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Increasingly used high throughput experimental techniques, like DNA or protein microarrays give as a result groups of interesting, e.g. differentially regulated genes which require further biological interpretation. With the systematic functional annotation provided by the Gene Ontology the information required to automate the interpretation task is now(More)
Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is an antiapoptotic chaperone protein highly expressed in human tumors. Here we demonstrate that locoregional application of adenovirus expressing antisense Hsp70 cDNA (Ad.asHsp70) eradicates orthotopic xenografts of glioblastoma and breast carcinoma, as well as s.c. xenografts of colon carcinoma in immunodeficient mice.(More)
Balanced expression of proteases and their inhibitors is one prerequisite of tissue homeostasis. Metastatic spread of tumor cells through the organism depends on proteolytic activity and is the death determinant for cancer patients. Paradoxically, increased expression of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), a natural inhibitor of several(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to characterize and understand the therapy-induced changes in diffusion parameters in rectal carcinoma under chemoradiotherapy (CRT). The current literature shows conflicting results in this regard. We applied the intravoxel incoherent motion model, which allows for the differentiation between diffusion (D) and perfusion(More)
In a nude mouse model of colorectal liver metastases, we have identified a paracrine tumor cell/host cell signalling pathway that is apparently required for successful tumor growth. Whereas recombinant platelet derived growth factor-C (PDGF-C) and supernatants from PDGF-C secreting wild type LS174T colon carcinoma cells could rescue tumor promoting hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND Invasion-related genes over-expressed by tumor cells as well as by reacting host cells represent promising drug targets for anti-cancer therapy. Such candidate genes need to be validated in appropriate animal models. RESULTS This study examined the suitability of a murine model (CT26/Balb/C) of colorectal liver metastasis to represent clinical(More)
Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) and the corresponding metalloproteinases are integral parts of the protease network and have been shown to be involved in cancer development and metastasis. Paradoxically, for TIMP-1, tumor promoting as well as tumor inhibitory effects have been observed. To address this paradox, we utilized the BALB/c/CT26(More)
Many multi camera based approaches on dense volumetric 3d reconstruction depend on the correctly chosen often manually defined reconstruction volume and a reliable foreground/background segmentation process. We present an algorithm to automatically calculate the 3d polyhedron of the reconstruction volume seen by all cameras of a calibrated multi camera(More)
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