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Ruiz-Zapata, A.M. (author), Heinz, A. (author), Kerkhof, M.H. (author), van de Westerlo-van Rijt, C. (author), Schmelzer, C.E.H. (author), Stoop, R. (author), Kluivers, K.B. (author), Oosterwijk, E. (author)
Fibroblast to myofibroblast differentiation is a key feature of wound-healing in soft tissues, including the vagina. Vaginal fibroblasts maintain the integrity of the vaginal wall tissues, essential to keep pelvic organs in place and avoid pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The micro-environment of vaginal tissues in POP patients is stiffer and has...
article 2020
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Wopereis, S. (author), Radonjic, M. (author), Rubingh, C. (author), van Erk, M. (author), Smilde, A. (author), van Duyvenvoorde, W. (author), Cnubben, N. (author), Kooistra, T. (author), van Ommen, B. (author), Kleemann, R. (author)
The prevalence of diabetes mellitus Type 2 could be significantly reduced by early identification of subjects at risk, allowing for better prevention and earlier treatment. Glucose intolerance (GI) is a hallmark of the prediabetic stage. This study aims at identifying 1) prognostic biomarkers predicting the risk of developing GI later in life...
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Kälin, S. (author), Amstutz, B. (author), Gastaldelli, M. (author), Wolfrum, N. (author), Boucke, K. (author), Havenga, M. (author), DiGennaro, F. (author), Liska, N. (author), Hemmi, S. (author), Greber, U.F. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Human adenovirus serotype 35 (HAdV-35; here referred to as Ad35) causes kidney and urinary tract infections and infects respiratory organs of immunocompromised individuals. Unlike other adenoviruses, Ad35 has a low seroprevalence, which makes Ad35-based vectors promising candidates for gene therapy. Ad35 utilizes CD46 and integrins as receptors...
article 2010
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Oudhoff, M.J. (author), Blaauboer, M.E. (author), Nazmi, K. (author), Scheres, N. (author), Bolscher, J.G.M. (author), Veerman, E.C.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Antimicrobial peptides are multifunctional in innate immunity and wound repair of multicellular organisms. We were the first to discover that histatins, a family of salivary antimicrobial peptides, enhance epithelial cell migration, suggesting a role in oral wound healing. It is unknown whether histatins display innate-immunity activities,...
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Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Boerboom, R.A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Industrie en Techniek TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Tissue-engineered heart valves lack sufficient amounts of functionally organized structures and consequently do not meet in vivo mechanical demands. To optimize tissue architecture and hence improve mechanical properties, various in vitro mechanical conditioning protocols have been proposed, of which intermittent straining is most promising in...
article 2009
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Hawinkels, L.J.A.C. (author), Verspaget, H.W. (author), van der Reijden, J.J. (author), van der Zon, J.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Hommes, D.W. (author), Lamers, C.B.H.W. (author), Sier, C.F.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), a cytokine involved in various stages of cancer, is produced as a latent complex and requires processing to become active. We have determined total and active TGF-β1 levels in homogenates of colorectal neoplasia. In contrast to total TGF-β levels, showing a stepwise increase in the mucosa-adenoma-carcinoma...
article 2009
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Engelse, M.A. (author), Laurens, N. (author), Verloop, R.E. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The formation of new tubular structures from a quiescent endothelial lining is one of the hallmarks of sprouting angiogenesis. This process can be mimicked in vitro by inducing capillary-like tubular structures in a three-dimensional (3D) fibrin matrix. We aimed to analyze the differential mRNA expression in two phenotypically distinct cell...
article 2008
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Henneman, S. (author), Bildt, M.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Kuijpers-Jagtman, A.M. (author), Von den Hoff, J.W. (author)
The main cells in the periodontal ligament (PDL) are the fibroblasts, which play an important role in periodontal remodelling. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are largely responsible for the degradation of extracellular matrix proteins in the PDL. Previous studies have indicated that MMP production can be stimulated by the hormone relaxin. This...
article 2008
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van Weel, V. (author), van Tongeren, R.B. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), van Bockel, J.H. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Stimulation of vascular growth to treat limb ischemia is promising, and early results obtained from uncontrolled clinical trials using angiogenic agents, e.g., vascular endothelial growth factor, led to high expectations. However, negative results from recent placebo-controlled trials warrant further research. Here, current insights into...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Bastiaansen-Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author)
Transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) is often used in cartilage tissue engineering to increase matrix formation by cells with various phenotypes. However, adverse effects of TGFbeta, such as extensive cross-linking in cultured fibroblasts, have also been reported. Our goal was to study effects of TGFbeta on collagen cross-linking and...
article 2008
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Steenvoorden, M.M.C. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Ligands for the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) are increased in RA synovial fluid (SF), serum and synovium. Since RAGE is present on fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS), the present study investigates whether the RAGE ligands HMGB-1 and AGEs are able to stimulate the characteristic, pathological invasive behaviour of these...
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Steenvoorden, M.M.C. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: In vitro models for joint diseases often focus on a single cell type, such as chondrocytes in osteoarthritis (OA) or fibroblast-like synoviocytes (synoviocytes) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, these joint diseases affect the whole joint and interaction between chondrocytes and synoviocytes may play an important role in disease...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Hawinkels, L.J.A.C. (author), Verspaget, H.W. (author), van Duijn, W. (author), van der Zon, J.M. (author), Zuidwijk, K. (author), Kubben, F.J.G.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Hommes, D.W. (author), Lamers, C.B.H.W. (author), Sier, C.F.M. (author)
Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), a tumour suppressing as well as tumour-promoting cytokine, is stored as an extracellular matrix-bound latent complex. We examined TGF-beta1 activation and localisation of TGF-beta1 activity in gastric cancer. Gastric tumours showed increased stromal and epithelial total TGF-beta1 staining by...
article 2007
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Guimarães, A.H.C. (author), Laurens, N. (author), Weijers, E.M. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author)
OBJECTIVE - Besides having a key role in fibrinolysis, the plasminogen system has been implicated in cell migration and angiogenesis. A common mechanism is the binding of plasminogen to carboxy-terminal lysine residues in partially degraded fibrin or on cellular surfaces. Here we examined the involvement of thrombin activatable fibrinolysis...
article 2007
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Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Jahr, H. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Examine effects of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), transforming growth factor β2 (TGFβ2) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) on proteoglycan and collagen network and biomechanical properties of the newly formed cartilage matrix. Methods: Bovine articular chondrocytes were cultured in alginate beads for 3 weeks with or without...
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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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Beklen, A. (author), Tüter, G. (author), Sorsa, T. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Virtanen, I. (author), Tervahartiala, T. (author), Konttinen, Y.T. (author)
Activated matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) can contribute to periodontal ligament destruction in adult periodontitis. Since MMP-3 has been reported to activate proMMP-8 and -9, it was speculated that gingival tissue fibroblast-derived MMP-3 might, in periodontitis, be responsible for activation of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) neutrophil...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Steenvoorden, M.M.C. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Luning, H.A.F. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), de Groot, J. (author)
Objective. The major risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA) is aging, but the mechanisms underlying this risk are only partly understood. Age-related accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) could be one of these mechanisms. We undertook this study to investigate the role of the receptor for AGEs (RAGE) in mediating the cellular...
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Brinckmann, J. (author), Kim, S. (author), Wu, J. (author), Reinhardt, D.P. (author), Batmunkh, C. (author), Metzen, E. (author), Notbohm, H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Krieg, T. (author), Hunzelmann, N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The major pathological processes of systemic scleroderma (SSc) comprise inflammation and microvascular damage in the early or acute progressive stage as well as tissue fibrosis and hypoxia in the chronic end stage. Fibrosis seems to be a general phenomenon characterized by an increase of hydroxylysine aldehyde derived collagen cross-links which...
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Zuurmond, A.M. (author), Slot van der-Verhoeven, A.J. (author), van Dura, E.A. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Collagen deposits in fibrotic lesions often display elevated levels of hydroxyallysine (pyridinoline) cross-links. The relation between the occurrence of pyridinoline cross-links and the irreversibility of fibrosis suggests that these cross-links contribute to the aberrant accumulation of collagen. Based on its inhibitory effect on lysyl...
article 2005
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