Kjell Petersen

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Sharing of microarray data within the research community has been greatly facilitated by the development of the disclosure and communication standards MIAME and MAGE-ML by the MGED Society. However, the complexity of the MAGE-ML format has made its use impractical for laboratories lacking dedicated bioinformatics support. We propose a simple tab-delimited,(More)
In this work, highly infiltrative brain tumors with a stem-like phenotype were established by xenotransplantation of human brain tumors in immunodeficient nude rats. These tumors coopted the host vasculature and presented as an aggressive disease without signs of angiogenesis. The malignant cells expressed neural stem cell markers, showed a migratory(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify gene expression signatures in minor salivary glands (MSGs) from patients with primary Sjogren's syndrome (SS). METHODS A 16K complementary DNA microarray was used to generate gene expression profiles in MSGs obtained from 10 patients with primary SS and 10 control subjects. The data were analyzed by 2 different strategies, one strict(More)
AIMS Cancer stem-like cells might have important functions in chemoresistance. We have developed a model where highly infiltrative brain tumours with a stem-like phenotype were established by orthotopic transplantation of human glioblastomas to immunodeficient rats. Serial passaging gradually transformed the tumours into a less invasive and more angiogenic(More)
PURPOSE High Stathmin expression has recently been associated with clinical progress in endometrial cancers. Stathmin protein activity is modulated by phosphorylation, and the Serine38 site is one of four Stathmin phospho-sites. The presence and significance of pStathmin(S38) is largely unknown in human cancers, and we here examined the associations between(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence implicates the critical roles of epigenetic regulation in cancer. Very recent reports indicate that global gene silencing in cancer is associated with specific epigenetic modifications. However, the relationship between epigenetic switches and more dynamic patterns of gene activation and repression has remained largely(More)
BACKGROUND Three quarter of endometrial carcinomas are treated at early stage. Still, 15 to 20% of these patients experience recurrence, with little effect from systemic therapies. Homo sapiens v-Ki-ras2 Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogenes homologue (KRAS) mutations have been reported to have an important role in tumorigenesis for human cancers, but there(More)
The mammalian brain is divided into distinct regions with structural and neurophysiological differences. As a result, gene expression is likely to vary between regions in relation to their cellular composition and neuronal function. In order to improve our knowledge and understanding of regional patterns of gene expression in the CNS, we have generated a(More)
Endothelial cells (EC) are attractive targets for therapeutic interference in diseases that are dependent on the formation of novel blood vessels, such as cancer. EC are readily accessible via the blood stream and are considered to be genetically stable, thus enabling efficient and effective drug delivery. However, for targeting of EC in blood vessels of(More)
ARID1A (AT-rich interactive domain 1A) has recently been identified as a tumor suppressor gene in various, predominantly gynecological cancers. We wanted to investigate the distribution of ARID1A in endometrial hyperplasia, carcinomas and metastatic lesions to elucidate the timing of expression loss of its protein ARID1A in the course of endometrial cancer(More)