Mattias Nees

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Infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) is a major risk factor for development of cervical cancer. Expression of the HPV E6 and E7 oncoproteins increases in differentiating keratinocytes, resulting in inactivation of the p53 and retinoblastoma proteins, two important transcriptional regulators. We used cDNA microarrays to examine global(More)
Infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) represents a major risk factor for the development of cervical cancer. The HPV-16 E6 and E7 proteins are highly expressed in differentiating keratinocytes, where they inactivate the p53 and retinoblastoma (pRb) proteins, two important transcriptional regulators. We have used cDNA expression arrays to(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) genomes usually persist as episomal molecules in HPV associated preneoplastic lesions whereas they are frequently integrated into the host cell genome in HPV-related cancers cells. This suggests that malignant conversion of HPV-infected epithelia is linked to recombination of cellular and viral sequences. Due to technical(More)
Development of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a multistep process and in many cases involves a phenomenon coined ‘field cancerization’. In order to identify changes in protein expression occurring at different stages of tumorigenesis and field cancerization, we analysed 113 HNSCCs and 73 healthy, 99 tumor-distant and 18 tumor-adjacent(More)
Using Affymetrix oligonucleotide microarrays, we analyzed mRNA gene expression patterns of 12 primary pediatric rhabdomyosarcomas (RMS) and 11 Ewing's sarcomas (EWS), which belong to the small round blue cell tumors (SRBCTs). Diagnostic classification of these cancers is frequently complicated by the highly similar appearance in routine histology, and(More)
Our understanding of key epigenetic regulators involved in specific biological processes and cancers is still incomplete, despite great progress in genome-wide studies of the epigenome. Here, we carried out a systematic, genome-wide analysis of the functional significance of 615 epigenetic proteins in prostate cancer (PrCa) cells. We used the high-content(More)
As in most other tumor types, expression of mutated or phenotypically altered p53 is a common occurrence in head and neck carcinogenesis. Since the prognosis for many head and neck tumor patients is severely affected by the occurrence of multiple primary and secondary tumors, we have analyzed the phenotype and genotype of p53 in squamous and respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1beta are known to be synthesized in oral gingivitis and periodontitis and lead to the activation of the transcription factor nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB). Although numerous effects of interleukin-1beta on mesenchymal cells are known, e.g. up-regulation of intercellular adhesion(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) is frequently overexpressed in human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated dysplasias and carcinomas, implying that it is important for the progression of keratinocytes to malignancy. We used mice with a targeted disruption of the EGF-R gene to directly examine its role in cell immortalization and tumor development.(More)
Normal prostate and some malignant prostate cancer (PrCa) cell lines undergo acinar differentiation and form spheroids in three-dimensional (3-D) organotypic culture. Acini formed by PC-3 and PC-3M, less pronounced also in other PrCa cell lines, spontaneously undergo an invasive switch, leading to the disintegration of epithelial structures and the basal(More)