Heinz-Hermann Hugo

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Meningiomas are the second most common intracranial tumours. Most meningiomas grow slowly; however, atypical and anaplastic meningiomas show an aggressive biological behaviour. Overexpression of growth factors is considered to be a cause of carcinogenesis. Midkine and pleiotrophin are heparin-binding growth factors that promote growth, survival, migration(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a growing body of evidence that deficiency of DNA mismatch repair proteins other than O(6)-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) also contributes to glioblastoma recurrence. We examined the protein expression of MLH1, MSH2 and MSH6 in paired initial and recurrent glioblastoma and compared the results to the Ki67 proliferation index(More)
Several studies have recently demonstrated that human gliomas express Fas, Fas ligand (FasL), Bcl-2 and TGFbeta2 at some degree. These factors are considered to interact with apoptotic processes and to have immuno-reactive potential. Their role for tumor evasion from the immune surveillance is currently under examination. To date, there is only limited(More)
The molecular basis of chordoma is still poorly understood, particularly with respect to differentially expressed genes involved in the primary origin of chordoma. In this study, therefore, we compared the transcriptional expression profile of one sacral chordoma recurrence, two chordoma cell lines (U-CH1 and U-CH2) and one chondrosarcoma cell line (U-CS2)(More)
BACKGROUND Vaccination against tumour-associated antigens is one approach to elicit anti-tumour responses. We investigated the effect of polynucleotide (DNA) vaccination using a model antigen (E. coli lacZ) in a syngeneic gliosarcoma model (9L). METHODS Fisher 344 rats were vaccinated thrice by intramuscular injection of a lacZ-encoding or a control(More)
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