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Cancer cell invasion takes place at the cancer-host interface and is a prerequisite for distant metastasis. The relationships between current biological and clinical concepts such as cell migration modes, tumour budding and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) remains unclear in several aspects, especially for the 'real' situation in human cancer. We(More)
A defect in the pksP gene of Aspergillus fumigatus is associated with the loss of conidial pigmentation, a profound change of the conidial surface structure, and reduced virulence. The structural change of the conidial surface structure was not observed in similar A. nidulans wA mutants. Our data indicate that the pigment of both species is important for(More)
Automated cell counters are widely used in modern clinical laboratories to provide reliable, fast, and cost-effective complete blood counts (CBCs), white blood cell differentials, and reticulocyte measurements. In addition, some advanced instruments provide novel parameters, such as the hemoglobin content of reticulocytes or the percentage of hypochromic(More)
The alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay for the Reflotron system is a dry chemistry method applicable for decentralized testing. The ALP diethanolamine method has been applied as the comparison method, which is now replaced by the more widely distributed aminomethylpropanol method. The new comparison method measures ALP activities by approximately 59% lower(More)
OBJECTIVE Image registration of whole slide histology images allows the fusion of fine-grained information-like different immunohistochemical stains-from neighboring tissue slides. Traditionally, pathologists fuse this information by looking subsequently at one slide at a time. If the slides are digitized and accurately aligned at cell level, automatic(More)
A new point-of-care test for the determination of NT-proBNP in whole blood was developed based on the existing gold-label rapid immunoassay technology of the Roche Cardiac reader system. The novel gold-labelled monoclonal antibody recognizes NT-proBNP at amino acid sequence 27 to 31, the biotinylated polyclonal antibody recognizes sequence 39 to 50. In a(More)
In the last years, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI MSI) became an imaging technique which has the potential to characterize complex tumor tissue. The combination with other modalities and with standard histology techniques was achieved by the use of image registration methods and enhances analysis possibilities.(More)
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