Nicolas Wernert

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Epigenetic changes have been suggested to drive prostate cancer (PCa) development and progression. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to identify novel epigenetics-related genes in PCa tissues, and to examine their expression in metastatic PCa cell lines. We analyzed the expression of epigenetics-related genes via a(More)
The aim of the present study was to find out whether increasing malignancy of prostate carcinoma correlates with an overall increase of loss of heterozygosity (LOH), and whether LOH typing of microdissected tumour areas can help to distinguish between multifocal or clonal tumour development. In 47 carcinomas analysed at 25 chromosomal loci, the overall LOH(More)
The erythroblast transformation-specific (ETS) family of transcription factors plays important roles in both physiological and pathological conditions. Even though many studies have focused on single ETS factors within a single tissue and within the context of specific promoters, the functional impact of multiple ETS members present within a specific cell(More)
Two cases with spinal medulloblastoma are presented in which even modern neuroradiological methods (computed tomography - CT - and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - NMR -) did not demonstrate intracranial lesions. These cases should be considered to be primary spinal medulloblastomas, even if until now the existence of real primary spinal(More)
BACKGROUND HDGF is a growth factor which is overexpressed in a wide range of tumors. Importantly, expression levels were identified as a prognostic marker in some types of cancer such as melanoma. METHODS To investigate the presumed oncogenic/transforming capacity of HDGF, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing HDGF in melanocytes. These mice were(More)
A new method is presented to quantify malignant changes in histological sections of prostate tissue immunohistochemically stained for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) by means of image processing. The morphological analysis of the prostate tissue uses the solidity of PSA-positive prostate tissue segments to compute a quantitative measure that turns out(More)
Eight-week-old male and female Sprague Dawley rats are treated with 10 micrograms estradiol daily i.p. for 2 and 4 weeks respectively. Under treatment pituitary and adrenal weight increases in males and similates to those of females. As a relative measure for the cell sizes in the different zones of the adrenal cortex the number of nuclei/constant area is(More)
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