Merlijn J van den Berg

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Female sex pheromones applied to freshly isolated, living antennae of male Antheraea polyphemus and Bombyx mori led to an increase of cGMP. A 1:1 mixture of 2 pheromone components of Antheraea polyphemus blown for 10 sec in physiological concentrations over their antennal branches raised cGMP levels about 1.34-fold (+/- 0.08 SEM, n = 23) from a basal level(More)
BACKGROUND Reactive oxygen species have been implicated in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Recent studies suggest that NADPH oxidase may be a source of ROS during IR. Using an in vivo model of endothelial IR injury in the arm, we compared the response to IR in healthy volunteers with that in patients with chronic granulomatous disease.(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper aims to evaluate disease course and outcome of patients in the first 2 years after diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) when treated according to local standard of clinical care, focusing on achievement of inactive disease, functional ability and radiological joint damage. METHODS A retrospective inception cohort study of(More)
Introduction The presence of joint inflammation in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients can be made by physical examination and confirmed by imaging. The discrepancy between physical examination and MRI for evaluation of synovitis in a target joint is possibly explained by the fact that clinical measures mostly reflect overall disease activity(More)
Chronic changes of several structures in around the fetlock tunnel can be a cause of the so-called fetlock tunnel syndrome (FTS) in the horse. Forty-nine annular ligaments (AL) from dead horses without a known history or clinical evidence of lameness and/or digital tendon sheath problems in these legs and 30 AL biopsies from horses suffering from FTS were(More)
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