Benedek Gyoengyoesi

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AIMS Lipid droplets (LDs) are dynamic storage compartments for energy-rich fats that are nearly ubiquitously present in eukaryotic cells, exerting tissue-specific functions in metabolically active cell types, and are increased in conditions following cellular damage or lipid overload. The LD-cytoplasm interface is stabilized by amphiphilic proteins of the(More)
Tight junction proteins, including claudins, are often dysregulated during carcinogenesis and tumor progression. Moreover, the claudin expression pattern usually varies between different tumor entities. We aimed to investigate claudin expression profiles of primary and metastatic liver malignancies. We analyzed claudin-1, -2, -3, -4, and -7 expression by(More)
Sorafenib represents the first effective targeted therapy for advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, adequate patient stratification regarding sorafenib-responsiveness is still missing. Our aim was to analyse the association between the pretreatment microRNA profile of HCC and patient survival under sorafenib treatment. Total RNA was(More)
AIMS The more differentiated fetal component of hepatoblastoma (HB) is characterized by increased expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins claudin-1 and -2 when compared with embryonal component. Expression patterns of the recently identified TJ protein tricellulin and the epigenetic regulator enzyme EZH2 were investigated in epithelial subtypes of HB and(More)
Claudins have been reported to be differentially regulated in malignancies and implicated in the process of carcinogenesis and tumor progression. Claudin-1 has been described as key factor in the entry of hepatitis C virus (HCV) into hepatocytes and as promoter of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in liver cells. The objective of the current study was to(More)
Stem cells participate in cervical carcinogenesis but their function and exact features are still not clear. One type of stem-like cells are endocervical reserve cells (RCs), and their association with other normal/altered cervical cells is not exactly known. Epithelial cells are attached to each other by tight junctions. Their dominant components are the(More)
INTRODUCTION 1,25-Dihydroxy vitamin D3 mediates antitumor effects in hepatocellular carcinoma. AIM We examined mRNA and protein expression differences in 1,25-Dihydroxy vitamin D3-inactivating CYP24A1, mRNA of activating CYP27B1 enzymes, and that of VDR between human hepatocellular carcinoma and surrounding non-tumorous liver. METHODS Snap-frozen(More)
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