Felix W. M. de Rooij

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BACKGROUND Although an increased cancer risk in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is established, data on the spectrum of tumors associated with the disease and the influence of germ-line STK11/LKB1 (serine/threonine kinase) mutation status are limited. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We analyzed the incidence of cancer in 419 individuals with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, and 297(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS There is limited data on the spectrum and risk for cancer associated with germline serine/threonine protein kinase 11 (STK11) mutations that cause Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). METHODS We analyzed the incidence of cancer in 240 individuals with PJS possessing germline mutations in STK11. RESULTS Fifty-four cancers were found among(More)
BACKGROUND Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is associated with an increased cancer risk. As the determination of optimal surveillance strategies is hampered by wide ranges in cancer risk estimates and lack of data on cancer-related mortality, we assessed cancer risks and mortality in a large cohort of patients with PJS. METHODS Dutch PJS patients were(More)
Administration of 5-aminolaevulinic acid (ALA) leads to porphyrin accumulation in malignant and premalignant tissues, and ALA is used as a prodrug in photodynamic therapy (PDT). To understand the mechanism of porphyrin accumulation after the administration of ALA and to investigate whether ALA-induced protoporphyrin IX might be a suitable photosensitizer in(More)
BACKGROUND The association between heredity, gastrointestinal polyposis, and mucocutaneous pigmentation in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) was first recognised in 1921 by Peutz in a Dutch family. This original family has now been followed-up for more than 78 years. We did mutation analysis in this family to test whether the recently identified LKB1 gene is(More)
Two mutations of the porphobilinogen (PBG) deaminase gene resulting in cross-reacting immunological material (CRIM) positive forms of acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) have been identified by in vitro amplification of cDNA and cloning of the amplified products in a bacterial expression vector. Both mutations resulted from G to A transitions in exon 10 of(More)
To find an explanation for survival of homozygous or compound heterozygous variants of acute intermittent porphyria, we studied the three mutant forms of porphobilinogen deaminase (PBG-d) described in the four reported patients with homozygous acute intermittent porphyria. Wild-type human PBG-d and the PBG-d R167W, R167Q and R173Q mutants were expressed in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Photodynamic therapy may selectively destroy Barrett's epithelium in the esophagus. To optimize photosensitizer administration, the kinetics of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA)-induced porphyrin accumulation in the normal and Barrett's-like esophagus were studied in the rat. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Animals received 200(More)
BACKGROUND   Cirrhotic patients are at considerable risk for bacterial infections, possibly through increased intestinal permeability and bacterial overgrowth. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase infection risk. We aimed to explore the potential association between PPI use and bacterial infection risk in cirrhotic patients and potential underlying(More)
Despite numerous developed drugs based on glucose metabolism interventions for treatment of age-related diseases such as diabetes neuropathies (DNs), DNs are still increasing in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes (T1D, T2D). We aimed to identify novel candidates in adipose tissue (AT) and pancreas with T2D for targeting to develop new drugs for DNs(More)