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Jacobs, J.J.L. (author), Lehé, C.L. (author), Hasegawa, H. (author), Elliott, G.R. (author), Das, P.K. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
Skin irritants and contact allergens reduce the number of Langerhans cells (LCs). It has been assumed that this reduction is due their migration to the draining lymph node (LN) for initiating immune sensitization in a host. Skin irritation, however, as opposed to contact allergy is not considered to be an immunological disease. Nevertheless,...
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Beklen, A. (author), Tüter, G. (author), Sorsa, T. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Virtanen, I. (author), Tervahartiala, T. (author), Konttinen, Y.T. (author)
Activated matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) can contribute to periodontal ligament destruction in adult periodontitis. Since MMP-3 has been reported to activate proMMP-8 and -9, it was speculated that gingival tissue fibroblast-derived MMP-3 might, in periodontitis, be responsible for activation of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) neutrophil...
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Boesten, L.S.M. (author), Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), van Nieuwkoop, A. (author), Hu, L. (author), Jonkers, J. (author), van de Water, B. (author), Gijbels, M.J.J. (author), van der Made, I. (author), de Winther, M.P.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The cellular composition of an atherosclerotic lesion is determined by cell infiltration, proliferation, and apoptosis. The tumor suppressor gene retinoblastoma (Rb) has been shown to regulate both cell proliferation and cell death in many cell types. To study the role of macrophage Rb in the development of atherosclerosis, we used apoE...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Sluijter, J.P.G. (author), Pulskens, W.P.C. (author), Schoneveld, A.H. (author), Velema, E. (author), Strijder, C.F. (author), Moll, F. (author), de Vries, J.P. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author)
Background and Purpose - We studied matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) 2, 8, and 9 and extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) levels in relation to carotid atherosclerotic plaque characteristics. Methods - Carotid atherosclerotic plaques (n=150) were stained and analyzed for the presence of collagen, smooth muscle cell (SMC), and...
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Rookmaaker, M.B. (author), Verhaar, M.C. (author), Loomans, C.J.M. (author), Verloop, R. (author), Peters, E. (author), Westerweel, P.E. (author), Murohara, T. (author), Staal, F.J.T. (author), van Zonneveld, A.J. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Rabelink, T.J. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - Emerging evidence suggests that human blood contains bone marrow (BM)-derived endothelial progenitor cells that contribute to postnatal neovascularization. Clinical trials demonstrated that administration of BM-cells can enhance neovascularization. Most studies, however, used crude cell populations. Identifying the role of different...
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Trion, A. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van der Laarse, A. (author), Maas, M.C. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Szalai, A.J. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - C-reactive protein (CRP) has been associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. It is not clear whether CRP is causally involved in the development of atherosclerosis. Mouse CRP is not expressed at high levels under normal conditions and increases in concentration only several-fold during an acute phase response. Because the...
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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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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...
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Plaisier, M. (author), Kapiteijn, K. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Fijten, C. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Mulder-Stapel, A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Helmerhorst, F.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
In the endometrium, angiogenesis is a physiological process, whereas in most adult tissues neovascularization is initiated only during tissue repair or pathological conditions. Pericellular proteolysis plays an important role in angiogenesis being required for endothelial cell migration, invasion, and tube formation. We studied the expression of...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Vernooy, J.H.J. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Jacobs, J.A. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Wouters, E.F.M. (author)
Background: The increased expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is considered to be a key factor in the development of COPD. Net MMP activity represents a tightly regulated process, which is not addressed by conventional investigation methods such as messenger RNA or protein expression. Yet, quantitative data on MMP activity in the...
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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...
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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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von der Thüsen, J.H. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Hoeben, R.C. (author), Kockx, M.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author)
Background - The presence of the tumor-suppressor gene p53 in advanced atherosclerotic plaques and the sensitivity to p53-induced cell death of smooth muscle cells isolated from these plaques have fueled speculation about the role of p53 in lesion destabilization and plaque rupture. In this study, we describe a strategy to promote (thrombotic)...
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Bsibsi, M. (author), Ravid, R. (author), Gveric, D. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author)
The family of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) plays a key role in controlling innate immune responses to a wide variety of pathogen-associated molecules. In this study we investigated expression of TLRs in vitro by purified human microglia, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes, and in vivo by immunohistochemical examination of brain and spinal cord...
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Burger-Kentischer, A. (author), Goebel, H. (author), Seiler, R. (author), Fraedrich, G. (author), Schaefer, H.E. (author), Dimmeler, S. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Bernhagen, J. (author), Ihling, C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background - Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory response of the arterial wall to injury. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a cytokine with potent inflammatory functions, was thus considered to be important in atherosclerotic lesion evolution. Methods and Results - We studied the presence and distribution of MIF...
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Hoebe, K.H.N. (author), Witkamp, R.F. (author), Fink-Gremmels, J. (author), van Miert, A.S.J.P.A.M. (author), Monshouwer, M. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
This study focuses on the importance of direct contact between Kupffer cells (KCs) and hepatocytes (HCs) during the hepatic inflammatory response using an in vitro approach. The lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammatory response in monocultures of porcine HCs and KCs were compared with cocultures prepared either with direct contact between...
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Vermeulen, E.G.J. (author), Niessen, H.W.M. (author), Bogels, M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Rauwerda, J.A. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the morphology of the muscular femoral artery in patients with atherosclerosis and hyperhomocysteinemia differs from that of atherosclerotic vessels from patients with normal homocysteine levels. Whole-vessel biopsies of the superficial femoral artery were taken from patients with symptomatic...
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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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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 der Schans, G.P. (author), Haring, R. (author), van Dijk- Knijnenburg, H.C.M. (author), Bruijnzeel, P.L.B. (author), den Daas, N.H.G. (author)
An immunochemical assay has been developed to detect oxidative damage in bovine sperm DNA. Sperm DNA contains a large amount of oxidative damage as a result of exposure to exogenous agents, but damage also can caused by normal metabolic processes and the absence of DNA repair in the later stages of spermatogenesis. A freeze-thaw procedure...
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