Lina Krasny

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BACKGROUND Systemic adenoviral (Ad) vector administration is associated with thrombocytopenia. Recently, Ad interaction with mouse platelets emerged as a key player determining liver uptake and platelet clearance. However, whether Ad can activate platelets is controversial. Thus, in vitro analysis of Ad attachment to platelets is of interest. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND In epithelial and endothelial cells, detachment from the matrix results in anoikis, a form of apoptosis, whereas stromal and cancer cells are often anchorage independent. The classical anoikis model is based on static 3D epithelial cell culture conditions (STCK). METHODS We characterized a new model of renal, stromal and mesenchymal stem cell(More)
Anchorage-independence is a hallmark of invasive cancer. The setback of the classical poly-HEMA static matrix detachment (SMD) anoikis model is the absence of dynamic fluid circulation, resulting in cell aggregates. We addressed this problem by developing a novel 3D cell culture dynamic matrix detachment (DMD) model with a turbulent-free laminar flow,(More)
Anchorage-independence is a hallmark of metastatic cancer cells. In previous studies we characterized a novel model for anchorage-independence employing dynamic matrix detachment (DMD) using rotation in low shear stress conditions. We observed that in contrast to the classical apoptosis-inducing static matrix detachment (SMD) model, the venous(More)
BACKGROUND Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is considered resistant to ionizing radiation. Recently, the extracellular matrix (ECM) has been shown to play a role in both drug resistance and radiation resistance (RR). While fibronectin has been extensively investigated in the context of RR, the role of type I collagen [col(I)], a principal constituent of the ECM(More)
OBJECTIVES Viral vector uptake into the pancreas is rare. The few viral vectors reported to transduce in vivo pancreatic islets after systemic injection required additional physical measures, such as direct pancreatic injection or hepatic vessel clamping. Because pancreatic islet uptake of the human polyomavirus family member BK virus was previously(More)
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