Piotr Z. Tymoszuk

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The dual erbB1/2 tyrosine kinase inhibitor lapatinib as well as the anthracycline doxorubicin are both used in the therapy of HER2-positive breast cancer. Using MMTV-neu mice as an animal model for HER2-positive breast cancer, we observed enhanced tumor infiltration by IFN-γ-secreting T cells after treatment with doxorubicin and/or lapatinib. Antibody(More)
Infiltration of a neoplasm with tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) is considered an important negative prognostic factor and is functionally associated with tumor vascularization, accelerated growth, and dissemination. However, the ontogeny and differentiation pathways of TAMs are only incompletely characterized. Here, we report that intense local(More)
Iron is an essential component of the erythrocyte protein hemoglobin and is crucial to oxygen transport in vertebrates. In the steady state, erythrocyte production is in equilibrium with erythrocyte removal. In various pathophysiological conditions, however, erythrocyte life span is compromised severely, which threatens the organism with anemia and iron(More)
STAT1 serves as an important regulator in the response to pathogens, oncogenic transformation, and genotoxic insults. It exerts these effects by shaping the innate and adaptive immune response and by participating in genotoxic stress pathways, leading to apoptosis and inhibition of cell proliferation. We have investigated the role of STAT1 in hematopoietic(More)
We have recently demonstrated that CD8+ T cells provide a critical contribution to the antineoplastic activity of 2 chemotherapeutic agents, i.e., doxorubicin and lapatinib, in a model of spontaneous mammary carcinogenesis. The activation of CD8+ T cells and their recruitment to neoplastic lesions turned out to rely on signal transduction and activator of(More)
STAT1 has been attributed a function as tumor suppressor. However, in breast cancer data from microarray analysis indicated a predictive value of high mRNA expression levels of STAT1 and STAT1 target genes belonging to the interferon-related signature for a poor response to therapy. To clarify this issue we have determined STAT1 expression levels and(More)
AIMS Hypercholesterolaemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and has been shown to influence angiogenesis in the hind limb ischaemia (HLI) model. The impaired up-regulation of angiogenic factors seems to be one of the underlying mechanisms for reduced vessel formation. Since we found that secretoneurin (SN) is up-regulated in hypoxic(More)
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) serves in the protection of the organism against pathogens and other harmful insults. It is implicated in innate immune response, immunosurveillance, tumor-suppression, and the response to genotoxic as well as oxidative stress. We report here that 9 of 140 examined STAT1 deficient mouse mammary(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) is characterised by neutrophil infiltration that contributes to hepatic injury and disease. Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) was originally identified as siderophore binding peptide in neutrophils, which exerted tissue protective effects in several disease models. Here we investigate the role of LCN2 in the pathogenesis(More)
Patients with myelofibrosis (MF) often develop anemia and frequently become dependent on red blood cell transfusions. Results from a phase 2 study for the treatment of MF with the Janus kinase 1/2 (JAK1/2) inhibitor momelotinib (MMB) demonstrated that MMB treatment ameliorated anemia, which was unexpected for a JAK1/2 inhibitor, because(More)