MJM Wagenmans

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Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) form a family of enzymes, which play an important role in the prevention of cancer by detoxifying numerous potentially carcinogenic compounds. GSTs catalyze the conjugation of glutathione to such harmful molecules, and enable their secretion. Human GSTs can be divided into five main classes. The theta class of isoenzymes(More)
Glutathione S-transferase activity and levels of glutathione S-transferases-alpha, -mu and -pi were determined in 10 matched pairs of normal liver and liver metastasis from patients with colorectal cancer. For comparison, six matched pairs of colorectal cancer and normal mucosa were analysed. All metastases had a lower glutathione S-transferase activity(More)
Cell kinetic data may be important indicators of clinical behaviour in many types of cancer. Recently, several antibodies to cell-cycle associated antigens have been characterised. This overview summarises the advantages and disadvantages of different methods for the assessment of cell proliferation. Moreover, the prognostic value of proliferative activity(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are a superfamily of detoxification enzymes, which play an important role in the protection of tissues against potentially harmful compounds. In humans, two theta class isoenzymes, GSTT1-1 and GSTT2-2, have been described so far. Both enzymes were claimed to have an important role in human carcinogenesis. In colorectal and(More)
Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are enzymes involved in the detoxification of xenobiotics and are divided into four subclasses. Alpha, Mu, Pi and Theta. Most human gastrointestinal tumors contain increased amounts of GST Pi. In order to compare data on the expression of GSTs obtained by biochemical as well as immunohistochemical methods, we characterized(More)
Cytosolic glutathione S-transferases are a family of enzymes involved in the metabolism of drugs, toxins, carcinogens and also of anticancer drugs. Recent studies have indicated that glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) may play an important role in the resistance of cells to toxins and carcinogens but also to anticancer drugs. This report reviews the current(More)
BACKGROUND Resistance to chemotherapeutic agents is a major problem in the treatment of patients with gastric cancer. Many factors may play a role in the resistance to cytotoxic drugs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the significance of glutathione (GSH), glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) and cell proliferation as parameters for response and(More)
BACKGROUND In vivo labelling with synthetic thymidine analogues, such as Iododeoxyuridine (IdU) and Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), has frequently been used to estimate tumour proliferation. However, this method requires intravenous administration of IdU or BrdU, thymidine analogues that are potential mutagens. Recently, the monoclonal antibody MIB-1 has been(More)
Screening of a genomic mouse DNA library with a glutathione S-transferase class mu cDNA probe resulted in the identification of mGSTM5, a novel member of the murine glutathione S-transferase class mu gene family. Here we present the sequence of the promoter region, the exon-intron organization of the gene and the isolation and characterization of its(More)