Roger Bartholomé

Learn More
BACKGROUND The role of polymorphonuclear neutrophils in pulmonary host defense is well recognized. The influence of a pre-existing inflammation driven by neutrophils (neutrophilic inflammation) on the airway epithelial response toward pro-inflammatory exogenous triggers, however, is still poorly addressed. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive target organ damage shows characteristics of accelerated cell turnover and aging. This might have developed during the evolution of hypertension. In the kidney, high cell turnover is mainly restricted to tubular cells. It was the aim of this study to investigate whether a transient intervention in spontaneously hypertensive rats(More)
Flavonoids are inactivated by phase II metabolism and occur in the body as glucuronides. Mammalian beta-glucuronidase released from neutrophils at inflammatory sites may be able to deconjugate and thus activate flavonoid glucuronides. We have studied deconjugation kinetics and pH optimum for four sources of beta-glucuronidase (human neutrophil, human(More)
BACKGROUND Aspergillus niger prolyl endoprotease (AN-PEP) efficiently degrades gluten molecules into non-immunogenic peptides in vitro. AIM To assess the efficacy of AN-PEP on gluten degradation in a low and high calorie meal in healthy subjects. METHODS In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study 12 healthy volunteers(More)
Arterial function after long-term hypertension is characterized by remodeling, endothelial dysfunction and reduction of previously enhanced contractile responses. We investigated whether transient prehypertensive renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade modifies long-term arterial function. Wistar Kyoto rats (WKY) (i) and spontaneously(More)
AIM Transient angiotensin II receptor blockade (ARB) leads to prolonged blood pressure (BP) lowering, but the underlying mechanism remains uncertain. Long-term BP control is regulated by the medullary microcirculation with the pericyte as contractile cell. We hypothesize that the prolonged BP effect is caused by increased medullary blood flow (MBF)(More)
Baseline blood pressure (BP) is the strongest known determinant of progression to hypertension, but for an individualized prediction of the incidence of hypertension, the identification of additional biomarkers is crucial. In animal models of hypertension, renal nitric oxide (NO) handling modifies the systemic BP responses prior to the development of(More)
*Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, NUTRIM, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC+), Maastricht, The Netherlands. Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), Leiden, The Netherlands. DSM Biotechnology Centre, Delft, The Netherlands. Department of Pharmacology and(More)
UNLABELLED The use of paracetamol as tool to determine gastric emptying was evaluated in a cross over study. Twelve healthy volunteers were included and each of them consumed two low and two high caloric meals. Paracetamol was mixed with a liquid meal and administered by a nasogastric feeding tube. The post prandial paracetamol plasma concentration time(More)
  • 1