Gabriel Kacso

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OBJECTIVES Both kidney expression and soluble serum Klotho are influenced by chronic kidney disease (CKD) and diabetes. Serum Klotho is a yet poorly explored biomarker. We describe, for the first time to our knowledge, serum Klotho in diabetic patients with CKD and its relationship to vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A). DESIGN AND METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND Adiponectin, an anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing cytokine, has been shown to reduce proteinuria and glomerulosclerosis in experimental models. We assessed the relationship of plasma adiponectin to the progression of kidney disease in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients. METHODS T2D nonnephrotic patients with glomerular filtration rate (GFR)(More)
The 276G>T polymorphism of the adiponectin (ADIPOQ) gene has been correlated with plasma adiponectin, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and its complications. Studies of the role of 276G>T polymorphism in the prevalence of T2D kidney disease are few and contradictory; ethnic differences might play a role. We aimed to assess the relationship of this polymorphism with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The aim of the current study was to evaluate in vitro the anti-tumor efficacy of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) conjugated with conventional chemotherapy drugs for the treatment of liver cancer. This approach based on gold proposes a novel platform therapy with minimal toxicity and increased efficacy profiles for the destruction of hepatic(More)
OBJECTIVES Metformin, the most used oral antidiabetic drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetus mellitus, has proved encouraging results when used in the treatment of various types of cancer such as triple-negative breast cancer. Despite compelling evidence of a role of metformin as an anticancer drug, the mechanisms by which metformin exerts its oncostatic(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the benefit of starting early chemotherapy with docetaxel (the recommended first-line treatment) for patients with asymptomatic metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC). PATIENTS AND METHODS Data were analysed from 145 patients with HRPC treated with chemotherapy between February 2000 and June 2002 in one French centre.(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Major burdens in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are the high percentage of recurrence and resistance to chemotherapy. Hepatic cancer stem cells provide a reservoir of cells that can self-renew, maintain the tumor by generating differentiated non-stem cells which make up the bulk of the tumor and are responsible for(More)
PURPOSE Glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs), responsible for the dismal disease prognosis after conventional treatments, are driven by overactive signaling pathways, such as PI3K/ AKT/mTOR and RAS/RAF/MAPK. The objective of our study was to target in vitro-GSCs by combining metformin (Met) as a mTOR inhibitor, with sorafenib (Soraf) as a RAF inhibitor. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer mortality in children and remain incurable despite advances in surgery and adjuvant therapies. The failure of malignant gliomas to respond to conventional treatment reflects the unique biology of these tumors, linked to a small population of stem-like precursors. This study describes the characteristics(More)
PURPOSE glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) still bears a very dismal prognosis even with complete resection followed by adjuvant chemoradiation. The aim of the current study was to evaluate in vitro the antitumor efficacy of arsenic trioxide (ATO) in combination with ionizing radiation plus temozolomide and bevacizumab against cultured glioblastoma stem-like(More)