Herbert R. Lamche

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PURPOSE Invasion and metastasis of malignant epithelial cells into normal tissues is accompanied by adaptive changes in the mesenchyme-derived supporting stroma of the target organs. Altered gene expression in these nontransformed stromal cells provides potential targets for therapy. The present study was undertaken to determine the antitumor effects of an(More)
During a one year period tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) was prospectively determined in the cerebrospinal fluid of 49 patients with infectious meningitis. TNF-alpha was found in the cerebrospinal fluid of 15 of 18 patients with bacterial meningitis. In 11 patients who had cerebrospinal fluid positive for TNF-alpha it was detected in only one serum(More)
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling is thought to play a role in the development and progression of multiple cancer types. To date, therapeutic strategies aimed at disrupting IGF signaling have largely focused on antibodies that target the IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR). Here, we describe the pharmacologic profile of BI 836845, a fully human monoclonal(More)
To evaluate phagocytosis of granulocyte, chemiluminescence (CL) — measurements were done in whole blood specimen. By this method much less variation (22% versus 84%) could be achieved in the whole blood specimen compared with isolated granulocytes. The quenching of CL by erythrocytes, which is dependent on the quotient erythrocytes/granulocytes, could be(More)
In order to study the long-term immunogenicity of interferon-α2c (Berofor) in cancer patients, serum was collected starting in 1983 from study patients with various proliferative diseases who received interferon-α2c at different doses, according to different schedules, and via different routes. A total of 1992 samples were tested for the presence of(More)
Noting that corticosteroid doses required for protection in shock models exceeded those required to saturate glucocorticoid receptors in mammalian cells, we postulated a nonspecific physicochemical effect of steroids upon the cell membrane, and therefore tested three noncorticoid steroids for their effects on granulocyte function. All three (conjugated(More)
Wishing to extrapolate in vitro observations of granulocyte function and pharmacology made with human cells to animal models of diseases in which we believe granulocyte stimulation to play a major role, we examined techniques for preparation of canine granulocytes and conducted a survey of the function and pharmacology of those cells. Isotonic density(More)
High concentrations of corticosteroids inhibit granulocyte responses and disrupt agonist receptor function. Dose-response and time-course considerations make it unlikely that these effects are mediated via the glucocorticoid receptor, a concept further supported by the ability of sex steroids to work similar effects. We postulated that steroids(More)
The tetraspanin CD37 is widely expressed in B-cell malignancies and represents an attractive target for immunotherapy with mAbs. We have chimerized a high-affinity mouse Ab to CD37 and engineered the CH2 domain for improved binding to human Fcγ receptors. The resulting mAb 37.1 showed high intrinsic proapoptotic activity on malignant B cells accompanied by(More)