Th . J . Benraad

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uPA and PAI-1 are becoming established as amongst the most effective markers of poor prognosis for patients with node-negative breast cancer; tPA is an index of longer survival. This paper describes a sensitive ELISA for the measurement of uPA, tPA and PAI-1 in breast cancer cytosols. The structure of the assay involves coating Ab (sheep alpha-Chicken IgY),(More)
Androstenedione (A-dione) and 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) levels were measured in matched samples of saliva and of plasma collected from patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to 21-hydroxylase deficiency (eight patients) and 11-hydroxylase deficiency (one patient). Positive correlations were found between salivary and plasma values of(More)
1. Three-renin-stimulating methods for detection of low-renin hypertension have been compared. First, renin activity was measured in hospital patients after 5 days of sodium restriction and 3 h ambulation. Secondly, renin activity was measured after frusemide stimualtion [0.42 mmol (140 mg) in 18 h] and 3 h ambulation. Thirdly, renin activity was measured(More)
Estrogen receptor (ER) assays have clinical relevance in selecting women who would benefit from endocrine intervention. As the degree of benefit from endocrine therapy is directly related to the quantity of receptor present in the tumour, the quality of the steroid receptor assays is important. Moreover, since patients entered in multi-centre trials often(More)
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) is considered to play a key role in the process of invasion and metastasis. In several independent studies, in a variety of cancer types (e.g. of the breast, colon, stomach, lung, ovary), high antigen levels of uPA in tumour extracts have been associated with rapid disease progression. In these studies,(More)
This paper describes some factors to which attention should be paid when atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) values are to be interpreted. Changing from the supine to the sitting position decreased ANP levels, while no further decrease was observed when the upright position was assumed. On the other hand, plasma renin activity (PRA) increased only when(More)
Mouse epidermal growth factor (EGF) was radioiodinated by six different direct iodination methods. The 125I-labeled EGF preparations were distinguished by analyzing the binding of the radioligand to the EGF receptor (EGFR)-containing human placental membranes. The receptor-binding affinity of EGF labeled with Chloramine T was less than the affinity of(More)
The effect of a low estrogen oral contraceptive (OC) on glucocorticoid levels in plasma and saliva as well as glucocorticoid binding was studied in 23 healthy women using 30 micrograms ethinyl estradiol (EE2) + 150 micrograms desogestrel (Marvelon) (II). Fifteen healthy females with normal menses served as controls (I). Blood and salivary samples were taken(More)