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Background:This study evaluates the relation of the early oestrogen-regulated gene gabarapl1 to cellular growth and its prognostic significance in breast adenocarcinoma.Methods:First, the relation between GABARAPL1 expression and MCF-7 growth rate was analysed. Thereafter, by performing macroarray and reverse transcriptase quantitative-polymerase chain(More)
BACKGROUND Bone metastases are highly frequent complications of breast cancers. Current bone metastasis treatments using powerful anti-resorptive agents are only palliative indicating that factors independent of bone resorption control bone metastasis progression. Autotaxin (ATX/NPP2) is a secreted protein with both oncogenic and pro-metastatic properties.(More)
Metastasis is the main cause of death for cancer patients. Targeting factors that control metastasis formation is a major challenge for clinicians. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) is a bioactive phospholipid involved in cancer. LPA activates at least six independent G protein-coupled receptors (LPA1-6). Tumor cells frequently co-express multiple LPA receptors,(More)
Among the methodological approaches of tumor proliferation, thymidine kinase (TK) and thymidylate synthase (TS) assays take into account the specific pathways of pyrimidine synthesis. Studies pointing to a prognostic value of TK and TS in breast cancer involved small numbers of patients. We investigated the prognostic value of these enzymes and their(More)
Bone metastasis is a complication occurring in up to 70% of advanced breast cancer patients. The estrogen receptor-related receptor alpha (ERRα) has been implicated in breast cancer and bone development, prompting us to examine whether ERRα may function in promoting the osteolytic growth of breast cancer cells in bone. In a mouse xenograft model of(More)
We used a 2D-electrophoresis (2-DE) proteomic approach to identify novel biomarkers in node-negative breast cancers. This retrospective study focused on a population of patients with ductal pN0M0 tumours. A subset of patients who developed metastases and in whose tumours were found high levels of uPA and PAI-1 (metastatic(More)
Urothelial bladder tumours require regular surveillance: cystoscopy associated with urine cytology are reference examinations. Several new markers currently under evaluation or already validated have recently been proposed to replace cytology and potentially reduce or even replace unnecessary cystoscopies. The biological fluid studied for all of these(More)
Non-Negative Matrix factorization has become an essential tool for feature extraction in a wide spectrum of applications. In the present work, our objective is to extend the applicability of the method to the case of missing and/or corrupted data due to outliers. An essential property for missing data imputation and detection of outliers is that the(More)
Microcystic stromal tumors (MCST), first described in 2009 by Irving et al., are rare ovarian neoplasms. The entity was introduced into the 2014 WHO classification of tumors of female reproductive organs in the group of sex cord-stromal tumors, which is rather heterogeneous. We studied three cases of ovarian tumor with the characteristic morphological(More)