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Kaman, W.E. (author), Wolterink, A.F.W.M. (author), Bader, M. (author), Boele, L.C.L. (author), van der Kleij, D. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
The endogenous danger signal bradykinin was recently found implicated in the development of immunity against parasites via dendritic cells. We here report an essential role of the B2 (B2R) bradykinin receptor in the early immune response against Listeria infection. Mice deficient in B2R (B2R-/- mice) were shown to suffer from increased hepatic...
article 2009
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Jeurissen, S.M.F. (author), Punt, A. (author), Delatour, T. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The effects of a basil extract on the sulfation and concomitant DNA adduct formation of the proximate carcinogen 1′-hydroxyestragole were studied using rat and human liver S9 homogenates and the human hepatoma cell line HepG2. Basil was chosen since it contains the procarcinogen estragole that can be metabolized to 1′-hydroxyestragole by...
article 2008
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Bobeldijk, I. (author), Hekman, M. (author), van der Vries de- Weij, J. (author), Coulier, L. (author), Ramaker, R. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), Freidig, A. (author), Verheij, E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We report a sensitive, generic method for quantitative profiling of bile acids and other endogenous metabolites in small quantities of various biological fluids and tissues. The method is based on a straightforward sample preparation, separation by reversed-phase high performance liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS) and electrospray...
article 2008
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de Haan, W. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Hoekstra, M. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: In addition to lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, statins modestly increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol in humans and decrease cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) mass and activity. Our aim was to determine whether the increase in HDL depends on CETP expression. Methods and results: APOE*3-Leiden ...
article 2008
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van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Berbée, J.P.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective - Niacin potently decreases plasma triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol. In addition, niacin is the most potent HDL-cholesterol- increasing drug used in the clinic. In the present study, we aimed at elucidation of the mechanism underlying its HDL-raising effect. Methods and Results - InAPOE*3Leiden transgenic mice expressing the human...
article 2008
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Nagelkerken, L. (author), Verzaal, P. (author), Lagerweij, T. (author), Persoon-Deen, C. (author), Berbee, J.F.P. (author), Prens, E.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Oranje, A.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Mice with transgenic expression of human apolipoprotein C1 (APOC1) in liver and skin have strongly increased serum levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and free fatty acids, indicative of a disturbed lipid metabolism. Importantly, these mice display a disturbed skin barrier function, evident from increased transepidermal water loss, and...
article 2008
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van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Hoekstra, M. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In addition to efficiently decreasing VLDL-triglycerides (TGs), fenofibrate increases HDL-cholesterol levels in humans. We investigated whether the fenofibrate-induced increase in HDL-cholesterol is dependent on the expression of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP). To this end, APOE*3-Leiden (E3L) transgenic mice without and with the...
article 2007
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Post, S.M. (author), Groenendijk, M. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Fievet, C. (author), Luc, G. (author), Hoekstra, M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Staels, B. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - High-density lipoprotein (HDL) plays a key role in protection against development of atherosclerosis by reducing inflammation, protecting against LDL oxidation, and promoting reverse cholesterol transport from peripheral tissues to the liver for secretion into bile. Cholesterol 7α-hydroxylase (Cyp7a1) catalyzes the rate-limiting step...
article 2006
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Kypreos, K.E. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Zannis, V.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
To identify the residues in the carboxyl-terminal region 260-299 of human apolipoprotein E (apoE) that contribute to hypertriglyceridemia, two sets of conserved, hydrophobic amino acids between residues 261 and 283 were mutated to alanines, and recombinant adenoviruses expressing these apoE mutants were generated. Adenovirus-mediated gene...
article 2005
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Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Sundararaman, D. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Studies in humans and mice have shown that increased expression of apolipoprotein C-I (apoC-I) results in combined hyperlipidemia with a more pronounced effect on triglycerides (TGs) compared with total cholesterol (TC). The aim of this study was to elucidate the main reason for this effect using human apoC-I-expressing (APOC1) mice. Moderate...
article 2005
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Stierum, R. (author), Heijne, W. (author), Kienhuis, A. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Groten, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics are genomics technologies with great potential in toxicological sciences. Toxicogenomics involves the integration of conventional toxicological examinations with gene, protein or metabolite expression profiles. An overview together with selected examples of the possibilities of genomics in toxicology...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Gautier, T. (author), Masson, D. (author), Jong, M.C. (author), Pais De Barros, J.P. (author), Duverneuil, L. (author), Le Guern, N. (author), Deckert, V. (author), Dumont, L. (author), Bataille, A. (author), Zak, Z. (author), Jiang, X.C. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Lagrost, L. (author)
ApoCI (apolipoprotein CI) is a potent inhibitor of plasma CETP [CE (cholesteryl ester) transfer protein]. The relevance of apoCI overexpression as a method for CETP blockade in vivo was addressed in the present study in CETPTg/apoCITg mice (mice expressing both human CETP and apoCI). Despite a significant reduction in specific CETP activity in...
article 2005
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Clish, C.B. (author), Davidov, E. (author), Oresic, M. (author), Plasterer, T.N. (author), Lavine, G. (author), Londo, T. (author), Meys, M. (author), Snell, P. (author), Stochaj, W. (author), Adourian, A. (author), Zhang, X. (author), Morel, N. (author), Neumann, E. (author), Verheij, E. (author), Vogels, J.T.W.E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Afeyan, N. (author), Regnier, F. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Naylor, S. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Integrative (or systems biology) is a new approach to analyzing biological entities as integrated systems of genetic, genomic, protein, metabolite, cellular, and pathway events that are in flux and interdependent. Here, we demonstrate the application of intregrative biological analysis to a mammalian disease model, the apolipoprotein E3-Leiden ...
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Gervois, P. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Pilon, A. (author), Percevault, F. (author), Koenig, W. (author), Staels, B. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα), which is highly expressed in liver, plays key roles in lipid metabolism and inflammation. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is the principal inducer of acute phase response (APR) gene expression. In the present study, we demonstrate that chronic treatment with the PPARα agonist fenofibrate fully...
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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), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (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...
article 2004
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den Boer, M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Epidemiological studies in humans, as well as experimental studies in animal models, have shown an association between visceral obesity and dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recently, attention has been focused on the excessive accumulation of triglycerides (TG) in the liver as part of this syndrome. In this review,...
article 2004
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Post, S.M. (author), de Crom, R. (author), van Haperen, R. (author), van Tol, A. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Objective - HDL plays a key role in protection against development of atherosclerosis by promoting reverse cholesterol transport from peripheral tissues to the liver for secretion into bile. Phospholipid transfer protein (PLTP) promotes the transfer of phospholipids between lipoproteins and modulates HDL size and composition, thereby having a...
article 2003
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Roza, L. (author), de Vogel, N. (author), van Delft, J.H.M. (author)
Hydroquinone (HQ) occurs in the environment as a result of manmade processes as well as in natural products from plants and animals. The compound has been reported to produce chromosomal effects in some in vivo and in vitro animal models. However, its potential to produce similar effects in human lymphocytes is less clear. To obtain more...
article 2003
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Gerritsen, G. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), van der Zee, A. (author), Teusink, B. (author), Zannis, V.I. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia associated with the apolipoprotein E2 (APOE2) genotype is a recessive disorder with low penetrance. We have investigated whether additional expression of full-length APOE3, APOE4, or a truncated variant of APOE4 (APOE4-202) can reduce APOE2-associated hyperlipidemia. This was achieved using adenovirus-mediated...
article 2003
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Koopmans, S.J. (author), Jong, M.C. (author), Que, I. (author), Dahlmans, V.E.H. (author), Pijl, H. (author), Radder, J.K. (author), Frölich, M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Aims/hypothesis. Insulin resistance for glucose metabolism is associated with hyperlipidaemia and high blood pressure. In this study we investigated the effect of primary hyperlipidaemia on basal and insulin-mediated glucose and on non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) metabolism and mean arterial pressure in hyperlipidaemic transgenic mice...
article 2001
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