Csilla Neuchrist

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The distribution of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), one of the most important angiogenic factors, and microvessel density (MVD) were assessed in laryngeal carcinomas by means of immunohistochemistry. Correlation of VEGF with MVD and clinical parameters (T stage, N stage, histological grading, survival, recurrence-free interval) was also examined.(More)
OBJECTIVE: Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels from a preexisting vascular network. In healthy individuals it is normally suppressed and observed only transiently during development, reproduction and wound healing. However, growth, invasion, and metastasis of most solid tumors are dependent on angiogenesis. Without formation of new blood(More)
INTRODUCTION Motility-related protein (MRP)-1/CD9 is implicated in cell adhesion and motility and was shown to be clearly involved in tumor prognosis and angiogenesis. Elevated MRP-1/CD9 expression on tumor cells has been linked to a favorable prognosis in breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, and HNSCC. Because MRP-1/CD9 is associated with(More)
Autologous jejunum, transplanted as a functional replacement immediately after radical dissection of advanced stages of squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck and subsequently irradiated, was examined by immunohistochemistry (APAAP/PAP-technique). Biopsies from 9 patients were taken at the time of transplantation and up to 24 months thereafter (group(More)
OBJECTIVES Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2; Flk-1 [fetal liver kinase]/KDR [kinase insert domain containing receptor]) has been identified as a high affinity receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) on vascular endothelium. Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) have already been shown to produce substantial(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS VEGF proteins and their receptors are involved in tumor vessel neoformation. The third VEGF receptor, VEGFR3 (flt-4) is important during both blood vessel development and lymphatic vessel formation. Because HNSCC preferentially metastasizes to regional lymph nodes, we investigated the expression of VEGFR3 and its ligand VEGF-C in head(More)
Angiogenesis is a cascade-like mechanism essential for tumour growth and metastasis. Recently developed inhibitors of angiogenesis have already proven their benefit in anticancer treatment. Therefore the existence of angiogenic molecules in individual tumours is of major interest. The factors most frequently contributing to angiogenesis are basic fibroblast(More)
Objective-The enzyme cyclooxygenase catalyzes the first step of the synthesis of prostanoids. Cyclooxygenase has been shown to exist in two distinct isoforms: cyclooxygenase-1 is constitutively expressed as a housekeeping enzyme in most tissues whereas the inducible cyclooxygenase-2 has been reported to be involved in inflammatory processes and in the(More)
A phase II study was performed to assess the safety and efficacy of ifosfamide and mitoxantrone in recurrent and/or metastatic squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Treatment consisted of ifosfamide 1500 mg/m2 in 1000 ml saline, infused over 60 min and mesna 20% of the total dose of ifosfamide in three doses for 3 days combined with mitoxantrone 12(More)
The expression of leucocyte adhesion molecules was studied on cerebral endothelia by immunocytochemistry. In peritumoral "normal" brain tissue we found low endothelial expression of ICAM1, LFA3, CD44, and CD9, whereas VLA1 was present on vessels in high incidence and density. LFA1, CD2, and CR3 were found on intraluminal and parenchymal leucocytes, but were(More)