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BACKGROUND p27Kip1 (p27) is an important negative regulator of the cell cycle and a putative tumor suppressor. The finding that a spontaneous germline frameshift mutation in Cdkn1b (encoding p27) causes the MENX multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome in the rat provided the first evidence that Cdkn1b is a tumor susceptibility gene for endocrine tumors.(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes are characterized by tumors involving two or more endocrine glands. Two MEN syndromes have long been known: MEN1 and MEN2,caused by germline mutations in MEN1 or RET, respectively. Recently, mutations in CDKN1B,encoding the cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk) inhibitor p27, were identified in patients having a(More)
PURPOSE Novel therapeutic approaches are needed to improve the postoperative management of residual nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA), given their high relapse rate. Here, we evaluated the antitumor efficacy of the dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor NVP-BEZ235 in the only available model of spontaneous NFPAs (MENX rats). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Organotypic(More)
BMP7 is a growth factor playing pro- or anti-oncogenic roles in cancer in a cell type-dependent manner. We previously reported that the BMP7 gene is overexpressed in pheochromocytomas (PCCs) developing in MENX-affected rats and human patients. Here, analyzing a large cohort of PCC patients, we found that 72% of cases showed elevated levels of the BMP7(More)
Gonadotroph adenomas comprise 15-40% of all pituitary tumors, are usually non-functioning and are often large and invasive at presentation. Surgery is the first-choice treatment, but complete resection is not always achieved, leading to high recurrence rates. As gonadotroph adenomas poorly respond to conventional pharmacological therapies, novel treatment(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Several studies have investigated the relationship between 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography and the prognosis of patients with HCC, although the relationship between 18F-FDG uptake and expression of EMT-related proteins in these(More)
A macroinvasive pituitary adenoma with plurihormonality usually causes acromegaly and hyperprolactinemia, and also accompanies with neurologic symptoms such as visual disturbances. However, its concurrent presentation with a rectal carcinoid tumor is rarely observed. This study reports the history, biochemical, colonoscopic and immunohistochemical results(More)
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