E. P. Van Rees

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The effects of glucocorticoid (GC) treatment on the mature immune and neuroendocrine system are known to be reversible. However, prenatal GC exposure may have irreversible consequences on the development of the newborn. In this study, possible long-lasting effects of short-term prenatal GC treatment were examined on the developing thymus, spleen and(More)
The inhibitory effect of steroids such as dexamethasone on the immune response of adults has been widely documented. Little is known, however, about the effect of these agents on the developing immune system in newborns. The present study describes the ontogeny of the sensitivity of peripheral blood T cells to dexamethasone during the first year of life.(More)
Glucocorticosteroids (GCS) are effective in treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but also have unwanted systemic side effects. Here, we describe the effects of budesonide and dexamethasone on acute experimental colitis and on T cells in thymus and spleen, as well as the effect of budesonide treatment on relapsing colitis. Acute colitis was induced(More)
Synthetic glucocorticoids (GC) are widely used drugs, also in the prevention of diseases that occur in the preterm newborn. Previously we have found that GC treatment of pregnant rats resulted in a persistent increase in the ratio of AVP over CRH in the mediobasal hypothalamus, and in an increased CD4/CD8 ratio in the thymus of the newborn. The objective of(More)
Emigration of leukocytes from the circulation into tissue by transendothelial migration, is mediated subsequently by adhesion molecules such as selectins, chemokines and integrins. This multistep paradigm, with multiple molecular choices at each step, provides a diversity in signals. The influx of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes into inflamed tissue(More)
Exposure to synthetic glucocorticoids (GCs) or other stimuli around birth may affect neuroendocrine and immune responsiveness in the offspring. Experiments were conducted to investigate whether maternal manipulation with saline or with GCs alters the corticosterone (CORT) response to a mild stressor in the offspring, and whether maternal manipulation(More)
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