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Morrison, M.C. (author), Kleemann, R. (author), van Koppen, A. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Verschuren, L. (author)
Introduction: It is generally accepted that metabolic inflammation in the liver is an important driver of disease progression in NASH and associated matrix remodeling/fibrosis. However, the exact molecular inflammatory mechanisms are poorly defined in human studies. Investigation of key pathogenic mechanisms requires the use of pre-clinical...
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Rusli, F. (author), Boekschoten, M.V. (author), Borelli, V. (author), Sun, C. (author), Lute, C. (author), Menke, A.L. (author), van den Heuvel, J. (author), Salvioli, S. (author), Franceschi, C. (author), Müller, M. (author), Steegenga, W.T. (author)
Calorie restriction (CR) is a dietary regimen that supports healthy aging. In this study, we investigated the systemic and liver-specific responses caused by a diet switch to a medium-fat (MF) diet in 24-month-old lifelong, CR-exposed mice. This study aimed to increase the knowledge base on dietary alterations of gerontological relevance. Nine...
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Ghosh, M (author), Oner, D. (author), Poels, K. (author), Tabish, A.M. (author), Vlaanderen, J. (author), Pronk, A. (author), Kuijpers, E. (author), Lan, Q. (author), Vermeulen, R. (author), Bekaert, B. (author), Hoet, P.H.M. (author), Godderis, L. (author)
This study was designed to assess the epigenetic alterations in blood cells, induced by occupational exposure to multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). The study population comprised of MWCNT-exposed workers (n=24) and unexposed controls (n=43) from the same workplace. We measured global DNA methylation/hydroxymethylation levels on the 5th...
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Derous, D. (author), Kelder, T. (author), van Schothorst, E.M. (author), van Erk, M. (author), Voigt, A. (author), Klaus, S. (author), Keijer, J. (author), Radonjic, M. (author)
Health is influenced by interplay of molecular, physiological and environmental factors. To effectively maintain health and prevent disease, health-relevant relations need to be understood at multiple levels of biological complexity. Network-based methods provide a powerful platform for integration and mining of data and knowledge characterizing...
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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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Gvaramia, D. (author), Blaauboer, M.E. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Everts, V. (author)
Fibrosis underlies the pathogenesis of numerous diseases and leads to severe damage of vital body organs and, frequently, to death. Better understanding of the mechanisms resulting in fibrosis is essential for developing appropriate treatment solutions and is therefore of upmost importance. Recent evidence suggests a significant antifibrotic...
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Beekhuizen, M. (author), Gierman, L.M. (author), van Spil, W.E. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Saris, D.B.F. (author), Creemers, L.B. (author), Zuurmond, A.-M. (author)
Objective: Soluble mediators in synovial fluid (SF) are acknowledged as key players in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). However, a wide-spectrum screening of such mediators in SF is currently lacking. In this study, the levels of 47 mediators in the SF of control donors and osteoarthritic (OA) patients were compared. Materials &...
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de Lange-Brokaar, B.J.E. (author), Ioan-Facsinay, A. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), Zuurmond, A.-M. (author), Schoones, J. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Kloppenburg, M. (author)
Objective: Although osteoarthritis (OA) is considered a non-inflammatory condition, it is widely accepted that synovial inflammation is a feature of OA. However, the role of immune cells and their cytokines in OA is largely unknown. This narrative systematic review summarizes the knowledge of inflammatory properties, immune cells and their...
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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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Falke, L.L. (author), Dendooven, A. (author), Leeuwis, J.W. (author), Nguyen, T.Q. (author), van Geest, R.J. (author), van der Giezen, D.M. (author), Broekhuizen, R. (author), Lyons, K. (author), Stoop, R. (author), Kemperman, H. (author), Schlingemann, R. (author), Joles, J.A. (author), Goldschmeding, R. (author)
Background: Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF/CCN2) is an important mediator of kidney fibrosis. Previous observations indicated that attenuation of CCN2 expression sufficed to alleviate early kidney damage. However, little is known about the role of CCN2 in fibrosis of severely damaged and more chronically injured kidneys. Therefore, we...
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van Noort, J.M. (author), Bsibsi, M. (author), Gerritsen, W.H. (author), van der Valk, P. (author), Bajramovic, J.J. (author), Steinman, L. (author), Amor, S. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We present the first comparative analysis of serum immunoglobulinG reactivity profiles against the full spectrum of human myelin-associated proteins in multiple sclerosis patients and healthy control subjects. In both groups, serum antibodies display a consistent and prominent reaction to αB-crystallin (CRYAB) versus other myelin proteins. As an...
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Mihaescu, R. (author), Detmar, S.B. (author), Cornel, M.C. (author), van der Flier, W.M. (author), Heutink, P. (author), Hol, E.M. (author), Rikkert, M.G.M.O. (author), van Duijn, C.M. (author), Janssens, A.C.J.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van leven (author)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of dementia and the number of cases is expected to increase exponentially worldwide. Three highly penetrant genes (AβPP, PSEN1, and PSEN2) explain only a small number of AD cases with a Mendelian transmission pattern. Many genes have been analyzed for association with non-Mendelian AD, but the...
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Knippenberg, M. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Wuisman, P.I.J.M. (author), Klein-Nulend, J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AT-MSCs) in combination with bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) or transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) are under evaluation for bone tissue engineering. Posttranslational modification of type I collagen is essential for functional bone tissue with adequate physical and mechanical properties. We...
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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...
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Plaisier, M. (author), Dennert, I. (author), Rost, E. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Helmerhorst, F.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
BACKGROUND : Decidual vascular development is important for implantation. This study analysed decidual vascular adaptation to implantation in correlation with miscarriage in decidual secretory endometrium (DSE), decidua parietalis (DP) and decidua basalis (DB) of miscarriage patients and matched controls. METHODS : Decidua was obtained during...
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Lu, Z.F. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Huang, C.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
β1 integrins play a controversial role during chondrogenesis. Since the maturation of chondrocytes relies on a signaling switch from cell-cell to cell-matrix interactions, we hypothesized that β1 integrins play a different role at the earlier (mainly cell-cell interaction) from the later stage (mainly cell-matrix interaction) of chondrogenesis....
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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...
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van Oostrom, M.C. (author), van Oostrom, O. (author), Quax, P.H.A. (author), Verhaar, M.C. (author), Hoefer, I.E. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Arteriogenesis, the enlargement of collateral vessels, seems a promising new target to improve blood flow to ischemic regions in patients suffering from cardiovascular conditions. With the growing knowledge of the mechanisms involved in arteriogenesis and the factors that influence the process, an increasing number of clinical trials are being...
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Santos, A.F. (author), Zaltsman, A.B. (author), Martin, R.C. (author), Kuzmin, A. (author), Alexandrov, Y. (author), Roquemore, E.P. (author), Jessop, R.A. (author), Erck, M.G.M.V. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Angiogenesis is a general term describing formation of new tube-like microvessel sprouts that are the size of capillary blood vessels. Angiogenesis is fundamental in key stages of embryonic development, organ formation, and wound repair and is also involved in the development and progression of a variety of pathological conditions, including...
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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...
article 2008
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