Cecile P E Ottenheim

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In a genetically isolated community in the Netherlands four severe recessive genetic disorders occur at relatively high frequency (pontocerebellar hypoplasia type 2 (PCH2), fetal akinesia deformation sequence (FADS), rhizomelic chondrodysplasia punctata type 1 (RCDP1), and osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) type IIB/III. Over the past decades multiple patients(More)
Some multidrug resistant cell lines over-express the gene encoding the multidrug-resistance-associated protein (MRP). In all cell lines reported thus far, over-expression is associated with gene amplification. We have studied the predominant mechanisms of MRP over-expression in 4 human lung-cancer cell lines that cover a range of drug-resistance levels, and(More)
PURPOSE To validate whether the number of aberrations could be used as a measure of the radiosensitivity of human tumour cells. If so, this would potentially provide a more rapid method than the colony assay to predict radiocurability in human tumour biopsy material. MATERIALS AND METHODS A panel of 13 human tumour cell lines was investigated, covering a(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a potential assay for determining cellular radiosensitivity based on the detection of chromosome damage. This approach was chosen because of its relative simplicity and short assay time. Two radiosensitive and two radioresistant human tumour cell lines were used. The radiosensitive lines were an ovarian carcinoma(More)
In order to find an explanation for the eventual disappearance of all chromosome aberrations in two radiosensitive human tumour cell lines, the type and stability of different aberration types was investigated in more detail. To classify the aberrations into unstable and stable types, three-colour fluorescence in situ hybridization was performed, including(More)
This paper describes the kinetics of fibroblastic colony forming units (CFU-f) in murine blood after phenylhydrazine-induced haemolytic anaemia and their subsequent migration into haemopoietic organs. Murine blood contained 5.3 +/- 0.8 CFU-f per 10(6) nucleated cells. Absence of particle ingestion and factor VIII-related antigen in addition to the enzyme(More)
The recovery of fibroblastic colony-forming units (CFU-F) in murine bone marrow hemopoietic stroma was studied during eighteen months after 9 Gy lethal total-body irradiation and reconstitution with syngeneic bone marrow cells. After an initial depletion, CFU-F numbers increased from 10% of normal values at three months to 40% at 18 months after treatment,(More)
Two-color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in combination with digital image analysis was used to develop an automatic system for the detection and classification of chromosome aberrations. Algorithms were developed for the automatic thresholding of the three digitized images: an FITC image representing specific painted chromosomes, a TRITC image(More)
PURPOSE To select and characterize novel POAG disease genes. On the basis of genetic position (GLC1B), expression in the optic nerve, and biochemical function (targeted membrane transport processes), we selected the human VAMP5 and VAMP8 (encoding vesicle-associated membrane proteins 5 and 8) as potential candidate disease genes for POAG. We subsequently(More)