Heinrich Huber

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The occurrence of aberrations involving chromosomes 11 and 17 in malignant tissues of breast cancer patients has not yet been studied systematically. Using fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) with centromere-specific probes, we determined chromosome 11 and 17 status in interphase nuclei from primary and/or metastatic breast cancer cells. In all(More)
We investigated the effects of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and fenretinide (4-HPR) on c-erbB-2 expression in SK-BR-3, BT-474 and MCF-7 breast cancer cells and on the growth, differentiation, apoptosis and cisplatin (CDDP) sensitivity of SK-BR-3 cells. It has been reported that oestrogen inhibits c-erbB-2 in oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer(More)
Due to photo-toxicity, fluorescence microscopy imaging is a trade-off between signal to noise ratio, total observation time and spatio-temporal resolution. We propose a new and simple method to quantify the signal-dependent and the non-signal-dependent components of the noise from a single fluorescence microscopy image. No reference image is required and(More)
To date, cytogenetic studies on pancreatic carcinoma are rare, and little is known about the frequency of cytogenetic aberrations in primary carcinomas compared with metastatic tumour cells. We therefore evaluated the frequency of chromosomal aberrations in 12 primary pancreatic carcinomas and in effusion specimens from 25 patients with pancreatic cancer by(More)
In diagnostic evaluation of effusions, difficulties are encountered when atypical reactive mesothelial cells have to be differentiated from malignant cells. We tested the impact of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to identify metastatic cells in breast cancer effusions by detection of numerical chromosomal changes. Pleural and ascitic fluid samples(More)
Probe photobleaching and a specimen's sensitivity to phototoxicity severely limit the number of possible excitation cycles in time-lapse fluorescent microscopy experiments. Consequently, when a study of cellular processes requires measurements over hours or days, temporal resolution is limited, and spontaneous or rapid events may be missed, thus limiting(More)
A small, fast-growing and non-differentiated clone (N.1) derived from the heterogeneous human epithelial ovarian carcinoma cell line HOC-7 produces an autocrine/paracrine factor that is secreted into the cell culture supernatant. This factor is capable of enhancing mRNA levels of the proliferation-related oncogene c-myc in the more differentiated clone D3(More)
Down-regulation of oncogene expression is one of the hallmarks of the process whereby transformed cells are forced into differentiation and/or growth arrest by potent inducers and therefore can represent an interim end point in cancer treatment. The differentiation inducer sodium butyrate (NaB) arrested growth of N.1 ovarian carcinoma cells and repressed(More)
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