Jeroen P. Vreijling

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Increasing evidence supports the involvement of inflammatory and immune processes in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). MicroRNAs (miRNA) represent small regulatory RNA molecules that have been shown to act as negative regulators of gene expression controlling different biological processes, including immune-system homeostasis and function. We investigated the(More)
Among the diverse family of collagens, the widely expressed microfibrillar type VI collagen is believed to play a role in bridging cells with the extracellular matrix. Several observations imply substrate properties for cell attachment1 as well as association with major collagen fibers2. Previously, we have established genetic linkage between the genes(More)
We have generated a SAGE (serial analysis of gene expression) library of normal sciatic nerve and found tags encoding for mRNAs of the complement system highly represented. RNA (RT-PCR and northern blot hybridization) and protein (western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry) studies confirmed these findings. High expression of classical pathway(More)
Locked nucleic acid (beta-D-LNA) monomers are conformationally restricted nucleotides bearing a methylene 2'-O, 4'-C linkage that have an unprecedented high affinity for matching DNA or RNA. In this study, we compared the in vitro and in vivo properties of four different LNAs, beta-D-amino LNA (amino-LNA), beta-D-thio LNA (thio-LNA), beta-D-LNA (LNA), and(More)
Allele-specific inhibition (ASI) is a new strategy to treat cancer through a vulnerability created by the loss of large segments of chromosomal material by loss of heterozygosity (LOH). Using antisense approaches, it is possible to target single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the remaining allele of an essential gene in the tumor, thus killing the tumor(More)
Stability against nucleases, affinity for the targeted mRNA and the ability to recruit RNase H are prerequisites for antisense oligonucleotide (AON) applications where gene expression knockdown is required. Typically chimeric gapmer AON designs are used with a central continuous stretch of RNase H recruiting nucleotides (e.g. phosphorothioate DNA), flanked(More)
Changes in the expression and activation status of Ras proteins are thought to contribute to the pathological phenotype of stromal fibroblast-like synoviocytes (FLS) in rheumatoid arthritis, a prototypical immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Broad inhibition of Ras and related proteins has shown protective effects in animal models of arthritis, but each(More)
Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology but its etiology is unclear. We previously identified the membrane attack complex (MAC) of the complement system as a key determinant of post-traumatic nerve damage and demonstrated that its inhibition is neuroprotective. Here, we determined the contribution of the MAC to nerve damage caused by(More)
Long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (LC3HAD) is not a monofunctional enzyme like all the other enzymes involved in mitochondrial t-oxidation but instead is part of a trifunctional enzyme also harbouring long-chain enoyl-CoA hydratase and longchain 3-ketothiolase activity. Purification of the enzyme protein was reported in 1992 by two groups of(More)