Anton J G Horrevoets

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Several members of the kinesin superfamily are known to play a prominent role in the motor-driven transport processes that occur in mitotic cells. Here we describe a new mitotic human kinesin-like protein, RB6K (Rabkinesin 6), distantly related to MKLP-1. Expression of RB6K is regulated during the cell cycle at both the mRNA and protein level and, similar(More)
High laminar shear stress (HLSS) is vasculoprotective partly through induction of Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2). Connexin37 (Cx37) is highly expressed in endothelial cells (ECs) of healthy arteries, but not in ECs overlying atherosclerotic lesions. Moreover, Cx37 deletion in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE(-/-)) mice increases susceptibility to(More)
In iron-limited environments, the plant-growth-stimulating Pseudomonas putida WCS358 produces a yellow-green fluorescent siderophore called pseudobactin 358. The transcriptional organization and the iron-regulated expression of a major gene cluster involved in the biosynthesis and transport of pseudobactin 358 were analyzed in detail. The cluster comprises(More)
This Commentary provides perspective on a related article by Sun-Jin Kim and coworkers (Am J Pathol: 172 AJP08-0819), who assess the contribution of bone marrow-derived cells to tumor angiogenesis in a physiologic, non-myeloablative setting and conclude that the actual angiogenic cell type incorporated in the newly formed vessels is actually(More)
Most acute coronary events occur in the upstream region of stenotic atherosclerotic plaques that experience laminar shear stress (LSS) elevated above normal physiological levels. Many studies have described the atheroprotective effect on endothelial behavior of normal physiological LSS (approximately 15 dynes/cm(2)) compared to static or oscillatory shear(More)
Phage display technology has been exploited to study in detail the interaction between plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) and either thrombin or an essential positively charged "loop" of tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), denoted variable region 1 (VR1). For this purpose, a PAI-1 mutant phage library was used that served as a reservoir of(More)
Detailed knowledge on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control (re)-differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is critical to understanding the pathological processes underlying atherogenesis. We identified by differential display/reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction 40 genes with altered expression in cultured SMCs upon(More)
The kinetics of activation of both [Glu1]- and [Lys78]Plg(S741C-fluorescein by native (recombinant) tissue-type plasminogen activator and its deletion variants lacking either the finger or kringle-2 domain were measured by fluorescence within fully polymerized fibrin clots. The kinetics conform to the Michaelis-Menten equation at any fixed fibrin(More)
Crohn's disease (CD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, as a result of aberrant activation of the innate immune system through TLR stimulation by bacterial products. The conventional immunosuppressive thiopurine derivatives (azathioprine and mercaptopurine) are used to treat CD. The effects of thiopurines on circulating(More)
RATIONALE Altered pulmonary hemodynamics and fluid flow-induced high shear stress (HSS) are characteristic hallmarks in the pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). However, the contribution of HSS to cellular and vascular alterations in PAH is unclear. OBJECTIVES We hypothesize that failing shear adaptation is an essential part of the(More)