Nicola Tidow

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Early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be cured by surgical resection, but a substantial fraction of patients ultimately dies due to distant metastasis. In this study, we used subtractive hybridization to identify gene expression differences in stage I NSCLC tumors that either did or did not metastasize in the course of disease. Individual(More)
Recently, point mutations in the gene of the granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) receptor have been reported in two patients with severe congenital neutropenia who developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We investigated the frequency of these specific G-CSF receptor mutations in patients with congenital neutropenia undergoing treatment with(More)
OBJECTIVES Overproduction of interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a pivotal feature in the pathophysiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In vitro IL-10 secretion has previously been related to haplotypes of the IL-10 promoter microsatellite polymorphisms IL10.R and IL10.G. Published data concerning the association of IL10.G alleles with susceptibility to SLE(More)
BACKGROUND In severe congenital neutropenia the maturation of myeloid progenitor cells is arrested. The myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia develop in some patients with severe congenital neutropenia. Abnormalities in the signal-transduction pathways for granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) may play a part in the progression to(More)
Phyllodes tumors of the breast are rare biphasic tumors with the potential for invasion and metastatic spread. An important role of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in phyllodes tumors has been proposed. However, detailed pathogenetic mechanisms remained unclear. We investigated 58 phyllodes tumors of the breast (40 benign, 10 borderline and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The norepinephrine transporter (NET) and serotonin transporter (5-HTT) genes constitute promising candidate genes in major depression. Seven polymorphisms in the promoter, intronic and exonic region of the NET gene, as well as serotonin-transporter-linked promoter region (5-HTTLPR) and 5-HTT rs25531 polymorphisms were analyzed with respect(More)
Aberrant DNA methylation is the most frequent molecular alteration in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). To identify methylation-silenced genes in AML, we performed microarray analyses in U937 cells exposed to the demethylating agent 5-aza-deoxy-cytidine. Overall, 274 transcripts were significantly induced. Interestingly, C/EBPdelta expression was significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relative contribution of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) and HLA-DRB1 polymorphisms to the genetic susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) via an extended haplotype analysis. METHODS We performed an association study in 205 unrelated German Caucasian patients with SLE fulfilling the 1997 revised American College of(More)
Age is a strong adverse prognostic factor in acute myeloid leukemia. Little is known about the biology of acute myeloid leukemia in elderly patients. The aim of this study was to identify genes with age-dependent changes of expression in leukemic blasts and their relevance for the patient prognosis. Gene expression profiling was carried out by mRNA(More)
The regulation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (egfr) gene in human cancer is not yet fully understood. Recent data on a polymorphic CA repeat located at the 5'-regulatory sequence in intron 1 of the egfr gene [egfr CA simple sequence repeat (SSR) I] point to a possible inheritance of cancer risk associated with the egfr gene. Furthermore, we have(More)