Tibor Krènacs

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Background and aims:Treatment of colorectal adenomas with selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors can contribute to the chemoprevention of colorectal cancer (CRC), but the molecular background of their effect is not fully understood. We analysed the gene expression modulatory effect of N-(2-cyclohexyloxy-4-nitrophenyl)-methanesulfonamide (NS398) on HT29 cells(More)
Giant cell tumor of bone can be locally aggressive and occasionally can metastasize in the lungs. To identify new markers predictive of aggressive behavior, we analyzed five patients who developed lung metastasis and five who remained disease free for a minimum of 5 years. Using two-dimensional electrophoresis, we detected 28 differentially expressed spots.(More)
Communicating channels called gap junctions are thought to play a ubiquitous part in cell growth and development. Based on earlier work, we have recently found functional evidence of their presence in human and mouse bone marrow. In this study we studied the cell-type association of the gap junction channel-forming protein, connexin, in mouse and human bone(More)
PURPOSE Gene expression profile (GEP)-based classification of colonic diseases is a new method for diagnostic purposes. Our aim was to develop diagnostic mRNA expression patterns that may establish the basis of a new molecular biological diagnostic method. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Total RNA was extracted, amplified, and biotinylated from frozen colonic(More)
Collagen XVII/BP180, a hemidesmosomal adhesion protein, is lost during normal keratinocyte maturation; however, it may be reexpressed upon malignant transformation. In this work, highly sensitive monoclonal antibodies 6D1 and 9G2 were produced, characterized, and used for the detection of collagen XVII in a tissue microarray series of archived samples of(More)
We investigated the expression of gap junction connexins26, -32, and -43 in normal, reactive, and diseased human lymphoid tissue with single and double immunolabeling and confocal laser scanning microscopy. In all tissues, connexin43 positivity was detected in follicular dendritic cells positive for CD21 and CD35 antigens, around lymphoendothelial cells(More)
Direct cell/cell communication occurs through gap junctions (GJ). We mapped GJ expression in secondary lymphoid organs and found, for the first time, a high density of connexin43 (Cx43) GJ in follicular dendritic cells (FDC) in close association with lymphocytes (Krenacs T. and Rosendaal M., J. Histochem. Cytochem. 1995. 43: 1125-1137). In this work, we(More)
This study, using tissue microarrays, aimed at the immunomorphologic profiling of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases to reveal clinically relevant disease groups and biomarkers associated with patients' survival and tumor progression including brain metastatic potential. Donor tissue blocks were form 59 patients, including 33 primary tumors without(More)
BACKGROUND The immunohistochemical detection of estrogen (ER) and progesterone (PR) receptors in breast cancer is routinely used for prognostic and predictive testing. Whole slide digitalization supported by dedicated software tools allows quantization of the image objects (e.g. cell membrane, nuclei) and an unbiased analysis of immunostaining results.(More)
BACKGROUND The early molecular detection of the dysplasia-carcinoma transition may enhance the strength of diagnosis in the case of colonic biopsies. Our aims were to identify characteristic transcript sets in order to develop diagnostic mRNA expression patterns for objective classification of benign and malignant colorectal diseases and to test the(More)