Marja D. Ramkema

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The Id family of helix-loop-helix proteins is involved in a variety of processes, such as development, proliferation, and angiogenesis. In this study, we investigated the expression pattern of Id1, Id2, and Id3 in surgical specimens of human glial tumors. Western blot analysis demonstrated that all three Id proteins were expressed in astrocytic tumors.(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the cellular distribution of different multidrug resistance (MDR)-related proteins such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp), the multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRP) 1 and 2, and the major vault protein (MVP) in normal and sclerotic hippocampus of patients with medically refractory mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). (More)
An increasing number of observations suggests an important and complex role for both high- (tyrosine kinase receptor, trk) and low- (p75) affinity neurotrophin receptors (NTRs) during development in human brain. In the present study, the cell-specific distribution of NTRs was studied in different developmental lesions, including focal cortical dysplasia(More)
PURPOSE Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is known to be a major cause of intractable epilepsy. The cellular mechanism(s) underlying the epileptogenicity of FCD remain largely unknown. Because recent studies indicate that metabotropic glutamate receptor subtypes (mGluRs) play a role in epileptogenesis, we investigated the expression and cellular distribution(More)
Cells of the microglia/macrophage lineage represent an important component of different brain tumours. However, there is little information about the microglia/macrophage cell system in glioneuronal tumours and its possible contribution to the high epileptogenecity of these lesions. In the present study, the distribution of cells of the microglia/macrophage(More)
VD1 and RPD2 are two giant neuropeptidergic neurons located respectively in the visceral and right parietal ganglion of the central nervous system (CNS) of the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. They are the most prominent representatives of a system of neurons expressing a gene that is similar to the gene expressed in R15 of Aplysia californica. Both neuronal(More)
The complement (C) system plays an important role in myelin breakdown during Wallerian degeneration (WD). The pathway and mechanism involved are, however, not clear. In a crush injury model of the sciatic nerve, we show that C6, necessary for the assembly of the membrane attack complex (MAC), is essential for rapid WD. At 3 d after injury, pronounced WD(More)
The cell-specific distribution of multidrug resistance extrusion pumps was studied in developmental glioneuronal lesions, including focal cortical dysplasia (15 cases) and ganglioglioma (15 cases) from patients with medically intractable epilepsy. Lesional, perilesional, as well as normal brain regions were examined for the expression of the multidrug(More)
Of gastropod molluscs, only in the Aplysiidae and the Lymnaeidae have the genes encoding the respective egg-laying hormones been cloned and the neurons controlling egg laying and egg-laying behavior been identified. Immunocytochemistry, using antibodies raised against alpha-CDCP (one of the neuropeptides encoded on the egg-laying hormone gene of Lymnaea(More)
Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) of the skin exhibit a wide range of histological growth patterns as well as a highly variable rate of invasiveness. A large body of experimental and clinical studies supports a role for the CD44 glycoprotein family in the latter process. In the present study, we explored the distribution and the level of expression of pan-CD44,(More)