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van Dam, A.D. (author), Nahon, K.J. (author), Kooijman, S. (author), van den Berg, S.M. (author), Kanhai, A.A. (author), Kikuchi, T. (author), Heemskerk, M.M. (author), van Harmelen, V. (author), Lombès, M. (author), van den Hoek, A.M. (author), de Winther, M.P. (author), Lutgens, E. (author), Guigas, B. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), Boon, M.R. (author)
Salsalate improves glucose intolerance and dyslipidemia in type 2 diabetes patients, but the mechanism is still unknown. The aim of the current study was to unravel the molecular mechanisms involved in these beneficial metabolic effects of salsalate by treating mice with salsalate during and after development of high-fat diet-induced obesity. We...
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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...
article 2010
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van Dartel, D.A.M. (author), Pennings, J.L.A. (author), Hendriksen, P.J.M. (author), van Schooten, F.J. (author), Piersma, A.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The Embryonic Stem cell Test (EST) is an in vitro alternative test designed for the prediction of embryotoxicity. The endpoint of the test is the interference with mesoderm-derived cardiac muscle differentiation observed under the microscope as beating muscle foci. The relative subjectivity of this endpoint, as well as the applicability domain...
article 2009
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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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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), de Vries-van der Weij, J. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), Gautier, T. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Westerterp, M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author)
BACKGROUND - Although cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibition is regarded as a promising strategy to reduce atherosclerosis by increasing high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the CETP inhibitor torcetrapib given in addition to atorvastatin had no effect on atherosclerosis and even increased cardiovascular death in the recent...
article 2008
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Hu, C. (author), van Dommelen, J. (author), van der Heijden, R. (author), Spijksma, G. (author), Reijmers, T.H. (author), Wang, M. (author), Slee, E. (author), Lu, X. (author), Xu, G. (author), van der Greef, J. (author), Hankemeier, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A reversed-phase liquid chromatography-linear ion trap-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance-mass spectrometry method was developed for the profiling of lipids in human and mouse plasma. With the use of a fused-core C<sub>8</sub> column and a binary gradient, more than 160 lipids belonging to eight different classes were detected in a single...
article 2008
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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...
article 2008
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van Wijk, F. (author), Nierkens, S. (author), de Jong, W. (author), Wehrens, E.J.M. (author), Boon, L. (author), van Kooten, P. (author), Knippels, L.M.J. (author), Pieters, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Dendritic cells are believed to play an essential role in regulating the balance between immunogenic and tolerogenic responses to mucosal Ags by controlling T cell differentiation and activation via costimulatory and coinhibitory signals. The CD28/CTLA-4-CD80/CD86 signaling pathway appears to be one of the most important regulators of T cell...
article 2007
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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...
article 2007
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Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), Boesten, L.S.M. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), van Nieuwkoop, A. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author), Jukema, W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Here we describe a means to conditionally modify genes at a predefined and localized region of the vasculature using a perivascular drug delivery device (PDD). A 4-hydroxytamoxifen (4-OHT)-eluting PDD was applied around the carotid or femoral artery of a mouse strain carrying both the tamoxifen-inducible and smooth muscle cell (SMC)-specific Cre...
article 2006
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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...
article 2006
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Berbée, J.F. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Schippers, E.F. (author), Kitchens, R.L. (author), van Dissel, J.T. (author), Bakker-Woudenberg, I.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Gram-negative sepsis is a major death cause in intensive care units. Accumulating evidence indicates the protective role of plasma lipoproteins such as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in sepsis. It has recently been shown that septic HDL is almost depleted from apolipoprotein CI (apoCI), suggesting that apoCI may be a protective factor in sepsis....
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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...
article 2006
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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...
article 2006
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Boerboom, A.M.J.F. (author), Vermeulen, M. (author), van der Woude, H. (author), Bremer, B.I. (author), Lee-Hilz, Y.Y. (author), Kampman, E. (author), van Bladeren, P.J. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), Aarts, J.M.M.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The electrophile-responsive element (EpRE) is a transcriptional enhancer involved in cancer-chemoprotective gene expression modulation by certain food components. Two stably transfected luciferase reporter cell lines were developed, EpRE(hNQO1)-LUX and EpRE(mGST-Ya)-LUX, based on EpRE sequences from the human NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase ...
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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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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...
article 2006
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