Martin Pesta

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MicroRNAs, which are endogenously expressed regulatory noncoding RNAs, have an altered expression in colorectal cancer. The aim of our study was to assess the relationship of miR-21 and miR-143 expression to the prognostic/clinicopathological features of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) and colorectal liver metastases (CLM). The estimation was performed in 46(More)
INTRODUCTION Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Recent whole-genome studies revealed novel GBM prognostic biomarkers such as mutations in metabolic enzyme IDH-isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDH1 and IDH2). The distinctive mutation IDH1 R132H was uncovered to be a strong prognostic biomarker for glioma patients. We(More)
Because of its semi-solid character in dissemination and growth, advanced ovarian cancer with its hundreds of peritoneal tumor nodules and plaques appears to be an excellent in vivo model for studying the cancer stem cell hypothesis. The most important obstacle, however, is to adequately define and isolate these tumor-initiating cells endowed with the(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which are endogenously expressed regulatory noncoding RNAs, have an altered expression in tumor tissues. MiRNAs regulate cancer-related processes such as cell growth and tissue differentiation, and therefore, might function as oncogenes or tumor-suppressor genes. The aim of our study was to assess the expression of mir-20a,(More)
BACKGROUND Destruction of the extracellular matrix is a necessary precondition for metastasis and invasion of tumour cells. Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in this process, matrilysin being one of them (MMP-7). The results of our pilot study with patients operated on for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), with the assessment of MMP-7 and the(More)
BACKGROUND The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a family of proteolytic enzymes involved in tumor growth and in the process of invasion. The aim of our study was to test the levels of MMP-2, MMP-7, and the MMP inhibitors TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 mRNA in colorectal carcinoma tissue samples with the clinicopathological status of the disease. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to systematically summarize the diagnostic and prognostic value of circulating/tissue miR21 in patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS An original study was conducted to explore the potential value of circulating miR21 in colorectal cancer diagnosis and tissue miR21 in colorectal cancer prognosis. PUBMED and EMBASE were searched (to(More)
BACKGROUND The authors present a statistical analysis of the dynamics of tumour markers and compare these with single serum levels in patients before and after liver surgery for colorectal liver metastases (CLM). PATIENTS AND METHODS The serum levels of tumor markers conventionally used in clinical practice (CA19-9, CEA, CA72-4) and markers informing of(More)
UNLABELLED Chemotherapy is an important modality of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recent studies have shown that assessment of predictive molecular markers could be helpful for estimation of the response rate to chemotherapy. The aim of our study was to assess the relation of mRNA levels of DNA repair genes excision repair(More)
MicroRNAs have the potential to become valuable predictive markers for gastric cancer. Samples of biopsy tissue, routinely taken from gastric cancer patients undergoing palliative chemotherapy, constitute suitable material for microRNA profiling with the aim of predicting the effect of chemotherapy. Our study group consisted of 54 patients, all of whom(More)