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Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying mTLE may involve defects in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that control the expression of genes at the post-transcriptional level. Here, we performed(More)
Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) is a chronic and often treatment-refractory brain disorder characterized by recurrent seizures originating from the hippocampus. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying mTLE remain largely unknown. Recent clinical and experimental evidence supports a role of various inflammatory mediators in mTLE. Here, we performed protein(More)
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is one of the most common focal epilepsy syndromes. In a genome-wide expression study of the human TLE hippocampus we previously showed up-regulation of genes involved in chemokine signalling. Here we investigate in the rat pilocarpine model for TLE, whether changes in chemokine signalling occur during epileptogenesis and are(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately ten times a year the Dutch National Poisons Information Centre (NVIC) is consulted regarding a colchicine intoxication or overdose. CASE DESCRIPTION An 18-year old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit after a suicide attempt with a potentially lethal dosage of colchicine tablets (0.5 mg/kg body weight). After a few hours(More)
OBJECTIVE Febrile seizures (FS) are the most common seizure type in young children. Complex FS are a risk factor for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). To identify new FS susceptibility genes we used a forward genetic strategy in mice and subsequently analyzed candidate genes in humans. METHODS We mapped a quantitative trait locus (QTL1) for(More)
Febrile seizures are the most prevalent type of seizures among children up to 5 years of age (2-4% of Western-European children). Complex febrile seizures are associated with an increased risk to develop temporal lobe epilepsy. To investigate short- and long-term effects of experimental febrile seizures (eFS), we induced eFS in highly febrile(More)
Many drugs can significantly influence cardiac repolarisation causing an increased duration of this repolarisation phase, challenging the repolarisation reserve. This may set the stage for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias such as torsades de pointes (TdP). TdP generally occurs in conjunction with a prolonged QT interval (QT) on the(More)
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