Inge Louise Huibregtse

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Active delivery of recombinant autoantigens or allergens at the intestinal mucosa by genetically modified Lactococcus lactis (LL) provides a novel therapeutic approach for the induction of tolerance. Celiac disease is associated with either HLA-DQ2- or HLA-DQ8-restricted responses to specific antigenic epitopes of gliadin, and may be treated by induction of(More)
BACKGROUND Filamentous haemagglutinin (FHA) of Bordetella pertussis subverts host immune responses by inhibiting interleukin (IL)12 and enhancing IL10 production by macrophages and dendritic cells, and promoting the induction of regulatory T cells. HYPOTHESIS Injection of FHA would ameliorate disease in a T cell-dependent model of colitis via the(More)
Down-regulation of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cell function might be beneficial to enhance the immunogenicity of viral and tumor vaccines or to induce breakdown of immunotolerance. Although the mechanism of suppression used by Treg cells remains controversial, it has been postulated that TGF-beta1 mediates their immunosuppressive activity. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Obtaining antigen-specific immune suppression is an important goal in developing treatments of autoimmune, inflammatory, and allergic gastrointestinal diseases. Oral tolerance is a powerful means for inducing tolerance to a particular antigen, but implementing this strategy in humans has been difficult. Active delivery of recombinant(More)
599}. At present, these sparse data on Treg in IBD suggest that the inflammatory pathology in patients with Crohn’s disease does not result from an absence or altered functionality of the Treg population although the increase in Treg numbers and activity may be insufficient to suppress the inflammatory condition. There are no reliable data on the existence(More)
GATA-4, -5, and -6 zinc finger and hepatocyte nuclear factor-1alpha (HNF-1alpha) homeodomain transcription factors are expressed in the intestinal epithelium and synergistically activate the promoter of intestinal genes. Here, we demonstrate that GATA-5 and HNF-1alpha physically associate both in vivo and in vitro and that this interaction is necessary for(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) plays an indispensable role in mucosal tolerance by programming dendritic cells (DCs) to induce suppressor Th-cells. We have tested the modulating effect of L. lactis secreting human IL-10 (L.  lactis(IL-10)) on DC function in vitro. Monocyte-derived DC incubated with L.  lactis(IL-10) induced effector Th-cells that markedly(More)
Plastic biliary endoprostheses have not changed much since their introduction more than 3 decades ago. Although their use has been challenged by the introduction of metal stents, plastic stents still remain commonly used. Much work has been done to improve the problem of stent obstruction but without substantial clinical success. In this review, the authors(More)
OBJECTIVE Stent clogging is a major limitation in the palliative treatment of malignant biliary obstruction. Preliminary studies suggested improved duration of patency of a Tannenbaum design stent with a stainless steel mesh and an inner Teflon coating (TTC). We compared the patency of a TTC stent with a conventional polyethylene (PE) stent in a prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) causes several alterations in gastrointestinal function. We hypothesized that levels of three commonly used fecal tests change after RYGB. METHODS Fecal levels of calprotectin, elastase, and alpha-1-antitrypsin were determined in 122 patients without signs of gastrointestinal disease 1 to 2 years after RYGB.(More)
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