Learn More
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Previously, we have shown that low IL-12p40 mRNA expression by cervical cancer cells is associated with a poor survival of cervical cancer patients. As IL-12p40 is both a subcomponent of interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, the aim of this study was to elucidate the role of IL-12p40 in cervical cancer. METHODS We have measured the expression of(More)
Downregulation of major histocompatibility complex class I chain-related molecule A (MICA) and upregulation of human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G) on the tumor cells are important immune escape mechanisms for different epithelial tumors. In addition, upregulation of the soluble forms of the latter molecules in serum leads to peripheral T-cell and natural(More)
Cervical carcinoma is the second most frequent cancer type in women worldwide. Both inflammatory cells and stromal cells are important for tumor progression. Stromal cells produce growth factors and extracellular matrix and provide an adequate environment for angiogenesis. Versican, a member of the extracellular matrix, has been shown to have a role in(More)
Over-expression of matrilysin (MMP-7) is predominantly associated with epithelial (pre)malignant cells. In the present study MMP-7 expression is also found in endothelial cells in various human cancer types. Endothelial MMP-7 was associated with CD34 and/or CD105 expression. These immunohistochemical data were confirmed by RT-PCR on VEGF-stimulated(More)