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PURPOSE To investigate the expression of the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) with special focus on its role in cell growth in uveal melanoma. METHODS Paraffin material from 36 clinicopathologically well characterized cases of primary uveal melanomas (18 of which had metastasized to the liver) with more than 15 years' follow-up was used for(More)
This paper describes an experiment in which a large-scale scientific application developed for tightly-coupled parallel machines is adapted to the distributed execution environment of the Information Power Grid (IPG). A brief overview of the IPG and a description of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) algorithm are given. The Globus metacomputing toolkit(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) signalling is highly implicated in cancer. In this signalling the IGF-1 receptor (IGF-1R) is unquestionable, the predominating single factor. IGF-1R is crucial for tumour transformation and survival of malignant cell, but is only partially involved in normal cell growth. This is in part due to the interactions with(More)
It is well known that insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) plays a crucial role in proliferation and survival of transformed cells. Overexpression of IGF-1R in certain tumors has been reported, but there is still little known about its importance in vivo. Here, we evaluated the IGF-1R levels in 35 human synovial sarcoma tumors by Western blot and(More)
PURPOSE This study was conducted to investigate the expression and functional impact of the proto-oncogene c-kit in uveal melanoma. METHODS Based on immunohistochemical (IHC) study of paraffin-embedded specimens from 134 uveal melanomas and Western blot analysis on eight fresh-frozen samples the expression of c-kit in uveal melanoma was studied.(More)
PURPOSE Uveal melanoma disseminates preferentially to the liver. The mechanism for this homing is largely unknown, but growth factors synthesized in the liver may be involved. The present study was undertaken to investigate the possible relationship between cell surface receptors for two such growth factors: the c-Met proto-oncogene, which constitutes the(More)
In order to explore new treatment modalities for cancer, it is impor tant to identify qualitative or quantitative differences in metabolic pro cesses between normal and malignant cells. Previous in vitro and in vivo studies have shown that acute myelogenous leukemia cells have elevated receptor-mediated uptake of low density lipoproteins (LDL), compared to(More)
Glioblastoma (GB) is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults. It has limited treatment opportunities and is almost exclusively fatal. Owing to the central role the insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) plays in malignant cells, it has been suggested as a target for anticancer therapy including GB. The cyclolignan picropodophyllin (PPP)(More)
BACKGROUND The insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) plays numerous crucial roles in cancer biology. The majority of knowledge on IGF-1R signaling is concerned with its role in the activation of the canonical phosphatidyl inositol-3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt and MAPK/ERK pathways. However, the role of IGF-1R ubiquitination in modulating IGF-1R function is(More)