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Metastatic dissemination of cancer cells is the ultimate hallmark of malignancy and accounts for approximately 90% of human cancer deaths. We investigated the role of acid sphingomyelinase (Asm) in the hematogenous metastasis of melanoma cells. Intravenous injection of B16F10 melanoma cells into wild-type mice resulted in multiple lung metastases, while(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infections occur early in a high percentage of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and it is believed that these infections facilitate further colonization of CF lungs with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). Previous studies demonstrated a marked reduction of sphingosine in tracheal and bronchial(More)
To convert the concept already successful in mice into clinical practice and commercialize it, a human anti-CD95-antibody must be produced. In a second step experiments must be performed on various normal healthy cells and tissues to determine whether these human anti-CD95-antibodies administered in very low doses have any effect on human cells(More)
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