Goos N . P . van Muijen

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) are involved in tumour progression and metastasis. In this study, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo expression patterns of MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-9, TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 mRNA and protein in a previously described human melanoma xenograft model. This model consists of eight human(More)
In order to study differences in antigen expression related to the different stages of the process of metastasis of human melanoma cell lines, we determined the expression pattern of a series of well-characterized genes in a set of human melanoma cell lines with different metastatic behavior in nude mice. This set included non-metastatic (IF6, 530),(More)
Cytokeratin expression was studied in the epitheha lining the normal human urine conducting system using immunohistochemistry on frozen sections employing a panel of 14 monoclonal antibodies. Eleven of these anti-cytokeratin antibodies reacted specifically with one of the 19 human cytokeratin polypeptides. Profound differences were found in the cytokeratin(More)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) methods and immunohistochemistry (IHC) are techniques that provide information on protein expression in tissue samples. Both methods have been used to investigate the impact of the plasminogen activation (PA) system in cancer. In the present paper we first compared the expression levels of uPA, tPA, PAI-1 and uPAR(More)
Dendritic cells are the professional antigen-presenting cells of the immune system. To induce an effective immune response, these cells should not only express high levels of MHC and costimulatory molecules but also migrate into the lymph nodes to interact with naı̈ve T cells. Here, we demonstrate that in vitro-generated mature, but not immature dendritic(More)
In the present study we have localized immunohistochemically the intermediate filament proteins of the human pituitary gland (adenohypophysis, pars intermedia and pars tuberalis) by an indirect immunoperoxidase technique or by double immunofluorescence methods and analysed the individual cytokeratin polypeptides using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. We(More)
The differentiation state of skin epithelial cysts and some uncommon types of epithelial skin tumours was investigated by immunohistochemical staining, mainly using cytokeratin (CK) polypeptide-specific monoclonal antibodies. Samples of interfollicular epidermis, hair follicles and eccrine sweat glands were included as reference tissues. The CK reactivity(More)
In recent years, large discrepancies were described in the success rate of the tyrosinase reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detecting melanoma cells in the peripheral blood of melanoma patients. We present a quality control study in which we analysed the reproducibility of detection of tyrosinase and MART-1 transcripts in 106(More)
Cytokeratin expression was studied in human middle ear cholesteatoma lesions, using a variety of immunohistological techniques and a wide range of polyclonal antisera and monoclonal antibodies against cytokeratin (CK) subgroups or individual CK polypeptides. The expression of the other cytoskeletal proteins, vimentin and desmin, was also investigated.(More)
The distribution of several markers of keratinocyte differentiation was studied in normal epidermis, basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) using the immunoperoxidase technique on frozen sections of punch biopsy specimens. As markers a panel of chain-specific monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) directed against cytokeratin (CK) 4, 8,(More)