Sander J. H. van Deventer

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In a randomized, double-blind clinical study in 29 patients undergoing elective coronary artery surgery, we assessed the role of ketanserin, an inhibitor of serotonin-induced vasoconstriction and weak alpha 1 sympathetic blocker, in reducing endotoxaemia and postoperative hypermetabolism. Male patients without major organ dysfunction were allocated randomly(More)
BACKGROUND All three major members of the MAPK family (i.e., p38 MAPK, p42/p44 MAPK, and c-Jun N terminal kinase (JNK)) have been shown to control cellular responses to inflammation in vitro. Therefore these kinases have been designated suitable targets for anti-inflammatory therapy. However, the extent to which these kinases are actually activated during(More)
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