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In Drosophila, homozygous mutations in a series of genes can cause the appearance of tissue-specific tumors. These tumors occur either during embryonic or larval development. The majority of the identified genes give rise to larval tumors that affect either the presumptive adult optic centers of the brain, the imaginal discs, the hematopoietic organs, or(More)
Tumor suppressor genes act as recessive determinants of cancer. These genes contribute to the normal phenotype and are required for regulating cell growth and differentiation during development. Inactivation of tumor suppressor genes leads to an unrestricted pattern of growth in specific cell types. In Drosophila, a series of genes have been identified that(More)
By structural, biochemical and molecular genetic analyses, we have investigated the different mechanisms that control the expression of the lethal(2) giant larvae gene, a tumor suppressor gene of Drosophila melanogaster. Transcription of the l(2)gl gene is controlled by two highly identical promoters that result from the duplication of the 2.8 kb proximal(More)
To characterize changes in left ventricular morphology and function associated with renal transplantation, noninvasive cardiac evaluations were performed in 41 adults at the time of surgery and at follow-up. At the time of transplantation, 36 patients had undergone hemodialysis through a fistula for 2.3 +/- 2.5 years (mean +/- SD); their hematocrit level(More)
The suitability of using coloscopy as a diagnostic method is investigated with respect to colonic carcinomas induced locally by the administration of N-nitrosoacetoxymethyl-methylamine, N-methyl-N-nitrosourea, and methylnitro-nitrosoguanidine, or systemically by subcutaneous injection of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine in Sprague-Dawley rats. The endoscopic(More)
Utilizing centrifugal elutriation, early and late S-phase cells were separated from 4, 8 and 12 h anaerobically cultured Ehrlich Ascites tumor cells strain Karzel. The cytokinetic properties of these fractions after reaeration were studied by flow cytometry and the BrdU-H 33258-technique of flow cytometry. After a 4 h period of anaerobiosis, growth of early(More)
The effects of deprivation of oxygen on proliferation kinetics of in vitro grown Ehrlich ascites tumor cells were studied by means of flow cytometry. The flow cytometric results obtained by applying the BUdR-H 33258 technique showed that 6--8 hours after establishment of anaerobiosis cells lose their capacity for proliferation and accumulate in the late(More)
Centrifugal elutriation was applied to separate into the cell compartments asynchronous Ehrlich ascites cells grown under different culture conditions. The cytokinetic properties of the recultivated fractions were studied by flow cytometry. The present experiments prove that G1-cohorts grown 12 h under exclusion of oxygen accumulate in the late(More)
Andreas Schilling Roman Merz Christian Ossmann Hans Peter Herzig Institute of Microtechnology University of Neuchâtel Rue A.-L. Breguet 2 CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland E-mail: andreas.schilling@imt.unine.ch Abstract. We present a finite-element method to calculate 3-D surface profiles of refractive microlenses fabricated by melting-resist technology(More)
Tumour suppressor genes act as recessive determinants of cancer. Their function is required for normal cell growth and differentiation during development. When both alleles of these developmental genes are inactivated, cell growth becomes unrestricted. In Drosophila, a series of genes have been identified which when mutated produce tissue-specific tumours.(More)