Mark Walther Boer

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Chronic transplant dysfunction (CTD) is the leading cause for limited kidney graft survival. Renal CTD is characterized by interstitial and vascular remodeling leading to interstitial fibrosis, tubular atrophy and transplant vasculopathy (TV). The origin of cells and pathogenesis of interstitial and vascular remodeling are still unknown. To study(More)
Impaired intestinal barrier function is observed in type 1 diabetes patients and animal models of the disease. Exposure to diabetogenic antigens from the intestinal milieu due to a compromised intestinal barrier is considered essential for induction of the autoimmune process leading to type 1 diabetes. Since a hydrolysed casein (HC) diet prevents autoimmune(More)
BACKGROUND Transplant arteriosclerosis is a leading cause of chronic transplant dysfunction and is characterized by occlusive neointima formation in intragraft arteries. Development of transplant arteriosclerosis is refractory to conventional immunosuppressive drugs and adequate therapy is not available. In this study, we determined the efficacy of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Transplant vasculopathy consists of neointima formation in graft vasculature resulting from vascular smooth muscle cell recruitment and proliferation. Variation in the severity of vasculopathy has been demonstrated. Genetic predisposition is suggested as a putative cause of this variation, although cellular mechanisms are still unknown. Using a(More)
Chronic transplant dysfunction (CTD) is the leading cause of long-term renal allograft loss and is characterized by specific histological lesions including transplant vasculopathy, interstitial fibrosis, and focal glomerulosclerosis. Increasing evidence indicates that aldosterone is a direct mediator of renal damage via the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR).(More)
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