László Mándoky

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The drug accumulation of a human multidrug resistance 1 (mdr1) gene-transfected mouse lymphoma cell line and a multidrug resistance protein (MRP)-expressing human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 was compared in the presence of sixteen flavonoids and five isoflavonoids. The expression of the 170-kDa P-glycoprotein (P-gp) (MDR1) and 190-kDa multidrug(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin-based chemotherapy can cure more than 80% of metastatic germ-cell testicular tumors (GCTs). The response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy has been related to Microsatellite Instability (MSI), which is caused by genetic or epigenetic changes in genes of the DNA Mismatch Repair (MMR) pathway. PATIENTS AND METHODS We investigated 15(More)
BACKGROUND Cisplatin-based chemotherapy can cure more than 80% of metastatic germ cell testicular tumors (GCT). Germ cells are particularly susceptible to apoptosis and it is reasonable to presume that GCTs are curable because of an intact and effective apoptotic pathway. PATIENTS AND METHODS The expression of p53 and p21 was investigated in conjunction(More)
The development of multidrug resistance (MDR) causes difficulties in the chemotherapy of of human cancer. Investigation of the possibility of reversal of MDR has been greatly aided by the use of cell lines with acquired resitance to anticancer agents in vitro or transfected with the mdrl gene. The aim of this study was to examine new perspectives of(More)
Lung cancer is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. The median survival of advanced disease is in the range of 8 to 10 months. Intrinsic or acquired drug resistance pose major challenges to the success of chemotherapy. The HER2 gene, also known as c-erbB-2 or neu, is a proto-oncogene that encodes a membrane-bound receptor tyrosine kinase of the(More)
BACKGROUND Amplification and/or overexpression of HER-2/neu are associated with poor clinical outcome in several epithelial tumors. However, the exact prognostic role of HER-2/neu expression in testicular germ-cell tumors is equivocal. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since teratomas are relatively chemoresistant tumors, we evaluated the HER-2/neu alterations of 59(More)
BACKGROUND Although the overexpression of the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (EGFR-2, HER-2/neu, c-erbB-2) in malignancies might predict chemoresistance and poor prognosis, its clinical relevance has not been widely studied and determined in testicular tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Since teratomas are relatively chemoresistant tumors, we evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND Lung resistance-related protein (LRP) was first detected in a non-P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug-resistant lung cancer cell line and has been shown to be the major human vault protein. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of LRP in germ cell testicular tumors (GCT) and to determine the correlation between LRP expression and the(More)
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is an essential procedure in the diagnosis of premalignant and malignant lesions of the breast. A "gray zone" exists between benign and malignant lesions in FNAC of breast; there an unequivocal diagnosis cannot be reached. Lesions in "gray zone" are categorized as "probably benign with atypia" (C3) and "probably(More)
BACKGROUND Despite improvements in surgery and chemo(radio)therapy which have allowed for modest advances in the treatment of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), survival remains poor and further improvements are needed. Attention over recent years has focused, therefore, on targeted therapies, with notable success in the development of(More)