Gerard J van Kamp

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INTRODUCTION About one-third of breast and ovarian carcinoma patients have circulating antibodies reactive with polymorphic epithelial mucin (MUC1), either free or bound to immune complexes. While the presence of these immune complexes has prognostic significance in breast cancer patients, the significance of free MUC1 antibodies is less clear. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic value of CSF amyloid beta(1-42) (Abeta42), CSF total tau, and CSF tau phosphorylated at threonine-181 (Ptau-181) in early-onset Alzheimer disease (EAD) vs frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). METHODS Levels of Abeta42, total tau, and Ptau-181 in CSF were measured using commercially available ELISA in 47 EAD(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the association between APOE-epsilon4 and memory decline is modified by baseline cognition and age in a population-based elderly sample. METHODS The study sample consisted of 1,243 subjects, 62 to 85 years old, with a Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score between 21 and 30 and known APOE phenotypes. Memory performance(More)
Various C-terminally truncated amyloid beta peptides (Abeta) are linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of Abeta38, Abeta40, and Abeta42 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 30 patients with AD and 26 control subjects. CSF Abeta42 levels was decreased in patients with AD, whereas CSF(More)
In order to better understand the large variation in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tau and amyloid-beta(1-42) (Abeta42) in frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), relations between these biomarkers and clinical parameters, neuroimaging characteristics, and apolipoprotein E (ApoE) genotype were studied in 31 patients with FTLD, including 16 patients with the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of maternal serum CA125 and CA15-3 concentrations for discriminating pathological from normal pregnancies. METHODS Serum samples from 120 women, in whom pregnancy outcome was pathological, i.e. spontaneous abortion, fetal death, intrauterine growth retardation, chromosomal and structural abnormalities, and (pre)eclampsia,(More)
PURPOSE Polymorphic epithelial mucin (PEM or MUC1) is being studied as a vaccine substrate for the immunotherapy of patients with adenocarcinoma. The present study analyzes the incidence of naturally occurring MUC1 antibodies in early breast cancer patients and relates the presence of these antibodies in pretreatment serum to outcome of disease. MATERIALS(More)
To investigate the clinical significance of an immune response to the MUC-1 encoded polymorphic epithelial mucin (PEM) breast cancer, circulating immune complexes containing PEM (PEM.CIC) were measured in sera from 96 healthy women, in pretreatment serum samples from 40 patients with benign breast tumours and from 140 patients with breast cancer and in(More)
BACKGROUND Whereas a number of studies suggest that the ApoE polymorphism is not associated with disease susceptibility in multiple sclerosis (MS), results with regard to disease severity, however, are conflicting. Some studies suggest an unfavourable role of the epsilon4 allele. This study was performed to assess the association of the ApoE polymorphism(More)
Seven CA 125 immunoassays were compared for their clinical performance. CA 125 concentrations were determined in 289 serum samples obtained from women with benign pelvic tumors (samples from 98 patients) and patients with various cancers (samples from 111 patients). In the range of 0-1000 kilounits/L, all assays tested were linearly correlated, with(More)