain a deeper understanding...
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Kok, A.C.M. (author), van Kolfshoten, L. (author), Campbell, J.A. (author), von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Miller, P.J.O. (author), Slabbekoorn, H. (author), Visser, F. (author)
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Offringa, A. (author), Montijn, R. (author), Singh, S. (author), Paul, M. (author), Pinto, Y.M. (author), Pinto-Sietsma, S.J. (author)
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is a healthcare crisis caused by insufficient knowledge applicable to effectively combat the virus. Therefore, different scientific discovery strategies need to be connected, to generate a rational treatment which can be made available as rapidly as possible. This relies on a solid theoretical understanding of the...
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Sewell, F. (author), Strupp, C. (author), van der Laan, J.W. (author), Wolf, D.C. (author), Wolterink, G. (author), Woutersen, R. (author), Zvonar, Z. (author), Heusinkveld, H. (author), Braakhuis, H. (author)
Currently the only methods for non-genotoxic carcinogenic hazard assessment accepted by most regulatory authorities are lifetime carcinogenicity studies. However, these involve the use of large numbers of animals and the relevance of their predictive power and results has been scientifically challenged. With increased availability of innovative...
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Abe, N. (author), Kato, S. (author), Tsuchida, T. (author), Sugimoto, K. (author), Saito, R. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Oka, K. (author)
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a fast-growing liver disease in the Western world. Currently, only a few animal models show both the metabolic and histological features of human NASH. We aimed to explore murine NASH models in a time dependent manner that exhibit metabolic, histological and transcriptomic hallmarks of human NASH. For this...
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Marx, F.G. (author), Post, K. (author), Bosselaers, M. (author), Munsterman, D.K. (author)
Cetotheriidae are a group of small baleen whales (Mysticeti) that evolved alongside modern rorquals. They once enjoyed a nearly global distribution, but then largely went extinct during the Plio-Pleistocene. After languishing as a wastebasket taxon for more than a century, the concept of Cetotheriidae is now well established. Nevertheless, the...
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Remels, A.H.V. (author), Derks, W.J.A. (author), Cillero-Pastor, B. (author), Verhees, K.J.P. (author), Kelders, M.C. (author), Heggermont, W. (author), Carai, P. (author), Summer, G. (author), Ellis, S.R. (author), de Theije, C.C. (author), Heeren, R.M.A. (author), Heymans, S. (author), Papageorgiou, A.P. (author), van Bilsen, M. (author)
Acute viral myocarditis (VM), characterised by leukocyte infiltration and dysfunction of the heart, is an important cause of sudden cardiac death in young adults. Unfortunately, to date, the pathological mechanisms underlying cardiac failure in VM remain incompletely understood. In the current study, we investigated if acute VM leads to cardiac...
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Luijten, M. (author), Olthof, E.D. (author), Hakkert, B.C. (author), Rorije, E. (author), van der Laan, J.-W. (author), Woutersen, R.A. (author), van Benthem, J. (author)
Assessment of genotoxic and carcinogenic potential is considered one of the basic requirements when evaluating possible human health risks associated with exposure to chemicals. Test strategies currently in place focus primarily on identifying genotoxic potential due to the strong association between the accumulation of genetic damage and cancer...
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van der Heijden, R.A. (author), Morrison, M.C. (author), Sheedfar, F. (author), Mulder, P. (author), Schreurs, M. (author), Hommelberg, P.P.H. (author), Hofker, M.H. (author), Schalkwijk, C. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Tietge, U.J.F. (author), Koonen, D.P.Y. (author), Heeringa, P. (author)
Background. Naturally occurring substances from the flavanol and anthocyanin family of polyphenols have been proposed to exert beneficial effects in the course of obesity. We hypothesized that their effects on attenuating obesity-induced dyslipidemia as well as the associated inflammatory sequelae especially have health-promoting potential....
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Lam, F.P. (author), Kleivane, L. (author), Sivle, L.D. (author), van Ijsselmuide, S.P. (author), Visser, F. (author), von Benda-Beckmann, A.M. (author), Wensveen, P.J. (author), Dekeling, R.P.A. (author)
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Wagner, A. (author), Cohen, N. (author), Kelder, T. (author), Amit, U. (author), Liebman, E. (author), Steinberg, D.M. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Ruppin, E. (author)
High-throughput omics have proven invaluable in studying human disease, and yet day-to-day clinical practice still relies on physiological, non-omic markers. The metabolic syndrome, for example, is diagnosed and monitored by blood and urine indices such as blood cholesterol levels. Nevertheless, the association between the molecular and the...
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Zimmer, B. (author), Pallocca, G. (author), Dreser, N. (author), Foerster, S. (author), Waldmann, T. (author), Westerhout, J. (author), Julien, S. (author), Krause, K.H. (author), van Thriel, C. (author), Hengstler, J.G. (author), Sachinidis, A. (author), Bosgra, S. (author), Leist, M. (author)
Developmental toxicity in vitro assays have hitherto been established as stand-alone systems, based on a limited number of toxicants. Within the embryonic stem cell-based novel alternative tests project, we developed a test battery framework that allows inclusion of any developmental toxicity assay and that explores the responses of such test...
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Mutlu, E. (author), Warren, S.H. (author), Matthews, P.P. (author), King, C. (author), Linak, W.P. (author), Kooter, I.M. (author), Schmid, J.E. (author), Ross, J.A. (author), Ian Gilmour, M. (author), DeMarini, D.M. (author)
Several types of diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) have been used for toxicology studies, including a highorganic automobile DEP (A-DEP) from Japan, and a low-organic forklift DEP developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (N-DEP). However, these DEPs were not characterized extensively for chemical composition or sub...
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Biesbroek, G. (author), Sanders, E.A.M. (author), Roeselers, G. (author), Wang, X. (author), Caspers, M.P.M. (author), Trzciński, K. (author), Bogaert, D. (author), Keijser, B.J.F. (author)
Introduction: Accurate analyses of microbiota composition of low-density communities (103-104 bacteria/sample) can be challenging. Background DNA from chemicals and consumables, extraction biases as well as differences in PCR efficiency can significantly interfere with microbiota assessment. This study was aiming to establish protocols for...
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Wopereis, S. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), van Erk, M. (author), Smilde, A. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Cnubben, N. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus Type 2 could be significantly reduced by early identification of subjects at risk, allowing for better prevention and earlier treatment. Glucose intolerance (GI) is a hallmark of the prediabetic stage. This study aims at identifying 1) prognostic biomarkers predicting the risk of developing GI later in life...
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Mariman, R. (author), Kremer, S.H.A. (author), van Erk, M. (author), Lagerweij, T. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author)
Background: Host-microbiota interactions in the intestinal mucosa play a major role in intestinal immune homeostasis and control the threshold of local inflammation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in the recurrent trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis model and gain more insight into protective...
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Reus, A.A. (author), Usta, M. (author), Kenny, J.D. (author), Clements, P.J. (author), Pruimboom-Brees, I. (author), Aylott, M. (author), Lynch, A.M. (author), Krul, C.A.M. (author)
An in vivo photomicronucleus test (MNT) using rat skin, the target organ for photoirritancy and carcinogenicity, was recently described. The assay was evaluated using fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotics with varying degrees of phototoxic potency (i.e. sparflocacin [SPFX], lomefloxacin [LOFX], ciprofloxacin [CIFX], levofloxacin [LEFX], gemifloxacin ...
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Vos, P.A.J.M. (author), Degroot, J. (author), Barten-Van Rijbroek, A.D. (author), Zuurmond, A.-M. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Mastbergen, S.C. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author)
Osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent disease, age being the main risk factor. The age-related accumulation of advanced-glycation-endproducts (AGEs) adversely affects the mechanical and biochemical properties of cartilage. The hypothesis that accumulation of cartilage AGEs in combination with surgically induced damage predisposes to the...
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