Stefan Dirnhofer

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Experimental autoimmune myocarditis (EAM) represents a Th17 T cell-mediated mouse model of postinflammatory heart disease. In BALB/c wild-type mice, EAM is a self-limiting disease, peaking 21 days after alpha-myosin H chain peptide (MyHC-alpha)/CFA immunization and largely resolving thereafter. In IFN-gammaR(-/-) mice, however, EAM is exacerbated and shows(More)
Cyclin E amplification and overexpression have recently been described in several tumour types. However, many tumour entities have never been examined for cyclin E alterations. Numerous and time-consuming experiments were previously required to determine the significance of potential oncogenes across different tumour types. To overcome this problem, tissue(More)
Despite clearly defined histologic criteria, the prediction of tumor behavior for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) still poses a challenge to pathologists. Therefore, searching for alternative markers that allow for better prognostic evaluation is an important task. To determine the practicability of immunohistochemical staining for p16(More)
RATIONALE Pulmonary complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation include infections and graft-versus-host diseases, such as idiopathic pneumonia syndrome (IPS). Conflicting data exist regarding the role of the interferon (IFN)-gamma-producing Th1 CD4(+) T-cell subset and IL-17A in IPS. OBJECTIVES To determine the role of IFN-gamma and IL-17A(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are the most common primary mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). They represent a wide clinico-pathological spectrum of tumors. No single histological or clinical parameter can predict the prognosis while the response to therapy is related to the type of KIT or PDGFRA mutation. Cytogenetic and CGH(More)
Whether or not there are molecular differences, at the intra- and extracellular level, between aortic dilatation in patients with bicuspid (BAV) and those with a tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) has remained controversial for years. We have performed 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry coupled with dephosphorylation and phosphostaining(More)
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent lymphoma accounting for more than the 30% of the cases. Involvement of extranodal sites, such as bone marrow and central nervous system, is associated with poor prognosis. A contribution of the chemokine system in these processes is assumed as it is known as a critical regulator of the metastatic(More)
B-cell lymphomas encompass a large number of disease entities clinically ranging from indolent to aggressive. The defining pathological features usually predict clinical course, with small and large B-cell lymphomas correlating to low-grade vs high-grade features, but discordant situations may be encountered. Two sessions of the workshop of the XVIII(More)
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