Aize Kijlstra

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Affiliation: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Toxoplasma-safe meat: close to reality?
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, PO Box 65, 8200AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Trends Parasitol 25:18-22. 2009
  2. pmc Replication study confirms the association between UBAC2 and Behçet's disease in two independent Chinese sets of patients and controls
    Shengping Hou
    The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Youyi Road 1, Chongqing, 400016, P, R, China
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R70. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Lutein: more than just a filter for blue light
    Aize Kijlstra
    University Eye Clinic Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Prog Retin Eye Res 31:303-15. 2012
  4. pmc Upregulation of CD94 on CD8+T cells in anterior chamber-associated immune deviation
    Hao He
    State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Guangzhou, PR China
    BMC Immunol 9:53. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Food safety in free-range and organic livestock systems: risk management and responsibility
    A Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    J Food Prot 72:2629-37. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Control of the risk of human toxoplasmosis transmitted by meat
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, P O Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Int J Parasitol 38:1359-70. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The role of rodents and shrews in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii to pigs
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, P O Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Vet Parasitol 156:183-90. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Immunological factors in the pathogenesis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration
    A Kijlstra
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maastricht Maastricht The Netherlands
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 13:3-11. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Toxoplasma gondii infection in animal-friendly pig production systems
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University Research Center, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:3165-9. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Prediction of proliferative vitreoretinopathy after retinal detachment surgery: potential of biomarker profiling
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ophthalmol 154:347-354.e2. 2012

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Publications35

  1. doi request reprint Toxoplasma-safe meat: close to reality?
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, PO Box 65, 8200AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Trends Parasitol 25:18-22. 2009
    ..Oocyst contamination is difficult to control, whereas in Western countries, the control of T. gondii in meat should be feasible. Here, we discuss strategies aimed at developing a Toxoplasma-safe meat chain...
  2. pmc Replication study confirms the association between UBAC2 and Behçet's disease in two independent Chinese sets of patients and controls
    Shengping Hou
    The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Youyi Road 1, Chongqing, 400016, P, R, China
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R70. 2012
    ..We conducted a two-stage candidate genes association and functional study, involving 477 BD patients and 1,334 normal controls of Chinese Han descent...
  3. doi request reprint Lutein: more than just a filter for blue light
    Aize Kijlstra
    University Eye Clinic Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Prog Retin Eye Res 31:303-15. 2012
    ..Since AMD has features of a chronic low-grade systemic inflammatory response, attention to the exact role of lutein in this disease has shifted from a local effect in the eye towards a possible systemic anti-inflammatory function...
  4. pmc Upregulation of CD94 on CD8+T cells in anterior chamber-associated immune deviation
    Hao He
    State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Guangzhou, PR China
    BMC Immunol 9:53. 2008
    ..Recent studies have reported that the CD94-Qa-1 system is implicated in the induction of ACAID CD8+Treg, but the functions and characteristics of CD8+CD94+T cells remain unclear...
  5. ncbi request reprint Food safety in free-range and organic livestock systems: risk management and responsibility
    A Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    J Food Prot 72:2629-37. 2009
    ..The responsibility for protecting food safety should be properly divided among the various parties involved: producers, processors, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and consumers...
  6. doi request reprint Control of the risk of human toxoplasmosis transmitted by meat
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, P O Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Int J Parasitol 38:1359-70. 2008
    ..The rationale for more stringent control measures to prevent toxoplasmosis both from disease and economic points of view is emphasized...
  7. doi request reprint The role of rodents and shrews in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii to pigs
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, P O Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Vet Parasitol 156:183-90. 2008
    ..This study emphasizes the role of rodents and shrews in the transmission of T. gondii to pigs and the importance of rodent control towards production of T. gondii-free pig meat...
  8. ncbi request reprint Immunological factors in the pathogenesis and treatment of age-related macular degeneration
    A Kijlstra
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maastricht Maastricht The Netherlands
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 13:3-11. 2005
    ..A larger obstacle is the question whether transplanted retinal tissue will regain its functional properties...
  9. ncbi request reprint Toxoplasma gondii infection in animal-friendly pig production systems
    Aize Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University Research Center, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 45:3165-9. 2004
    ..Whether introduction of animal-friendly production systems will lead to a reemergence of Toxoplasma infections in pigs is not yet known. Investigating this possibility was the purpose of this study...
  10. doi request reprint Prediction of proliferative vitreoretinopathy after retinal detachment surgery: potential of biomarker profiling
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Ophthalmol 154:347-354.e2. 2012
    ..To investigate the potential of a combined assessment of clinical risk factors and biomarker profiling in the prediction of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) after retinal detachment surgery...
  11. doi request reprint Adipokine levels in subretinal fluid from patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Exp Eye Res 94:56-62. 2012
    ..003). Our findings indicate that, at the time of surgery for primary RRD, an altered expression of certain adipokines is associated with the future development of postoperative PVR...
  12. pmc Interleukin and growth factor levels in subretinal fluid in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment: a case-control study
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e19141. 2011
    ..This study was performed to determine the possible involvement of a wide range of cytokines in the future development of PVR, and to identify predictors of PVR and visual outcome...
  13. ncbi request reprint Chemokine levels in subretinal fluid obtained during scleral buckling surgery after rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:4143-50. 2010
    ..The exact role of these chemokines, their correlation with IL-6 after primary RRD, and their association with the future development of PVR are not yet known...
  14. doi request reprint Antiangiogenic isoforms of vascular endothelial growth factor predominate in subretinal fluid of patients with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Retina 32:54-9. 2012
    ..Previous studies on expression of VEGF in PVR samples have not distinguished between the two families of isoforms...
  15. doi request reprint Soluble apoptotic factors and adhesion molecules in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Institute Maastricht, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52:4256-62. 2011
    ..To investigate the association between soluble apoptosis and adhesion molecules and the development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) after reattachment surgery for rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Questionnaire survey of disease prevalence and veterinary treatments in organic pig husbandry in the Netherlands
    J Van der Meulen
    Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR, PO Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Vet Rec 159:816-8. 2006
  17. doi request reprint High subretinal fluid procoagulant activity in rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
    Lukas J A G Ricker
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:5234-9. 2010
    ..This study was conducted to determine whether subretinal fluid and vitreous fluid collected from patients with RRD have a procoagulant effect...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effect of flock size on dioxin levels in eggs from chickens kept outside
    A Kijlstra
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, 3219 PH Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Poult Sci 86:2042-8. 2007
    ..Following the completion of this study, a dioxin monitoring protocol has been set up in the Netherlands to prevent marketing of eggs with raised dioxin levels...
  19. ncbi request reprint Questionnaire survey of disease prevalence and veterinary treatments in organic layer husbandry in the Netherlands
    J Van der Meulen
    Animal Sciences Group of Wageningen UR, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 132:292-5. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint Cats and goat whey associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection in pigs
    B G Meerburg
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 6:266-74. 2006
    ..In order to decrease the risk of T. gondii infecting their pigs, farmers should limit the access and number of cats on their farms and refrain from feeding goat whey to their pigs...
  21. pmc Presence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in wild small mammals on organic farms
    B G Meerburg
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P O Box 65, NL 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:960-2. 2006
    ..No shared Campylobacter genotypes were found between rodent and pig manure isolates. Effective on-farm rodent management is recommended...
  22. pmc The effect of lutein supplementation on blood plasma levels of complement factor D, C5a and C3d
    Yuan Tian
    University Eye Clinic, Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e73387. 2013
    ..Lutein supplementation markedly decreases circulating levels of the complement factors CFD, C5a and C3d levels, which might allow a simple method to control this inflammatory pathway of the innate immune system. ..
  23. pmc Changing climate-changing pathogens: Toxoplasma gondii in North-Western Europe
    Bastiaan G Meerburg
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
    Parasitol Res 105:17-24. 2009
    ..Until a vaccine that offers complete protection is developed, the emphasis should be on treatment optimization and prevention...
  24. doi request reprint The ethics of rodent control
    Bastiaan G Meerburg
    Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Lelystad, The Netherlands
    Pest Manag Sci 64:1205-11. 2008
    ..Adherence to this option will, however, require a shift in the design of rodent control methods: effectiveness will no longer be the leading principle. It will have to share its position with animal welfare and humaneness...
  25. pmc The effect of modified eggs and an egg-yolk based beverage on serum lutein and zeaxanthin concentrations and macular pigment optical density: results from a randomized trial
    Elton R Kelly
    University Eye Clinic Maastricht, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e92659. 2014
    ..The results indicate that daily consumption of lutein or zeaxanthin enriched egg yolks as well as an egg yolk-based beverage show increases in serum lutein and zeaxanthin levels that are comparable with a daily use of 5 mg supplements...
  26. ncbi request reprint Rodent-borne diseases and their risks for public health
    Bastiaan G Meerburg
    Wageningen University and Research Centre, Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Crit Rev Microbiol 35:221-70. 2009
    ..In this review article a large number of pathogens that are directly or indirectly transmitted by rodents are described. Moreover, a simplified rodent disease model is discussed...
  27. pmc Cyclic GMP in the pig vitreous and retina after experimental retinal detachment
    Roselie M H Diederen
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Mol Vis 14:255-61. 2008
    ..Earlier studies have revealed a decreased level of cGMP in vitreous fluid obtained from patients with a retinal detachment. To further investigate this phenomenon, we developed an experimental retinal detachment model in pigs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Toxoplasmosis, an overview with emphasis on ocular involvement
    Vincent N A Klaren
    Department of Ophthalmo Immunology, The Netherlands Ophthalmic Research Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 10:1-26. 2002
    ..This review aims to provide an overview of the current insights regarding the causative parasite and the mechanisms leading to symptomatic infection with emphasis on ocular toxoplasmosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Macrophages and MHC class II positive dendritiform cells in the iris and choroid of the pig
    Ling Chen
    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, P R China
    Curr Eye Res 26:291-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of immunocompetent cells in the uveal tract of the normal pig...
  30. ncbi request reprint Immune cells in the porcine retina: distribution, characterization and morphological features
    Peizeng Yang
    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 43:1488-92. 2002
    ..To investigate the presence of immunocompetent cells in the porcine retina and to compare the findings with those obtained earlier in human retinas...
  31. ncbi request reprint Clinical patterns and characteristics of uveitis in a tertiary center for uveitis in China
    Peizeng Yang
    Uveitis Study Center, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, People s Republic of China
    Curr Eye Res 30:943-8. 2005
    ..To address the clinical pattern and characteristics of uveitis in a tertiary center for uveitis in China and compare the similarity and difference in the distribution of uveitis entities between China and other countries...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cyclic GMP synthesis by human retinal pigment epithelial cells is mainly mediated via the particulate guanylyl cyclase pathway
    Roselie M H Diederen
    Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Institute Maastricht, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ophthalmic Res 39:55-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify cGMP synthesis by RPE cells and to investigate the role of two separate enzymatic pathways (soluble versus particulate guanylyl cyclase) in its production...
  33. ncbi request reprint Distribution, markers, and functions of retinal microglia
    Ling Chen
    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, P R China
    Ocul Immunol Inflamm 10:27-39. 2002
    ..The goal of this article was to review the present knowledge about retinal microglia and the function of retinal microglia in pathological conditions...
  34. ncbi request reprint Balance of vascular endothelial growth factor and pigment epithelial growth factor prior to development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy
    Suzanne C Dieudonné
    Eye Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Ophthalmic Res 39:148-54. 2007
    ..It is not known whether such an imbalance is already present in early PVR stages. We therefore analyzed VEGF and PEDF concentrations in subretinal fluids prior to PVR development...
  35. ncbi request reprint T-bet expression in the iris and spleen parallels disease expression during endotoxin-induced uveitis
    Bing Li
    Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat Sen University, Guangzhou, 510060, People s Republic of China
    Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 245:407-13. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate kinetics of T-bet expression at the mRNA and protein levels during EIU using real-time PCR and whole-mount immunohistochemistry...