Ruben Kooijman

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Insulin-like growth factor-I and -II (IGF-I and IGF-II), both of which bind to type I IGF receptors, can modulate certain functions of the immune system. We, therefore, studied the expression of type I IGF receptors on purified subpopulations of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Using two-color flow cytometry, specific binding of a monoclonal antibody(More)
Insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) is the principle cellular substrate for insulin and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) receptor signaling. After phosphorylation of tyrosine residues within the YMXM or YXXM motifs, IRS-1 associates with phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K). This signaling pathway and the presence of an IRS-1-like molecule have been(More)
The insulin-like growth factors I and II (IGF-I and IGF-II) promote proliferation and differentiation of many cell types. We report that recombinant IGF-I and IGF-II augment both the lectin- and anti-CD3-induced proliferation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) at concentrations proportional to their binding affinities. IGF-I and IGF-II also(More)
Species-specific binding between the flagellar surfaces of mating types plus and minus (mt+ and mt-) gametes of Chlamydomonas eugametos is mediated by mating type-specific agglutinins. Their interaction triggers several mating responses that are necessary for cell fusion, such as flagellar twitching, flagellar tip activation, redistribution of agglutinin(More)
Treatment of mice with IGF-I stimulates T and B cell development. We showed that overexpression of IGF-II in transgenic FVB/N mice only stimulated T cell development. In the present study, we further addressed the in vivo effects of IGF-II in the absence of IGF-I to get more insight into the potential abilities of IGF-II to influence T and B cell(More)
Cartilage hair hypoplasia is a rare autosomal recessive form of short-limbed dwarfism associated with a cellular immunodeficiency. In eight patients, the authors studied the presence of T cell subsets and in vitro T cell function in order to address the basis for the immunological disorder. Both the proliferative response to phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) and(More)
In the domain of vehicular networking, it is of significant relevance to be able to address vehicles based on their geographical position rather than the network address. The integration of geocasting (i.e. the dissemination of messages to all nodes within a specific geographical region) into the existing addressing scheme of the Internet is challenging,(More)
This thesis looks at several aspects of head movements used in dyadic face-to-face conversations. Head movement behaviors are analyzed on external appearance (form) and how they are used, their meanings and purposes in conversations (function). Knowledge gained from these analyses can be incorporated in computational models for a Sensitive Artificial(More)
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