Loes E. Visser

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Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) plays an important role in the formation of endoxifen, the active metabolite of tamoxifen. In this study the association between the most prevalent CYP2D6 null-allele in Caucasians (CYP2D6*4) and breast cancer mortality was examined among all incident users of tamoxifen in a population-based cohort study. Breast cancer mortality(More)
PURPOSE It remains unclear if inflammation itself may induce cancer, if inflammation is a result of tumor growth, or a combination of both exists. The aim of this study was to examine whether C-reactive protein (CRP) levels and CRP gene variations were associated with an altered risk of colorectal, lung, breast, or prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS A(More)
Several publications suggest an association between certain types of insulin and cancer, but with conflicting results. We investigated whether insulin glargine (A21Gly,B31Arg,B32Arg human insulin) is associated with an increased risk of cancer in a large population-based cohort study. Data for this study were obtained from dispensing records from community(More)
From a screening of several Kluyveromyces strains, the yeast Kluyveromyces marxianus CBS 6556 was selected for a study of the parameters relevant to the commercial production of inulinase (EC This yeast exhibited superior properties with respect to growth at elevated temperatures (40 to 45 degrees C), substrate specificity, and inulinase(More)
BACKGROUND Several case reports associated combined use of coumarins and antibacterial drugs with overanticoagulation. Despite the fact that these drugs are frequently prescribed concurrently, there is little quantitative information on the risks of such complications. OBJECTIVE To study which antibacterial drugs are associated with overanticoagulation(More)
Several genome-wide association studies have been performed on warfarin. For acenocoumarol, the most frequently used coumarin in many countries worldwide, pharmacodynamic influences are expected to be comparable. Pharmacokinetics however might differ. We aimed to confirm known or identify new genetic variants contributing to interindividual variation on(More)
OBJECTIVE Numerous studies have suggested a decreased risk of cancer in patients with diabetes on metformin. Because different comparison groups were used, the effect magnitude is difficult to estimate. Therefore, the objective of this study was to further analyze whether, and to what extent, use of metformin is associated with a decreased risk of cancer in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Digoxin is a known substrate of ATP-binding cassette B1 (ABCB1/MDR1). The results of studies on the association between ABCB1 polymorphisms and digoxin kinetics, however, remain contradictory. Almost all studies were small and involved only single dose kinetics. The goal of this study was to establish ABCB1 genotype effect on(More)
Sulfonylurea hypoglycemics are mainly metabolized by the cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) enzyme. The CYP2C9*2 and *3 polymorphisms encode proteins with less enzymatic activity and are correlated with elevated serum levels of sulfonylurea, as demonstrated in healthy volunteers. In this study, the effect of these variants is described for patients with diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE The single nucleotide polymorphism rs10494366 in the nitric oxide synthase 1 adaptor protein (NOS1AP) gene is associated with QTc prolongation, through an effect on the intracellular Ca levels. As sulfonylurea stimulate insulin secretion by an increased influx of Ca, we hypothesized that this polymorphism is associated with the glucose-lowering(More)