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Hoogendoorn, R. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Huang, C.L. (author), Wuisman, P.I. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Study Design. Caprine lumbar intervertebral discs (IVD) were collected from previous studies and categorized as normal, mildly, or severely degenerated. The biochemical composition and the RNA profiles present in both the nucleus pulposus (NP) and the anulus fibrosus (AF) were analyzed. Objective. To determine the molecular changes occurring in...
article 2008
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Jansen, N.W.D. (author), Roosendaal, G. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective. Joint bleeding, or hemarthrosis, leads in time to severe joint damage. This study was carried out to test the in vitro thresholds of exposure time and concentration that lead to irreversible joint damage, to add to the discussion on the usefulness of aspiration of the joint after a hemorrhage. Methods. Explants of healthy human...
article 2007
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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...
article 2006
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Sivan, S.S. (author), Tsitron, E. (author), Wachtel, E. (author), Roughley, P. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), van der Ham, F. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
During aging and degeneration, many changes occur in the structure and composition of human cartilaginous tissues, which include the accumulation of the AGE (advanced glycation end-product), pentosidine, in long-lived proteins. In the present study, we investigated the accumulation of pentosidine in constituents of the human IVD (intervertebral...
article 2006
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van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Engelse, M.A. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Pericellular proteases play an important role in angiogenesis and vasculogenesis. They comprise (membrane-type) matrix metalloproteinases [(MT-)MMPs], serine proteases, cysteine cathepsins, and membrane-bound aminopeptidases. Specific inhibitors regulate them. Major roles in initiating angiogenesis have been attributed to MT1-matrix...
article 2006
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Sivan, S.S. (author), Tsitron, E. (author), Wachtel, E. (author), Roughley, P.J. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), van der Ham, F. (author), Groot, J.de (author), Roberts, S. (author), Maroudas, A. (author)
We have used the racemization of aspartic acid as a marker for the "molecular age" of aggrecan components of the human intervertebral disc matrix (aggregating and non-aggregating proteoglycans as well as the different buoyant density fractions of aggrecan). By measuring the D/L Asp ratio of the various aggrecan species as a function of age and...
article 2006
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Uitterlinden, E.J. (author), Jahr, H. (author), Koevoet, J.L.M. (author), Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Bierma-Zeinstra, S.M.A. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), Weinans, H. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author)
Objective: To investigate the effect of glucosamine (GlcN) in a human osteoarthritic explant model on expression of genes involved in anabolic and catabolic activities of chondrocytes. Methods: Human osteoarthritic explants, obtained during knee arthroplasty surgery, were pre-cultured (3 days) and treated with glucosamine-hydrochloride (GlcN-HCl...
article 2006
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Verzijl, N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bayliss, M.T. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
During aging, non-enzymatic glycation results in the formation and accumulation of the advanced glycation endproduct pentosidine in long-lived proteins, such as articular cartilage collagen. In the present study, we investigated whether pentosidine accumulation also occurs in cartilage aggrecan. Furthermore, pentosidine levels in aggrecan...
article 2001
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Nieuwenbroek, N.M.E. (author), Beekman, B. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verspaget, H.W. (author), Ronday, K.H. (author), Bakker, A.H.F. (author)
We describe a new principle for assessment of the activity of proteolytic enzymes of all classes and show the application of this principle for the quantitative assay of bacterial collagenase and human matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Central to this new principle is the presence of a proenzyme that can be activated into an active enzyme by a...
article 1997
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Meulenbelt, I. (author), Bijkerk, C. (author), de Wildt, S.C.M. (author), Miedema, H.S. (author), Valkenburg, H.A. (author), Breedveld, F.C. (author), Pols, H.A.P. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Sloos, V.F.G. (author), Hofman, A. (author), Slagboom, P.E. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author)
Objective. To investigate whether radiographically evident osteoarthritis (ROA) in 55-65-year-old men and women is associated with specific alleles or genotypes of the cartilage matrix protein (CRTM) and cartilage link protein (CRTL1) genes. Methods. Cases were selected from a population-based study on the presence of ROA of the knee or hip....
article 1997
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