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Lindeman, J.H.N. (author), Ashcroft, B.A. (author), Beenakker, J.-W.M. (author), van Es, M. (author), Koekkoek, N.B.R. (author), Prins, F.A. (author), Tielemans, J.F. (author), Abdul-Hussien, H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Oosterkamp, T.H. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
An aneurysm of the aorta is a common pathology characterized by segmentalweakeningof the artery.Althoughit isgenerally accepted that the vessel-wall weakening is caused by an impaired collagen metabolism, a clear association has been demonstrated only for rare syndromes such as the vascular type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Here we show that vessel...
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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...
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van Deemter, M. (author), Ponsioen, T.L. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Snabel, J.M.M. (author), van der Worp, R.J. (author), Hooymans, J.M.M. (author), Los, L.I. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The human vitreous body undergoes structural changes with aging. This can be followed by a posterior vitreous detachment, which can result in ocular pathology. As in many collagenous tissues, age-related changes in the vitreous could be caused by the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The goal of this study was to find out...
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Balguid, A. (author), Mol, A. (author), van Marion, M.H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Despite the attractive features of nanofibrous scaffolds for cell attachment in tissue-engineering (TE) applications, impeded cell ingrowth has been reported in electrospun scaffolds. Previous findings have shown that the scaffold can function as a sieve, keeping cells on the scaffold surface, and that cell migration into the scaffold does not...
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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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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), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) is often used in cartilage tissue engineering to increase matrix formation by cells with various phenotypes. However, adverse effects of TGFβ, such as extensive cross-linking in cultured fibroblasts, have also been reported. Our goal was to study effects of TGFβ on collagen cross-linking and evaluating the...
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Balguid, A. (author), Rubbens, M.P. (author), Mol, A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bogers, A.J.J.C. (author), van Kats, J.P. (author), de Mol, B.A.J.M. (author), Baaijens, F.P.T. (author), Bouten, C.V.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
A major challenge in tissue engineering of functional heart valves is to determine and mimic the dominant tissue structures that regulate heart valve function and in vivo survival. In native heart valves, the anisotropic matrix architecture assures sustained and adequate functioning under high-pressure conditions. Collagen, being the main load...
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Lu, Z.F. (author), Zandieh Doulabi, B. (author), Wuisman, P.I. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a major cause of chronic low back pain. For mild/intermediate DDD, regeneration by injecting adipose stem cells (ASCs) into the nucleus pulposus (NP) may be considered. The goal of this study is to investigate whether NP cells can direct ASCs towards the NP phenotype. Interactions between NP cells and ASCs were...
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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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Pfeiffer, B.J. (author), Franklin, C.L. (author), Hsieh, F.H. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Phillips, C.L. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Collagen and elastin are the primary determinants of vascular integrity, with elastin hypothesized to be the major contributor to aortic compliance and type I collagen the major contributor to aortic strength and stiffness. Type I collagen is normally heterotrimeric composed of two α1(I) and one α2(I) collagen chains, α1(I)2α2(I). Recent...
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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...
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van der Slot, A.J. (author), van Dura, E.A. (author), de Wit, E.C. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Zuurmond, A.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The hallmark of fibrosis is the excessive accumulation of collagen. The deposited collagen contains increased pyridinoline cross-link levels due to an overhydroxylation of lysine residues within the collagen telopeptides. Lysyl hydroxylase 2b (LH2b) is the only lysyl hydroxylase consistently up-regulated in several forms of fibrosis, suggesting...
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Hernandez, C.J. (author), Tang, S.Y. (author), Baumbach, B.M. (author), Hwu, P.B. (author), Sakkee, A.N. (author), van der Ham, F. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Keaveny, T.M. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The propensity of individual trabeculae to fracture (microfracture) may be important clinically since it could be indicative of bone fragility. Whether or not an overloaded trabecula fractures is determined in part by its structural ductility, a mechanical property that describes how much deformation a trabecula can sustain. The overall goal of...
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de Groot, J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), van Wenting-Wijk, M.J.G. (author), Jacobs, K.M.G. (author), van El, B. (author), van Roermund, P.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent and disabling chronic conditions affecting the elderly. Its etiology is largely unknown, but age is the most prominent risk factor. The current study was designed to test whether accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are known to adversely affect cartilage...
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Day, J.S. (author), van der Linden, J.C. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Ding, M. (author), Hvid, I. (author), Sumner, D.R. (author), Weinans, H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease with pathological changes in the articulating cartilage and all other tissues that occupy the joint. Radin and coworkers have suggested the involvement of subchondral bone in the disease process. However, evidence for an essential role in the etiology has never been proven. Recent studies showing reduced...
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Bank, R.A. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective: The collagen network in human articular cartilage experiences a large number of stress cycles during life as it shows hardly any turnover after adolescence. We hypothesized that, to withstand fatigue failure, the physical condition of the collagen network laid down at adolescence is of crucial importance for the age of onset of...
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Verzijl, N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Zaken, C.B. (author), Braun-Benjamin, O. (author), Maroudas, A. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Mizrahi, J. (author), Schalkwijk, C.G. (author), Thorpe, S.R. (author), Baynes, J.W. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
Objective. Age is an important risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA). During aging, nonenzymatic glycation results in the accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in cartilage collagen. We studied the effect of AGE crosslinking on the stiffness of the collagen network in human articular cartilage. Methods. To increase AGE levels,...
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Brama, P.A.J. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Barneveld, A. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Subchondral bone provides structural support to the overlying articular cartilage, and plays an important role in osteochondral diseases. There is growing insight that the mechanical features of bone are related to the biochemistry of the collagen network and the mineral content. In the present study, part of the normal developmental process and...
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Brama, P.A.J. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Barneveld, A. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The objective of this study was to document the development of biochemical heterogeneity from birth to maturity in equine articular cartilage, and to test the hypothesis that the amount of exercise during early life may influence this process. Neonatal foals showed no biochemical heterogeneity whatsoever, in contrast to a clear biochemical...
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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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