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de Weerd, M. (author), Greving, J.P. (author), Hedblad, B. (author), Lorenz, M.W. (author), Mathiesen, E.B. (author), O'Leary, D.H. (author), Rosvall, M. (author), Sitzer, M. (author), de Borst, G.J. (author), Buskens, E. (author), Bots, M.L. (author)
Background and purpose:Because of a low prevalence of severe carotid stenosis in the general population, screening for presence of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) is not warranted. Possibly, for certain subgroups, screening is worthwhile. The present study aims to develop prediction rules for the presence of ACAS (>50% and >70%)....
article 2014
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Eefting, D. (author), Seghers, L. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), de Boer, H.C. (author), Lardenoye, J.W.H.P. (author), Jukema, J.W. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Aims Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and plasminogen activator (PA)/plasmin-mediated proteolysis, especially at the cell surface, play important roles in matrix degeneration and smooth muscle cell migration, which largely contributes to vein graft failure. In this study, a novel hybrid protein was designed to inhibit both protease systems...
article 2010
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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...
article 2009
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Alkemade, F.E. (author), de Gittenberger-Groot, A.C. (author), Schiel, A.E. (author), van Munsteren, J.C. (author), Hogers, B. (author), van Vliet, L.S.J. (author), Poelmann, R.E. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), de Ruiter, M.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Maternal hypercholesterolemia is associated with a higher incidence and faster progression of atherosclerotic lesions in neonatal offspring. We aimed to determine whether an in utero environment exposing a fetus to maternal hypercholesterolemia and associated risk factors can prime the murine vessel wall to accelerated development of...
article 2007
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van Tits, L.J.H. (author), van Heerde, W.L. (author), van der Vleuten, G.M. (author), de Graaf, J. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), van de Vijver, L.P.L. (author), Stalenhoef, A.F. (author), Princen, H.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Exogenous radiolabeled annexin A5 is taken up by atherosclerotic tissue. We measured endogenous plasma annexin A5 and circulating oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL), a biochemical marker of atherosclerosis, in men with either severe angiographically determined coronary stenosis (n = 90) or no or only minor stenosis (n = 96). Men without...
article 2007
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Sluijter, J.P.G. (author), Pulskens, W.P.C. (author), Schoneveld, A.H. (author), Velema, E. (author), Strijder, C.F. (author), Moll, F. (author), de Vries, J.P. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background and Purpose - We studied matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) 2, 8, and 9 and extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) levels in relation to carotid atherosclerotic plaque characteristics. Methods - Carotid atherosclerotic plaques (n=150) were stained and analyzed for the presence of collagen, smooth muscle cell (SMC), and...
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Schepers, A. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Leuven, C.J. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Holers, V.M. (author), Daha, M.R. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND - Venous bypass grafts may fail because of development of intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis. Inflammation plays a major role in these processes. Complement is an important part of the immune system and participates in the regulation of inflammation. The exact role of complement in the process of accelerated...
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Schepers, A. (author), Pires, N.M.M. (author), Eefting, D. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Bokel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess whether the anti-inflammatory agent dexamethasone can inhibit vein graft thickening without the occurrence of serious side effects. Methods: Venous interposition grafting was performed in the common carotid artery of hypercholesterolemic ApoE3Leiden transgenic mice. Mice were treated with...
article 2006
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Schepers, A. (author), Eefting, D. (author), Bonta, P.I. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Weel, V. (author), de Vries, C.J. (author), Egashira, K. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
OBJECTIVE - Because late vein graft failure is caused by intimal hyperplasia (IH) and accelerated atherosclerosis, and these processes are thought to be inflammation driven, influx of monocytes is one of the first phenomena seen in IH, we would like to provide direct evidence for a role of the MCP-1 pathway in the development of vein graft...
article 2006
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Hollestelle, S.C.G. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), van Keulen, J.K. (author), Schoneveld, A.H. (author), Vink, A. (author), Strijder, C.F. (author), van Middelaar, B.J. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author), Q́uax, P.H.A. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background-Toll-like receptor 4 (Tlr4) is the receptor for exogenous lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Expression of endogenous Tlr4 ligands, heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60) and extra domain A of fibronectin, has been observed in arthritic and oncological specimens in which matrix turnover is an important feature. In atherosclerosis, outward remodeling...
article 2004
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Ferreira, I. (author), Snijder, M.B. (author), Twisk, J.W.R. (author), van Mechelen, W. (author), Kemper, H.C.G. (author), Seidell, J.C. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Central and peripheral fatness seem to confer opposite (i.e. adverse vs. protective) effects on cardiovascular risk, but how this occurs is not clear. In addition, the role of peripheral lean mass needs to be elucidated. We therefore investigated, in 336 (175 women) 36-yr-old and apparently healthy adults, the relationship between trunk fat,...
article 2004
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Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Filippov, D.V. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), van Boom, J.H. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) of tissues, vascular tissue in particular, contains a high concentration of negatively charged glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are involved in the regulation of cell motility, cell proliferation and the regulation of enzyme activities. Previously, we have shown that the vascular ECM is capable of binding an extremely...
article 2003
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von der Thüsen, J.H. (author), van Vlijmen, B.J.M. (author), Hoeben, R.C. (author), Kockx, M.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), van Berkel, T.J.C. (author), Biessen, E.A.L. (author)
Background - The presence of the tumor-suppressor gene p53 in advanced atherosclerotic plaques and the sensitivity to p53-induced cell death of smooth muscle cells isolated from these plaques have fueled speculation about the role of p53 in lesion destabilization and plaque rupture. In this study, we describe a strategy to promote (thrombotic)...
article 2002
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Lardenoye, J.H.P. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Knaapen, M.W.M. (author), Kockx, M.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Objective - Vein grafts fail because of the development of intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis. Placement of an external stent around vein grafts resulted in an inhibition of intimal hyperplasia in several animal studies. Here, we assess the effects of external stenting on accelerated atherosclerosis in early vein grafts in...
article 2002
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Burger-Kentischer, A. (author), Goebel, H. (author), Seiler, R. (author), Fraedrich, G. (author), Schaefer, H.E. (author), Dimmeler, S. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), Bernhagen, J. (author), Ihling, C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background - Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory response of the arterial wall to injury. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a cytokine with potent inflammatory functions, was thus considered to be important in atherosclerotic lesion evolution. Methods and Results - We studied the presence and distribution of MIF...
article 2002
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Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We present the first steps in the elaboration of an approach of extracellular matrix-targeted local drug delivery (ECM-LDD), designed to provide a high concentration, ubiquitous distribution, and long-term retention of a drug within the vessel wall after local intravascular delivery. The approach is based on the concept of a bifunctional drug...
article 2001
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Lamfers, M.L.M. (author), Lardenoye, J.H.P. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Aalders, M.C. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Injury-induced neointimal development results from migration and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). Cell migration requires controlled proteolytic degradation of extracellular matrix surrounding the cell. Plasmin is a major contributor to this process by degrading various matrix proteins directly, or indirectly by activating...
article 2001
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TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author), van Popele, N.M. (author), Bos, W.J.W. (author), de Beer, N.A.M. (author), van der Kuip, D.A.M. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Grobbee, D.E. (author), Witteman, J.C.M. (author)
Oscillometric blood pressure devices tend to overestimate systolic blood pressure and underestimate diastolic blood pressure compared with sphygmomanometers. Recent studies indicate that discrepancies in performance between these devices may differ between healthy and diabetic subjects. Arterial stiffness in diabetics could be the underlying...
article 2000
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Stergiopulos, N. (author), Westerhof, B.E. (author), Westerhof, N. (author), TNO Biomedical Instrumentation (author)
We propose a new method to derive aortic pressure from peripheral pressure and velocity by using a time domain approach. Peripheral pressure is separated into its forward and backward components, and these components are then shifted with a delay time, which is the ratio of wave speed and distance, and added again to reconstruct aortic pressure....
article 1998
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van Pelt-Verkuil, E. (author), van de Ree, P. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Gaubius Institute TNO, 2300 AP Leiden, Netherlands (author)
The effects of lowering plasma fibrinogen levels by Arvin injections have been investigated in a rat model of arteriosclerosis. In this model air-drying-induced endothelial denudation of the left carotid artery results in myointimal lesion development. Arvin (2 x 50 Units/kg) was given at 4 and 2 hours prior to surgery, reducing plasma...
article 1989
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