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In the adult organism the cellular distribution of tissue factor (TF) expression corresponds to biological boundary layers forming a hemostatic barrier ready to activate blood coagulation after tissue injury. Whether TF expression might also play a role in development is unknown. To determine the significance of TF in ontogenesis, we examined the pattern of(More)
Expression of tissue factor (TF), the cellular receptor of clotting factor VII/VIIa, is a feature of certain malignant tumours. The TF gene has been classified as an immediate early gene responsive to serum and cytokines. Thus, the regulation of TF gene expression seems to play a role in cell growth. Recently, we have shown that constitutive TF expression(More)
Cancer antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) were measured in 679 sera of breast cancer patients and in 94 sera of women without breast cancer. The tumour markers were determined using immunoluminometric assays (ILMA). The assays are characterised by an inter-assay-imprecision and intra-assay-imprecision(More)
The objective of this double-blind, randomized study was to establish whether sodium selenite administered orally or intravenously reduces postoperative lymphedema after oral tumor surgery and to study the effect of sodium selenite on glutathione peroxidase (GPX) activity and oxygen radical production. Twenty patients were enrolled in the study. Each of the(More)
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) in concert with other proteolytic enzymes plays a critical role in cartilage degradation during osteoarthritis. Urokinase receptor (uPAR), a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-linked glycoprotein present on the cell surface of various cell types such as cancer cells, fibroblasts, synoviocytes, and chondrocytes, is a(More)
Blood coagulation in vivo is initiated by factor VII (FVII) binding to its cellular receptor tissue factor (TF). FVII is the only known ligand for TF, so it was expected that FVII-deficient embryos would have a similar phenotype to TF-deficient embryos, which have defective vitello-embryonic circulation and die around 9.5 days of gestation. Surprisingly, we(More)
Tissue factor (TF), a 47 kDa transmembrane glycoprotein, is the essential receptor and cofactor for factor VII/VIIa. Its distribution in normal tissues and in tumours has been recently investigated immunohistochemically with monoclonal and polyclonal anti-TF antibodies in frozen sections. The cardinal problem of this technique is the difficulty of(More)
Blood cell progenitors were scanned for the presence of the coagulation starter protein tissue factor (TF) by immunoelectron microscopy. Thereby, substantial TF expression was observed in the precursor cells of eosinophils. TF levels were lower in basophil precursors and barely detectable in neutrophil progenitors. In peripheral blood immediately processed(More)
The effect of IL-4, IL-10, and TGF-beta on expression of procoagulant activity (PCA) and of surface-associated tissue factor (TF) by human monocyte-derived macrophages was determined. Monocytes were allowed to mature to macrophages in teflon bags, and were primed either in suspension cultures, or after subculturing in microtiter plates. PCA was determined(More)
Tissue factor (TF), the cellular receptor and cofactor for clotting factor VII/VIIa (FVII/VIIa), is known mainly as the initiator of the coagulation protease cascade. Recently, it was shown that inactivation of the murine TF gene (TF-/-) results in embryonic lethality which is most likely due to some failure of vascular integrity. On the other hand, gene(More)