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van Keulen, D. (author), Pouwer, M.G. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), van Gool, A.J. (author), Sollewijn Gelpke, M.D. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Tempel, D. (author)
Aims Endothelial activation is involved in many chronic inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis, and is often initiated by cytokines. Oncostatin M (OSM) is a relatively unknown cytokine that has been suggested to play a role in both endothelial activation and atherosclerosis. We comprehensively investigated the effect of OSM on...
article 2018
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Remels, A.H.V. (author), Derks, W.J.A. (author), Cillero-Pastor, B. (author), Verhees, K.J.P. (author), Kelders, M.C. (author), Heggermont, W. (author), Carai, P. (author), Summer, G. (author), Ellis, S.R. (author), de Theije, C.C. (author), Heeren, R.M.A. (author), Heymans, S. (author), Papageorgiou, A.P. (author), van Bilsen, M. (author)
Acute viral myocarditis (VM), characterised by leukocyte infiltration and dysfunction of the heart, is an important cause of sudden cardiac death in young adults. Unfortunately, to date, the pathological mechanisms underlying cardiac failure in VM remain incompletely understood. In the current study, we investigated if acute VM leads to cardiac...
article 2018
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Bsibsi, M. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), Vogt, M.H. (author), van Duijvenvoorden, E. (author), Baghat, A. (author), Persoon-Deen, C. (author), Tielen, F. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), Huitinga, I. (author), Ryffel, B. (author), Kros, A. (author), Gerritsen, W.H. (author), Amor, S. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
TLR3 recognizes dsRNAs and is considered of key importance to antiviral host-defense responses. TLR3 also triggers neuroprotective responses in astrocytes and controls the growth of axons and neuronal progenitor cells, suggesting additional roles for TLR3-mediated signaling in the CNS. This prompted us to search for alternative, CNS-borne...
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Oranje, A.P. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), Verzaal, P. (author), Haspels, I. (author), Prens, E. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Wet-wrap treatment (WWT) with diluted topical steroids is widely used in atopic dermatitis (AD). Mice with transgenic overexpression of human apolipoprotein C1 (APOC1) in the liver and the skin are not only characterized by hyperlipidaemia and raised IgE levels, but also by pruritic dermatitis and a disturbed skin barrier function,...
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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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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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Kersten, S. (author), Lichtenstein, L. (author), Steenbergen, E. (author), Mudde, K. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Hesselink, M.K. (author), Schrauwen, P. (author), Müller, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE-: Plasma lipoprotein levels are determined by the balance between lipoprotein production and clearance. Recently, angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) was uncovered as a novel endocrine factor that potently raises plasma triglyceride levels by inhibiting triglyceride clearance. However, very little is known about ANGPTL4 in human....
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Koudstaal, W. (author), Hartgroves, L. (author), Havenga, M. (author), Legastelois, I. (author), Ophorst, C. (author), Siewerts, M. (author), Zuijdgeest, D. (author), Vogels, R. (author), Custers, J. (author), de Boer-Luijtze, E. (author), de Leeuw, O. (author), Cornelissen, L. (author), Goudsmit, J. (author), Barclay, W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Reverse genetics, the generation of influenza viruses from cDNA, presents a rapid method for creating vaccine strains. The technique necessitates the use of cultured cells. Due to technical and regulatory requirements, the choice of cell lines for production of human influenza vaccines is limited. PER.C6® cells, among the most extensively...
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van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Lundholm, E. (author), Camejo, G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and purpose: We have evaluated the effects of a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)α/γ agonist on the progression of pre-existing atherosclerotic lesions in APOE*3Leiden.cholesteryl ester transfer protein (E3L.CETP) transgenic mice. Experimental approach: E3L.CETP mice were fed a high-cholesterol diet for 11 weeks to...
article 2009
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de Haan, W. (author), Out, R. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Dijk, K.W.v. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Wouter Jukema, J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) has been suggested to influence HDL metabolism by activation of LCAT and inhibition of HL and CETP. However, the effect of apoCI on scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI)-mediated uptake of HDL-cholesteryl esters (CE), as well as the net effect of apoCI on HDL metabolism in vivo is unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of...
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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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Boesten, R.J. (author), de Vos, W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Scientific evidence that supports a correlation between our intestinal microbiota and health status has caused significant interest in microbe-host interaction studies. It has generated a paradigm shift from analyzing pathogens to that involving commensal and probiotic bacteria. This review summarizes the interaction mechanisms described for...
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Pasman, W.J. (author), Heimerikx, J. (author), Rubingh, C.M. (author), van den Berg, R. (author), O'Shea, M. (author), Gambelli, L. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), Einerhand, A.W.C. (author), Scott, C. (author), Keizer, H.G. (author), Mennen, L.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Appetite suppressants may be one strategy in the fight against obesity. This study evaluated whether Korean pine nut free fatty acids (FFA) and triglycerides (TG) work as an appetite suppressant. Korean pine nut FFA were evaluated in STC-1 cell culture for their ability to increase cholecystokinin (CCK-8) secretion vs. several other dietary...
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Dijkstra, S. (author), Kooij, G. (author), Verbeek, R. (author), van der Pol, S.M.A. (author), Amor, S. (author), Geisert Jr., E.E. (author), Dijkstra, C.D. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Vries, H.E.D. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Leukocyte infiltration is a key step in the development of demyelinating lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS), and molecules mediating leukocyte-endothelial interactions represent prime candidates for the development of therapeutic strategies. Here we studied the effects of blocking the integrin-associated tetraspanin CD81 in in vitro and in vivo...
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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...
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Abildayeva, K. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Blokland, A. (author), Jansen, P.J. (author), Hoek, F.J. (author), Meijer, O. (author), Lütjohann, D. (author), Gautier, T. (author), Pillot, T. (author), de Vente, J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Ramaekers, F.C.S. (author), Kuipers, F. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Mulder, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The H2 allele of APOC1, giving rise to increased gene expression of apolipoprotein C-I (apoC-I), is in genetic disequilibrium with the APOE4 allele and may provide a major risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). We found that apoC-I protein is present in astrocytes and endothelial cells within hippocampal regions in both human control and AD...
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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...
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Emeis, J.J. (author), Jirouskova, M. (author), Muchitsch, E.-M. (author), Shet, A.S. (author), Smyth, S.S. (author), Johnson, G.J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Murine blood coagulation factors and function are quite similar to those of humans. Because of this similarity and the adaptability of mice to genetic manipulation, murine coagulation factors and inhibitors have been extensively studied. These studies have provided significant insights into human hemostasis. They have also provided useful...
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van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
AIM: This study was designed to investigate the effect of the angiotensin II receptor blocker olmesartan alone, or in combination with standard treatment with a statin, pravastatin, on atherosclerosis development in APOE*3Leiden transgenic mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Four groups of 15 mice received an atherogenic diet alone (plasma cholesterol 17...
article 2007
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