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Monique Albersen
Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital

MD, PhD student
Tel: +31 (0) 88-7554330


Dr. N.M. Verhoeven-Duif

Title research
Vitamin B6 homeostasis in the central nervous system

Summary research
The importance of pyridoxal phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6) in brain metabolism is evident from inborn errors affecting its concentrations. Pyridoxal phosphate plays the role of cofactor in numerous metabolic conversions, among which neurotransmitter synthesis and amino acid metabolism. Although numerous aspects of vitamin B6 metabolism are known, still many questions remain unanswered. Our project aims at the molecular elucidation and biochemical characterisation of the processes involved in vitamin B6 homeostasis.

Five main (recent) publications

Albersen M, Westerling VI, van Leeuwen PAM. The influence of pregnancy on the recurrence of cutaneous malignant melanoma in women. Accepted for publication as ‘review article’ in Dermatology Research and Practice (June 2010).

Albersen M, Bonthuis M, de Roos NM, van den Hurk ThAM, Carbasius Weber EC, Hendriks MMWB, de Sain – van der Velden MGM, de Koning TJ, Visser G. Whole body composition analysis by the BodPod air-displacement plethysmography method in children with phenylketonuria shows a higher body fat percentage. Accepted for publication as ‘research report’ in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease (May 2010).

Albersen M, Bulatović M, Lindner SH, van Stiphout F, van der Heijden GJ, Schilder AG, Rovers MM. Is a positive family history predictive for recurrent acute otitis media in children? An evidence-based case report. Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2010 January; 142 (1): 31-5.

M. Albersen. Het Syndroom van Rett: van A tot Z. Een literatuurstudie ter voorbereiding van een Health Watch Program. Tijdschrift voor Artsen voor Verstandelijk Gehandicapten (TAVG), december 2008; 26 (4): 102-6.

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