Carola Heneweer

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Background: Embryo implantation requires that uterine epithelium develops competence to bind trophoblast to its apical (free) poles. This essential element of uterine receptivity seems to depend on a destabilisation of the apico-basal polarity of endometrial epithelium. Accordingly, a reorganisation of the actin cytoskeleton regulated by the small GTPase(More)
Rhesus monkey embryonic stem (rhES) cells were grown on mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder layers for up to 10 days to form multilayered colonies. Within this period, stem cell colonies differentiated transiently into complex structures with a disc-like morphology. These complex colonies were characterized by morphology, immunohistochemistry, and(More)
Embryo implantation involves adhesion of trophoblast cells to the epithelial lining of the endometrium. Using an in-vitro model to simulate this initial interaction, we previously reported that attachment of human trophoblast-like JAR spheroids to human uterine epithelial RL95-2 cells provokes a Ca(2+) influx in RL95-2 cells depending on apically localized(More)
Development and progression of any cancer disease are the result of various alterations at the cellular and molecular level. This comprises changes in expression of genes, display of surface molecules, composition of extracellular matrix, and homing of circulating cells to the tumor site. Most of these changes occur long before morphological changes can be(More)
A characteristic feature of embryonic stem (ES) cells is their ability to give rise to differentiated cell types that are derived from all three primary germ layers. In the embryo of higher vertebrates, formation of mesoderm and definitive endoderm (gastrulation) occurs at the primitive streak through a spatially highly ordered process of cell ingression,(More)
Despite aggressive treatment with radiation and combination chemotherapy following tumor resection, the 5-year survival rate for patients with head and neck cancer is at best only 50%. In this study, we examined the therapeutic potential of localized release of diclofenac from electrospun nanofibers generated from poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) polymer.(More)
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