Maximilian Linxweiler

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The molecular carcinogenesis of lung cancer has yet to be clearly elucidated. We investigated the possible oncogenic function of SEC62 in lung cancer, which was predicted based on our previous findings that lung and thyroid cancer tissue samples exhibited increased Sec62 protein levels. The SEC62 gene locus is at 3q26.2, and 3q amplification is reportedly(More)
Tumor cells benefit from their ability to avoid apoptosis and invade other tissues. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein Sec62 is a key player in these processes. Sec62 is essential for cell migration and protects tumor cells against thapsigargin-induced ER stress, which are both linked to cytosolic Ca2+. SEC62 silencing leads to elevated(More)
BACKGROUND High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been identified as a relevant risk for the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). As HPV status has also gained a role as a prognostic and predictive biomarker for this entity, there is a growing demand for valid HPV testing in HNSCC patients METHODS Liquid-based(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide with an unchanged 5-year survival rate during the last decade. To detect reliable prognostic markers and improve patients’ outcome in future, the aim of our study was to detect differences in microRNA (miRNA; miR) expression profile and further on to analyze the(More)
Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is an imaging technique that uses miniaturized fiberoptic probes to allow real-time histological imaging of human tissue. An application of CLE in otorhinolaryngology has hardly been investigated so far. In our study, we analyzed the applicability of CLE to visualize cancerous and healthy tissue of the head and neck(More)
The treatment of patients with cervical lymph node metastases without detectable primary tumor remains an important challenge, until today, no standard therapy is available. The present study investigated the multimodal treatment of patients with head and neck CUP syndrome (HNCUP) and their follow-up retrospectively. 81 patients with cervical lymph node(More)
The laparoscopic surgery of uterine cancer is an oncological safe treatment option in early stage cancer. However, there are no data about whether laparoscopy can lead to intraperitoneal tumor cell dissemination. We aimed in our study to detect a possible cytological conversion during laparoscopic procedures. In this prospective study, we included all(More)
Chromosome 3q26 amplification represents a frequent alteration in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). Overexpression of 3q26 encoded genes SEC62 and SOX2 was detected in various cancers, including HNSCCs, indicating their potential function as oncogenes. In our study, we elucidated the function of SEC62 and SOX2 in HNSCC patients, with a main(More)
Chromosome 3 amplification affecting the 3q26 region is a common genomic alteration in cervical cancer, typically marking the transition of precancerous intraepithelial lesions to an invasive phenotype. Though potential 3q encoded target genes of this amplification have been identified, a functional correlation of potential oncogenic function is still(More)