Stefan M. Brunner

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BACKGROUND This study was performed to assess the 2006 introduced ENETS TNM-classification with respect to patient survival and surgical approach for patients who underwent surgery for a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas (PNET). METHODS Between 2001 and 2010 38 patients after resection of a PNET were investigated regarding tumor localization and size.(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic therapy has proven only marginal effects in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) so far. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of targeting fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) on tumour and stromal cells in HCC models. METHODS Human and murine HCC cells, endothelial cells (ECs), vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), hepatic(More)
Spontaneous amelioration of inflammation (often accompanied by fibrosis) is a well-known, but poorly understood, outcome of many chronic inflammatory processes. We studied this phenomenon in a chronic trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis model, an experimental colitis in mice that we showed to ultimately undergo spontaneous resolution, despite(More)
BACKGROUND Allograft fibrosis still remains a critical problem in transplantation, including heart transplantation. The IL-13/TGF-β1 interaction has previously been identified as a key pathway orchestrating fibrosis in different inflammatory immune disorders. Here we investigate if this pathway is also responsible for allograft fibrosis and if interference(More)
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