Matthias Schott

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UNLABELLED Radiolabeled somatostatin analogs represent valuable tools for both in vivo diagnosis and therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) because of the frequent tumoral overexpression of somatostatin receptors (sst). The 2 compounds most often used in functional imaging with PET are (68)Ga-DOTATATE and (68)Ga-DOTATOC. Both ligands share a quite similar(More)
We examined gene expression profiles of tumor cells from 29 untreated patients with lung cancer (10 adenocarcinomas (AC), 10 squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and 9 small cell lung cancer (SCLC)) in comparison to 5 samples of normal lung tissue (NT). The European and American methodological quality guidelines for microarray experiments were followed,(More)
Adipocytes secrete signalling molecules that elicit responses from target cells, including pancreatic beta cells. Wnt signalling molecules have recently been identified as novel adipocyte-derived factors. They also regulate insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells and the cell cycle. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of adipocyte-derived(More)
PURPOSE Six pheochromocytoma susceptibility genes causing distinct syndromes have been identified; approximately one of three of all pheochromocytoma patients carry a predisposing germline mutation. When four major genes (VHL, RET, SDHB, SDHD) are analyzed in a clinical laboratory, costs are approximately $3,400 per patient. The aim of the study is to(More)
Recent studies suggest that immunization with autologeous dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with tumor antigen result in protective immunity and rejection of established tumors in various human malignancies. The objective of this study was to develop a DC vaccination therapy in patients with metastasized medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). Mature DCs were(More)
The antitumor effect of IFN-alpha is mediated by the activation of CTLs, NK cells, and the generation of highly potent Ag-presenting dendritic cells (IFN-DCs). In this study, we show that IFN-DCs generated in vitro from monocytes express CD56 on their surface, a marker which has been thought to be specific for NK cells. FACS analyses of CD56(+) and CD56(-)(More)
Decrease in connexin (Cx) expression and loss of gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) have been associated with aberrant cell growth and enhanced neoplastic phenotype. We studied the expression of Cx26, Cx32, Cx43, and Cx50 in chromaffin cells of 10 normal human adrenal glands, 10 benign, and 13 malignant pheochromocytomas. Immunohistochemistry(More)
OBJECTIVE Many patients with medullary thyroid carcinomas (MTC) have reoperative surgery in different hospitals, which makes their follow-up difficult. To comprehend these complex courses and to find relevant prognostic factors we report a 20-year single center experience of 289 patients with MTC or precursor C-cell-hyperplasias. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
CONTEXT Obesity is associated with hypersecretion of cortisol and aldosterone and a high prevalence of arterial hypertension. At the cellular level, a direct effect of adipocytes on the expression of the steroidogenic acute regulatory (StAR) protein, a regulator of cortisol and aldosterone synthesis, and on aldosterone and cortisol secretion has been shown.(More)
Several studies have reported a positive relationship of the body fat mass and bone density. However, it is not clear whether adipocyte-derived signaling molecules directly act on osteoblasts or osteoclasts. Therefore, we investigated the effect of fat cell-secreted factors on the proliferation and differentiation of preosteoblasts and the molecular(More)