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The aim of the study was to assess the expression and subcellular localization of visfatin in HCT-116 colorectal carcinoma cells after cytokinesis failure using Cytochalasin B (CytB) and the mechanism of apoptosis of cells after CytB. We observed translocation of visfatin's antigen in cytB treated colorectal carcinoma HCT-116 cells from cytosol to nucleus.(More)
Visfatin has recently been established as a novel adipokine that is predominantly expressed in visceral fat. Recombinant visfatin has immunomodulating properties, which can activate human leukocytes in vitro to induce cytokine production (IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6). Only few studies have investigated the effect of visfatin on prostate, breast, ovarian cancer(More)
Over the years Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) has evolved into a powerful technique for the structural analysis of cells and tissues at various levels of resolution. However, optimal sample preservation is required to achieve results consistent with reality. During the last few decades, conventional preparation methods have provided most of the(More)
From the histological point of view, fascia lata is a dense connective tissue. Although extracellular matrix is certainly the most predominant fascia's feature, there are also several cell populations encountered within this structure. The aim of this study was to describe the existence and characteristics of fascia lata cell populations viewed through a(More)
Vimentin is an intermediate filament protein normally expressed in cells of mesenchymal origin, e.g. myofibroblasts, chondrocytes, macrophages, and endothelial cells. The expression of vimentin, which has been thought of as the main mesenchymal marker, is also detected in tumour tissue. In tumours of the gastrointestinal tract vimentin expression is usually(More)
In this paper a method is introduced which enables automatic detection of immunogold markers in transmission electron micrographs. Immunogold markers are used in electron microscopy to determine sub-cellular location of biological relevant macromolecules, such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. The proposed method combines image(More)
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