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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), van der Slot, A.J. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Bardoel, A.F.J. (author), Wijmenga, C. (author), Pruijs, H.E.H. (author), Sillence, D.O. (author), Brinckmann, J. (author), Abraham, D.J. (author), Black, C.M. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), te Koppele, J.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author)
The hallmark of fibrotic processes is an excessive accumulation of collagen. The deposited collagen shows an increase in pyridinoline cross-links, which are derived from hydroxylated lysine residues within the telopeptides. This change in cross-linking is related to irreversible accumulation of collagen in fibrotic tissues. The increase in...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Nguyen, M.T. (author), Beck, J. (author), Lue, H. (author), Fünfzig, H. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Kapurniotu, A. (author), Bernhagen, J. (author)
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a cytokine that participates in the host inflammatory response. A Cys-Xaa-Xaa-Cys (CXXC)-based thiol-protein oxidoreductase activity of MIF is associated with certain biological functions. Peptides spanning the CXXC region of thiol-protein oxidoreductases retain some biochemical properties of the...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Mandard, S. (author), Zandbergen, F. (author), Nguan, S.T. (author), Escher, P. (author), Patsouris, D. (author), Koenig, W. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Bakker, A. (author), Veenman, F. (author), Wahli, W. (author), Müller, M. (author), Kersten, S. (author)
The fasting-induced adipose factor (FIAF, ANGPTL4, PGAR, HFARP) was previously identified as a novel adipocytokine that was up-regulated by fasting, by peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists, and by hypoxia. To further characterize FIAF, we studied regulation of FIAF mRNA and protein in liver and adipose cell lines as well as in...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Verschuur, M. (author), Jong, M.de (author), Felida, L. (author), Maat, M.P.M.de (author), Vos, H.L. (author)
An elevated plasma fibrinogen level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Therefore, an understanding of the regulation of fibrinogen expression is important. Inflammation and genetic variation of the fibrinogen beta gene regulate plasma fibrinogen levels, and there are indications that inflammation and genetic variation...
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Schepers, A. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Eefting, D. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Bokel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess whether the anti-inflammatory agent dexamethasone can inhibit vein graft thickening without the occurrence of serious side effects. Methods: Venous interposition grafting was performed in the common carotid artery of hypercholesterolemic ApoE3Leiden transgenic mice. Mice were treated with...
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Wang, Y. (author), Xu, H. (author), Wei, X. (author), Chai, C. (author), Xiao, Y. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Chen, B. (author), Xiao, G. (author), Ouwerkerk, P.B.F. (author), Wang, M. (author), Zhu, Z. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Monosaccharide transporters mediate the membrane transport of a variable range of monosaccharides, which plays a crucial role in sugar distribution throughout the plant. To investigate the significance of monosaccharide transporters for rice (Oryza sativa L.) seed development, cDNA of a new putative monosaccharide transporter gene OsMST4 was...
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Kamphorst, J.J. (author), van der Heijden, R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Reijmers, T.H. (author), van El, B. (author), Tjaden, U.R. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Hankemeier, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Synovial fluid potentially contains markers for early diagnosis and disease progression in degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. Here, a method is described for profiling endogenous peptides in human synovial fluid, using ultrafiltration, solid-phase extraction, nanoscale liquid chromatography, and high-resolution mass spectrometry...
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Bsibsi, M. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), van Duijvenvoorden, E. (author), Persoon, C. (author), Ravid, R. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Vogt, M.H.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Human astrocytes express a limited repertoire of Toll-like receptor (TLR) family members including TLR1-4, which are expressed on the cell surface. Also, TLR3 but not TLR4 activation on astrocytes induces expression of several factors involved in neuroprotection and down-regulation of inflammation rather than in the onset of traditional pro...
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Egert, M. (author), de Graaf, A.A. (author), Maathuis, A. (author), de Waard, P. (author), Plugge, C.M. (author), Smidt, H. (author), Deutz, N.E.P. (author), Dijkema, C. (author), de Vos, W.M. (author), Venema, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
16S rRNA-based stable isotope probing (SIP) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy-based metabolic profiling were used to identify bacteria fermenting glucose under conditions simulating the human intestine. The TIM-2 in vitro model of the human intestine was inoculated with a GI tract microbiota resembling that of the small intestine...
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Wang, Y. (author), Xiao, Y. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Chai, C. (author), Wei, G. (author), Wei, X. (author), Xu, H. (author), Wang, M. (author), Ouwerkerk, P.B.F. (author), Zhu, Z. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Monosaccharides transporters play important roles in assimilate supply for sink tissue development. In this study, a new monosaccharide transporter gene OsMST6 was identified from rice (Oryza sativa L.). The predicted OsMST6 protein shows typical features of sugar transporters and shares 79.6% identity with the rice monosaccharide transporter...
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