Jürgen Läuter

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MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) is a key regulator of oncogenic processes. It is significantly elevated in the majority of human tumors and functionally linked to cellular proliferation, survival and migration. In this study, we used two experimental-based strategies to search for novel miR-21 targets. On the one hand, we performed a proteomic approach using(More)
BACKGROUND HER3 (erbB-3) is a member of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family. After dimerization with other members of the EGFR family several signal transduction cascades can be activated, including phosphoinosite 3'-kinase (PI3-K)/Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK1/2). Here, we studied a possible association between HER3(More)
The paper presents effective and mathematically exact procedures for selection of variables which are applicable in cases with a very high dimension as, for example, in gene expression analysis. Choosing sets of variables is an important method to increase the power of the statistical conclusions and to facilitate the biological interpretation. For the(More)
In a clinical trial with an active treatment and a placebo the situation may occur that two (or even more) primary endpoints may be necessary to describe the active treatment's benefit. The focus of our interest is a more specific situation with two primary endpoints in which superiority in one of them would suffice given that non-inferiority is observed in(More)
Using a modification of the Mg-ATPase reaction, the arterial blood vessels of the microcirculatory bed of the rat including the smallest precapillary vessels are visualized in a grey-level difference against their environment which permits to utilize the automatic image analyser QUANTIMET 720 and the programmable desk-top calculator HEWLETT-PACKARD 9100B.(More)
The relationship between serum concentration (C(s)) of amitriptyline and its therapeutic effect in depression has been investigated frequently over the last 3 decades; however, the results were controversial and no consensus was reached. Therefore, we have performed a comprehensive survey and meta-analysis of the subject. All relevant literature was(More)
CONTEXT There are an increasing number of studies analyzing gene expression profiles in various benign and malignant thyroid tumors. This creates the opportunity to validate results obtained from one microarray study with those from other data sets. This process requires rigorous methods for accurate comparison. OBJECTIVE The ability to compare data sets(More)
In contrast to the molecular etiology of autonomously functioning thyroid nodules, the molecular cause of cold thyroid nodules (CTNs), their benign, functional inactive counterparts, are so far largely unknown. Because of the partially dedifferentiated phenotype of CTNs, alterations in signaling cascades that favor proliferation, but not differentiation,(More)
Both autonomously functioning thyroid nodules (AFTNs) and cold thyroid nodules (CTNs) are characterized by an increased proliferation, however, they have opposite functional activities. Therefore, with the aim to further understand the distinct molecular pathology of each entity and to discover common mechanisms like those leading to increased proliferation(More)
AIM To test the hypothesis that Helicobacter pylori eradication alone can reduce the incidence of gastric cancer in a subgroup of individuals with an increased risk for this fatal disease. METHODS It is a prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled multinational multicenter trial. Men between 55 and 65 years of age with a gastric cancer(More)