Gemma M Mulder

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S ignaling through epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptors (ErbB receptors; EGFRs) is important for fundamental cellular functions, such as proliferation, migration, growth, and differentiation. 1 In human biology, ErbB signal-ing is involved in normal growth and development, as well as in the initiation and progression of disease. Based on the aberrant(More)
BACKGROUND The renoprotective effect of vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist (V2RA) is currently being tested in a clinical trial in early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). If efficacious, this warrants life-long treatment with V2RA, however, with associated side effects as polydipsia and polyuria. We questioned whether we could reduce the(More)
A mutation in pro-EGF causes isolated hypomagnesemia, and monoclonal antibodies targeting the extracellular domain of the EGF receptor (EGFR) affect epithelial Mg(2+) transport. The effect of the EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib on Mg(2+) homeostasis, however, remains unknown. Here, we injected C57BL/6 mice with erlotinib for 23 days and observed a(More)
The epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor and its ligands are crucially involved in the renal response to ischaemia. We studied the heparin binding-epidermal growth factor (HB-EGF), a major ligand for the EGF receptor, in experimental and human ischaemia/reperfusion injury (IRI). HB-EGF mRNA and protein expression was studied in rat kidneys and cultured(More)
BACKGROUND Interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (IF/TA) is an important cause of renal function loss and ischaemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is considered to play an important role in its pathophysiology. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of a disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17) in human renal allograft disease and in(More)
Transactivation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling by G protein-coupled receptors has been implicated in several cardiovascular (CV) conditions, including hypertension, heart failure, and cardiac and vascular hypertrophy. However, the therapeutic potential of EGFR inhibition in these conditions is currently unknown. The main objective of(More)
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