Mark van Bruggen

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We report that streptococcal cell wall (SCW)-induced arthritis in rats, a T cell-dependent chronic, erosive polyarthritis, can be prevented by pretreatment of the rats with the mycobacterial 65-kD heat shock protein. This 65-kD protein shows extensive amino acid homology with prokaryotic and eukaryotic 65-kD heat shock proteins and is a ubiquitous bacterial(More)
BACKGROUND Recently we showed that antinuclear autoantibodies complexed to nucleosomes can bind to heparan sulphate (HS) in the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) via the histone part of the nucleosome. Histones have been identified in glomerular deposits in human and murine lupus nephritis. In addition, a decreased HS staining in the GBM was found, most(More)
BACKGROUND Whether vascular multiplicity should be considered as contraindication and therefore 'extended donor criterion' is still under debate. METHODS Data from all live kidney donors from 2006-2013 (n = 951) was retrospectively reviewed. Vascular anatomy as imaged by MRA, CTA or other modalities was compared with intraoperative findings. Furthermore,(More)
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