Lilian Amrein

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Many current chemotherapies function by damaging genomic DNA in rapidly dividing cells ultimately leading to cell death. This therapeutic approach differentially targets cancer cells that generally display rapid cell division compared to normal tissue cells. However, although these treatments are initially effective in arresting tumor growth and reducing(More)
Nm23 has been identified as a gene family encoding different isoforms of nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDPK). This protein is a key enzyme in nucleotide metabolism and has been shown to play important roles in various cellular functions. In the present study, we have investigated the expression of three isotypes in mouse dorsal root ganglia. In situ(More)
Neuroblastoma and its benign differentiated counterpart, ganglioneuroma, are paediatric neuroblastic tumours arising in the sympathetic nervous system. Their broad spectrum of clinical virulence is mainly related to heterogeneous biologic background and tumour differentiation. Neuroblastic tumours synthesize various neuropeptides acting as neuromodulators.(More)
Enhanced DNA damage repair is one mechanism involved in colon cancer drug resistance. Thus, targeting molecular components of repair pathways with specific small molecule inhibitors may improve the efficacy of chemotherapy. ABT-888 and VE-821, inhibitors of poly-ADP-ribose-polymerase (PARP) and the serine/threonine-kinase Ataxia telangiectasia related(More)
The opinions expressed in the abstracts are those of the authors and are not to be construed as the opinion of the publisher (Multimed Inc.), the organizers of the Third International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, or the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Although the publisher (Multimed Inc.) has made every effort to(More)
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is characterized by the accumulation of mature quiescent B-lymphocytes in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle. B-lymphocyte accumulation is likely to be a consequence of an undefined defect in the apoptotic machinery rather than an increased proliferation of leukaemic cells (Hamblin & Oscier, 1997). The prolonged survival(More)
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