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Eefting, D. (author), Seghers, L. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), de Boer, H.C. (author), Lardenoye, J.W.H.P. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and plasminogen activator (PA)/plasmin-mediated proteolysis, especially at the cell surface, play important roles in matrix degeneration and smooth muscle cell migration, which largely contributes to vein graft failure. In this study, a novel hybrid protein was designed to inhibit both protease systems...
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Eefting, D. (author), Bot, I. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Schepers, A. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Inflammatory responses to vascular injury are key events in vein graft disease and accelerated atherosclerosis, which may result in bypass failure. The monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)/CC-chemokine receptor (CCR)-2 pathway is hypothesized to play a central role. A murine model for vein graft disease was used to study the...
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Stone, O.A. (author), Richer, C. (author), Emanueli, C. (author), van Weel, V. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Katare, R. (author), Kraenkel, N. (author), Campagnolo, P. (author), Barcelos, L.S. (author), Siragusa, M. (author), Sala-Newby, G.B. (author), Baldessari, D. (author), Mione, M. (author), Vincent, M.P. (author), Benest, A.V. (author), Al Haj Zen, A. (author), Gonzalez, J. (author), Bates, D.O. (author), Alhenc-Gelas, F. (author), Madeddu, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE : Human Tissue Kallikrein (hKLK1) overexpression promotes an enduring neovascularization of ischemic tissue, yet the cellular mechanisms of hKLK1-induced arteriogenesis remain unknown. Furthermore, no previous study has compared the angiogenic potency of hKLK1, with its loss of function polymorphic variant, rs5515 (R53H), which...
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Timmers, L. (author), Sluijter, J.P.G. (author), van Keulen, J.K. (author), Hoefer, I.E. (author), Nederhoff, M.G.J. (author), Goumans, M.J. (author), Doevendans, P.A. (author), van Echteld, C.J.A. (author), Joles, J.A. (author), Quax, P.H. (author), Piek, J.J. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
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van Weel, V. (author), van Tongeren, R.B. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Stimulation of vascular growth to treat limb ischemia is promising, and early results obtained from uncontrolled clinical trials using angiogenic agents, e.g., vascular endothelial growth factor, led to high expectations. However, negative results from recent placebo-controlled trials warrant further research. Here, current insights into...
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Pols, T.W.H. (author), Ottenhoff, R. (author), Vos, M. (author), Levels, J.H.M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Meijers, J.C.M. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), de Vries, C.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
NR4A nuclear receptors are induced in the liver upon fasting and regulate hepatic gluconeogenesis. Here, we studied the role of nuclear receptor Nur77 (NR4A1) in hepatic lipid metabolism. We generated mice expressing hepatic Nur77 using adenoviral vectors, and demonstrate that these mice exhibit a modulation of the plasma lipid profile and a...
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van Weel, V. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Seghers, L. (author), Deckers, M.M.L. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Eilers, P.H. (author), Sipkens, J. (author), Schepers, A. (author), Eefting, D. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - The immune system is thought to play a crucial role in regulating collateral circulation (arteriogenesis), a vital compensatory mechanism in patients with arterial obstructive disease. Here, we studied the role of lymphocytes in a murine model of hindlimb ischemia. METHODS AND RESULTS - Lymphocytes, detected with markers for NK1.1,...
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Krom, Y.D. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Frants, R.R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Neointima formation is the underlying mechanism of (in-stent) restenosis. 17β-Estradiol (E2) is known to inhibit injury-induced neointima formation and post-angioplasty restenosis. Estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) has been demonstrated to mediate E2 anti-restenotic properties. However, the role of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) is not...
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Eefting, D. (author), Schepers, A. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Lagerweij, T. (author), Nagelkerken, L.M. (author), Monraats, P.S. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Inflammatory factors are thought to play a regulatory role in restenosis. Interleukin-10 (IL10) is an important anti-inflammatory cytokine with anti-atherogenic potentials. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of IL10 modulation on cuff-induced neointima formation in hypercholesterolemic APOE*3-Leiden mice. Methods: The...
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Oude Nijhuis, M.M. (author), van Keulen, J.K. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), Quax, P.H. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Innate immunity is the first line of defence against invading micro-organisms. The family of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) recognizes pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) that are carried by the invading micro-organisms. Infectious pathogens have been implicated to play an important role in atherosclerosis. Nowadays, evidence is...
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Pires, N.M.M. (author), Pols, T.W.H. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Tiel, C.M. (author), Bonta, P.I. (author), Vos, M. (author), Arkenbout, E.K. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), de Vries, C.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND - Restenosis is a common complication after percutaneous coronary interventions and is characterized by excessive proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs). We have shown that the nuclear receptor Nur77 protects against SMC-rich lesion formation, and it has been demonstrated that 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) enhances Nur77...
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Pires, N.M.M. (author), Eefting, D. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been introduced successfully in clinical practice to prevent post angioplasty restenosis. Nevertheless, concerns about the safety of DES still exist. Objective: To investigate the vascular pathology and transcriptional responses to sirolimus and paclitaxel in a murine model for restenosis on underlying...
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Eefting, D. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Weel, V. (author), Kaijzel, E.L. (author), Que, I. (author), Moon, R.T. (author), Löwik, C.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
For the successful application of RNA interference in vivo, it is desired to achieve (local) delivery of small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and long-term gene silencing. Nonviral electrodelivery is suitable to obtain local and prolonged expression of transgenes. By intramuscular electrodelivery of a plasmid in which two opposing human polymerase...
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van Bezooijen, R.L. (author), Svensson, J.P. (author), Eefting, D. (author), Visser, A. (author), van der Horst, G. (author), Karperien, M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Vrieling, H. (author), Papapoulos, S.E. (author), ten Dijke, P. (author), Löwik, W.G.M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Sclerostin is an osteocyte-derived negative regulator of bone formation. It inhibits BMP-stimulated bone formation both in vitro and in vivo but has no direct effect on BMP signaling. Instead, sclerostin inhibits Wnt signaling that is required for BMP-stimulated osteoblastic differentiation. Introduction: Sclerostin is a member of the Dan family...
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Pires, N.M.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Daemen, M.J.A.P. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In 2001, the first human study with drug-eluting stents (DES) was published showing a nearly complete abolition of restenosis by using a sirolimus-eluting stent. This success was very encouraging to test new compounds in combination with the DES platform. Nevertheless, several other anti-restenotic compounds have been used in human clinical...
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Verhaagh, S. (author), de Jong, E. (author), Goudsmit, J. (author), Lecollinet, S. (author), Gillissen, G. (author), de Vries, M. (author), van Leuven, K. (author), Que, I. (author), Ouwehand, K. (author), Mintardjo, R. (author), Weverling, G.J. (author), Radošević, K. (author), Richardson, J. (author), Eloit, M. (author), Lowik, C. (author), Quax, P. (author), Havenga, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Wild-type strains of mice do not express CD46, a high-affinity receptor for human group B adenoviruses including type 35. Therefore, studies performed to date in mice using replication-incompetent Ad35 (rAd35) vaccine carriers may underestimate potency or result in altered vector distribution. Here, it is reported that CD46 transgenic mice (MYII...
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Schepers, A. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Leuven, C.J. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Holers, V.M. (author), Daha, M.R. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND - Venous bypass grafts may fail because of development of intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis. Inflammation plays a major role in these processes. Complement is an important part of the immune system and participates in the regulation of inflammation. The exact role of complement in the process of accelerated...
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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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van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Pericellular proteases play an important role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. They comprise (membrane-type) matrix metalloproteinases [(MT-)MMPs], serine proteases, cysteine cathepsins, and membrane-bound aminopeptidases. Specific inhibitors regulate them. Major roles in initiating angiogenesis have been attributed to MT1-matrix...
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Schepers, A. (author), Eefting, D. (author), Bonta, P.I. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Weel, V. (author), de Vries, C.J. (author), Egashira, K. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Because late vein graft failure is caused by intimal hyperplasia (IH) and accelerated atherosclerosis, and these processes are thought to be inflammation driven, influx of monocytes is one of the first phenomena seen in IH, we would like to provide direct evidence for a role of the MCP-1 pathway in the development of vein graft...
article 2006
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