Jürgen Giebel

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The proteome of renal cell carcinoma and non-neoplastic kidney tissue was analysed from 12 patients by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to search for differentially expressed proteins in the tumour. Annexin IV was identified to be up-regulated in tumour cells. These patients and further 11 were characterized by RT-PCR. We found an(More)
The proteome of RCC was analyzed by 2D PAGE to search for tumor-associated proteins. Agmatinase, which hydrolyzes agmatine to putrescine and urea, was identified by mass spectrometry and database searches and shown to be downregulated in tumor cells. Additionally, RT-PCR and Northern blot analyses demonstrated a clearly decreased amount of agmatinase mRNA(More)
In the present study we demonstrate for the first time the expression of glycodelin mRNA in the female and male genital tracts of rats using non-radioactive in situ hybridisation. Glycodelin fragment 1 (+41 to +141) shares 100% homology with the human gene sequence. In the ovary, glycodelin mRNA was restricted to granulosa cells. In the uterus, glycodelin(More)
Conventional renal cell carcinomas (CRCCs) were investigated for the expression of annexin II (ANX II) to determine out whether this calcium-binding protein could serve as a useful prognostic marker. CRCCs and adjacent nonneoplastic tissue from 33 patients were investigated for ANX II by immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, and western blot analysis. ANX II(More)
Tumor protein D52 (TPD52) is a protein found to be overexpressed in prostate and breast cancer due to gene amplification. However, its physiological function remains under investigation. In the present study, we investigated the response of the LNCaP human prostate carcinoma cell line to deregulation of TPD52 expression. Proteomic analysis of prostate(More)
Skp2 (S-phase kinase associated protein 2) controls progression from G- to S-phase by promoting the proteolysis of the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor p27KIP1. Despite the fact that a p27KIP1 decrease has been documented in melanoma progression, the role of Skp2 in these tumours is unknown. We therefore examined by immunohistochemistry the expression of(More)
The outcome of patients with penile squamous cell carcinomas (PSCC) largely depends on occurrence of metastasis. Therefore, prognostic markers indicating the risk for tumor cell spreading would be useful. Since Annexins are potential prognostic markers in a variety of tumors, we immunohistochemically examined the expression of Annexins I, II and IV (ANX AI,(More)
Progression of melanoma is associated with loss of the transcription factor AP-2alpha and tyrosine-kinase receptor c-kit. However, the mechanisms by which these two proteins are down-regulated have not been fully elucidated. Fifty non-selected melanomas comprising ten superficial spreading melanomas (five exhibiting a radial growth phase and five a vertical(More)
Osteopontin (OPN) expression has been reported to be elevated in experimental models of renal injury such as arterial hypertension or diabetic nephropathy finally leading to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). FSGS is characterized by glomerular matrix deposition and loss or damage of podocytes that represent the main constituents of the glomerular(More)