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The NCCN Guidelines for Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Breast and Ovarian provide recommendations for genetic testing and counseling and risk assessment and management for hereditary cancer syndromes. Guidelines focus on syndromes associated with an increased risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer and are intended to assist with clinical and shared(More)
At cellular surfaces, urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) is bound to a specific receptor (uPA-R). When bound to this receptor, uPA activates plasminogen, which is derived from plasma or the interstitial fluids. Thus, plasmin is provided for proteolysis of pericellular proteinaceous substrates. Here we demonstrate by immunocytology and laser scan(More)
Despite numerous studies, questions remain about the evolutionary history of Ursidae and additional independent genetic markers were needed to elucidate these ambiguities. For this purpose, we sequenced ten nuclear genes for all the eight extant bear species. By combining these new sequences with those of four other recently published nuclear markers, we(More)
Haptokinetic cell migration across surfaces is mediated by adhesion receptors including ␤1 integrins and CD44 providing adhesion to extracellular matrix (ECM) ligands such as collagen and hyaluronan (HA), respectively. Little is known, however, about how such different receptor systems synergize for cell migration through three-dimensionally (3-D)(More)
UNC5H receptors (UNC5H1, UNC5H2, UNC5H3) are putative tumor suppressors whose expression is lost in numerous cancers. These receptors have been shown to belong to the so-called family of dependence receptors. Such receptors induce apoptosis when their ligand netrin-1 is absent, thus conferring a state of cellular dependence towards ligand presence. Along(More)
PURPOSE The goals of this study were to determine the maximum-tolerated dose and describe the toxicities of the combination of irinotecan and docetaxel administered every 3 weeks to patients with advanced malignancies and, also, to evaluate the effect of irinotecan on the disposition of docetaxel and describe preliminary evidence of antitumor activity. (More)
BACKGROUND Glioma invasion is still a major obstacle for successful therapy. In the past we could demonstrate that glioma invasion is mediated by different adhesion molecules of the integrin family. Here we investigated whether a common pattern of integrin profiles might be involved, potentially providing a therapeutical avenue. MATERIAL AND METHODS(More)
Six cell surface glycoproteins defined by monoclonal antibodies were selected for study on human epidermal cells. In tests on tissue sections, three of the glycoproteins [J143 (gp140/30); T43 (gp85/36); H99 (gp38)] were expressed in the basal cell layer of the epidermis, whereas the other three glycoproteins [T179 (gp140/95); T16 (gp40/50); BT15 (gp80)](More)
The treatment of CNS neoplasms with monoclonal antibody-mediated immunotherapy optimally requires the identification of tumor restricted cell surface antigens. However, little is known regarding the antigenic phenotype(s) of malignant astrocytomas. The interrelated expression of four neuroectodermal tumor antigens, CNT/11, AJ8, A010 and CNT/2, has been(More)