Bieneke Janssen

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Neuroinflammation, in particular activation of microglia, is thought to play an important role in the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. In activated microglia, the purinergic P2X7 receptor is upregulated. A-740003, a highly affine and selective P2X7 receptor antagonist, is a promising candidate for the development of a radiotracer for imaging of(More)
Neuroinflammation is thought to play a pivotal role in many diseases affecting the brain, including Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Neuroinflammation is characterised predominantly by microglial activation, which can be visualised using positron emission tomography (PET). Traditionally, translocator protein 18kDa (TSPO) is the target for(More)
The aim of this study was to validate a device developed previously to measure laxity of murine knee joints and to investigate whether experimentally induced pathological conditions result in measurable laxity. The laxity characteristics of normal murine knee joints were derived from measurements of 25 left knees of normal mice. Reproducible, nonlinear(More)
The signaling molecule histamine plays a key role in the mediation of immune reactions, in gastric secretion, and in the sensory system. In addition, it has an important function as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, acting in pituitary hormone secretion, wakefulness, motor and cognitive functions, as well as in itch and nociception. This has(More)
In this paper we introduce an improved harmonic phase (HARP) analysis for complementary spatial modulation of magnetization (CSPAMM) tagging of the mouse left ventricular wall, which enables the determination of regional displacement fields with the same resolution as the corresponding CINE anatomical images. CINE MRI was used to measure global function,(More)
The knee joints of mice can be used as a model for studying the effects of interventions on knee laxity. The goal of this study was to quantify knee joint laxity in vitro. Three devices were developed: a positioning- and cementing device, an anterior-posterior (AP) laxity tester and a varus-valgus (VV) laxity tester. The positioning and cementing device was(More)
When oxygen plasma was used for plasma etching it was possible to hydrophilize the surface of silicone intraocular lenses (IOLs) without changing the chemical composition or the properties of deeper layers of the polymer. The modification was characterized by surface analysis. (Electron spectroscopy = XPS, contact angle estimations) and by scanning electron(More)
Hyperthermia enhances in certain tumors (e. g. lung / breast cancer) the therapeutic efficacy of some cytostatics. After hyperthermic treatment in a sublethal temperature range, some cell types develop a transient resistance towards an immediate second application of lethal hyperthermia. This resistance or thermotolerance correlates with the induction of(More)
Adamantanyl benzamide 1 was identified as a potent P2X7R antagonist but failed to progress further due to poor metabolic stability. We describe the synthesis and SAR of a series of bioisosteres of benzamide 1 to explore improvements in the pharmacological properties of this lead. Initial efforts investigated a series of heteroaromatic bioisosteres, which(More)
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