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Bijland, S. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Maas, A.C.E. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), van Erk, M.J. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) activator fenofibrate efficiently decreases plasma triglycerides (TG), which is generally attributed to enhanced very low density lipoprotein (VLDL)-TG clearance and decreased VLDL-TG production. However, because data on the effect of fenofibrate on VLDL production are controversial,...
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Berbé, J.F.P. (author), Coomans, C.P. (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Timely sensing of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is critical for the host to fight invading Gram-negative bacteria. We recently showed that apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) (apoCI<sub>1-57</sub>) avidly binds to LPS, involving an LPS-binding motif (apoCI<sub>48-54</sub>), and thereby enhances the LPS-induced inflammatory response. Our current aim was to...
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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...
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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...
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Madsen, L. (author), Pedersen, L.M. (author), Liaset, B. (author), Ma, T. (author), Petersen, R.K. (author), van den Berg, S. (author), Pan, J. (author), Müller-Decker, K.M. (author), Dülsner, E.D. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Døskeland, S.O. (author), Kristiansen, K. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The effect of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 PUFAs) on adipogenesis and obesity is controversial. Using in vitro cell culture models, we show that n-6 PUFAs was pro-adipogenic under conditions with base-line levels of cAMP, but anti-adipogenic when the levels of cAMP were elevated. The anti-adipogenic action of n-6 PUFAs was dependent on a...
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Zacharowski, K. (author), Zacharowski, P.A. (author), Friedl, P. (author), Mastan, P. (author), Koch, A. (author), Boehm, O. (author), Rother, R.P. (author), Reingruber, S. (author), Henning, R. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Petzelbauer, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Many compounds have been shown to prevent reperfusion injury in various animal models, although to date, translation into clinic has revealed several obstacles. Therefore, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a working group to discuss reasons for such failure. As a result, the concept of adequately powered, blinded, randomized...
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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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Westerterp, M. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), Dallinga-Thie, G.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - The role of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) in the development of atherosclerosis is still undergoing debate. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of human CETP expression on atherosclerosis in APOE*3-Leiden (E3L) mice with a humanized lipoprotein profile. METHODS AND RESULTS - E3L mice were crossbred with human CETP...
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Pant, N. (author), Hultberg, A. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Svensson, L. (author), Pan-Hammarström, Q. (author), Johansen, K. (author), Pouwels, P.H. (author), Ruggeri, F.M. (author), Hermans, P. (author), Frenken, L. (author), Borén, T. (author), Marcotte, H. (author), Hammarström, L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background. Rotavirus-induced diarrhea poses a worldwide medical problem in causing substantial morbidity and mortality among children in developing countries. We therefore developed a system for passive immunotherapy in which recombinant lactobacilli constitutively express neutralizing variable domain of llama heavy-chain (VHH) antibody...
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Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), Boesten, L.S.M. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Lundholm, E. (author), Camejo, G. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
OBJECTIVE - We investigated whether the dual PPARα/γ agonist tesaglitazar has anti-atherogenic effects in ApoE*3Leiden mice with reduced insulin sensitivity. METHODS AND RESULTS - ApoE*3Leiden transgenic mice were fed a high-fat (HF) insulin-resistance-inducing diet. One group received a high-cholesterol (HC) supplement (1% wt/wt; HC group). A...
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Boesten, L.S.M. (author), Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), de Clercq, S. (author), Francoz, S. (author), van Nieuwkoop, A. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author), Hofmann, F. (author), Feil, S. (author), Feil, R. (author), Jochemsen, A.G. (author), Zurcher, C. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Marine, J.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
p53 is a potent inhibitor of cell growth and an inducer of apoptosis. During embryonic development, Mdm2 and Mdm4 inhibit the growth suppressive activities of p53. However, whether tight surveillance of p53 activity is required in quiescent cells is unknown. To test this, conditional inactivation of mdm2 and mdm4 was carried out in smooth muscle...
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Gray, S.L. (author), Dalla Nora, E. (author), Grosse, J. (author), Manieri, M. (author), Stoeger, T. (author), Medina-Gomez, G. (author), Burling, K. (author), Wattler, S. (author), Russ, A. (author), Yeo, G.S.H. (author), Chatterjee, V.K. (author), O'Rahilly, S. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Cinti, S. (author), Vidal-Puig, A. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ is a key transcription factor facilitating fat deposition in adipose tissue through its proadipogenic and lipogenic actions. Human patients with dominant-negative mutations in PPARγ display lipodystrophy and extreme insulin resistance. For this reason it was completely unexpected that mice...
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Valverde-Franco, G. (author), Binette, J.S. (author), Li, W. (author), Wang, H. (author), Chai, S. (author), Laflamme, F. (author), Tran-Khanh, N. (author), Quenneville, E. (author), Meijers, T. (author), Poole, A.R. (author), Mort, J.S. (author), Buschmann, M.D. (author), Henderson, J.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptor 3 has been identified as a key regulator of endochondral bone development and of post-natal bone metabolism through its action on growth plate chondrocytes and osteoblasts, respectively. It has also been shown to promote chondrogenesis and cartilage production by cultured pre-chondrogenic cells in response...
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Korsheninnikova, E. (author), van der Zon, G.C.M. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Janssen, G.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Grefhorst, A. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Reijngoud, D.-J. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Ouwens, D.M. (author), Maassen, J.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims/hypothesis: Activation of nutrient sensing through mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) has been linked to the pathogenesis of insulin resistance. We examined activation of mTOR-signalling in relation to insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis in mice. Materials and methods: Chronic hepatic steatosis and hepatic insulin resistance were...
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Rein, D. (author), Schijlen, E. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Herbers, K. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), Hall, R. (author), Sonnewald, U. (author), Bovy, A. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven TNO Voeding (author)
The increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease. The molecular basis of this health effect is not fully understood, yet dietary flavonoids are thought to play an important role. Genetic engineering has enabled us to overexpress specific flavonoids (flavones and flavonols) in tomato fruit....
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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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Kaijzel, E.L. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), van Erck, M.G.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), de Maat, M.P.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: During wound repair, fibrin acts both as a barrier to prevent blood loss and as a temporary matrix for the invasion and ingrowth of endothelial and tissue cells. A well-controlled angiogenesis process in the fibrinous exudate matrix is crucial for optimal wound healing. The composition and structure of the fibrin matrix are important...
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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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Kooistra, T. (author), Verschuren, L. (author), van der Vries de-Weij, J. (author), Koenig, W. (author), Toet, K. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - To demonstrate, quantify, and mechanistically dissect antiatherosclerotic effects of fenofibrate besides lowering plasma cholesterol per se. METHODS AND RESULTS - ApoE*3Leiden transgenic mice received either a high-cholesterol diet (HC) or HC containing fenofibrate (HC+FF) resulting in 52% plasma cholesterol-lowering. In a separate...
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Burger-Kentischer, A. (author), Göbel, H. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Zernecke, A. (author), Bucala, R. (author), Leng, L. (author), Finkelmeier, D. (author), Geiger, G. (author), Schaefer, H.E. (author), Schober, A. (author), Weber, C. (author), Brunner, H. (author), Rütten, H. (author), Ihling, C. (author), Bernhagen, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory response of the arterial wall to "injury", which is prominently driven by cytokines. The inflammatory mediator macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a unique cytokine that was recently associated with atherogenesis. Here, we have investigated whether MIF has a role in spontaneous atherosclerosis by...
article 2006
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