Holger Nagel

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AIMS The balance between matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) is involved in the morphogenesis of the normal salivary gland as well as in mechanisms of tumour invasion and metastasis. Our aim was to analyse protein and mRNA expression of MMPs and TIMPs in normal salivary gland tissue and in various salivary gland neoplasms.(More)
In effusion cytology the distinction of reactive mesothelia from metastatic carcinoma cells may be a diagnostic challenge. Immunocytochemistry using antibodies suitable to detect epithelial cells must be considered carefully due to limited sensitivity and specificity of these antibodies. Efficient results in histological differential diagnosis of malignant(More)
Plexiform leiomyomas of the uterus are incidental findings in hysterectomy specimens. Histogenetically, these rare tumors are classified as a variant of epithelioid leiomyomas. Most of the plexiform leiomyomas reported range in size from microscopically small lesions to less than 1 cm in largest diameter, and they macroscopically present as a nodular(More)
The cytologic findings in fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies obtained from 40 primary and 18 recurrent acinic-cell carcinomas (ACC) were retrospectively analyzed. Cytomorphologically, ACC is characterized by acinar differentiated tumor cells. In addition to these diagnostic clue cells, other types of neoplastic cells including vacuolated cells, cells(More)
The in situ polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that has important applications in the diagnosis of viral and bacterial diseases. This study investigated an in situ PCR assay established to detect the presence of Chlamydia trachomatis in endocervical swabs. In addition, histological sections of endocervical squamous cell carcinoma were analyzed(More)
A 69-year-old female patient was treated for primary CNS-lymphoma (PCNSL) starting from August 2002. As her general condition allowed no high-dose methotrexate (MTX) therapy, radiotherapy was administered as a first-line treatment. CSF involvement could be managed by intrathecal Ara-C. Her general condition and cognitive status stabilized, but did not(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) is a molecular cytogenetic technique that provides an overview on chromosomal imbalances within the whole tumor cell genome. This method has yet not been applied in effusion cytology. We performed CGH analysis in malignant effusions, fine needle aspirates, and imprint smears from eight ovarian adenocarcinomas, three(More)
This study investigates the human oncoprotein MDM2, which interferes with regulation of cell division and apoptosis. Fifteen mixed-type follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, ten leukaemias, two hepatocellular carcinomas, one osteosarcoma, and ten normal cell lines (fibroblasts, osteoblasts, mesothelium, peripheral lymphocytes) were tested for MDM2 expression(More)
AIMS Molecular genetic changes involved in tumorigenesis and malignant transformation of human tumours are novel targets of cancer diagnosis and treatment. This study aimed to analyse the expression of putative tumour suppressor genes, FHIT and WT-1, and tumour rejection genes, BAGE, GAGE-1/2, MAGE-1, MAGE-3, and HAGE (which are reported to be important in(More)
The cytomorphologic features in fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies from 31 primary and 33 recurrent adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC) were investigated. The correct FNA diagnosis was established in 24 of 31 primary ACC (77%). The diagnostic clue in aspirates from ACC are large globules of extracellular matrix, partially surrounded by basaloid tumor cells.(More)