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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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van der Heijden, R.A. (author), Morrison, M.C. (author), Sheedfar, F. (author), Mulder, P. (author), Schreurs, M. (author), Hommelberg, P.P.H. (author), Hofker, M.H. (author), Schalkwijk, C. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Tietge, U.J.F. (author), Koonen, D.P.Y. (author), Heeringa, P. (author)
Background. Naturally occurring substances from the flavanol and anthocyanin family of polyphenols have been proposed to exert beneficial effects in the course of obesity. We hypothesized that their effects on attenuating obesity-induced dyslipidemia as well as the associated inflammatory sequelae especially have health-promoting potential....
article 2016
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de Leeuw van Weenen, J.E. (author), Parlevliet, E.T. (author), Maechler, P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Ouwens, D.M. (author), Pijl, H. (author), Guigas, B. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Treatment with the dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) agonist bromocriptine improves metabolic features in obese patients with type 2 diabetes by a still unknown mechanism. In the present study, we investigated the acute effect of bromocriptine and its underlying mechanism(s) on insulin secretion both in vivo and in vitro. For this purpose, C57Bl6/J...
article 2010
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de Haan, W. (author), de Vries-van der Weij, J. (author), Mol, I.M. (author), Hoekstra, M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Pregnane X receptor (PXR) agonism has been shown to affect multiple steps in both the synthesis and catabolism of HDL, but its integrated effect on HDL metabolism in vivo remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the net effect of PXR agonism on HDL metabolism in ApoE*3-Leiden (E3L) and E3L.CETP mice, well-established models for...
article 2009
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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,...
article 2009
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Verschuren, L. (author), van der Vries de Weij, J. (author), Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of this study was to define the anti-atherosclerotic role of liver-X-receptors (LXRs) under lesion progressive and lesion regressive conditions, to establish a temporal line of events, and to gain insights into the mechanisms underlying the anti-atherogenic potency of LXRs. We used apoE*3Leiden (E3L) mice to comprehensively and time...
article 2009
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de Jong, W.H. (author), Arts, J.H.E. (author), de Klerk, A. (author), Schijf, M.A. (author), Ezendam, J. (author), Kuper, C.F. (author), van Loveren, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
There are currently no validated animal models that can identify low molecular weight (LMW) respiratory sensitizers. The Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA) is a validated animal model developed to detect contact sensitizers using skin exposure, but all LMW respiratory sensitizers tested so far were also positive in this assay. Discrimination between...
article 2009
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Parlevliet, E.T. (author), Schröder-van der Elst, J.P. (author), Corssmit, E.P.M. (author), Picha, K. (author), O'Neil, K. (author), Stojanovic-Susulic, V. (author), Ort, T. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Pijl, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
CNTO736 is a glucagon-like peptide (GLP) 1 receptor agonist that incorporates a GLP-1 peptide analog linked to the Mimeti-body platform. We evaluate the potential of acute and chronic CNTO736 treatment on insulin sensitivity and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) metabolism. For acute studies, diet-induced insulin-resistant C57BL76 mice...
article 2009
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Plat, J. (author), de Jong, A. (author), Volger, O.L. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Mensink, R.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Intestinal absorption of plant sterols and stanols is much lower as compared with that of cholesterol; and therefore, serum concentrations are low. Circulating plant sterols and stanols are incorporated into tissues. However, hardly any data are available about tissue distributions of individual plant sterols and stanols, particularly in...
article 2008
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Kel, J.M. (author), Slütter, B. (author), Drijfhout, J.W. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Tolerance to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in SJL mice can be induced by immunization with a mannosylated form of the proteolipid protein (M-PLP139-151), despite the presence of CFA. The state of tolerance is characterized by poor delayed-type hypersensitivity responses and the absence of clinical EAE symptoms. In vivo...
article 2008
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Hu, L. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Espirito Santo, S.M.S. (author), Out, R. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
LPL activity plays an important role in preceding the VLDL remnant clearance via the three major apolipoprotein E (apoE)-recognizing receptors: the LDL receptor (LDLr), LDL receptor-related protein (LRP), and VLDL receptor (VLDLr). The aim of this study was to determine whether LPL activity is also important for VLDL remnant clearance...
article 2008
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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...
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...
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van den Hoek, A.M. (author), Teusink, B. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Pijl, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Obese humans are often insulin- and leptin resistant. Since leptin can affect glucose metabolism, it is conceivable that a lack of leptin signal transduction contributes to insulin resistance. It remains unclear whether leptin affects glucose metabolism via peripheral and/or central mechanistic routes. In the present study, we aimed: (i) to...
article 2008
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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...
article 2008
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Kel, J.M. (author), de Geus, E.D. (author), van Stipdonk, M.J. (author), Drijfhout, J.W. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In this study, we investigated the development of T cell responses in mice after administration of a mannosylated ovalbumin peptide (M-OVA323-339). Immunization with M-OVA323-339 in complete adjuvant resulted in enhanced antigen presentation in draining lymph nodes. Monitoring the fate of CFSE-labeled ovalbumin peptide-specific TCR transgenic...
article 2008
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Gerritsen, G. (author), van der Hoogt, C.C. (author), Schaap, F.G. (author), Voshol, P.J. (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), Maeda, N. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Apolipoprotein E2 (apoE2)-associated hyperlipidemia is characterized by a disturbed clearance of apoE2-enriched VLDL remnants. Because excess apoE2 inhibits LPL-mediated triglyceride (TG) hydrolysis in vitro, we in vestigated whether direct or indirect stimulation of LPL activity in vivo reduces the apoE2-associated hypertriglyc-eridemia. Here,...
article 2008
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Pols, T.W.H. (author), Ottenhoff, R. (author), Vos, M. (author), Levels, J.H.M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Meijers, J.C.M. (author), Pannekoek, H. (author), Groen, A.K. (author), de Vries, C.J.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
NR4A nuclear receptors are induced in the liver upon fasting and regulate hepatic gluconeogenesis. Here, we studied the role of nuclear receptor Nur77 (NR4A1) in hepatic lipid metabolism. We generated mice expressing hepatic Nur77 using adenoviral vectors, and demonstrate that these mice exhibit a modulation of the plasma lipid profile and a...
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Arts, J.H.E. (author), de Jong, W.H. (author), van Triel, J.J. (author), Schijf, M.A. (author), de Klerk, A. (author), van Loveren, H. (author), Kuper, C.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The local lymph node assay (LLNA) is used to test the potential of low molecular weight (LMW) compounds to induce sensitization via the skin. In the present study, a respiratory LLNA was developed. Male BALB/c mice were exposed head/nose-only during three consecutive days for 45, 90, 180, or 360 min/day to various LMW allergens. Ear application ...
article 2008
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