Jürgen Wiest

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Carcinogenic arylamines are acetylated by the hepatic N-acetyltransferase. This enzyme is polymorphic in humans and in some epidemiological studies, the slow-acetylator phenotype has been associated with higher risk of bladder cancer and lower risk of colorectal cancer. The presence of two germline copies of any of several mutant alleles of the NAT2 gene(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Our long-term goal was to evaluate the role of p53 in the prognosis of gastric cancer. We previously showed a discrepancy between p53 expression and the presence of mutations when only exons 5-9 were examined. We then evaluated exon 4. METHODS DNA was sequenced from 217 gastric cancers to detect exon 4 alterations. Codon 72 was examined(More)
BACKGROUND The two-hit hypothesis for the genesis of cancer predicts that cancer can develop when the wild-type allele of a tumor suppressor gene is lost in an individual with a germline mutation in that gene. Neither loss of heterozygosity (LOH) for BRCA1 nor mutations of the TP53 (also known as p53) gene have been documented prior to invasion in ovarian(More)
The human PRK gene encodes a protein serine/threonine kinase of the polo family and plays an essential role in regulating meiosis and mitosis. We have previously shown that PRK expression is downregulated in a significant fraction of lung carcinomas. Our current studies reveal that PRK mRNA expression is downregulated in a majority (26 out of 35 patients)(More)
In the context of driver assistance, an accurate and reliable prediction of the vehicle's trajectory is beneficial. This can be useful either to increase the flexibility of comfort systems or, in the more interesting case, to detect potentially dangerous situations as early as possible. In this contribution, a novel approach for trajectory prediction is(More)
The project “Autonomous Driving” at Ulm University aims at advancing highly-automated driving with close-to-market sensors while ensuring easy exchangeability of the particular components. In this contribution, the experimental vehicle that was realized during the project is presented along with its software modules. To achieve the mentioned(More)
This contribution presents a precise localization method for advanced driver assistance systems. A Maximally Stable Extremal Region (MSER) detector is used to extract bright areas, i.e. lane markings, from grayscale camera images. Furthermore, this algorithm is also used to extract features from a laser scanner grid map. These regions are automatically(More)
Robust lane detection is the precondition for advanced driver assistance systems like lane departure warning and overtaking assistants. While detecting the vehicle's lane is sufficient for lane departure warning, overtaking assistants or autonomous driving functions also need to detect adjacent lanes. In this contribution, a novel approach to multiple lane(More)
A challenge for future advanced driver assistant systems is to establish a reliable environment perception. Recently, advanced multi-object tracking algorithms were presented. These algorithms consider spatial uncertainties and clutter detections from several different sensors and a fusion process combines all the information in a probabilistic framework.(More)