Peter Adriaensens

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AIM To determine the human anatomic variability of the nasopalatine canal and determine its characteristics using an anatomical, histological and computed tomography (CT) scan evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Measurements for the canal characteristics were carried out on 163 dry human skulls and 120 upper jaw spiral CT scans, taken from patients for(More)
The aim was to evaluate near-infrared spectroscopy for the in-line determination of the drug concentration, the polymer-drug solid-state behaviour and molecular interactions during hot-melt extrusion. Kollidon® SR was extruded with varying metoprolol tartrate (MPT) concentrations (20%, 30% and 40%) and monitored using NIR spectroscopy. A PLS model allowed(More)
Myelin-reactive T cells are responsible for initiating the cascade of autoreactive immune responses leading to the development of multiple sclerosis. For better insights into the disease mechanism, it is of major importance to have knowledge on the sites at which these cells are active during disease progression. Herein, we investigated the feasibility of(More)
A new convenient route for producing unsymmetrically substituted sulfinyl monomers of precursor polymers toward poly(p-phenylene vinylene) is described. Upon treating a symmetrical bissulfonium salt with a thiolate anion, an unexpected high selectivity for the monosubstituted thioethers (90%) is obtained. Optimization of the reaction conditions showed that(More)
Granules with release-sustaining properties were developed by twin screw hot melt granulation (HMG) using a combination of stearic acid (SA) and high molecular weight polyethylene oxide (PEO) as matrix for a highly water soluble model drug, metoprolol tartrate (MPT). Earlier studies demonstrated that mixing molten SA and PEO resulted in hydrogen bond(More)
A 19F-labeled derivative of hen egg-white lysozyme, in which the six epsilon-amino groups are trifluoroacetylated (LF6), was prepared by reaction of lysozyme with S-ethyltrifluorothioacetate. The reaction mixture was fractionated by cation-exchange chromatography at pH 7.3. A comparison of the circular dichroic spectra and the activity towards Micrococcus(More)
UNLABELLED Ovariectomy induces deterioration of the trabecular structure in the femoral neck of ewes, as depicted by MR microscopic imaging. This structural deterioration is prevented by salmon calcitonin treatment. INTRODUCTION This study evaluated the trabecular (Tb) microarchitecture of an ovariectomy (OVX)-induced osteoporotic model in ewes and(More)
1H and 13C chemical shifts of PVC chains have been evaluated using quantum chemistry methods in order to evidence and interpret the NMR signatures of chains bearing unsaturated and branched defects. The geometrical structures of the stable conformers have been determined using molecular mechanics and the OPLS force field and then density functional theory(More)
We report the clinical findings in 5 patients with a terminal deletion of the short arm of chromosome 8. Mild developmental delay was constantly present, in association with microcephaly in 4 of 5 patients. Facial anomalies were mild or absent. A congenital heart defect was present in 3 patients: an atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) in 2 and an atrial(More)
Macrophages are considered to be the predominant effector cells in multiple sclerosis (MS) and its animal model experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Ultra small particles of iron oxide (USPIO) can be used to detect macrophage infiltrates in the CNS with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here, we investigated whether the kinetics of lesion(More)