Carolien A Bodmann

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Chronic ultraviolet (UV) exposure induces clones of cells overexpressing mutant p53 in the interfollicular (IF) epidermis and subsequently squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) with similar p53 mutations. Mutated p53 may give cells growth advantage over neighbouring cells by impaired apoptosis. We tested this by UV overexposure of skin laden with p53-mutant(More)
BACKGROUND Organ transplant recipients using the immunosuppressant cyclosporine have an increased risk for developing nonmelanoma skin cancer. Disparate effects of cyclosporine have, however, been reported on UV-induced skin carcinogenesis in mouse experiments. Therefore, we set out to compare three experimental protocols using mice, with the aim to emulate(More)
Immunosuppressive drugs are thought to cause the dramatically increased risk of carcinomas in sun-exposed skin of organ transplant recipients. These drugs differ in local effects on skin. We investigated whether this local impact is predictive of skin cancer risk and may thus provide guidance on minimizing the risk. Immunosuppressants (azathioprine,(More)
Because of its antitumor effect, the immunosuppressant rapamycin holds great promise for organ transplant recipients in that it may lower their cancer risk. In a mouse model, we showed previously that rapamycin inhibits the outgrowth of primary skin carcinomas induced by UV radiation. However, the tumors that did grow out showed an altered p53 mutation(More)
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