Josée J. König

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Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 18 DNA was introduced into epithelial cell strains derived from normal and cancer tissues of human prostatectomy specimens by the lipofection transfection method. Two cell lines were established: PZ-HPV-7 (transfected normal cell) and CA-HPV-10 (transfected cancer-derived cell). These lines have been maintained for over 100(More)
Experimental and theoretical physico-chemical methods were used to investigate the interaction between several reversible monoamine oxidase A inhibitors in the oxazolidinone series and the active site of the enzyme. Phenyloxazolidinones include toloxatone and analogues, among which befloxatone was selected as drug candidate for the treatment of depression.(More)
The cytogenetic evolution of the prostatic adenocarcinoma cell line LNCaP was investigated during long term in vitro culture. Study of five different sublines demonstrated that the original karyotype was well preserved in all sublines, with respect to the chromosome number as well as to the primary markers. All sublines showed additional, subline specific(More)
Detailed cytogenetic analysis was performed of a xenografted human prostatic adenocarcinoma cell line PC-82. A direct preparation method was developed that yielded metaphases of good quality. Flow cytometric data and banding analysis of metaphases showed a near-tetraploid karyotype with 18 consistent marker chromosomes. As a result of the rearrangements(More)
The study of stromal-epithelial interactions greatly depends on the ability to culture both cell types separately, in order to permit analysis of their interactions under defined conditions in reconstitution experiments. Here we report the establishment of explant cultures of human prostatic stromal cells and their immunocytochemical characterization. As(More)
Nuclear suspensions of 42 prostate carcinoma specimens obtained at surgery were used to investigate loss and gain chromosomes 1, 18, and Y by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with centromere-specific probes. The outcome of FISH analysis was correlated with clinical parameters and the relationship between DNA-FCM (ploidy at cellular level) and FISH(More)
The frequency of aneuploid cells in cultured prostate carcinoma specimens was investigated. Ploidy distribution of the original tissue was established by flow cytometry (FCM). Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) of chromosome I was applied to directly isolated and cultured cells to investigate whether any modifications in the ploidy distribution of(More)
It is usually postulated that the side chain attached to 17 beta position on the steroid nucleus of the cardioactive glycosides is a major determinant of their pharmacological activity. A new aminosteroid (LND 623) has been prepared. Despite the fact that the structural features quoted above are lacking, the product demonstrates a strong inotropic effect.(More)
Using chromosome banding and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with painting probes, sequential cytogenetic analysis was performed of two novel prostate cell lines, PZ-HPV-7 and CA-HPV-10, established by human papillomavirus (HPV) 18 DNA transformation. PZ-HPV-7 originates from a normal diploid prostate epithelial cell strain. PZ-HPV-7 progressed(More)
Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with centromere probes was used to investigate numerical aberrations of chromosomes 1, 7, 8, 10, 18, and Y in 46 prostate carcinoma (PC) and 11 benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) samples. None of the benign specimens showed any chromosomal aberration. Forty-one of 46 PC specimens showed numerical aberrations of one(More)