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Data on human papilloma virus (HPV) involvement in preneoplastic and neoplastic lesions of the larynx and lung are limited and conflicting. The presence of HPV was investigated in a series of laryngeal specimens and non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs). The laryngeal samples (154) comprised 14 cases with hyperplasia without dysplasia, 49 with dysplasia,(More)
Common fragile sites (CFSs) are regions of the genome prone to breakage by replication inhibitors (extrinsic replication stress). Recently, we and others observed that oncogene-induced replication stress (RS) induces DNA damage from the earliest stages of cancer. Our aim was to perform a genome-wide analysis in precancerous and cancerous experimental models(More)
Administration of anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents is beneficial in a variety of chronic inflammatory conditions, including psoriasis. We describe 5 patients in whom psoriasiform skin lesions developed 6-9 months after the initiation of anti-TNF therapy for longstanding, seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (etanercept or adalimumab), typical(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC-Ag) is a glycoprotein secreted by non-small cell lung tumours (NSCLC). This study investigated the diagnostic and prognostic significance of SCC-Ag in NSCLC. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was used to test the diagnostic performance of the SCC-Ag and determine the optimal threshold value in a(More)
We evaluated possible modes of epithelial cell destruction and restoration in minor salivary gland biopsies from patients with SS. Minor salivary gland biopsies from 10 primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) patients and eight control individuals were evaluated by immunohistochemical staining for the expression of apoptosis-related molecules, substances released(More)
PURPOSE The expression of 70,000-Da heat shock protein (HSP 70) and HLA-DR molecules on cancer cells influences immunologic mechanisms that may be of some prognostic significance. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among immunohistochemical HSP 70, HLA-DR expression, and clinicopathologic tumor variables, as well as patient survival(More)
Although c-erbB-2 oncoprotein immunohistochemical expression has been thoroughly studied in a variety of human tumors, its prognostic significance remains unclear. Moreover, differences in assessment criteria further complicate the evaluation of c-erbB-2 as a prognostic marker. In the present study we examined the expression of c-erbB-2 protein in 107(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a pleiotropic cytokine which increases bcl-2 levels and protects cells from steroid or doxorubicin-induced apoptosis. Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells bear functional IL-10 receptors. Thus serum IL-10 (sIL-10) might inhibit apoptosis in HRS cells, which could occur as a result of either chemotherapy(More)
ZBTB7A (Pokemon) is a member of the POK family of transcriptional repressors. Its main function is the suppression of the p14ARF tumour suppressor gene. Although ZBTB7A expression has been found to be increased in various types of lymphoma, there are no reports dealing with its expression in solid tumours. Given that p14(ARF) inhibits MDM2, the main(More)
The successful therapy of space-occupying lesions of the brain stem, depends on precise histological diagnosis. Although the clinical management and contemporary imaging techniques (computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) are now able to reveal and approach the diagnosis in these cases, only the combination of these two with the use of(More)