Lennard J. Dekker

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Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is a devastating complication that occurs in 5% of patients with breast cancer. Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment are essential to prevent neurological deterioration. However, early diagnosis of LM remains challenging because 25% of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples produce false-negative results at first cytological(More)
Validated biomarkers for patients suffering from gliomas are urgently needed for standardizing measurements of the effects of treatment in daily clinical practice and trials. Circulating body fluids offer easily accessible sources for such markers. This review highlights various categories of tumor-associated circulating biomarkers identified in blood and(More)
Novel markers for prostate cancer (PCa) are needed because current established markers such as prostate-specific antigen lack diagnostic specificity and prognostic value. Proteomics analysis of serum from mice grafted with human PCa xenografts resulted in the identification of 44 tumor-derived proteins. Besides secreted proteins we identified several(More)
We have generated a recombinant influenza A virus with the HIV-1 p17(Gag) (rFlu-p17) gene inserted into the influenza virus neuraminidase (NA) gene. Expression of HIV-1 p17 protein was detected by conventional Western blot analysis and also by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis of rFlu-p17 infected cells. The latter method(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumor and is without exception lethal. GBMs modify the immune system, which contributes to the aggressive nature of the disease. Particularly, cells of the monocytic lineage, including monocytes, macrophages and microglia, are affected. We investigated the influence of GBM-derived extracellular(More)
We introduce a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (MALDI-FT-ICR) method for quantitative peptide profiling, using peak height as a measure for abundance. Relative standard deviations in peak height of peptides spiked over 3 orders of magnitude in concentration were below 10% and allowed for accurate(More)
Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is a devastating complication occurring in 5% of breast cancer patients. However, the current 'gold standard' of diagnosis, namely microscopic examination of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), is false-negative in 25% of patients at the first lumbar puncture. In a previous study, we analyzed a set of 151 CSF samples (tryptic(More)
The identification of angiogenesis-related proteins is important for the development of new antiangiogenic therapies, and such proteins are potential new biomarkers for gliomas. The aim of this study was to identify proteins that are exclusively present in glioma neovasculature and not in the vasculature of normal brain. We combined advanced proteomics(More)
In protein and peptide mass spectrometry in which profiling of peaks is involved, their masses and intensities are important characteristics. Because of the relative low reproducibility of peak intensities associated with complex samples in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFMS), it is difficult to(More)
Although the cause of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy has not been elucidated yet, it is evident that placental and maternal endothelial dysfunction is involved. We previously demonstrated that in early onset pre-eclampsia placental calcyclin (S100A6) expression is significantly higher compared to controls ( De Groot , C. J. ; Clin. Proteomics 2007 , 1 , 325(More)