Heike Corban-Wilhelm

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Celecoxib, a COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2)-selective inhibitor (coxib), is the only NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that has been approved for adjuvant treatment of patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. To investigate if the anti-proliferative effect of celecoxib extends to other coxibs, we compared the anti-proliferative potency of all(More)
The term "molecular imaging" can be broadly defined as the in vivo characterization and measurement of biological processes at the cellular and molecular level. Is a gene expression magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible? Therefore, we have developed a novel intravital and intracellular MRI contrast agent composed of a gadolinium complex, an(More)
Approximately 100% of cervical carcinomas are causally linked to infections with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs), whose oncogenicity has been assigned to the continued expression of two early viral genes, E6 and E7. Reversal of the transformed phenotype by inhibiting E6/E7 gene expression therefore provides a suitable goal for tumor therapy. We(More)
Dunning R3327 AT-1 rat prostate tumor cells were transfected with a double-fusion suicide gene (CDglyTK) that coded for the cytosine deaminase from E. coli and the thymidine kinase (TK) from HSV-1. The resulting cell line AT-1/CDglyTK was incubated with 10 and 20 microg/ml 5-FC or 0.25 microg/ml GCV, or both 5-FC and GCV 96 hours before harvest. The MTS(More)
The rat prostate tumour cell line R3327 AT-1 was transfected with a gene coding for a fusion protein comprised of cytosine deaminase (CD from E. coli) and thymidine kinase (TK from Herpes simplex virus, HSV-1). The resulting AT-1/CDglyTK cell line was sensitive to the prodrug 5-fluorocytosine (IC(50) = 78 microM, 96-h incubation) via CD and to ganciclovir(More)
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is an experimental treatment modality which depends on a sufficient cellular uptake of Boron ((10)B) followed by an exposure to a thermal neutron beam from a nuclear reactor. High energetic particles (4He and 7Li) are created during the neutron capture reaction and produce DNA damages, which lead to cell killing.(More)
The efficacy of single and combination suicide gene therapy was evaluated using a Herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase/ganciclovir system and Escherichia coli cytosine deaminase/5-fluorocytosine system on the rat prostate tumor cell line R3327 AT-1. The wild-type R3327 AT-1 cell line was transfected with a bifunctional fusion gene CDglyTK, which had the(More)
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