Ilse Verlinden

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We previously showed that checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) and Claspin, two DNA-damage checkpoint proteins, were down-regulated by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D(3), a known inhibitor of cell proliferation. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the transcriptional regulation of Chk1 and Claspin and to study their expression levels in human breast cancer tissue.(More)
The protective effect of an early first full-term pregnancy in relation to breast cancer risk is well established, but the molecular and cell-specific changes in the human mammary gland involved remain unclear. To identify the molecular changes associated with pregnancy-induced differentiation, we analysed the global gene expression profiles of normal(More)
Protein biomarkers suitable for the prevention of breast cancer must be extremely sensitive, easily detectable and highly correlated with the disease. They should be expressed in the reversible phase of carcinogenesis. Among the large number of candidate tumour-associated proteins, those related to the oestrogen/chorionic gonadotropin/insulin pathway seem(More)
The interplay between cancer cells and the normal surrounding tissue is believed to influence the biological behavior of the tumor. However, the presence of multiple cell types within the prelevated tumor specimen may attenuate changes that occur specifically in the malignant cells within their microenvironment. To study gene expression of the malignant(More)
1019 Background: The protective effect of an early first full-term pregnancy (FFTP) in relation to breast cancer risk is well known, but the molecular and cell-specific mechanisms involved remain unclear. METHODS We analysed the global gene expression profiles of normal mammary tissues taken from a matched multiparous and nulliparous woman using Serial(More)
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