Klaus Hummel

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AIMS PTEN is a novel tumour suppressor which exhibits tyrosine phosphatase activity as well as homology to the cytoskeletal proteins tensin and auxilin. Mutations of PTEN have been described in several human cancers and associated their invasiveness and metastatic properties. Although not malignant, rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts (RA-SF) exhibit(More)
We investigated the expression of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in normal and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial fibroblasts. In situ hybridization (ISH) was conducted on synovial specimens from five RA patients applying specific probes for COMP or fibroblast collagen type I. ISH was combined with immunohistochemistry, applying antibodies to(More)
To date, mesenchymal cells have only been associated with bone resorption indirectly, and it has been hypothesized that the degradation of bone is associated exclusively with specific functions of osteoclasts. Here we show, in aseptic prosthesis loosening, that aggressive fibroblasts at the bone surface actively contribute to bone resorption and that this(More)
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