Martha Reinerova

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Placental isoferritin (PLF) and its unique superheavy chain p43 have been recently described as being synthesized by breast cancer cell lines but not by normal breast epithelial cells. Since previous reports have demonstrated a correlation between the content of 'normal' ferritin in breast cancer tissue and the degree of differentiation and prognosis, we(More)
The novel RG-12 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) recognizing a high-molecular-weight antigen of human melanoma cells was radioiodinated and its biodistribution and tumor imaging was determined in immunosuppressed mice bearing xenografted human malignant melanoma HMB-2. Control and tumor-bearing mice were injected with 6 micrograms of 125I-labeled RG-12 IgG (8.9(More)
Placental isoferritin-associated p43 has proven to induce immune suppression during pregnancy in order to avoid rejection of the fetus' alloantigens by maternal lymphocytes. It has been demonstrated previously that p43 is also synthesized by breast cancer cells and can also be found on the surface of a subpopulation of T cells in women with this disease.(More)
P43, a breast cancer-associated antigen, has been repeatedly described as an immunosuppressive factor. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether immune dysregulation induced by p43 affects the profile of cytokines secreted by mitogen-stimulated lymphocytes in breast cancer patients as compared with stimulated lymphocytes in women with(More)
The ability of human alveolar macrophages to support colony formation of precursor blast cells of the myeloid lineage was investigated. Myeloid blast cells were collected from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and from the livers of fetuses aborted in the second trimester of gestation. It was found that the alveolar(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the expression of the recently described immunosuppressive antigen p43 in breast cancer patients correlates with early stages of the disease and a low degree of proliferation of the tumors. Attempts were made to evaluate the expression of p43 in two breast cancer cell lines (MCF-7 and T47-D) stimulated to proliferation(More)
It has been previously shown that p43 — a breast cancer associated antigen — has immunosuppressive properties. The present study was carried out in order to elucidate the pathomechanisms of immunosuppression in breast cancer patients influenced by the expression of p43. Lymphocytes were cultured from blood of 29 women with benign lesions in the breast as(More)
Placental isoferritin (PLF), an acidic isoform of ferritin, and its unique superheavy chain of 43 kDa (p43) has been described to be synthesized by human breast cancer cells. Physiologically, p43 PLF produced by the placenta is involved in immune suppression of maternal lymphocytes aimed at fetal antigens. A study was carried out to elucidate a paradigm of(More)
Germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are required for the initiation of the development of hereditary forms of breast and ovarian cancer, which represent 10-15% of all cases. The course of the disease varies from case to case that can be due even to the possibility of multiple genetic changes including inactivation of other tumor suppressor(More)
The analysis of BRCA1 mutations of 20 Slovak patients with suspected hereditary breast cancer was performed. Since more than 75% of BRCA1 gene alterations result in a truncated protein, due to nonsense or frameshift mutations, the protein truncation test (PTT) has been used. Exons 2–10 and 12–24 were screened by PTT after RT-PCR using lymphocyte RNA. The(More)