Heike Loeser

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KIT exon 9 mutations in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are highly relevant and have direct therapeutic implications. In this context, we established and validated a fast and sensitive high-resolution melting assay. Analyzing 126 primary and 18 metastatic KIT exon 9-mutated cases from our registry, we demonstrate that the mutational spectrum of exon(More)
NF-κB signal transduction is a potential therapeutic target in many malignant tumors. We have recently shown, in malignant renal proximal tumor cells, that a transcription complex, consisting of NF-κB p65 and mitogen-activated protein kinase p38α, joined by protein kinase C (PKC) α, transmigrates into the nucleus. There, PKCα suppresses the nuclear release(More)
OBJECTIVE Degenerative or post-endocarditic destruction of aortic valves with secondary left ventricular hypertension and cardiac insufficiency is seen more frequently in patients of increasing age. When conventional aortic valve replacement is no longer an option, because of age and co-morbidity, patients are increasingly treated with interventional aortic(More)
Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common malignant tumor worldwide, and the number of incidences of esophageal adenocarcinoma is increasing in the Western world. Despite improvements in perioperative treatment, the overall survival rate of patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma remains poor. Breast cancer type 1 susceptibility protein (BRCA1)-associated(More)
Vimentin is currently used to differentiate between malignant renal carcinomas and benign oncocytomas. Recent reports showing Vimentin positive oncocytomas seriously question the validity of this present diagnostic approach. Vimentin 3 is a spliced variant and ends with a unique C-terminal ending after exon 7 which differentiates it from the full length(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple drug resistance (MDR), known from treating malignant tumors with chemotherapy, increases the efflux of reabsorbed reagents in tumor cells. This mechanism has been reported in the renal proximal tubule and may prevent therapeutic tubular protection in proteinuria. Since endothelin-1 (ET-1), a major component in the urine of proteinuric(More)
Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas has a poor prognosis. At present, no relevant personalized targets have been identified. Sequencing studies have implicated gene alterations of disruptor of telomeric silencing 1 like histone lysine methyltransferase (DOT1L) in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. DOT1L is part of the histone modification system and catalyzes(More)
Jährlich erkranken etwa 9000 Frauen in Deutschland neu am Ovarialkarzinom. Der häufigste Subtyp ist das seröse „High-grade“-Ovarialkarzinom. Ein Teil der Ovarialkarzinome ist assoziiert mit einer Mutation von BRCA1 oder BRCA2 („breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility gen“); dies sind hochpenetrante Tumorsuppressorgene mit autosomalem Erbgang und(More)
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