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Khedoe, P.P.S.J. (author), Wong, M.C. (author), Wagenaar, G.T.M. (author), Plomp, J.J. (author), van Eck, M. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Rensen, P.C.N. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Berbée, J.F.P. (author)
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by pulmonary inflammation, airways obstruction and emphysema, and is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the contribution of these individual COPD components to this increased risk is unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the...
article 2013
Bos, R. (author), van Leuven, C.J.M. (author), Stolk, J. (author), Hiemstra, P.S. (author), Ronday, H.K. (author), Nieuwenhuizen, W. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Upon stimulation, polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs) release potent serine proteases, i.e. elastase, cathepsin C and proteinase 3, which contribute to the degradation of tissue and plasma components. Here, we describe the development of a plasma test to assess PMN-mediated fibrinogenolysis as a biochemical marker for actual PMN-derived...
article 1997