Marleen H. C. Bakkus

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Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) has been described as an important factor in proliferation, cell survival and migration of multiple myeloma (MM) cells. Angiogenesis correlates with development and prognosis of the MM disease. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of the prominent factors involved in this process. The different functions of(More)
One of the main characteristics of multiple myeloma (MM) cells is their specific homing and growth in the bone marrow (BM). Differences between stroma-dependent and -independent MM cell lines may reveal key molecules that play important roles in their homing to the BM. We addressed this topic with a murine MM model, including the in vivo 5T33MM (5T33MMvv)(More)
The interaction between B7-1 and CD28 provides costimulatory signals not only for T cells but also for natural killer (NK) cells. Highly metastatic mouse T lymphoma cells (BW-Li) can escape from NK cell-mediated killing by expressing H-2Dk molecules that negatively regulate NK lytic activity. We have analyzed whether B7-1:CD28 overrules the MHC class(More)
Oncogenic subtypes in childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (BCP-ALL) are used for risk stratification. However, a significant number of BCP-ALL patients are still genetically unassigned. Using array-comparative genomic hybridization in a selected BCP-ALL cohort, we characterized a recurrent V(D)J-mediated intragenic deletion of the ERG(More)
The aim of our study was to analyze the factors contributing to heterogeneity of prognosis in patients with hyperdiploidy>50 chromosomes (HD>50), a group of B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia with favorable outcome. The 541 HD>50 patients registered prospectively in the 58951 European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)(More)
Consistent chromosomal translocations involving the c-myc cellular oncogene and one of the three immunoglobin loci are typical for human Burkitt's lymphoma, induced mouse plasmacytoma (MPC) and spontaneously arising rat immunocytoma (RIC). Another plasma cell malignancy, multiple myeloma (MM), arising spontaneously in the ageing C57BL/KaLwRij mice, was(More)
Concentrations of vasopressin (VP) precursor and oxytocin (OT) precursor mRNA were measured in magnocellular cell groups of the rat hypothalamus by newly developed solution hybridization assays. The assays employed single-stranded 35S-labeled VP-specific and OT-specific DNA probes that were prepared by primer extension on recombinant M13 DNA templates.(More)
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell malignancy characterized by the expansion of malignant plasma cells within the bone marrow. Previous studies that have examined the Ig VH genes of IgG and IgA MMs have shown the presence of somatic mutations, suggesting that in these cases, the myeloma precursor cell passed through the phase of antigenic selection within(More)
Overwhelming evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs have essential roles in tumorigenesis. Nevertheless, their role in the molecular pathogenesis of pediatric B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia has not been extensively explored. Here, we conducted a comprehensive analysis of the long non-coding RNA transcriptome in ETV6/RUNX1-positive(More)