Cornelis J. F. van Noorden

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BACKGROUND Genetic and epigenetic profiling of glioblastomas has provided a comprehensive list of altered cancer genes of which only O(6)-methylguanine-methyltransferase (MGMT) methylation is used thus far as a predictive marker in a clinical setting. We investigated the prognostic significance of genetic and epigenetic alterations in glioblastoma patients.(More)
Localization of the activity of both the dehydrogenase and oxidase forms of xanthine oxidoreductase were studied in biopsy and postmortem specimens of various human tissues with a recently developed histochemical method using unfixed cryostat sections, poly-(vinyl alcohol) as tissue stabilizator, 1-methoxyphenazine methosulphate as intermediate electron(More)
Cathepsin L, a cysteine protease, is considered to be a potential therapeutic target in cancer treatment. Proteases are involved in the development and progression of cancer. Inhibition of activity of specific proteases may slow down cancer progression. In this review, we evaluate recent studies on the inhibition of cathepsin L in cancer. The effects of(More)
BACKGROUND In proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) cause blindness by neovascularization and subsequent fibrosis, but their relative contribution to both processes is unknown. We hypothesize that the balance between levels of pro-angiogenic VEGF and pro-fibrotic CTGF(More)
Histochemistry and cytochemistry of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase has found many applications in biomedical research. However, up to several years ago, the methods used often appeared to be unreliable because many artefacts occurred during processing and staining of tissue sections or cells. The development of histochemical methods preventing loss or(More)
Methods based on the use of cerium to detect the activity of oxidases and phosphatases are rapidly expanding. Both classes of enzymes can be demonstrated with cerium at the electron and light microscopical level. The in situ detection of H2O2 production with cerium is another application that has great potential, particularly in experimental pathological(More)
Patients with cancer are frequently treated with anticoagulants, including heparins, to treat or to prevent thrombosis. Recent randomized trials that compared low molecular weight heparin to unfractionated heparin for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis have indicated that heparins affect survival of patients with cancer. Experimental studies support the(More)
Glucose-6-phosphatase activity has been determined in periportal and pericentral zones of the rat liver lobule using a quantitative histochemical method. The study was performed on unfixed cryostat sections of livers from fasted and fed female and male rats. Highest activity was found in periportal zones, and starvation caused a 2-3-fold increase of(More)
Kinases execute pivotal cellular functions and are therefore widely investigated as potential targets in anticancer treatment. Here we analyze the kinase gene expression profiles of various tumor types and reveal the wee1 kinase to be overexpressed in glioblastomas. We demonstrate that WEE1 is a major regulator of the G(2) checkpoint in glioblastoma cells.(More)
VEGF-A is a major angiogenesis and permeability factor. Its cellular effects, which can be used as targets in anti-angiogenesis therapy, have mainly been studied in vitro using endothelial cell cultures. The purpose of the present study was to further characterize these effects in vivo in vascular endothelial cells and pericytes, in an experimental monkey(More)