Jean L. J. M. Scheijen

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BACKGROUND An electro-spray ionisation ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) application for the quantitative analysis of amino acids was developed. The suitability for the detection and follow-up of patients suffering from inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) was assessed by extensive cross-validation with ion-exchange(More)
AIMS Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) have been proposed as a novel factor involved in the development and progression of chronic heart failure (CHF). We aimed to determine whether plasma levels of N(epsilon)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) and N(epsilon)-(carboxyethyl)lysine (CEL), two well-known AGEs, are related to the severity and prognosis of CHF. (More)
OBJECTIVE There is increasing evidence that postprandial glucose excursions play an important role in the development of vascular complications. The underlying mechanism is unknown, but glucose-derived formation of reactive α-dicarbonyl compounds may explain why acute hyperglycemia leads to increased risk for diabetes complications. In the current study, we(More)
BACKGROUND The reactive α-oxoaldehydes glyoxal (GO), methylglyoxal (MGO) and 3-deoxyglucosone (3-DG) have been linked to diabetic complications and other age-related diseases. Numerous techniques have been described for the quantification of α-oxoaldehydes in blood or plasma, although with several shortcomings such as the need of large sample volume,(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with systemic inflammation and oxidative stress. These conditions may lead to the formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). In this study we investigated in 88 COPD patients and 55 control subjects (80% ex-smokers) the association of the plasma protein-bound AGEs(More)
OBJECTIVE Experimental and histological data suggest a role for advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). However, the epidemiological evidence of an adverse association between AGEs and CVD remains inconclusive. We therefore investigated, in individuals with various degrees of glucose(More)
A rapid and sensitive single-column high-performance liquid chromatography method and application for the detection of protein bound pentosidine is described. Pentosidine, a cross-link between arginine and lysine, is a well-characterized advanced glycation endproduct. In order to detect protein-bound pentosidine, plasma proteins were hydrolysed in 6N HCl.(More)
BACKGROUND Formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), endothelial dysfunction, and low-grade inflammation are intermediate pathways of hyperglycemia-induced vascular complications. We investigated the effect of benfotiamine on markers of these pathways in patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy. METHODS Patients with type 2 diabetes and(More)
BACKGROUND Low circulating levels of total vitamin D [25(OH)D] and 25(OH)D3 have been associated with vascular complications in few studies on individuals with type 1 diabetes. However, these measures are affected by UV light exposure. Circulating 25(OH)D2, however, solely represents dietary intake of vitamin D2, but its association with complications of(More)
Tendon pathology is related to metabolic disease and mechanical overloading, but the effect of metabolic disease on tendon mechanics is unknown. This study investigated the effect of diet and apolipoprotein E deficiency (ApoE(-/-)) on mechanical properties and advanced glycation end product (AGE) cross-linking of non-weight-bearing mouse tail tendons.(More)