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This study provides an analysis of incidence and characteristics of malignant tumors of 2535 patients who underwent renal transplantation between 1973 and 2007 at the Transplantation Center in Budapest. One hundred ninety-three malignant diseases were found in 188 patients (7.6%). The incidence of thyroid-, renal-hepatic-, skin- and gastric cancers as well(More)
Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a heterogeneous disease group of benign and malignant entities. The new World Health Organisation classification introduced in 2008 distinguishes early lesions, polymorphic, monomorphic and classical Hodgkin lymphoma-type PTLD. Based on the time of appearance, early and late forms can be identified.(More)
Altogether 107 patients were operated on at the Department of Transplantation and Surgery of Semmelweis University in the past four years, for clinical symptoms of hyperparathyroidism. Clinical and laboratory data of the patients supported the diagnosis of primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism. Chronically impaired renal function was found in 52 cases.(More)
The objective of the study was to examine proliferation and apoptosis associated gene expression in the whole sequence parathyroid lesions to reveal specific features of carcinoma. This study was based on surgically removed parathyroid tissues, gene expression analysis was performed both at gene and protein level. First, mRNA isolation was performed from(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in expression pattern of the most important genes connected with apoptosis in proliferative apoptotic lesions (hyperplasia, adenoma), applying cDNA microarray technique, in order to promote the possible diagnostic or therapeutic utilisation of any difference in gene expression compared to the healthy(More)
Patient survival time following renal and other solid organ transplantation has been increasing recently, in part due to modern immunosuppressive regimens. However, the probability of malignant tumor formation is also increasing proportionally to survival time, as a side effect of long-term immunosuppression. The primary factor of increased tumor risk is(More)
Mycophenolic acid (MPA)/mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a powerful immunosuppressive agent was tested on human B-lymphoma cells (Epstein-Barr virus +/-) in vitro and in SCID mouse xenograft model. Proliferation, apoptotic activity and tumor volume were evaluated. MPA inhibited lymphoma cell proliferation and induced apoptosis (50-60% at 72 h). In vivo, oral(More)
Tumours of the transplanted kidney represent a rare form of post-transplantation malignancies. An important aspect of the treatment option is whether the transplanted kidney can be saved or not. Aim of our study was the analysis of our allograft tumours. In the Budapest Centre, 3,530 kidney transplantations were performed between 1973 and 2012.(More)
TGF-β1 (transforming growth factor beta 1) is a negative regulator of lymphocytes, inhibiting proliferation and switching on the apoptotic program in normal lymphoid cells. Lymphoma cells often lose their sensitivity to proapoptotic/anti-proliferative regulators such as TGF-β1. Rapamycin can influence both mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) and TGF-β(More)
AIMS Tumour heterogeneity and altered activation of signalling pathways play important roles in therapy resistance. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signalling network is a well-known regulator of several functions that contribute to tumour growth. mTOR exists in two functionally different multiprotein complexes. We aimed to determine mTOR activity-related proteins in(More)