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Mulder, S.D. (author), van der Flier, W.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Mulder, C. (author), Scheltens, P. (author), Blankenstein, M.A. (author), Hack, C.E. (author), Veerhuis, R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Several studies have shown that reduced amyloid-β 1-42 (Aβ {42}) and increased tau levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) reflect increased Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in the brain. β-site APP cleaving enzyme (BACE1) is thought to be the major β-secretase involved in Aβ production in the brain, and therefore we investigated the relation...
article 2010
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Kluft, C. (author), Meijer, P. (author), LaGuardia, K.D. (author), Fisher, A.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare effects of the transdermal contraceptive patch, a desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol (EE)-containing, monophasic combination oral contraceptive (COC) and a levonorgestrel/EE-containing, triphasic COC on hemostasis variables. Study Design: This was a randomized, open-label study of 104 young women who...
article 2008
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Meyer, F.J. (author), Burnand, K.G. (author), Abisi, S. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), van Els, B. (author), Smith, A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: The presence of fibrous tissue in poorly healing venous leg ulcers suggests abnormal collagen metabolism. The aim was to determine whether there were differences in collagen turnover and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity between ulcers that healed, those that did not heal and normal skin. Methods: Biopsies were taken from the...
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Schreijer, A.J.M. (author), Cannegieter, S.C. (author), Caramella, M. (author), Meijers, J.C.M. (author), Krediet, R.T. (author), Simons, M. (author), Rosendaal, F.R. (author), TNO Defensie en Veiligheid (author)
The mechanism of air travel-related venous thrombosis is unclear. Although immobility plays a pivotal role, other factors such as fluid loss may contribute. We investigated whether fluid loss occurred more in individuals with coagulation activation after air travel than in subjects without. As a secondary aim, we investigated whether fluid loss...
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Brink, E. (author), Coxam, V. (author), Robins, S. (author), Wahala, K. (author), Cassidy, A. (author), Branca, F. (author), KvL (author)
Background: Osteoporosis is a major health problem. It was hypothesized that isoflavone-containing products may be a potential alternative to hormone replacement therapy for preventing bone loss during the menopausal transition. Objective: The objective was to investigate whether the consumption of isoflavone-enriched foods for 1 y affects bone...
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van Boxtel, E.L. (author), Koppelman, S.J. (author), van den Broek, L.A.M. (author), Gruppen, H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), KvL (author)
This study was aimed at the determination of the pepsin-susceptible and pepsin-resistant epitopes in native and heat-treated Ara h 1, a major allergen from peanuts. Both the oligomeric structure and the trimeric structure of the allergen were investigated. Under the in vitro conditions applied, oligomeric Ara h 1, either unheated or preheated,...
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Kel, J. (author), Oldenampsen, J. (author), Luca, M. (author), Drijfhout, J.W. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
We have previously shown that immunization with a mannosylated myelin peptide in complete adjuvant induces tolerance instead of disease in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a rodent model for multiple sclerosis. In this report we demonstrate that treatment with a soluble mannosylated epitope of proteolipid protein (M-PLP139-151)...
article 2007
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Wang, C. (author), Chou, Y.K. (author), Rich, C.M. (author), Link, J.M. (author), Afentoulis, M.E. (author), van Noort, J.M. (author), Wawrousek, E.F. (author), Offner, H. (author), van den Bark, A.A. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Alpha B-crystallin (αB) is a small heat shock protein that is strongly up-regulated in multiple sclerosis (MS) brain tissue, and can induce strong T cell responses. Assessing a potential encephalitogenic function for αB protein in MS and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) has been challenging due to its ubiquitous expression that...
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Luca, M.E. (author), Kel, J.M. (author), van Rijs, W. (author), Drijfhout, J.W. (author), Koning, F. (author), Nagelkerken, L. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
SJL mice immunized with mannosylated (M-) PLP139-151 in complete adjuvant do not develop EAE and little CNS mononuclear cell infiltration; other mannosylated peptides were ineffective in this experimental setting. Despite apparently normal T cell responses, M-PLP139-151-immunized mice show impaired delayed-type-sensitivity to PLP139-151 but a...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Kypreos, K.E. (author), van Dijk, K.W. (author), Havekes, L.M. (author), Zannis, V.I. (author)
To identify the residues in the carboxyl-terminal region 260-299 of human apolipoprotein E (apoE) that contribute to hypertriglyceridemia, two sets of conserved, hydrophobic amino acids between residues 261 and 283 were mutated to alanines, and recombinant adenoviruses expressing these apoE mutants were generated. Adenovirus-mediated gene...
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Nagelkerken, L. (author), Haspels, I. (author), van Rijs, W. (author), Blauw, B. (author), Ferrant, J.L. (author), Hess, D.M. (author), Garber, E.A. (author), Taylor, F.R. (author), Burkly, L.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
It has been demonstrated that anti-CD154 mAb treatment effectively inhibits the development of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). However, although it appears to prevent the induction of Th1 cells and reactivation of encephalitogenic T cells within the CNS, little information is available regarding the involvement of alternative...
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van Schoonbeek, K. (author), Feijge, M.A.H. (author), Paquay, M. (author), Rosing, J. (author), Saris, W. (author), Kluft, C. (author), Giesen, P.L.A. (author), Maat, M.P.M.de (author), Heemskerk, J.W.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective-The beneficial effect of dietary fish oil, rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), on cardiovascular disease is multifactorial and may partly rely on their anticoagulant action. We studied how fish oil intake influenced thrombin generation in plasma and which factors were involved herein. Methods and Results-Twenty-five...
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Spaenij-Dekking, E.H.A. (author), Kooy-Winkelaar, E.M.C. (author), Nieuwenhuizen, W.F. (author), Drijfhout, J.W. (author), Koning, F. (author), TNO Voeding (author)
Background: It is now generally accepted that coeliac disease (CD) is caused by inflammatory T cell responses to gluten peptides bound to HLA-DQ2 or -DQ8 molecules. There is overwhelming evidence that CD patients can mount T cell responses to peptides found in both α-gliadin and γ-gliadin molecules. Assays that would detect the presence or...
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Smit, E. (author), Jager, D. (author), Martinez, B. (author), Tielen, F.J. (author), Pouwels, P.H. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
The structure of the crystallisation domain, SAN, of the S A-protein of Lactobacillus acidophilus ATCC 4356 was analysed by insertion and deletion mutagenesis, and by proteolytic treatment. Mutant S A-protein synthesised in Escherichia coli with 7-13 amino acid insertions near the N terminus or within regions of sequence variation in SAN (amino...
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Fidder, A. (author), Hulst, A.G. (author), Noort, D. (author), de Ruiter, R. (author), van der Schans, M.J. (author), Benschop, H.P. (author), Langenberg, J.P. (author), Prins Maurits Laboratorium TNO (author)
In this paper a novel and general procedure is presented for detection of organophosphate-inhibited human butyrylcholinesterase (HuBuChE), which is based on electrospray tandem mass spectrometric analysis of phosphylated nonapeptides obtained after pepsin digestion of the enzyme. The utility of this method is exemplified by the positive analysis...
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Seegers, J.F.M.L. (author)
Evidence is accumulating that lactobacilli influence the immune response in a strain-dependent manner. This immunomodulatory capacity is important for the development of the immune response, and also identifies Lactobacillus as a potent oral vaccine carrier. Most of our current knowledge of the use of lactobacilli for vaccination purposes has...
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van Hensbergen, Y. (author), Broxterman, H.J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), Jorna, A.S. (author), van Lent, N.A. (author), Verheul, H.M.W. (author), Pinedo, H.M. (author), Hoekman, K. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Purpose: On the basis of the finding of marked overexpression in angiogenic microvessels, aminopeptidase N/CD13 has recently been suggested to play a prominent role in tumor angiogenesis. A soluble form of CD13 (sCD13) is present in human plasma, but its role in cancer has not been addressed. We hypothesized that sCD13 would be shed by tumor...
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Schulter, V. (author), Koolwijk, P. (author), Peters, E. (author), Frank, S. (author), Hrzenjak, A. (author), Graier, W.F. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Kostner, G.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Angiostatin, which consists of the kringle I-IV domains of plasminogen and which is secreted into urine, is an efficient inhibitor of angiogenesis and tumor growth. Because N-terminal apolipoprotein(a) [apo(a)] fragments, which also contain several types of kringle IV domains, are found in urine as well, we evaluated the potential angiostatic...
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Smit, E. (author), Oling, F. (author), Demel, R. (author), Martinez, B. (author), Pouwels, P.H. (author), Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO (author)
Lactobacillus acidophilus, like many other bacteria, harbors a surface layer consisting of a protein (SA-protein) of 43 kDa. SA-protein could be readily extracted and crystallized in vitro into large crystalline patches on lipid monolayers with a net negative charge but not on lipids with a net neutral charge. Reconstruction of the S-layer from...
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Quax, P.H.A. (author), Lamfers, M.L.M. (author), Lardenoye, J.H.P. (author), Grimbergen, J.M. (author), de Vries, M.R. (author), Slomp, J. (author), de Ruiter, M.C. (author), Kockx, M.M. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Background - Smooth muscle cell migration, in addition to proliferation, contributes to a large extent to the neointima formed in humans after balloon angioplasty or bypass surgery. Plasminogen activator/plasmin-mediated proteolysis is an important mediator of this smooth muscle cell migration. Here, we report the construction of a novel hybrid...
article 2001
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