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Caveolae are plasma membrane microdomains that have been implicated in the regulation of several intracellular signaling pathways. Previous studies suggest that caveolin-1, the main structural protein of caveolae, could function as a tumor suppressor. Caveolin-1 is highly expressed in terminally differentiated mesenchymal cells including adipocytes,(More)
The H-rev107 gene is a new class II tumor suppressor, as defined by its reversible downregulation and growth-inhibiting capacity in HRAS transformed cell lines. Overexpression of the H-rev107 cDNA in HRAS-transformed ANR4 hepatoma cells or in FE-8 fibroblasts resulted in 75% reduction of colony formation. Cell populations of H-rev107 transfectants showed an(More)
EGFR mutation testing in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a novel and important molecular pathological diagnostic assay that is predictive of response to anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) therapy. A comprehensive compilation of a large number of EGFR mutation analyses of the German Panel for Mutation Analyses in NSCLC demonstrates (a) a(More)
Antitumor inflammatory response is known to inhibit tumor growth in colorectal carcinoma. The density and functionality of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is regulated by the antigen processing machinery through regulator proteins such as transporters associated with antigen processing (TAP) and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I antigen.(More)
The interleukin 6/glycoprotein 130/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (IL-6/gp130/STAT3) pathway has been reported to play an important role in the pathogenesis of multiple myeloma (MM) and for survival of MM cells. However, most data concerning the role of IL-6 and IL-6-triggered signaling pathways were obtained from experiments performed(More)
To identify novel markers differentially expressed in ovarian cancer versus normal ovary, we hybridized microarrays with cDNAs derived from normal human ovaries and advanced stage ovarian carcinomas. This analysis revealed down-regulation of the caveolin-1 gene (CAV1) in ovarian carcinoma samples. Suppression of CAV1 in ovarian carcinomas was confirmed(More)
The cell surface glycoprotein MUC18, a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily and homologous to several cell adhesion molecules, is associated with tumor progression and the development of metastasis in human malignant melanoma. Immunohistochemical and Northern blot analysis revealed that expression of the antigen is restricted to advanced primary and(More)
The ubiquitously expressed actin-binding protein, gelsolin, is known to play a role in the modulation of the actin network and in the regulation of cell growth and cell motility. In the present study, we analysed the expression of gelsolin in 241 matched cDNA pairs from human normal and tumour tissues using a Cancer Profiling Array. We found a decreased(More)
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling determines crucial cell fate decisions in most cell types, and mediates cellular transformation in many types of cancer. The activity of MAPK is controlled by reversible phosphorylation, and the quantitative characteristics of MAPK activation determine the cellular response. Many systems biological studies(More)
The H-rev107 tumour suppressor was isolated as a gene specifically expressed in rat fibroblasts resistant toward malignant transformation by the activated HRAS gene (Sers et al., 1997; Hajnal et al., 1994). Here we describe the human homologue of the rat H-rev107 gene. The predicted rat and human proteins are highly conserved exhibiting an overall amino(More)