For this dissertation proteomics techniques were used to find new/better biomarkers for aneurisms of the abdominal aorta (AAA), Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the quality of donor kidneys. It is shown that certain proteins in the blood are associated with AAA size and growth, and can be helpful in determining a successful surgical intervention to treat the AAA. Moreover, in the perfusion liquid of donor kidneys proteins were found that are an indication for the vital strength of the transplant and the degree of protein glycation in the cerebrospinal liquid, which can play a role in unravelling the development of MS.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||3 Oct 2012|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- abdominal aorta aneurysm (AAA)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Donor kidneys