J. Schaer

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Overexpression of selected peptide receptors in human tumors has been shown to represent clinically relevant targets for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a peptide neurotransmitter mediating feeding behavior and vasoconstriction. It has never been shown to be involved in human cancer. We show here, using in vitro receptor(More)
Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) is positive in approximately 75% of all patients with neuroendocrine gastroenteropancreatic tumours. This study aimed to identify specific somatostatin receptor (sstr) subtypes, which are responsible for the in vivo binding of the widely used somatostatin analogue, octreotide in human neuroendocrine(More)
This short review describes the localization of somatostatin receptors with in vitro receptor autoradiography techniques in several non-classical, normal human somatostatin target tissues as well as in selected human tumors. In addition to brain, gut and neuroendocrine localizations, somatostatin receptors are expressed in most lymphatic tissues, including(More)
Gastrin and cholecystokinin (CCK) are two major regulatory peptides synthesized by human gut and brain tissues as well as by selected tumors, in particular gastrin-producing neuroendocrine tumors. In the present study we have evaluated gastrin and CCK gene expression in a group of primary human tumors, including neuronal, renal, and myogenic stem cell(More)
Cellular senescence correlates with changes in the transcriptome. To obtain a complete view on senescence-associated transcription networks and pathways, we assessed by deep RNA sequencing the transcriptomes of five of the most commonly used laboratory strains of human fibroblasts during their transition into senescence. In a number of cases, we verified(More)
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