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Botschuijver, S. (author), Welting, O. (author), Levin, E. (author), Maria-Ferreira, D. (author), Koch, E. (author), Montijn, R.C. (author), Seppen, J. (author), Hakvoort, T.B.M. (author), Schuren, F.H.J. (author), de Jonge, W.J. (author), van den Wijngaard, R.M. (author)
Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder associated with altered gastrointestinal microflora and increased nociception to colonic distension. This visceral hypersensitivity can be reversed in our rat maternal separation model by fungicides. Menthacarin® is a proprietary combination of essential oils from...
article 2018
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Botschuijver, S. (author), Roeselers, G. (author), Levin, E. (author), Jonkers, D.M. (author), Welting, O. (author), Heinsbroek, S.E.M. (author), de Weerd, H.H. (author), Boekhout, T. (author), Fornai, M. (author), Masclee, A.A. (author), Schuren, F.H.J. (author), de Jonge, W.J. (author), Seppen, J. (author), van den Wijngaard, R.M. (author)
Background & Aims Visceral hypersensitivity is one feature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bacterial dysbiosis might be involved in the activation of nociceptive sensory pathways, but there have been few studies of the role of the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) in the development of IBS. We analyzed intestinal mycobiomes of patients with...
article 2017
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Hoeke, G. (author), Wang, Y. (author), van Dam, A.D. (author), Mol, M. (author), Gart, E. (author), Klop, H.G. (author), van den Berg, S.M. (author), Pieterman, E.H. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Boon, M.R. (author)
Background and aims Activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) reduces both hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis by increasing the uptake of triglyceride-derived fatty acids by BAT, accompanied by formation and clearance of lipoprotein remnants. We tested the hypothesis that the hepatic uptake of lipoprotein remnants generated by BAT activation...
article 2017
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Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), Tel, S.L. (author), Hemmes, M.A. (author), Langenkamp-Brand, A. (author), Grossouw, D. (author), Jansen, H.T. (author), de Bie, B.T.H.J. (author)
Background: Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and is a leading risk for global deaths, profoundly affecting morbidity, mortality, health-care costs, and professional and personal quality of life. Treatment of obesity and its consequences include lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery. Polyglucosamines have...
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Kühnast, S. (author), van der Tuin, S.J.L. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Simic, B. (author), Pieterman, E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Landmesser, U. (author), Lüscher, T.F. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author)
Background The residual risk that remains after statin treatment supports the addition of other LDL-C-lowering agents and has stimulated the search for secondary treatment targets. Epidemiological studies propose HDL-C as a possible candidate. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) transfers cholesteryl esters from atheroprotective HDL to...
article 2015
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Mesens, N. (author), Crawfordb, A.D. (author), Menke, A. (author), Hung, P.D. (author), van Goethem, F. (author), Nuyts, R. (author), Hansen, E. (author), Wolterbeek, A. (author), van Gompel, J. (author), de Witte, P. (author), Esguerra, C.V. (author)
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is poorly predicted by single-cell-based assays, probably because of the lack of physiological interactions with other cells within the liver. An intact whole liver system such as one present in zebrafish larvae could provide added value in a screening strategy for DILI; however, the possible occurrence of other...
article 2015
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van der Tuin, S.J. (author), Kühnast, S. (author), Berbée, J. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Princen, H.M. (author), Willems van Dijk, K. (author), Wang, Y. (author)
Recently, we showed in APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice that anacetrapib attenuated atherosclerosis development by reducing (V)LDL-C rather than by raising HDL-C. Here, we investigated the mechanism by which anacetrapib reduces (V)LDL-C and whether this effect was dependent on the inhibition of CETP. APOE*3-Leiden.CETP mice were fed a Western type diet...
article 2015
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Mariman, R. (author), Tielen, F. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author)
Background: Probiotic bacteria may render mice resistant to the development of various inflammatory and infectious diseases. Objective: This study aimed to identify mechanisms by which probiotic bacteria may influence intestinal immune homeostasis in noninflammatory conditions. Methods: The effect of VSL#3, a mixture of 8 probiotic bacteria, on...
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Berbeé, J.F.P. (author), Boon, M.R. (author), Khedoe, P.P.S.J. (author), Bartelt, A. (author), Schlein, C. (author), Worthmann, A. (author), Kooijman, S. (author), Hoeke, G. (author), Mol, I.M. (author), John, C. (author), Jung, C. (author), Vazirpanah, N. (author), Brouwers, L.P.J. (author), Gordts, P.L.S.M. (author), Esko, J.D. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Scheja, L. (author), Heeren, J. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) combusts high amounts of fatty acids, thereby lowering plasma triglyceride levels and reducing obesity. However, the precise role of BAT in plasma cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis development remains unclear. Here we show that BAT activation by b3-adrenergic receptor stimulation protects from atherosclerosis...
article 2015
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Morrison, M.C. (author), Mulder, P. (author), Stavro, P.M. (author), Manuel Suárez, M. (author), Arola-Arnal, A. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Wielinga, P.Y. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
Background and Aims As dietary saturated fatty acids are associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disease, a potentially interesting strategy to reduce disease risk is modification of the quality of fat consumed. Vegetable oils represent an attractive target for intervention, as they largely determine the intake of dietary fats. Furthermore,...
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Gierman, L.M. (author), Kühnast, S. (author), Koudijs, A. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Kloppenburg, M. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Stojanovic-Susulic, V. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author)
Objective Hypercholesterolaemia, a risk factor for atherosclerosis (ATH), has been suggested to have a role in the development of osteoarthritis (OA). To test this hypothesis, the effect of cholesterol and different cholesterol-lowering treatments on OA was investigated in a mouse model resembling human lipoprotein metabolism. Methods Female...
article 2014
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Kühnast, S. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Sasiela, W.J. (author), Gusarova, V. (author), Peyman, A. (author), Schäfer, H.L. (author), Schwahn, U. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author)
Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibition is a potential novel strategy for treatment of CVD. Alirocumab is a fully human PCSK9 monoclonal antibody in phase 3 clinical development. We evaluated the antiatherogenic potential of alirocumab in APOE∗3Leiden. CETP mice. Mice received a Western-type diet and were treated with...
article 2014
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van Mierlo, G.J.D. (author), Cnubben, N.H.P. (author), Wouters, D. (author), Wolbink, G.J. (author), Hart, M.H.L. (author), Rispens, T. (author), Ganderup, N.C. (author), Kuper, C.F. (author), Aarden, L. (author), Penninks, A.H. (author)
Immunogenicity is a major issue of concern for monoclonal antibodies used in human diseases and is by default mainly determined in non-human primates (NHP), as target molecules are considered most similar in NHP compared to human. In this manuscript the predictive value of immunogenicity testing in minipigs for human safety is evaluated, as the...
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de Paula Faria, D. (author), Vlaming, M.L.H. (author), Copray, S.C.V.M. (author), Tielen, F. (author), Anthonijsz, H.J.A. (author), Sijbesma, J.W.A. (author), Buchpiguel, C.A. (author), Dierckx, R.A.J.O. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), de Vries, E.F.J. (author)
The experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis model is a model of multiple sclerosis that closely mimics the disease characteristics in humans. The main hallmarks of multiple sclerosis are neuroinflammation (microglia activation, monocyte invasion, and T-cell infiltration) and demyelination. PET imaging may be a useful noninvasive technique for...
article 2014
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Holm, L. (author), Liang, W. (author), Thorsell, A. (author), Hilke, S. (author)
Background The neuropeptide cholecystokinin (CCK) has been implicated in the neurobiology of anxiety and panic disorders, as well as in dopamine-related behaviours. Anxiety and panic-disorders are twice as common in females compared to males, but studies of females are rare, although increasing in number. Limited studies have found that CCK...
article 2014
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Westerhout, J. (author), van de Steeg, E. (author), Grossouw, D. (author), Zeijdner, E.E. (author), Krul, C.A.M. (author), Verwei, M. (author), Wortelboer, H.M. (author)
A reliable prediction of the oral bioavailability in humans is crucial and of high interest for pharmaceutical and food industry. The predictive value of currently used in silico methods, in vitro cell lines, ex vivo intestinal tissue and/or in vivo animal studies for human intestinal absorption, however, is often insufficient, especially when...
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Kooijman, S. (author), Boon, M.R. (author), Parlevliet, E.T. (author), Geerling, J.J. (author), van de Pol, V. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Meurs, I. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
The melanocortin system is an important regulator of energy balance, and melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) deficiency is the most common monogenic cause of obesity. We investigated whether the relationship between melanocortin system activity and energy expenditure (EE) is mediated by brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity. Therefore, female APOE∗3...
article 2014
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Liang, W. (author), Menke, A.L. (author), Driessen, A. (author), Koek, G.H. (author), Lindeman, J.H. (author), Stoop, R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author)
Results: The criteria macrovesicular steatosis, microvesicular steatosis, hepatocellular hypertrophy, inflammation and fibrosis were generally applicable to rodent NAFLD. The inter-observer reproducibility (evaluated using the Intraclass Correlation Coefficient) between the ten observers was high for the analysis of macrovesicular steatosis and...
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Beker van Woudenberg, A. (author), Snel, C. (author), Rijkmans, E. (author), de Groot, D. (author), Bouma, M. (author), Hermsen, S. (author), Piersma, A. (author), Menke, A. (author), Wolterbeek, A. (author)
To improve the predictability of the zebrafish embryotoxicity test (ZET) for developmental (neuro)toxicity screening, we used a multiple-endpoints strategy, including morphology, motor activity (MA), histopathology and kinetics. The model compounds used were antiepileptic drugs (AEDs): valproic acid (VPA), carbamazepine (CBZ), ethosuximide (ETH)...
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Saccenti, E. (author), Tenori, L. (author), Verbruggen, P. (author), Timmerman, M.E. (author), Bouwman, J. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Luchinat, C. (author), Smilde, A.K. (author)
Background: Metabolomics has attracted the interest of the medical community for its potential in predicting early derangements from a healthy to a diseased metabolic phenotype. One key issue is the diversity observed in metabolic profiles of different healthy individuals, commonly attributed to the variation of intrinsic (such as (epi)genetic...
article 2014
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