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Exosomes are membrane vesicles from endosomal origin secreted by various cells such as hematopoietic, epithelial, and tumor cells. Exosomes secreted by tumor cells contain specific antigens potentially useful for immunotherapeutic purposes. Our aim was to determine if exosomes are present in human cancerous pleural effusions and to identify their proteomic(More)
We report on the establishment and characterization of 2 primary (EOM-3, EOM-29) and 3 metastatic uveal melanoma cell lines (OMM-1, OMM-2, OMM-3) and further cytogenetic characterization of a previously described primary uveal melanoma cell line (OCM-1). Only a few long-term growing primary uveal melanoma cell lines have as yet been established, while of(More)
DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) requires the assembly of several proteins on DNA ends. Although biochemical studies have elucidated several aspects of the NHEJ reaction mechanism, much less is known about NHEJ in living cells, mainly because of the inability to visualize NHEJ repair proteins at DNA damage. Here we(More)
Natalizumab is a very effective, relatively new drug for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes in the central nervous system are presumed to cause adverse effects during the course of this disease. To monitor the effects of natalizumab treatment on the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) proteome of(More)
Although the cause of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy has not been elucidated yet, it is evident that placental and maternal endothelial dysfunction is involved. We previously demonstrated that in early onset pre-eclampsia placental calcyclin (S100A6) expression is significantly higher compared to controls ( De Groot , C. J. ; Clin. Proteomics 2007 , 1 , 325(More)
Oligodendrogliomas are a specific subtype of brain tumor of which the majority responds favorably to chemotherapy. In this study, we made use of expression profiling to identify chemosensitive oligodendroglial tumors. Correlation of expression profiles to loss of heterozygosity on 1p and 19q, common chromosomal aberrations associated with response to(More)
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles secreted into the extracellular compartment by exocytosis. Tumor exosomes may be involved in the sampling of antigens to antigen presenting cells or as decoys allowing the tumor to escape immune-directed destruction. The proteins present in exosomes secreted by tumor cells have been poorly defined. This study describes(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumor and is without exception lethal. GBMs modify the immune system, which contributes to the aggressive nature of the disease. Particularly, cells of the monocytic lineage, including monocytes, macrophages and microglia, are affected. We investigated the influence of GBM-derived extracellular(More)
Aberrant splice variants are involved in the initiation and/or progression of glial brain tumors. We therefore set out to identify splice variants that are differentially expressed between histologic subgroups of gliomas. Splice variants were identified using a novel platform that profiles the expression of virtually all known and predicted exons present in(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MScl) frequently is remitted during the third trimester of pregnancy but exacerbated in the first postpartum period. In this context, we investigated protein identification, its abundance, and its change in urine related to these two periods. Using mass spectrometry (LTQ Orbitrap), we identified 1699 tryptic peptides (related to 402(More)