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Since tumor progression is dependent on the ability of malignant cells to interact with the extracellular matrix, molecules on the cell surface which mediate cell-substratum interactions are likely to be important regulators of tumor invasion and metastasis. The purpose of this study was to examine the distribution of one such group of cell adhesion(More)
Integrins are a class of cell adhesion molecules that participate in cell-cell and cell-substratum interactions and are present on essentially all human cells. The distribution of nine different alpha and beta integrin subunits in human endometrial tissue at different stages of the menstrual cycle was determined using immunoperoxidase staining. Glandular(More)
The integrins are a family of transmembrane glycoproteins that serve as cell-cell and cell-substratum adhesion molecules and help regulate cellular morphology, differentiation, and proliferation. The integrin repertoire of a cell may therefore influence its behavior under resting conditions or following malignant transformation. For this reason, the(More)
Previously, we described conserved protein clusters including MHC I and II glycoproteins, ICAM-1 adhesion molecules, and interleukin-2 and -15 receptors in lipid rafts of several human cell types. Differential protein-protein interactions can modulate function, thus influence cell fate. Therefore, we analyzed supramolecular clusters of CD4(+) T cells from(More)
The formation of protein patterns in lymphocyte plasma membranes is analyzed in the light of past and, also, very recent experiments. The analysis surveys the lateral organization of major histocompatibility complex glycoproteins, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, interleukin-2 and -15 receptors, Kv1.3 K+ ion channels and the T-cell receptor as well as(More)
Integrin adhesion receptor expression of different benign and malignant breast tumours was examined by means of immunohistochemical techniques. A panel of seven different anti-alpha and two different anti-beta subunit antibodies was used. Normal breast epithelium displayed a well characterized and constant pattern of integrin expression consisting of strong(More)
Rapid evaporative ionization mass spectrometry (REIMS) is an emerging technique that allows near-real-time characterization of human tissue in vivo by analysis of the aerosol ("smoke") released during electrosurgical dissection. The coupling of REIMS technology with electrosurgery for tissue diagnostics is known as the intelligent knife (iKnife). This study(More)
Flow-cytometric fluorescence energy transfer (FCET) measurements between fluorescently labeled cell surface MHC-I and ICAM-1 molecules indicated similar receptor patterns in the plasma membrane of interferon-gamma (INF-gamma)-treated colon carcinoma cells as those observed earlier at the surface of lymphoid cells. INF-gamma activation significantly(More)
The expression and function of integrin subunits was examined by immunohistochemical staining of normal and malignant tissues and by producing specific changes in avian beta subunit cDNA that were subsequently expressed in mammalian cells. Most tissues express only a restricted number of integrins. These include primarily those thought to function as(More)
The Bethesda guidelines may offer more useful criteria in patients' selection for germline mismatch repair gene mutation analysis than guidelines merely based on family background. An early onset double primary colorectal cancer patient with poor family history with MSI-H status was investigated for MLH1 promoter methylation, expression of the MLH1 and MSH2(More)