Nikita A Makretsov

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Podocalyxin is a CD34-related cell surface molecule with anti-adhesive qualities. We probed a tissue microarray (n = 272) linked to long-term outcome data and found that podocalyxin was highly overexpressed in a distinct subset of invasive breast carcinomas (n = 15; 6%). Univariate disease-specific (P < 0.01) and multivariate regression (P < 0.0005)(More)
CD10 is a zinc-dependent peptidase (metalloproteinase), which degrades a variety of bioactive peptides. Earlier studies suggested that CD10 expression in tumor stroma is associated with biological aggressiveness of the tumor. To date, only one study has addressed the clinical significance of stromal CD10 expression in invasive carcinoma of the breast. The(More)
Prognostically relevant cluster groups, based on gene expression profiles, have been recently identified for breast cancers, lung cancers, and lymphoma. Our aim was to determine whether hierarchical clustering analysis of multiple immunomarkers (protein expression profiles) improves prognostication in patients with invasive breast cancer. A cohort of 438(More)
OBJECTIVES Amplification of the 11q13 locus is commonly observed in a number of human cancers including both breast and ovarian cancer. Cyclin D1 and EMS1 have been implicated as candidate oncogenes involved in the emergence of amplification at this locus. Detailed analysis of the 11q13 amplicon in breast cancer led to the discovery of four regions of(More)
Rearrangements of the neuregulin (NRG1) gene have been implicated in breast carcinoma oncogenesis. To determine the frequency and clinical significance of NRG1 aberrations in clinical breast tumors, a breast cancer tissue microarray was screened for NRG1 aberrations by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) using a two-color split-apart probe combination(More)
The aim of this study was to detect neuroendocrine differentiation (NE), to determine its association with major clinicopathological parameters of breast cancer, and to study the prognostic significance of NE differentiation in a group of breast carcinomas by using tissue microarray (TMA) methodology. NE differentiation was studied by using 3 markers,(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical significance of coexpression of type 1 growth factor receptor (T1GFR) family members remains largely unknown. The objective of the current study was to determine the frequency and the possible prognostic effect of coexpression of HER-1, HER-2, HER-3, and HER-4 by breast carcinoma. METHODS Tissue microarrays were constructed using(More)
Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) expression in breast cancer is associated with relapse and a reduction in disease-specific survival. Thus, efforts are under way to identify uPA inhibitors. By screening a chemical library of >1000 compounds, 17-allyaminogeldanamycin (17AAG) was identified as a potent inhibitor of uPA by the National Cancer Institute(More)
PURPOSE Integrin-linked kinase (ILK), a key component of the extracellular matrix adhesion, has been studied extensively in recent years. Overexpression of ILK in epithelial cells results in anchorage-independent cell growth with increased cell cycle progression. Furthermore, increased ILK expression is correlated with progression of several human tumor(More)
Tissue microarrays containing 348 cases of invasive breast carcinoma were studied by immunohistochemical staining for CD-117, CD-3, CD-20, CD-68, Her2, estrogen receptor protein, and progesterone receptor protein, and results were correlated with patient outcome. Hormone receptor status (both estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor) correlated with a(More)