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In a previous study we demonstrated high expression of the non-coding BIC gene in the vast majority of Hodgkin's lymphomas (HLs). Evidence suggesting that BIC is a primary microRNA transcript containing the mature microRNA-155 (miR-155) as part of a RNA hairpin is now accumulating. We therefore analysed HL cell lines and tissue samples to determine whether(More)
BIC is a primary microRNA (pri-miR-155) that can be processed to mature miR-155. In this study, we show the crucial involvement of protein kinase C (PKC) and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) in the regulation of BIC expression upon B-cell receptor triggering. Surprisingly, Northern blot analysis did not reveal any miR-155 expression upon induction of BIC(More)
Stanniocalcin is a glycoprotein hormone previously considered present only in bony fish where it is secreted by the corpuscles of Stannius, endocrine organs involved in Ca2+ homeostasis. In fish, stanniocalcin was thought to be an adaptation for Ca2+ regulation in aquatic environments, and its effects include inhibition of gill Ca2+ transport. We have(More)
We previously demonstrated high expression of primary-microRNA BIC (pri-miR-155) in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and lack of expression in most non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes including some Burkitt lymphoma (BL) cases. Recently, high expression of BIC was reported in BL in comparison to pediatric leukemia and normal peripheral-blood samples. In this study, we(More)
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is derived from preapoptotic germinal center B cells, although a general loss of B cell phenotype is noted. Using quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and miRNA microarray, we determined the microRNA (miRNA) profile of HL and compared this with the profile of a panel of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The two(More)
*Correspondence to: Dr T. Rüdiger, Department of Pathology, University of Würzburg, Josef-Schneider-Str. 2, D-97080 Würzburg, Germany. Tel: +49-931-201-1783; Fax: +49-931-888-7518; E-mail: University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany; British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada; Department of Health & Human Services,(More)
Protocadherin-1 (PCDH1) is a novel susceptibility gene for asthma that is expressed in airway epithelium. We aimed to characterize PCDH1 mRNA transcripts and protein expression in primary bronchial epithelial cells and to determine regulation of PCDH1 during mucociliary differentiation. Total RNA and protein were isolated from human primary bronchial(More)
The study of human microRNAs is seriously hampered by the lack of proper tools allowing genome-wide identification of miRNA targets. We performed Ribonucleoprotein ImmunoPrecipitation-gene Chip (RIP-Chip) using antibodies against wild-type human Ago2 in untreated Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) cell lines. Ten to thirty percent of the gene transcripts from the genome(More)
Reed-Sternberg (RS) cells, the neoplastic elements of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), usually lack B-cell receptor expression. Normal germinal center B cells, with lack of or low-affinity B-cell receptor expression, are eliminated via FAS-induced apoptosis. RS cells express FAS, but are rescued from apoptosis by a transforming event. It is known that HL-derived(More)
We studied a histological homogeneous group of 29 cases with the diagnosis of follicular lymphoma (FL) grade 3B (FL3Bs). In a previous study, we subdivided this group in 3 subgroups based on (1) aberrations of the 3q27 region, (2) lack of 3q27 and t(14;18), and (3) the presence of a t(14;18). In this study, we further characterized the FL3B lymphomas that(More)