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Since recent studies revealed the feasibility to detect blood-based microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) in breast cancer (BC) patients a new field has been opened for circulating miRNAs as potential biomarkers in BC. In this pilot study, we evaluated to our knowledge for the first time whether distinct pattern of urinary miRNAs might be also applicable as innovative(More)
Hypoxia is known to induce the transcriptional activation of pathways involved in angiogenesis, growth factor signaling, and tissue invasion and is therefore a potential key regulator of tumor growth. Cyr61 (cysteine rich 61) is a secreted, matricellular protein with proangiogenic capabilities and is transcriptionally induced under hypoxic conditions. High(More)
BACKGROUND YT521 is a splicing factor involved in alternative splicing regulation of several tumor biological important genes. Two messenger RNA (mRNA) isoforms due to YT521 exon6 alternative splicing exist, with so far unknown functional consequences. Further evidence exists for a direct influence of YT521 expression in tumorigenesis because its mRNA level(More)
HnRNP G is a member of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) family with potent tumor suppressive activities. Human transformer-2-beta1 (hTra2-beta1) belongs to the arginine-serine rich like proteins and is found over-expressed in various human cancers. It was recently shown that hnRNP G and hTra2-beta1 exert antagonistic effects on alternative(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of aggressive endometrioid endometrial carcinomas (EECs) and non-endometrioid carcinomas (NEECs) is essential to improve outcome. L1 cell adhesion molecule (L1CAM) expression is a strong prognostic marker in stage I EECs, but less is known about L1CAM expression in advanced-stage EECs and NEECs. This study analyses L1CAM expression(More)
OBJECTIVE Human Tra2-beta1, a member of the serine/arginine-rich splicing factors, is involved in C/A-dependent mRNA processing and regulation of gene expression. Since several genes involved in cervical carcinogenesis are alternatively spliced and contain C/A rich elements, we aimed to analyze hTra2-beta1 expression and subcellular localization in tumor(More)
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) is an established therapy in breast cancer, able to downstage positive axillary lymph nodes, but might hamper their detectibility. Even if clinical observations suggest lower lymph node yield (LNY) after NC, data are inconclusive and it is unclear whether NC dependent parameters influence detection rates by axillary lymph node(More)
Cancer cells show characteristic effects on cellular turnover and DNA/RNA modifications leading to elevated levels of excreted modified nucleosides. We investigated the molecular signature of different subtypes of breast cancer cell lines and the breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A. Prepurification of cell culture supernatants was performed by cis-diol(More)
OBJECTIVE Alternative splicing represents an important nuclear mechanism in the posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression, which is frequently altered during tumorigenesis. Previously, we described marked changes in alternative splicing of the CD44 gene in ovarian and breast cancer as well as specific induction of distinct splicing factors during(More)
The ubiquitously expressed splicing factor YT521 (YTHDC1) is characterized by alternatively spliced isoforms with regulatory impact on cancer-associated gene expression. Our recent findings account for the prognostic significance of YT521 in endometrial cancer. In this study, we investigated the hypoxia-dependency of YT521 expression as well as its(More)