Daniëlle Van der Voort

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Fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) holds promise for early detection of tissue injury. This small protein (15kD) appears earlier in the blood than large proteins after cell damage. Combined its characteristics of high concentration tissue contents and low normal plasma values provide the possibility of a rapid rise above the respective reference values, and(More)
An existing cryopreservation method for liver slices applies 12% dimethylsulfoxide and rapid freezing. We found that cells in rat liver slices cryopreserved in this manner deteriorated rapidly upon culturing. To improve this cryopreservation method, we varied the dimethylsulfoxide concentration (0, 12, 18, and 30%), the cryopreservation medium (Williams(More)
BACKGROUND Inhibition of specific coagulation pathways such as the factor VIIa-tissue factor complex has been shown to attenuate ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, but the cellular mechanisms have not been explored. OBJECTIVES To determine the cellular mechanisms involved in the working mechanism of active site inhibited factor VIIa (ASIS) in the(More)
BACKGROUND Detection of brain injury by serum markers is not a standard procedure in clinical practice, although several proteins, such as S100B, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), myelin basic protein, and glial fibrillary acidic protein, show promising results. We investigated the tissue distribution of brain- and heart-type fatty acid-binding proteins(More)
Human heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) is suggested as an early plasma marker of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and several studies have proved that, for early diagnosis of AMI, FABP performs better than myoglobin, which is a more often used early marker protein. Because serial measurement of biochemical markers in plasma is now universally(More)
To risk-stratify patients with chest pain who are admitted to emergency rooms and for whom initial evaluation is not conclusive, the use of cardiac markers has become a standard procedure. A recently introduced early plasma marker for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is the 14.5-kDa cytoplasmic heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (FABP). To fully exploit(More)
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