Machiel M. Nagtegaal

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BACKGROUND The patency of AV expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) grafts for hemodialysis is impaired by intimal hyperplasia (IH) at the venous outflow tract. The absence of a functional endothelial monolayer on the prosthetic grafts is an important stimulus for IH. In the present study, we evaluated the feasibility of capturing endothelial progenitor(More)
The use of recombinant human proteins for the treatment of several diseases has increased considerably during the last decades. A major safety and efficacy issue of biopharmaceuticals is their potential immunogenicity. To prevent immunogenicity, biotechnology-derived proteins are engineered to be as human-like as possible. Immunogenicity is mainly(More)
Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts (MLC) is a progressive cerebral white matter disease with onset in childhood, caused by mutations in the MLC1 gene. MLC1 is a protein with unknown function that is mainly expressed in the brain in astrocytic endfeet at the blood–brain and cerebrospinal fluid–brain barriers. It shares its(More)
Pulmonary fibrosis is defined by an overgrowth of fibroblasts and extracellular matrix deposition, and results in respiratory dysfunction that is often fatal. It is the end stage in many chronic inflammatory interstitial lung diseases (ILD) such as sarcoidosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The myeloid-related proteins (MRPs) belong to the S100(More)
Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous systemic disorder most often affecting the lung. Pulmonary fibrosis develops in approximately 10%-15% of patients with sarcoidosis. The human gene GREM1 encodes gremlin, a member of the bone morphogenetic protein antagonist family. Bone morphogenetic proteins are essential for the maintenance of tissue homeostasis and(More)
Nagtegaal, Dominique P.V. de Kleijn, Flip G. de Groot, Erik S.G. Stroes and Gerard Joris I. Rotmans, Jan M.M. Heyligers, Hence J.M. Verhagen, Evelyn Velema, Machiel M. Polytetrafluoroethylene Grafts Expanded Endothelialization but Stimulates Intimal Hyperplasia in Porcine Arteriovenous In Vivo Cell Seeding With Anti-CD34 Antibodies Successfully Accelerates(More)
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