J B L Ten Kate

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The normal distribution of adenosine deaminase complexing protein (ADCP) in the human body was investigated quantitatively by ADCP-specific radioimmunoassay (RIA) and qualitatively by immunohistochemistry. In these studies we used a specific rabbit anti-human ADCP antiserum. In all 19 investigated tissues, except erythrocytes, ADCP was found by RIA in the(More)
Several reports have suggested that a decrease or absence of adenosine deaminase complexing protein (ADCP) is consistently associated with cancer. However, in other studies, decreased as well as increased ADCP levels were found. In the present study, we investigated ADCP levels in 37 colorectal adenocarcinomas and correlated the results with(More)
Point mutations in the Ki-ras gene belong to the genetic key events in tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer. The type and number of point mutations were detected in specimens from patients with colorectal carcinomas stages as Dukes B and C using single-stranded conformational polymorphism analysis and sequencing. G-A transitions in codon 12 were exclusively(More)
The expression of the adenosine deaminase complexing protein (ADCP) was investigated by immunohistochemistry in the normal and hyperplastic human prostate, in 30 prostatic adenocarcinomas, and in seven human prostatic adenocarcinoma cell lines grown as xenografts in athymic nude mice. In the normal and hyperplastic prostate, ADCP was localized exclusively(More)
The origin of basement membrane (BM), deposited in epithelial neoplasms, was studied in xenografts of human tumor cell lines in nude mice and rats. Cell lines were chosen that in vitro do (WISH, KB) or do not (5583-E; HT-29) produce BM components, more specifically, type IV collagen. Basement membrane deposition was studied by immunohistochemistry, using(More)
In this paper investigations concerning the interactions at the interface between tumor cells and tumor stroma are reviewed. As a model for tumor cell-extracellular matrix interaction human colorectal carcinoma cell lines, in vitro and in vivo, in nude mouse xenografts, were chosen. Based on the available data and on a review of the literature the following(More)
L-CAM, also known as E-cadherin, is a cell adhesion molecule expressed on the plasma membranes of epithelial cells at the intercellular interface. From in vitro gene transfection experiments the idea has been conceived that loss of L-CAM expression might be related to the invasive capacity as well as metastatic potential of tumour cells. In several tumours(More)
It has been suggested that mouse and rat lack adenosine deaminase-complexing protein because in these species exclusively the small molecular weight form of adenosine deaminase (ADA-S) is found. This suggestion is based on the assumption that the adenosine deaminase binding capacity is an inherent functional characteristic of adenosine deaminase-complexing(More)
L-CAM is a cell adhesion molecule which is expressed at the intercellular borders of most epithelial cells. L-CAM has been demonstrated to act as an invasion suppressor in carcinoma cell lines. In order to determine whether or not L-CAM expression might distinguish between invasive and non-invasive or metastatic and non-metastatic colon neoplasms, we(More)
ADCP is a dimeric glycoprotein of about 200KD, for which the physiological role is still obscure. This protein occurs mainly in a membrane bound form in various human tissues. In this paper we review the current literature on ADCP in cancer studies. Soluble ADCP was described to be consistently decreased or absent in cancers of lung, liver, kidney and(More)