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van Spil, W.E. (author), de Groot, J. (author), Lems, W.F. (author), Oostveen, J.C.M. (author), Lafeber, F.P.J.G. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Context: Molecules that are released into biological fluids during matrix metabolism of articular cartilage, subchondral bone, and synovial tissue could serve as biochemical markers of the process of osteoarthritis (OA). Unfortunately, actual breakthroughs in the biochemical OA marker field are limited so far. Objective: By reviewing the status...
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van den Heuvel, E.G.H.M. (author), Muijs, T. (author), Brouns, F. (author), Hendriks, H.F.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Consumption of fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) has been shown to improve mineral absorption in the short term, but no long-term effects were studied in girls with a low calcium intake. Therefore, we hypothesized that short- and long-term consumption of short-chain FOS (sc-FOS) improves calcium and magnesium absorption in girls with a low habitual...
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Hoogendoorn, R. (author), Doulabi, B.Z. (author), Huang, C.L. (author), Wuisman, P.I. (author), Bank, R.A. (author), Helder, M.N. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Study Design. Caprine lumbar intervertebral discs (IVD) were collected from previous studies and categorized as normal, mildly, or severely degenerated. The biochemical composition and the RNA profiles present in both the nucleus pulposus (NP) and the anulus fibrosus (AF) were analyzed. Objective. To determine the molecular changes occurring in...
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Jenniskens, Y.M. (author), Koevoet, W. (author), de Bart, A.C.W. (author), Weinans, H. (author), Jahr, H. (author), Verhaar, J.A.N. (author), de Groot, J. (author), van Osch, G.J.V.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Objective: Examine effects of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), transforming growth factor β2 (TGFβ2) and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) on proteoglycan and collagen network and biomechanical properties of the newly formed cartilage matrix. Methods: Bovine articular chondrocytes were cultured in alginate beads for 3 weeks with or without...
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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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Belstra, B.A. (author), Flowers, W.L. (author), Croom, W.J. (author), de Groot, J. (author), See, M.T. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Incomplete uterine involution is the putative cause of the increased embryo mortality and reproductive failure often exhibited by sows that lactate for less than 21 days. Since such short lactation lengths are common in American swine production, an effective technique to monitor the postpartum involution process and test this hypothesis might...
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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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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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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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Valtueña, S. (author), Cashman, K. (author), Robins, S.P. (author), Cassidy, A. (author), Kardinaal, A. (author), Branca, F. (author)
Research on the bone effects of natural phyto-oestrogens after menopause is at a relatively early stage. Published studies are few, difficult to compare and often inconclusive, due in part to design weaknesses. Currently, many questions remain to be answered including to what extent a safe daily intake may prevent postmenopausal bone loss. These...
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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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Huebner, J.L. (author), Hanes, M.A. (author), Beekman, B. (author), TeKoppele, J.M. (author), Kraus, V.B. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
Objective: To evaluate the interaction of bone and cartilage in knee osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis in two guinea-pig strains with appreciable differences in bone metabolism. Design: Two guinea-pig strains were evaluated for their susceptibilities to OA using semi-quantitative histological grading of knee joints and quantification of...
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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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van der Laan, W. (author), Molenaar, E. (author), Ronday, K. (author), Verheijen, J. (author), Breedveld, F. (author), Greenwald, R. (author), Dijkmans, B. (author), Tekoppele, J. (author), Gaubius instituut TNO (author)
Objective. To investigate the effects of doxycycline on disease activity and joint destruction in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods. A 36 week double blind, placebo controlled crossover trial was conducted. Patients (n = 66) received 50 mg doxycycline or placebo twice a day during 12, 24, or 36 weeks. Patient assessments were...
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Verhoeven, A.C. (author), Boers, M. (author), te Koppele, J.M. (author), van der Laan, W.H. (author), Markusse, H.M. (author), Geusens, P. (author), van der Linden, S. (author), Gaubius Instituut (author)
Objectives. Exploration of bone metabolism changes at different levels of disease activity, both with and without oral corticosteroid therapy, and prediction of changes in joint damage and bone density from the observed changes in markers of bone turnover. Methods. Data analysis from a randomized clinical trial with 155 rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
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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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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)
Biochemical heterogeneity of cartilage within a joint is well known in mature individuals. It has recently been reported that heterogeneity for proteoglycan content and chondrocyte metabolism in sheep develops postnatally under the influence of loading. No data exist on the collagen network in general or on the specific situation in the horse....
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Bank, R.A. (author), Tekoppele, J.M. (author), Janus, G.J.M. (author), Wassen, M.H.M. (author), Pruijs, H.E.H. (author), van der Sluijs, H.A.H. (author), Sakkers, R.J.B. (author)
The brittleness of bone in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) has been attributed to an aberrant collagen network. However, the role of collagen in the loss of tissue integrity has not been well established. To gain an insight into the biochemistry and structure of the collagen network, the cross-links hydroxylysylpyridinoline (HP) and...
article 2000
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