Sarah J. van Rijn

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Pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism (PDH), which is caused by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting pituitary adenomas, is a common endocrinopathy in dogs. Dogs with non-enlarged pituitaries harboring a microadenoma have a better prognosis than those with enlarged pituitaries. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of the(More)
Cushing's disease (CD) or pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism is a common endocrinopathy in dogs, with an estimated prevalence of 1 or 2 in 1000 dogs per year. It is caused by an adrenocorticotropic hormone secreting adenoma in the pars distalis or pars intermedia of the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small endocrine gland located in the(More)
To date, stem/progenitor cells have not been identified in the canine pituitary gland. Cells that efficiently exclude the vital dye Hoechst 33342 can be visualised and identified using fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) as a 'side population' (SP), distinct from the main population (MP). Such SPs have been identified in several tissues and display(More)
Intermolecular contacts between integrin LFA-1 (α(L)β(2)) and ICAM-1 derive solely from the integrin α(L) I domain and the first domain (D1) of ICAM-1. This study presents a crystal structure of the engineered complex of the α(L) I domain and ICAM-1 D1. Previously, we engineered the I domain for high affinity by point mutations that were identified by a(More)
Pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism is a common endocrinopathy in dogs, caused by an adrenocorticotrophic hormone secreting pituitary tumour of the anterior or intermediate lobe. The prognosis of intermediate lobe adenomas is worse than that of anterior lobe adenomas, indicating the possible usefulness of melanotropic markers as prognosticators. Another(More)
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