Antwan G H Ederveen

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To identify key regulatory mechanisms in the growth and development of the human endometrium, microarray analysis was performed on uncultured human endometrium collected during menstruation (M) and the late-proliferative (LATE-P)-phase of the menstrual cycle, as well as after 24 h incubation in the presence of oestradiol (17β-E2). We demonstrate the(More)
Hormone therapy (HT) drugs and bisphosphonates prevent osteoporosis by inhibiting osteoclastic bone resorption. However, the effects of osteoporosis and anti-resorptive drugs on the mechanical behavior of the bone tissue constituting individual trabeculae have not yet been quantified. In this study, we test the hypothesis that the mechanical properties of(More)
In this study we present the analysis of in vivo micro-CT scans using a new method based on image registration that accurately evaluates longitudinal micro-CT studies. We tested if detailed changes in the bone architecture could be detected and tracked in individual animals. A prototype in vivo micro-CT scanner (Skyscan 1076) was developed in which tibiae(More)
Ovulation is triggered by the preovulatory rise of gonadotropins, which is in turn elicited by the preceding increase in circulating estrogen. Kisspeptins, ligands of G protein-coupled receptor 54 encoded by the KiSS-1 gene, have emerged as potent stimulators of GnRH/LH secretion, and KiSS-1 neurons at the anteroventral periventricular nucleus have been(More)
Ovulation is triggered by the preovulatory surge of gonadotropins that, in rodents, is defined by the concomitant rise in circulating LH and FSH at the afternoon of proestrus (primary surge), followed by persistently elevated FSH levels at early estrus (secondary surge). In recent years, kisspeptins, products of the KiSS-1 gene that act via G(More)
Olfactomedin-4 (OLFM-4) is an extracellular matrix protein that is highly expressed in human endometrium. We have examined the regulation and function of OLFM-4 in normal endometrium and in cases of endometriosis and endometrial cancer. OLFM-4 expression levels are highest in proliferative-phase endometrium, and 17β-estradiol up-regulates OLFM-4 mRNA in(More)
Bone mineral measurements with quantitative computed tomography (QCT) and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were compared with chemical analysis (ChA) to determine (1) the accuracy and (2) the influence of bone marrow fat. Total bone mass of 19 human femoral necks in vitro was determined with QCT and DXA before and after defatting. ChA consisted of(More)
UNLABELLED 1alpha,25(OH)2-vitamin D strongly regulates the expression of the epithelial calcium channel CaT1. CaT1 expression is reduced in ERKOalpha mice and induced by estrogen treatment, pregnancy, or lactation in VDR WT and KO mice. Estrogens and vitamin D are thus independent potent regulators of the expression of this calcium influx mechanism, which(More)
Because of the destructive nature of techniques used to measure bone morphometry, studies of architectural changes and bone loss have utilized cross-sectional study designs, with all its inherent limitations in nuances. Here, the results of a longitudinal study using in vivo micro-CT are presented elucidating the dynamics of bone loss and architectural(More)
Genomic profiling was performed on explants of late proliferative phase human endometrium after 24-h treatment with progesterone (P) or oestradiol and progesterone (17β-E2+P) and on explants of menstrual phase endometrium treated with 17β-E2+P. Gene expression was validated with real-time PCR in the samples used for the arrays, in endometrium collected from(More)