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Thep73 gene, a homology of p53, is a new candidate of imprinting and tumor suppressor gene. To investigate the role of p73 in ovarian cancer, we studied the allelic expression in 56 cases of ovarian cancer using StyI polymorphism analysis. We also examined p73 expression by semi-quantitative reverse transcription-PCR as well as by Western blot analysis and(More)
OBJECTIVES The current study attempts to evaluate the effectiveness of methotrexate infusion therapy in the management of low-risk gestational trophoblastic disease and to find out whether an increase in the dose intensity can effect a faster remission and a shorter treatment duration. STUDY DESIGN This is a prospective study. Between June 1990 and August(More)
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) of the thorax can be used in the staging of persistent gestational trophoblastic disease (PGTD). However, the prognostic significance of micrometastasis in the lung detected by CT of the thorax has not been well documented. The aim of the study is to define the effect of micrometastasis on the clinical course of the(More)
Three strains of Bifidobacterium sp., B. pseudocatenulatum, B. adolescentis, and B. longum were studied for their ability to digest glucosinolates, sinigrin (SNG) and glucotropaeolin (GTL), in vitro. All strains digested both glucosinolates during 24-48 h cultivation, accompanied by a decline in the medium pH from 7.1 to 5.2. The digestion of glucosinolates(More)
Transfection of either the C5a receptor or the formyl peptide receptor into undifferentiated U937 cells generated continuously growing cell lines that stably expressed these receptors. The transfected cells displayed significant numbers of cell surface receptors that had ligand binding properties similar to fully differentiated U937 cells. Undifferentiated(More)
The inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAP) suppress apoptosis induced by a variety of stimuli. The aims of this study were to: (a) compare the expression of X-linked IAP (Xiap) and Human IAP-2 (Hiap-2) in cervical carcinoma cells and normal cervix, (b) determine the correlation between IAP expression and tumour apoptosis or proliferation, and (c) assess(More)
PURPOSE Radiotherapy is the standard treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer, but treatment results remain disappointing, particularly for women with bulky central disease. We investigated the role of concurrent chemoradiation and adjuvant chemotherapy in a randomized trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred twenty patients with bulky stage I, II,(More)
The aim of this study is to assess the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and c-erbB2 and their correlation with human papillomavirus (HPV) status and prognosis in squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. The expression of EGFR and c-erbB2 was studied at the protein level using the immunohistochemical (IHC) staining method, at the RNA level(More)
To establish a possible role of genomic imprinting in the carcinogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer, we determined the imprinting status of both IGF-II and H19 genes in 43 ovarian cancers, 7 low malignant potential ovarian tumors, and their matched normal tissues. In ovarian cancer, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of IGF-II, H19 RsaI, and H19 AluI was found(More)
Ninety-one patients with adenocarcinoma of the cervix had 4 tumour markers (TMs) assayed before treatment. Serum squamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC) (n = 91) was raised in 25%; tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) (n = 78) was raised in 35%; carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) (n = 34) was raised in 26% and CA 125 (n = 64) was raised in 27% of these patients. In(More)