Jeroen H. Roelfsema

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CREB-binding protein and p300 function as transcriptional coactivators in the regulation of gene expression through various signal-transduction pathways. Both are potent histone acetyl transferases. A certain level of CREB-binding protein is essential for normal development, since inactivation of one allele causes Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS). There is(More)
Pets may carry zoonotic pathogens for which owners are at risk. The aim of the study is to investigate whether healthy pets harbour zoonotic parasitic infections and to make an inventory of the interactions between pet-owners and their companion animals in The Netherlands. Fecal and hair samples were collected from healthy household dogs and cats in Dutch(More)
Disruption of one copy of the human CREB binding protein (CBP or CREBBP) gene leads to the Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS), a developmental disorder characterized by retarded growth and mental functions, broad thumbs, broad big toes and typical facial abnormalities. The CREB binding protein (CBP) is an essential transcriptional coactivator for many(More)
Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome is characterised by mental retardation, growth retardation and a particular dysmorphology. The syndrome is rare, with a frequency of approximately one affected individual in 100,000 newborns. Mutations in two genes - CREBBP and EP300 - have been identified to cause the syndrome. These two genes show strong homology and encode(More)
BACKGROUND Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is a congenital disorder characterised by growth retardation, facial dysmorphisms, skeletal abnormalities and mental retardation. Broad thumbs and halluces are the hallmarks of the syndrome. RSTS is associated with chromosomal rearrangements and mutations in the CREB-binding protein gene (CREBBP), also termed CBP,(More)
Spatially and temporally restricted expression of the Hox genes along the main and appendicular axes is essential for correct patterning of vertebrate embryos. In this overview we discuss the latest data that shed light on the mechanisms underlying the generation of the expression domains of the Hox genes. The molecular genetic interactions governing(More)
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the unicellular Leishmania parasite. World wide millions of people are affected by this vector born disease. The disease presents itself in different clinical manifestations which are caused by specific Leishmania species. The therapeutic strategy depends on the Leishmania species involved. It is important to detect(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroenteritis morbidity is high among children under the age of four, especially amongst those who attend day care. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of a range of enteropathogens in the intestinal flora of children attending day care and to relate their occurrence with characteristics of the sampled child and the sampling season. (More)
Surveillance data indicates that the number of cutaneous (CL), mucocutaneous (ML) and visceral leishmaniasis (VL) cases has increased globally and in Europe during the past decades. Leishmaniasis is only seen as an imported disease in the Netherlands. We investigated occurrence in the Netherlands through an analysis of Leishmania patients sent to our(More)
The principle cause of one of the most prevalent genetic disorders, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, involves mutations in the PKD1 gene. However, since its identification in 1994, only 27 mutations have been published. Detection of mutations has been complicated because the greater part of the gene lies within a genomic region that is(More)