Roland Croner

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Pseudouni- or multiaxonal Dogiel type II neurons are the intrinsic primary afferent (sensory) neurons (IPANs) in the guinea pig small intestine. Our aim was to decipher the chemical code of human myenteric type II neurons and to establish their putative vertical projections, i.e., from the myenteric plexus to the submucosa/mucosa. Additionally, we tried to(More)
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1, Recklinghausen disease) is the most common hereditary multitumor syndrome with an incidence at birth of approximately 1:3000. However, the significant variation in the expression of the disease not infrequently precludes early diagnosis. As a consequence of non-familiarity with their frequency and wide clinicopathological(More)
PURPOSE The aim of curative surgery for colon carcinoma is the complete resection of the neoplasm. In locally advanced colon carcinomas with adhesion to neighboring organs, standard surgical procedures often turn into multivisceral resections. The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of multivisceral resection in primary colon carcinomas and(More)
Increased expression of the chemokine CCL2 in tumor cells correlates with enhanced metastasis, poor prognosis, and recruitment of CCR2(+)Ly6C(hi) monocytes. However, the mechanisms driving tumor cell extravasation through the endothelium remain elusive. Here, we describe CCL2 upregulation in metastatic UICC stage IV colon carcinomas and demonstrate that(More)
Accurate histopathological evaluation of resected lymph nodes (LN) is essential for the reliable staging of colorectal carcinomas (CRC). With conventional sectioning and staining techniques usually only parts of the LN are examined which might lead to incorrect tumor staging. A molecular method called OSNA (One Step Nucleic Acid Amplification) may be(More)
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor which typically affects young women without significant clinical symptoms. SPN usually shows an indolent behavior and only rare cases recur and/or metastasize after complete resection. We report our experience with four cases of SPN of the pancreas. All four patients were female with an(More)
Histological phenotype and clinical behaviour of malignant tumours are not only dependent on alterations in the epithelial cell compartment, but are affected by their interaction with inflammatory cells and tumour-associated stroma. Studies in animal models have shown influence of tumour-associated macrophages (TAM) on histological grade of differentiation(More)
We used high-resolution mass spectrometry to measure the abundance of more than 9,000 proteins in 19 individually dissected colorectal tumors representing lymph node metastatic (n = 10) and nonmetastatic (n = 9) phenotypes. Statistical analysis identified MX1 and several other proteins as overexpressed in lymph node-positive tumors. MX1, IGF1-R and IRF2BP1(More)
BACKGROUND To identify the value of von Willebrand factor (vWF) as a clinical marker in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). METHODS Plasma levels of vWF were measured in 79 patients with UICC Stage I-IV CRC at time of operation and correlated with TNM categories, levels of the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), blood groups (BG) and 19 controls (CO). CO included(More)
INTRODUCTION Liver microcirculation disturbances are a cause of hepatic failure in sepsis. Increased leukocyte-endothelial interaction, platelet adherence and impaired microperfusion cause hepatocellular damage. The time course and reciprocal influences of ongoing microcirculatory events during endotoxemia have not been clarified. METHODS Male Wistar rats(More)