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van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Lindén, D. (author), Lindahl, U. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), Voskuilen, M. (author), Nilsson, R. (author), Oscarsson, J. (author), Lindstedt, E.L. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Liver X receptor (LXR) agonists are atheroprotective but often induce hypertriglyceridaemia and liver steatosis. We investigated the effect of a novel high-affinity LXR activator, AZ876, on plasma lipids, inflammation and atherosclerosis, and compared the effects with another LXR agonist, GW3965. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH APOE...
article 2011
Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Filippov, D.V. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), van Boom, J.H. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) of tissues, vascular tissue in particular, contains a high concentration of negatively charged glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are involved in the regulation of cell motility, cell proliferation and the regulation of enzyme activities. Previously, we have shown that the vascular ECM is capable of binding an extremely...
article 2003
Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We present the first steps in the elaboration of an approach of extracellular matrix-targeted local drug delivery (ECM-LDD), designed to provide a high concentration, ubiquitous distribution, and long-term retention of a drug within the vessel wall after local intravascular delivery. The approach is based on the concept of a bifunctional drug...
article 2001