Martina Fleischer

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BACKGROUND Lidocaine demethylates deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in breast cancer cells. This modification of epigenetic information may be of therapeutic relevance in the perioperative period, because a decrease in methylation can reactivate tumour suppressor genes and inhibit tumour growth. The objectives of this study were to determine the effect of two(More)
We tested the influence of atracurium and cisatracurium (final concentrations: 0, 0.96, 3.2, 9.6, 32, and 96 microM) on proliferation of human cells (hepatoma HepG2 cells and human umbilical vein endothelial cells) in vitro. In additional experiments, glutathione, N-acetylcysteine, or carboxyl esterase was added before the addition of either relaxant. The(More)
In vitro studies concerning the growth-stimulating effect of hormones, especially of estradiol and its metabolites, have mainly been performed using pure substances and breast cancer cell lines. In order to take into account the metabolism of inactive into active hormones or drugs and vice versa which occurs in several tissues, the influence of individual(More)
Unbroken series of sections taken from various areas of the periodontium of vitally fixed rats were prepared as the basis for constructing a model for the morphology of the vessels and for planimetric evaluation. Using this material, we were successfully able to validate a technique for localization, course, and distribution of vessels and of capillary(More)
This study analyzes the relationship between coxsackie-adenovirus receptor (CAR) expression (transmembrane and soluble isoforms) and hormone sensitivity in 95 breast cancers. Furthermore, prognostic significance of the expression of the various CAR isoforms was investigated. In addition, inducibility of CAR expression by estradiol and tamoxifen was assessed(More)
The density of intramembranous protein particles was studied by freeze-fracture. Particle density on the fracture faces of the plasmalemma and the rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), as well as the outer and inner membranes of the nucleus and the mitochondria in rat hepatocytes were quantified. Comparison among different age groups sampled days postcoitum(More)
Biopsies of hypertrophied human myocardial left ventricles were investigated morphometrically. The diagnoses of the patients were stenosis of the aortic valve, aortic insufficiency or a combination of both lesions. The results were compared with those from normally loaded human left ventricles. There are no differences on light microscopical level between(More)