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Bar, A. (author), Kieronska-Rudek, A. (author), Proniewski, B. (author), Suraj-Prażmowska, J. (author), Czamara, K. (author), Marczyk, B. (author), Matyjaszczyk-Gwarda, K. (author), Jasztal, A. (author), Kuś, E. (author), Majka, Z. (author), Kaczor, A. (author), Kurpińska, A. (author), Walczak, M. (author), Pieterman, E.J. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author), Chlopicki, S. (author)
Background Long-term feeding with a high-fat diet (HFD) induces endothelial dysfunction in mice, but early HFD-induced effects on endothelium have not been well characterized. Methods and Results Using an magnetic resonance imaging-based methodology that allows characterization of endothelial function in vivo, we demonstrated that short-term (2...
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Kühnast, S. (author), van der Tuin, S.J.L. (author), van der Hoorn, J.W.A. (author), van Klinken, J.B. (author), Simic, B. (author), Pieterman, E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Landmesser, U. (author), Lüscher, T.F. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), Princen, H.M.G. (author)
Background The residual risk that remains after statin treatment supports the addition of other LDL-C-lowering agents and has stimulated the search for secondary treatment targets. Epidemiological studies propose HDL-C as a possible candidate. Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) transfers cholesteryl esters from atheroprotective HDL to...
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Busnadiego, O. (author), Gorbenko del Blanco, D. (author), González-Santamaría, J. (author), Habashi, J.P. (author), Calderon, J.F. (author), Sandoval, P. (author), Bedja, D. (author), Guinea-Viniegra, J. (author), Lopez-Cabrera, M. (author), Rosell-Garcia, T. (author), Snabel, J.M. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Forteza, A. (author), Dietz, H.C. (author), Egea, G. (author), Rodriguez-Pascual, F. (author)
Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) are at high risk of life-threatening aortic dissections. The condition is caused by mutations in the gene encoding fibrillin-1, an essential component in the formation of elastic fibers. While experimental findings in animal models of the disease have shown the involvement of transforming growth factor-β (TGF...
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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Ashcroft, B.A. (author), Beenakker, J.-W.M. (author), van Es, M. (author), Koekkoek, N.B.R. (author), Prins, F.A. (author), Tielemans, J.F. (author), Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Oosterkamp, T.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
An aneurysm of the aorta is a common pathology characterized by segmentalweakeningof the artery.Althoughit isgenerally accepted that the vessel-wall weakening is caused by an impaired collagen metabolism, a clear association has been demonstrated only for rare syndromes such as the vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Here we show that vessel...
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de Vries-van der Weij, J. (author), Toet, K. (author), Zadelaar, A.S.M. (author), Wielinga, P.Y. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Inflammation plays an important role in all stages of atherosclerosis, but little is known about the therapeutic effects of quenching inflammation in already existing atherosclerotic lesions. Putative beneficial effects of salicylate, an inhibitor of NF-κB activation, were studied in mice with established lesions. Methods: ApoE*3...
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Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Geelkerken, R.H. (author), Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is thought to play a central role in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) initiation. Doxycycline, a tetracycline analogue, has direct MMP-9-inhibiting properties in vitro, and it effectively suppresses AAA development in rodents. Observed inhibition of AAA progression, and contradictory findings in...
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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Wolterbeek, R. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background-Doxycycline has been shown to effectively inhibit aneurysm formation in animal models of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Although this effect is ascribed to matrix metalloproteinase-9 inhibition, such an effect is unclear in human studies. We reevaluated the effect of doxycycline on aortic wall protease content in a inical trial and found...
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Zerp, S.F. (author), Vink, S.R. (author), Ruiter, G.A. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Peters, E. (author), van der Luit, A.H. (author), de Jong, D. (author), Budde, M. (author), Bartelink, H. (author), van Blitterswijk, W.J. (author), Verheij, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Synthetic alkylphospholipids (APLs), such as edelfosine, miltefosine and perifosine, constitute a new class of antineoplastic compounds with various clinical applications. Here we have evaluated the antiangiogenic properties of APLs. The sensitivity of three types of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) (bovine aortic ECs, human umbilical vein ECs...
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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Schaapherder, A.F.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), von der Thüsen, J.H. (author), Roelen, D.L. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of an AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm); however, the nature of the inflammatory factors and cellular response(s) involved in AAA growth is controversial. In the present study, we set out to determine the aortic levels of inflammatory cytokines in relation to downstream inflammatory transcription...
article 2008
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van der Togt, R. (author), van Lieshout, E.J. (author), Hensbroek, R. (author), Beinat, E. (author), Binnekade, J.M. (author), Bakker, P.J.M. (author)
Context: Health care applications of autoidentification technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID), have been proposed to improve patient safety and also the tracking and tracing of medical equipment. However, electromagnetic interference (EMI) by RFID on medical devices has never been reported. Objective: To assess and classify...
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Hassane, S. (author), Claij, N. (author), Lantinga-van Leeuwen, I.S. (author), van Munsteren, J.C. (author), van Lent, N. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Breuning, M.H. (author), Peters, D.J.M. (author), de Ruiter, M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is a multi-system disorder characterized by progressive cyst formation in the kidneys. Serious complications of ADPKD are intracranial and aortic aneurysms. The condition is mainly caused by mutations in the PKD1 or PKD2 gene. We have carefully analyzed vascular remodeling in...
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Bernhagen, J. (author), Krohn, R. (author), Lue, H. (author), Gregory, J.L. (author), Zernecke, A. (author), Koenen, R.R. (author), Dewor, M. (author), Georgiev, I. (author), Schober, A. (author), Leng, L. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), Fingerle-Rowson, G. (author), Ghezzi, P. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), McColl, S.R. (author), Bucala, R. (author), Hickey, M.J. (author), Weber, C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The cytokine macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays a critical role in inflammatory diseases and atherogenesis. We identify the chemokine receptors CXCR2 and CXCR4 as functional receptors for MIF. MIF triggered G αi- and integrin-dependent arrest and chemotaxis of monocytes and T cells, rapid integrin activation and calcium influx...
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Westerterp, M. (author), van Eck, M. (author), de Haan, W. (author), Offerman, E.H. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Apolipoprotein CI (apoCI) is expressed in the liver and in macrophages, and has several roles in lipid metabolism. Since macrophage apoCI expression might affect macrophage lipid homeostasis and atherosclerotic lesion development locally in the arterial wall, we investigated the effect of both systemic and macrophage apoCI on...
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Westerterp, M. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), van Mierlo, G.J.D. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Romijn, J.A. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND - Lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which is released from Gram-negative bacteria on multiplication or lysis, aggravates atherosclerosis in humans and rodents by inducing inflammation via toll-like receptors. Because apolipoprotein C-I (apoCI) enhances the LPS-induced inflammatory response in macrophages in vitro and in mice, we investigated...
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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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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...
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Hu, L. (author), Boesten, L.S.M. (author), May, P. (author), Herz, J. (author), Bovenschen, N. (author), Huisman, M.V. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Tamsma, J.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - In vitro studies implicate that the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR)-related protein (LRP) in macrophages has a pro-atherogenic potential. In the present study, we investigated the in vivo role of macrophage specific LRP in atherogenesis independent of its role in the uptake of lipoproteins. METHODS AND RESULTS - We generated...
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Jellema, W.T. (author), Groeneveld, A.B.J. (author), Wesseling, K.H. (author), Thijs, L.G. (author), Westerhof, N. (author), van Lieshout, J.J. (author)
OBJECTIVE: To establish the heterogeneity of hemodynamic responses to dobutamine in patients with septic shock and to identify the predictive factors of these hemodynamic responses. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING AND PATIENTS: A total of 12 patients with septic shock in a tertiary medical intensive care unit. INTERVENTIONS: A 20-min...
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van den Elzen, A.P. (author), Sierksma, A. (author), Oren, A. (author), Vos, L.E. (author), Witteman, J.C. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Hendriks, H.F. (author), Uiterwaal, C.S. (author), Bots, M.L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease. Aortic stiffness can be regarded as a marker of cardiovascular disease risk. Previously we have shown an inverse to J-shaped association between alcohol intake and aortic stiffness in middle-aged and elderly men and postmenopausal women. Objective:...
article 2005
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