Henry J. M. A. A. Zijlmans

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Tumor progression and recurrence of cervical cancer is associated with upregulation of matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2). We evaluated the location, origin and activity of MMP-2 in cervical squamous cell carcinomas in comparison with MT1-MMP (MMP-14), TIMP-2 and extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN). Positive immunostaining for MMP-2 in(More)
BACKGROUND Proinflammatory cytokines are important in modifying the activity, differentiation, and migration of antigen-presenting cells and may influence the survival of cancer patients. The study assessed whether GM-CSF, TNF-alpha, and IL-12, produced by cervical cancer cells, are important for the activity, differentiation, and migration of(More)
An important application of robotically spotted DNA microarrays is the monitoring of RNA expression levels. A clear limitation of this technology is the relatively large amount of RNA that is required per hybridization as a result of low hybridization efficiency and limiting detection sensitivity provided by conventional fluorescent reporters. We have used(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the presence of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) in the aqueous humor of eyes with uveal melanoma and to identify its source. METHODS The VEGF-A concentrations were determined in aqueous humor samples obtained after enucleation from 74 eyes with untreated uveal melanoma and from 8 eyes with treated uveal melanoma.(More)
A non-radioactive DNA in situ hybridisation (DISH) protocol was developed. It requires the use of biotinylated Campylobacter pylori DNA as the probe to detect C pylori DNA in routinely embedded stomach biopsy specimens. In sequential tissue samples from a 58 year old woman with recurrent chronic active gastritis the C pylori probe hybridised with bacteria(More)
A novel luminescent reporter for the sensitive detection of antigens in tissue sections or on cell membranes is described. It consists of submicron-size phosphor crystals (0.2-0.4 microm), which are surface labeled with avidin or antibodies and capable of binding specifically to antigens on intact cells or in tissue sections. These phosphor reporters(More)
To determine whether CCL2 mRNA expression is beneficial or detrimental for cervical cancer patients, the association between the expression of this molecule by cervical tumour cells, the number of tumour-associated macrophages, and clinicopathological parameters such as recurrence, relapse-free survival, and overall patient survival was investigated. In(More)
The peroxidase-mediated deposition of hapten- and fluorochrome-labeled tyramides has recently been shown to increase the sensitivity of immunofluorescence and fluorescence in situ hybridization techniques. We have evaluated a number of red, green, and blue fluorescent tyramides for detection of antigens in tissue sections and cytospin preparations and for(More)
In this study, we have investigated the role of endoglin (CD105), a regulator of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta(1) signalling on endothelial cells, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) in cervical cancer. We have measured the number and determined the location of both newly formed (CD105-positive)(More)
We investigated phosphorescent metalloporphyrins as potential labels for time-resolved microscopy. On the basis of spectroscopic analysis of their physicochemical properties (quantum yield, molar absorption coefficient, decay times) the best candidates were selected. Next, we synthesized antibody and avidin metalloporphyrin conjugates. The optimal F/P ratio(More)