Christian R De Potter

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BACKGROUND AND METHODS In Paget's disease of the breast, the epidermis of the nipple is infiltrated by large neoplastic cells of glandular origin. It has been hypothesized that the spread of Paget cells through the nipple epidermis is induced by a motility factor that acts via the HER2/NEU receptor. To test this hypothesis, we characterized and purified a(More)
In a retrospective study the expression of the c-erbB-2 oncogene was determined immunohistochemically in 276 breast cancer samples from 253 patients with the antibody 21N. The follow-up period was between 7 and 12 years. This study showed a trend for an inverse relationship between c-erbB-2 positive tumours and estrogen receptors (ER). A correlation was(More)
A factor present in conditioned medium of COLO-16 human cancer cells causes fast spreading, fast plasma membrane ruffling, cell shape change, net translocation, stimulation of chemotaxis and growth arrest in human SK-BR-3 mammary cancer cells. Based on the spreading effect, the factor was purified to homogeneity and migrated as a 50 kDa protein in(More)
We have examined the subcellular localization of the neu protein by immunohistochemistry and immuno-electron microscopy, associated with immunoblotting of normal and neoplastic tissues with 2 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Immunoelectron microscopy clearly reveals that neu protein resides only on the lateral plasma membrane of the simple epithelium of the(More)
In a retrospective study of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast, the expression of the neu oncogene was determined immunohistochemically in 76 women treated by local excision or mastectomy. The histopathological features, including the extent of the lesion, histological subtype, cell type, and number of mitoses, were related to neu overexpression.(More)
We present two cases of small-bowel adenocarcinoma and dysplasia in patients with longstanding Crohn's disease. In one case, the dysplasia and cancer were exclusively located in the terminal ileum, whereas in the other case, several cancers were found from the ileum toward the transverse colon. In both cases, we found a clinically unsuspected Dukes C1(More)
We have found one or more copies of i(12p) in an ovarian germ cell tumor, histologically a yolk sac tumor. This chromosome marker is characteristically associated with germ cell tumors in males. This report indicates that further investigation is necessary to establish the role of the i(12p) marker in the pathogenesis of germ cell tumors also in females.
Wound healing is a complex process of which growth and motility are essential features. The aim of this study was to search for keratinocyte-derived secreted factors that may play a role in these mechanisms, and their corresponding receptors. Growth and motility factors were purified from conditioned medium from cultured primary keratinocytes. Receptor and(More)
In a prospective study with a median follow-up of 13 months on a series of 71 breast cancer patients, 9 developed haematogenous metastases. The neu protein was found on the cell membranes in 27 of the 71 carcinomas (38%) by an immunohistochemical technique using a monoclonal antibody (MAb). Eight of the 9 patients with haematogenous metastases showed(More)
The case of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with foci of hepatoblastoma in a 7-year-old boy, the son of a hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carrier mother, is described. Twelve other malignant liver tumors in children were tumors in children were also reviewed for HBsAg and hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg). Both were negative in all (nine) hepatoblastomas.(More)