Ingrid Rietveld

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BACKGROUND An international study of the epidemiologic characteristics of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) was established in 1993 and included national registries in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. In 1997, the study was extended to Australia, Austria, Canada, Spain, and Switzerland. METHODS Data were pooled from(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have demonstrated an association between a 192 bp polymorphism of the IGF-I gene and total IGF-I serum levels, birth weight, body height and the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases later on in life. This IGF-I gene polymorphism in the promoter region of the IGF-I gene may directly influence the expression of(More)
The role of IGF-I in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy is unclear. We studied, prospectively, the relationship between an IGF-I gene polymorphism, retinal vessel diameters, and incident diabetic retinopathy in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or type 2 diabetes. In all 5,505 participants of the population-based Rotterdam Study (775 with(More)
In this issue of EJEP, Kato et al. describe their ge-notype–phenotype analysis in a small study group comprising both Caucasian people and African– Americans. In their study group the most frequent allele of the polymorphism in the promoter region of the IGF-I gene contains 18 CA repeats in both ethnic groups and no homozygote carriers of the 19 CA repeat(More)
Previously, we have shown that a mutation in the mitochondrial DNA-encoded tRNA(Leu(UUR)) gene is associated with type 2 diabetes. One of the consequences of this mutation is a reduced aminoacylation of tRNA(Leu(UUR)). In this study, we have examined whether variants in the leucyl tRNA synthetase gene (LARS2), involved in aminoacylation of tRNA(Leu(UUR)),(More)
We investigated whether an insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) promoter polymorphism is associated with excess mortality in elderly subjects with myocardial infarction (MI). This association was assessed in 7,983 subjects of the Rotterdam Study during 14 years of follow-up. Among 345 subjects who developed a MI, the risk of mortality was 1.49 times higher(More)
OBJECTIVE A polymorphism near the promoter region of the IGF-I gene has been associated with serum IGF-I levels, age-related decline of serum IGF-I levels, body height, birth weight and intima media thickness in hypertensive subjects. DESIGN AND METHODS We investigated the association between the length of the IGF-I alleles of this promoter polymorphism(More)
IGFs are important regulators of pancreatic beta-cell development, growth, and maintenance. Mutations in the IGF genes have been found to be associated with type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction, birth weight, and obesity. These associations could result from changes in insulin secretion. We have analyzed glucose-stimulated insulin secretion using(More)
OBJECTIVE Microalbuminuria (MA) is related to cardiovascular disease both in diabetic patients and non-diabetic subjects. DESIGN We investigated whether a polymorphism near the promoter region of the IGF-I gene was related to the development of MA. METHODS For this study, 1069 participants of the Rotterdam study were selected (440 participants with an(More)