Hargita Hegyesi

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Radiotherapy affects antitumor immune responses; therefore, it is important to study radiation effects on various compartments of the immune system. Here we report radiation effects on the homeostasis and function of regulatory T (Treg) cells, which are important in down-regulating antitumor immune responses. C57Bl/6 mice were irradiated with 2 Gy and(More)
We previously showed that transgenic enhancement of histamine production in B16-F10 melanomas strongly supports tumor growth in C57BL/6 mice. In the present study, gene expression profiles of transgenic mouse melanomas, secreting different amounts of histamine, were compared by whole genome microarrays. Array results were validated by real-time PCR, and(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of lack of histamine (HA) on tumor growth and functions of T cells in order further to illustrate the mechanism of immunological tolerance induction by HA. We assessed the phenotype and cytokine production of splenic lymphocytes in syngeneic HA-free (histidine decarboxylase knock-out) (HDC(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose radiation-induced blood-brain barrier breakdown contributes to acute radiation toxicity syndrome and delayed brain injury, but there are few data on the effects of low dose cranial irradiation. Our goal was to measure blood-brain barrier changes after low (0.1 Gy), moderate (2 Gy) and high (10 Gy) dose irradiation under in vivo and in(More)
In the present study, the impact of acquired neoplastic L-histidine decarboxylase (HDC) expression, and its direct consequence, the release of histamine in the tumor environment , was assessed on melanoma tumor progression. B16-F10 mouse melanoma cells were manipulated via stable transfec-tion, and nine novel transgenic variants were generated in(More)
The Growth Differentiation Factor-15 gene (GDF15) is a member of TGF-b superfamily and this cytokine family is considered to be a promising target for cancer therapy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of tumor derived GDF15 on proliferation and radiosensitivity of breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. A mouse breast cancer LM2 cell(More)
T-cell receptor (TCR)-transgenic models of acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) offer a straightforward and highly controlled approach to study the mechanisms and consequences of T-cell activation following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT). Here, we report that aHSCT involving OT-I mice as donors, carrying an ovalbumin-specific(More)
Tumor protein 53-induced nuclear protein-1 (TP53inp1) is expressed by activation via p53 and p73. The purpose of our study was to investigate the role of TP53inp1 in response of fibroblasts to ionizing radiation. γ-Ray radiation dose-dependently induces the expression of TP53inp1 in human immortalized fibroblast (F11hT) cells. Stable silencing of TP53inp1(More)
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