Hilde Vanaken

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AIMS Etravirine is a next-generation non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) with activity against wild-type and NNRTI-resistant HIV. Proton pump inhibitors and H(2)-antagonists are frequently used in the HIV-negative-infected population, and drug-drug interactions have been described with other antiretrovirals. This study evaluated the(More)
In this report, it is demonstrated that the C3 component of prostatic binding protein (PBP) is also expressed and androgen regulated in the exorbital lacrimal gland, as shown previously for cystatin-related protein (CRP), another abundant secretory protein from the ventral prostate. The presence of C3 messenger RNA (mRNA) could be demonstrated by both(More)
TMC125 is a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) with potent in vitro activity against wild-type and NNRTI-resistant HIV-1. TMC125 is an inducer of CYP3A and an inhibitor of CYP2C. This trial evaluated the effect of TMC125 on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of methadone. In an open-label, add-on, 1-way interaction trial, 16 male(More)
Single cells or small cell clusters, isolated from the rat lacrimal gland, were incubated on reconstituted basement membrane (matrigel) in a well-defined serum-free medium. During the first days of culture, cells reassociated and reorganized in structures resembling acini. These multicellular structures, maintained in culture for 2 weeks, consisted of(More)
Cystatin-related protein (CRP) and the C3 component of prostatic binding protein (C3) are synthesized in vivo under androgen control in the lacrimal gland and ventral prostate of adult male rats [1,2]. Androgen administration to female or 7-day castrated male rats, which do not express CRP, can induce its synthesis [3]. In this study, we show(More)
BACKGROUND Therapy-refractory supraventricular tachycardia commonly results in hydrops and death in human fetuses. The purpose of this study in fetal sheep was to assess the feasibility of a minimally invasive fetoscopic approach for fetal transesophageal electrocardiography and stimulation aimed at diagnosis and termination of these tachycardias. METHODS(More)
The lacrimal gland secretes most of the water and many proteins present in tear fluid. The composition of the tear fluid is affected dramatically by androgens, an observation which has been linked to the fact that more than 90% of the patients with Sjögren syndrome are female. Although the presence of androgen receptors in the lacrimal gland has been(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal tachyarrhythmias are usually of supraventricular origin. To investigate whether specific electrophysiologic properties of the fetal heart contribute to this preponderance by either favoring supraventricular tachycardias or by rendering ventricular tachycardias unlikely, we measured fetal electrophysiologic parameters in utero using(More)