J. M. E. van Gelder

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Some geminal bisphosphonates are used clinically for a number of important bone/calcium related diseases; however, side effects and lack of selectivity impede their wide use. This work reports the synthesis and evaluation of bisacylphosphonates (e.g., adipoyl- and suberoylbisphosphonate). These compounds were found to inhibit significantly hydroxyapatite(More)
Decreased mucociliary transport can occur in patients with type I (IgE-mediated) allergic rhinitis or allergic asthma. This study investigated if the allergic mediators histamine and leukotriene C4 (LTC4) could interfere with ciliary beat frequency (CBF) of in vitro human upper respiratory cilia and eventually result in decreased mucociliary transport.(More)
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