Gabriele Jaques

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Six new non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines were established directly from human tissue or indirectly via nude mouse xenografts in serum-supplemented media with success rates of 8% and 13%, respectively. They comprised one adenocarcinoma (ADLC-5M2), two squamous cell carcinomas (EPLC-32M1, EPLC-65H), two large cell carcinomas (LCLC-97TM1,(More)
Using immunoblotting with recombinant recoverin as an antigen, we have examined 279 serum samples from individuals with small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC, 99 patients), non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC, 44 patients), and non-malignant pulmonary disorders (86 patients) as well as sera from 50 healthy donors. Autoantibodies against recoverin (anti-Rc) were(More)
In this study, we report on the isolation of a PDZ domain protein, here designated as IIP-1, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptor-interacting protein-1, which binds to the IGF-1 receptor, but not to the related insulin receptor, and which is involved in the regulation of cell motility. The interaction between the IGF-1 receptor and IIP-1 as well as(More)
A polysiloxane and polyvinyl alcohol interpenetrating polymer network was synthesised and its ferromagnetic derivative was used as solid support for antigen covalent immobilisation in chemiluminescent assays. Only 0.625 μg of either Trypanosoma cruzi or Schistosoma mansoni antigens immobilized onto the magnetic particles (2.5 mg) were sufficient to detect(More)
Cell lines from SCLC were established with a success rate of 43% from different metastatic sites of treated and untreated patients. All 6 SCLC cell lines grew as floating cell aggregates without substrate adherence. The degree of aggregation ranged from very tight spheroids to very loose sheets and chains. This gross morphological property showed a striking(More)
We investigated the production, binding to cell membranes, and influence on cell proliferation of peptides and growth factors in 4 classic, 5 transitional and 5 variant SCLC cell lines. Glucagon, neurotensin, and TGF-α were present in all cell lines. Bombesin was predominantly found in classic cell lines and insulin in variant cell lines. Neurokinin A,(More)
Considerable evidence exists that lung cancer cell lines produce large amounts of insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBPs). In addition, these cells are subject to an autocrine or paracrine growth control by insulin-like growth factors (IGFs). We now demonstrate by immunocytochemistry with IGFBP-3 antibodies that nuclei of a lung cancer cell(More)
Permanent human small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines established in our laboratory were investigated for their expression of the enzymatic neuroendocrine markers l-DOPA decarboxylase (DDC), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and creatine kinase (CK), including its BB isoenzyme (CK-BB), the classical tumor markers carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), the α and β(More)
Conditioned serum-free media (CM) from small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines were examined for the presence of insulin-like growth-factor-binding proteins (IGF-BP). 6/9 SCLC cell lines secreted binding proteins with high affinity for IGFs. When [125I]IGF-I or [125I]IGF-II was incubated with the CMs, complexes of tracer with proteins could be demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is distinguished from other histologic types of lung cancer by possessing a variety of neuroendocrine properties. Neuron-specific enolase (NSE) is the most frequently elevated tumor marker for patients with SCLC at diagnosis. To assess the value of neural cell adhesion molecules (NCAM), another possible tumor marker(More)