Anouk Waeytens

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PURPOSE Cell transplantation is being investigated as an alternative treatment for medically refractory temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). In this study the fate of adult-derived neurosphere cells was evaluated after transplantation in the lesioned hippocampus of the intrahippocampal kainic acid (KA) model for TLE. METHODS Neurosphere-forming cells were(More)
There are accumulating studies that report a neurogenic potential of bone marrow-derived cells both in vitro as well as in vivo. Most claims of neural "transdifferentiation" have based their conclusions on morphology and neural gene expression. Recently, doubts have been raised about the validity of both outcome parameters since non-neural cells can extend(More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are a group of chronic, relapsing, immune-mediated disorders of the intestine, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Recent studies underscore the importance of the damaged epithelial barrier and the dysregulated innate immune system in their pathogenesis. Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of small proteins(More)
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