Klaus Holzmann

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BACKGROUND Deregulation of fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) is involved in several malignancies. Its role in colorectal cancer has not been assessed before. METHODS Expression of FGFR3 in human colorectal tumour specimens was analysed using splice variant-specific real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assays. To analyse the impact of FGFR3-IIIc(More)
The clinical management of pancreatic disease is often hampered by a lack of tissue diagnosis. Endoscopic pancreatography offers the opportunity to investigate exfoliated cells. However, the significance of mere cytological investigation is compromised by an insufficient sensitivity. The evaluation of the molecular background of carcinogenesis hopefully is(More)
Upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and prostaglandin-dependent vascularisation in small adenomatous polyps is an essential part of colon carcinogenesis. To study the underlying cellular mechanisms, LT97 and Caco2 human colorectal tumour cells not expressing endogenous COX-2 were exposed to 1 microM prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)) in their medium. At 30(More)
Alternative splicing of the IgIII loop of fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFRs) 1-3 produces b- and c-variants of the receptors with distinctly different biological impact based on their distinct ligand-binding spectrum. Tissue-specific expression of these splice variants regulates interactions in embryonic development, tissue maintenance and repair,(More)
Despite their ubiquitous expression and high conservation during evolution, precise cellular functions of vault ribonucleoparticles, mainly built of multiple major vault protein (MVP) copies, are still enigmatic. With regard to cancer, vaults were shown to be upregulated during drug resistance development as well as malignant transformation and progression.(More)
To enable detailed analyses of cell interactions in tumour development, new epithelial and mesenchymal cell lines were established from human hepatocellular carcinoma by spontaneous outgrowth in culture. We obtained several hepatocarcinoma (HCC)-, B-lymphoblastoid (BLC)-, and myofibroblastoid (MF)-lines from seven cases. In-depth characterisation included(More)
Long non-coding transcripts from telomeres, called telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), were identified as blocking telomerase activity (TA), a telomere maintenance mechanism (TMM), in tumors. We expressed recombinant TERRA transcripts in tumor cell lines with TA and with alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) to study effects on TMM and cell(More)
Brown and white adipocytes have been shown to derive from different progenitors. In this study we sought to clarify the molecular differences between human brown and white adipocyte progenitors cells. To this end, we performed comparative gene array analysis on progenitor cells isolated from paired biopsies of deep and subcutaneous neck adipose tissue from(More)
In the present study, we report in two non related pediatric patients a primary immunodeficiency phenotype associated with a missense mutation in the moesin gene. The disease was characterized by T, B and NK lymphopenia and neutropenia. Both patients developed severe varicella complicated by bilateral pneumopathies and recurrent pulmonary infections until(More)
Whole genome amplification for CGH analysis : Linker-adapter PCR as the method of choice for difficult and limited samples. Mapping of a novel MEN-like syndrome locus to rat Chromosome 4. Tumor-associated E-cadherin mutations do not induce Wnt target gene expression, but affect E-cadherin repressors. Multiple chromosomal abnormalities in human liver(More)
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