György Stuber4
Laszlo Markasz3
4György Stuber
3Laszlo Markasz
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Mammographic density (MD) is a strong, independent risk factor for breast cancer, but measuring MD is time consuming and reader dependent. Objective MD measurement in a high-throughput fashion would enable its wider use as a biomarker for breast cancer. We use a public domain image-processing software for the fully automated analysis of MD and penalized(More)
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are well recognized beneficial host-associated members of the microbiota of humans and animals. Yet LAB-associations of invertebrates have been poorly characterized and their functions remain obscure. Here we show that honeybees possess an abundant, diverse and ancient LAB microbiota in their honey crop with beneficial effects for(More)
LANA, the major latency-associated nuclear antigen of Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus/human herpesvirus-8 (KSHV/HHV-8), binds RING3 protein, one of five human homologues of the fsh (female sterile homeotic) gene product of Drosophila. In KSHV/HHV-8-infected cells LANA and the viral episomes accumulate in heterochromatin-associated nuclear bodies. Here we show(More)
The latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA-1) of Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8), alternatively called Kaposi Sarcoma Herpes Virus (KSHV) is constitutively expressed in all HHV-8 infected cells. LANA-1 accumulates in well-defined foci that co-localize with the viral episomes. We have previously shown that these foci are tightly associated with the borders of(More)
Imaging live cells using laser confocal microscopy requires the use of complex and rather cumbersome incubation chamber systems in order to maintain the correct physiological conditions. The volume of these chambers is in the range of a few hundred microliters. Here we present an easy and convenient alternative in the form of glass capillaries that(More)
  • Ulf Ribacke, Kirsten Moll, Letusa Albrecht, Hodan Ahmed Ismail, Johan Normark, Emilie Flaberg +5 others
  • 2013
To be able to robustly propagate P. falciparum at optimal conditions in vitro is of fundamental importance for genotypic and phenotypic studies of both established and fresh clinical isolates. Cryo-preserved P. falciparum isolates from Ugandan children with severe or uncomplicated malaria were investigated for parasite phenotypes under different in vitro(More)
BACKGROUND Ebola virus causes severe, often fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans. The mechanism of escape from cellular anti-viral mechanisms is not yet fully understood. The promyelocytic leukaemia (PML) associated nuclear body is part of the interferon inducible cellular defense system. Several RNA viruses have been found to interfere with the anti-viral(More)
  • Laszlo Markasz, György Stuber, Emilie Flaberg, Åsa Gustafsson Jernberg, Staffan Eksborg, Eva Olah +2 others
  • 2006
BACKGROUND Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the causative agent of immunosuppression associated lymphoproliferations such as post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), AIDS related immunoblastic lymphomas (ARL) and immunoblastic lymphomas in X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLP). The reported overall mortality for PTLD often exceeds 50%. Reducing(More)
  • Rita Ötvös, Henriette Skribek, Lorand L Kis, Annunziata Gloghini, Laszlo Markasz, Emilie Flaberg +5 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a rare KSHV/HHV8-associated high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) of B-cell origin, characterized by serous effusions in body cavities. Most patients are HIV-infected men with severe immunosuppression and other HHV8-associated diseases such as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). The prognosis for those infected is poor,(More)
BACKGROUND Confocal laser scanning microscopy has revolutionized cell biology. However, the technique has major limitations in speed and sensitivity due to the fact that a single laser beam scans the sample, allowing only a few microseconds signal collection for each pixel. This limitation has been overcome by the introduction of parallel beam illumination(More)