Frederike von Bonin

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Comparative genomic hybridization was applied for a comprehensive screening of frequently occurring net gains and losses of chromosomal subregions in small populations of CD30+ Hodgkin cells and their morphological variants. In 12 Hodgkin's lymphomas, recurrent gains were detected on chromosomal arms 2p, 9p, and 12q (in six, four, and five tumors,(More)
Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (H&RS) cells are generally accepted to be the neoplastic cells of Hodgkin's disease (HD), even though they represent only a minority of the cellular infiltrate in affected tissues. Recent immunologic studies and Southern blot analyses of DNA extracted from whole lymph node tissue favored, but did not convincingly prove a lymphoid(More)
Inherited promoter polymorphisms of the interleukin (IL)-10 gene resulting in altered IL-10 production may contribute to a genetic susceptibility for melanoma. We investigated the role of a haplotype from distal as well as proximal polymorphic sites [-7400InDel, -6752AT (rs6676671), -3538AT (rs1800890), -1087AG (rs1800896), -597AC (rs1800872)] of the IL-10(More)
BACKGROUND Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a lymphoid malignancy characterized by the production of various cytokines possibly involved in immune deregulation. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) serum levels have been associated with clinical outcome in patients with HL. Because host genetic variations are known to alter the expression and function of cytokines and their(More)
In classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) chemotherapeutic regimens are associated with stagnant rates of secondary malignancies requiring the development of new therapeutic strategies. We and others have shown that permanently activated Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription (STAT) molecules are essential for cHL cells. Recently an overexpression of(More)
BACKGROUND The translocation t(2;5)(p23;q35) leads to the fusion of the nucleophosmin gene (NPM) on chromosome 5q35 to the recently described receptor kinase ALK on 2p23. It is characteristic of a subgroup of CD30+ large-cell anaplastic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (ALCL). Since some cases of Hodgkin's disease (HD) and ALCL share common features, a common(More)
As mutations at codon 12 of the Ki-ras oncogene have been shown to occur in 90% of pancreatic adenocarcinomas, a novel strategy for the detection of these mutations in pancreatic secretions obtained at routine endoscopies was developed. Ki-ras DNA was amplified and screened for the presence of mutations at codon 12 with a combination of different rapid,(More)
Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is characterized by the abnormal expression of multiple cytokines, accounting for its unique clinicopathologic features. We have previously shown that interleukin-13 (IL-13) is secreted by HL cell lines and may serve as an autocrine growth factor. To determine the frequency of IL-13 expression in lymphoma patients, tissue sections from(More)
The MHC class I chain-related molecule A (MICA) is a highly polymorphic ligand for the activating natural killer (NK)-cell receptor NKG2D. A single nucleotide polymorphism causes a valine to methionine exchange at position 129. Presence of a MICA-129Met allele in patients (n = 452) undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) increased the(More)
PURPOSE Peripheral T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (T-NHL) represent a small but heterogeneous and clinically aggressive subset of NHLs with a poor outcome. Cytokines or their receptors might be associated with the clinical outcome of these lymphomas. Therefore, we tested whether gene variations and serum levels of soluble TNF receptor (TNFR)I (sTNFRI),(More)