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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Sivan, S.S. (author), Tsitron, E. (author), Wachtel, E. (author), Roughley, P.J. (author), Sakkee, N. (author), van der Ham, F. (author), Groot, J.de (author), Roberts, S. (author), Maroudas, A. (author)
We have used the racemization of aspartic acid as a marker for the "molecular age" of aggrecan components of the human intervertebral disc matrix (aggregating and non-aggregating proteoglycans as well as the different buoyant density fractions of aggrecan). By measuring the D/L Asp ratio of the various aggrecan species as a function of age and...
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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Sluijter, J.P.G. (author), Pulskens, W.P.C. (author), Schoneveld, A.H. (author), Velema, E. (author), Strijder, C.F. (author), Moll, F. (author), de Vries, J.P. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Hanemaaijer, R. (author), de Kleijn, D.P.V. (author), Pasterkamp, G. (author)
Background and Purpose - We studied matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) 2, 8, and 9 and extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN) levels in relation to carotid atherosclerotic plaque characteristics. Methods - Carotid atherosclerotic plaques (n=150) were stained and analyzed for the presence of collagen, smooth muscle cell (SMC), and...
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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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TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author), Uitterlinden, E.J. (author), Jahr, H. (author), Koevoet, J.L.M. (author), Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Bierma-Zeinstra, S.M.A. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), Weinans, H. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author)
Objective: To investigate the effect of glucosamine (GlcN) in a human osteoarthritic explant model on expression of genes involved in anabolic and catabolic activities of chondrocytes. Methods: Human osteoarthritic explants, obtained during knee arthroplasty surgery, were pre-cultured (3 days) and treated with glucosamine-hydrochloride (GlcN-HCl...
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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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Lin, Y.L. (author), Brama, P.A.J. (author), Kiers, G.H. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author), de Groot, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
The objectives of the present study were to test the hypotheses that: (1) the composition of the extracellular matrix of the equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) shows great functional similarities with articular cartilage, i.e. that significant differences exist in biochemical composition of differently loaded areas (which in the...
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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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Lin, Y.L. (author), Brama, P.A.J. (author), Kiers, G.H. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Objective - To quantify and compare biochemical characteristics of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of specimens harvested from tensional and compressive regions of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) of horses in age classes that include neonates to mature horses. Sample population - Tendon specimens were collected on postmortem...
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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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van der Harst, M.R. (author), Brama, P.A.J. (author), van de Lest, C.H.A. (author), Kiers, G.H. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: In articular joints, the forces generated by locomotion are absorbed by the whole of cartilage, subchondral bone and underlying trabecular bone. The objective of this study is to test the hypothesis that regional differences in joint loading are related to clear and interrelated differences in the composition of the extracellular...
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Gaubius Instituut TNO (author), van de Lest, C.H.A. (author), Brama, P.A.J. (author), van El, B. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author)
Osteochondrosis (OC) is the most important developmental orthopaedic disease in the horse. Despite some decades of research, much of the pathogenesis of the disorder remains obscure. Increasing knowledge of articular cartilage development in juvenile animals led to the presumption that the role of collagen in OC might be more important than...
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de Groot, J. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Tchetverikov, I. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
Osteoarthritis is a disabling joint disease that is characterized by the progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms in combination with radiography, which is relatively insensitive and provides only an indication of accumulated damage. Alternative methods, such as molecular markers, are therefore...
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TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author), Tolboom, T.C.A. (author), Pieterman, E. (author), van der Laan, W.H. (author), Toes, R.E.M. (author), Huidekoper, A.L. (author), Nelissen, R.G.H.H. (author), Breedveld, F.C. (author), Huizinga, T.W.J. (author)
Background: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have a pivotal role in the destruction of cartilage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is mediated by the fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS). Objective: To examine the in vitro invasiveness of synoviocytes obtained from inflamed joints of patients with arthritis in relation to the expression of MMP 1...
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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...
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Sakharov, D.V. (author), Jie, A.F.H. (author), Bekkers, M.E.A. (author), Emeis, J.J. (author), Rijken, D.C. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
We present the first steps in the elaboration of an approach of extracellular matrix-targeted local drug delivery (ECM-LDD), designed to provide a high concentration, ubiquitous distribution, and long-term retention of a drug within the vessel wall after local intravascular delivery. The approach is based on the concept of a bifunctional drug...
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Ronday, H.K. (author), van der Laan, W.H. (author), Tak, P.P. (author), de Roos, J.A.D.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Froelich, C.J. (author), Hack, C.E. (author), Hogendoorn, P.C.W. (author), Breedveld, F.C. (author), Verheijen, J.H. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
Objective. To investigate the cartilage-degrading capacity of granzyme B and the presence of granzyme B-positive cells at sites of erosion in the rheumatoid synovium. Methods. Granzyme B was added to [3H]proline/[35S]sulphate-labelled cartilage matrices and to cartilage explants. Proteoglycan degradation was assessed by the release of 35S and...
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Vermeulen, E.G.J. (author), Niessen, H.W.M. (author), Bogels, M. (author), Stehouwer, C.D.A. (author), Rauwerda, J.A. (author), van Hinsbergh, V.W.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut TNO (author)
The aim of this study was to determine whether the morphology of the muscular femoral artery in patients with atherosclerosis and hyperhomocysteinemia differs from that of atherosclerotic vessels from patients with normal homocysteine levels. Whole-vessel biopsies of the superficial femoral artery were taken from patients with symptomatic...
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de Groot, J. (author), Verzijl, N. (author), Budde, M. (author), Bijlsma, J.W.J. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
The integrity of the collagen network is essential for articular cartilage to fulfill its function in load support and distribution. Damage to the collagen network is one of the first characteristics of osteoarthritis. Since extensive collagen damage is considered irreversible, it is crucial that chondrocytes maintain a functional collagen...
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Brama, P.A.J. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Karssenberg, D. (author), Barneveld, A. (author), van Weeren, P.R. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate topographical differences in the biochemical composition of the extracellular matrix of articular cartilage of the normal equine fetlock joint. Water content, DNA content, glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content and a number of characteristics of the collagen network (total collagen content, levels of hydroxylysine-...
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Mansell, J.P. (author), Kerrigan, J. (author), McGill, J. (author), Bailey, J. (author), TeKoppele, J. (author), Sandy, J.R. (author)
Cleft lip and palate is a common craniofacial malformation in man. The aetiology is multifactorial and not known. Since collagen is a major structural component of the developing palate, we studied its composition and metabolism during palate shelf formation and elevation in the rat. Palatal shelves were harvested at embryonic days (E) 15, 16...
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