Alexander M Snoek

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The acute phase proteins LPS binding protein (LBP) and serum amyloid A (SAA) are produced by the liver and are present in the circulation. Both proteins have been shown to participate in the immune response to endotoxins. The intestinal mucosa forms a large surface that is continuously exposed to these microbial products. By secretion of antimicrobial and(More)
Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) is an important modulator of the host's response to endotoxin. In a previous study, we found evidence for the synthesis of LBP by intestinal epithelial cells. In this study, we explored the polarity of LBP secretion by these cells. Polarized monolayers of Caco-2 cells were used as intestinal mucosa model. Cells were(More)
LPS-binding protein (LBP) and serum lipoproteins cooperate in reducing the toxic properties of LPS. In the present study, we demonstrate that LBP circulates in association with LDL and VLDL in healthy persons. ApoB was found to account at least in part for the interaction of LBP with LDL and VLDL. Although LBP interacted with purified apoA-I in vitro, no(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether mild stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be detected on chest radiography without substantial overdiagnosis. METHODS A retrospective nested case-control study (case:control, 1:1) was performed in 783 patients scheduled for cardiothoracic surgery who underwent both spirometry and a chest radiograph(More)
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