Anne Schlabrakowski

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Accurate histopathological evaluation of resected lymph nodes (LN) is essential for the reliable staging of colorectal carcinomas (CRC). With conventional sectioning and staining techniques usually only parts of the LN are examined which might lead to incorrect tumor staging. A molecular method called OSNA (One Step Nucleic Acid Amplification) may be(More)
BACKGROUND To identify the value of von Willebrand factor (vWF) as a clinical marker in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). METHODS Plasma levels of vWF were measured in 79 patients with UICC Stage I-IV CRC at time of operation and correlated with TNM categories, levels of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), blood groups (BG) and 19 controls (CO). CO included(More)
Most myenteric neurons contain one of the two generating enzymes for major excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters: choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) or neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS). Two minor groups of myenteric neurons contain either both enzymes or neither. Our study had two aims: (1) to compare the proportions of neurons stained for ChAT(More)
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is generally a disease of persons older than 50 years. Concerning younger patients, controversies still exist regarding features and prognosis of CRC. We performed this study to characterize CRC in young patients (≤50 years) as well as to evaluate outcome in comparison with older patients (>50 years) with CRC. Clinical and(More)
Previous studies have shown that most human myenteric neurons co-staining for vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and neurofilaments (NF) display the morphology of spiny type I neurons displaying a descending projection pattern. Here, we estimated the proportions of spiny neurons in human intestines, the amount of(More)
Cathepsin L-like endopeptidases of the papain family are synthesized as proenzymes. N-terminal proregions are essential for folding and latency of the enzyme unit. While selectivity has been reported for the inhibitory function of papain-family propeptides, there is no systematic investigation of the selectivity of their chaperone-like function to date. The(More)
The oncofetal protein, insulin-like growth factor II messenger ribonucleic acid-binding protein 3 (IMP3), has been analyzed in many different tumors. Various studies have found that IMP3 is a marker for malignancy and is correlated with increased tumor aggressiveness and reduced overall survival. The diagnosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic steatosis may promote progression of chronic hepatitis C (CHC). Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) is required for assembly and secretion of ApoB lipoprotein and is implicated in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related steatosis. The MTP -493G/T polymorphism may promote liver fat accumulation, but its role in HCV-related steatosis is(More)
PURPOSE There is an increasing need to identify molecular markers, which can be used to prognosticate patient populations in gastric cancer. Whereas a significant number have been identified, very few have been characterized in the context of their ability to discriminate between young and old age groups in which a survival difference clearly exists. (More)
BACKGROUND Nicotine contributes to tumorigenesis through stimulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Although many factors have been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer, the effect of nAChRs is still unclear. The study provides information on different subtypes in SCC(More)