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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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Louisse, J. (author), Bai, Y. (author), Verwei, M. (author), van de Sandt, J.J.M. (author), Blaauboer, B.J. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Embryotoxicity of glycol ethers is caused by their alkoxyacetic acid metabolites, but the mechanism underlying the embryotoxicity of these acid metabolites is so far not known. The present study investigates a possible mechanism underlying the embryotoxicity of glycol ether alkoxyacetic acid metabolites using the methoxyacetic acid (MAA)...
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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...
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Eefting, D. (author), Bot, I. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Schepers, A. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Inflammatory responses to vascular injury are key events in vein graft disease and accelerated atherosclerosis, which may result in bypass failure. The monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)/CC-chemokine receptor (CCR)-2 pathway is hypothesized to play a central role. A murine model for vein graft disease was used to study the...
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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...
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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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Vermeulen, M. (author), Boerboom, A.M.M.J.F. (author), Blankvoort, B.M.G. (author), Aarts, J.M.M.J.G. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), van Bladeren, P.J. (author), Vaes, W.H.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Isothiocyanates are electrophiles that are able to induce phase II biotransformation enzyme gene expression via an electrophile-responsive element (EpRE) in the gene regulatory region. To study the potency of different isothiocyanates to induce the expression of EpRE-regulated genes, a Hepa-1c1c7 luciferase reporter cell line was exposed to...
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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...
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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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de Jong, E. (author), Louisse, J. (author), Verwei, M. (author), Blaauboer, B.J. (author), van de Sandt, J.J.M. (author), Woutersen, R.A. (author), Rietjens, I.M.C.M. (author), Piersma, A.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The embryonic stem cell test (EST) has been proposed as an in vitro assay that might reduce animal experimentation in regulatory developmental toxicology. So far, evaluation of the EST was not performed using compounds within distinct chemical classes. Evaluation within a distinct class of chemically related compounds can define the usefulness...
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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...
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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...
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Groux-Degroote, S. (author), van Dijk, S.M. (author), Wolthoorn, J. (author), Neumann, S. (author), Theos, A.C. (author), de Mazière, A.M. (author), Klumperman, J. (author), van Meer, G. (author), Sprong, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Melanosomes are lysosome-related organelles that coexist with lysosomes in mammalian pigment cells. Melanosomal and lysosomal membrane proteins share similar sorting signals in their cytoplasmic tail, raising the question how they are segregated. We show that in control melanocytes, the melanosomal enzymes tyrosinase-related protein 1 (Tyrp1)...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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