Ulf Peter Neumann

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AIMS Liver resection represents a curative treatment approach in patients suffering from liver metastases from gastric cancer. However, its value in the treatment of these patients remains controversial. This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of liver resection in these conditions and to identify criteria for the selection of(More)
We investigated the differential expression of Dicer and Drosha, as well as that of microRNA (miRNA), in adjacent normal and tumour samples of patients with gastric cancer. The expression of Dicer and Drosha was studied by immunohistochemistry in 332 gastric cancers and correlated with clinico-pathological patient characteristics. Differential expression of(More)
The central nervous system myelin components oligodendrocyte-myelin glycoprotein, myelin-associated glycoprotein and the Nogo-66 domain of Nogo-A inhibit neurite outgrowth by binding the neuronal glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol-anchored Nogo-66 receptor (NgR) that transduces the inhibitory signal to the cell interior via a transmembrane co-receptor, p75NTR.(More)
BACKGROUND The development of liver graft disease is partially determined by individual genetic background. Interleukin 28B (IL28B) is strongly suspected to be involved in susceptibility for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, inflammation, and antiviral treatment response before and after liver transplantation (LT). Currently, the role of IL28B polymorphism(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of body composition on outcomes after surgery for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of sarcopenia, obesity and sarcopenic obesity on morbidity, disease-free (DFS) and overall survival (OS). METHOD Between 2005 and 2012, all patients undergoing a partial(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal activation of the Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway is common and critical in the pathogenesis of digestive cancers. In this study, the authors investigated the promoter methylation of the dickkopf homolog 3 gene Dkk-3 in these cancers and its prognostic significance in gastric cancer. METHODS Dkk-3 methylation was assessed in 173(More)
We studied the putative significance of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) in colorectal cancer (CRC) biology. Local expression of ACE was investigated by quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and by immunohistochemistry in CRCs and adenomas. ACE insertion (I)/deletion (D) polymorphism was studied in 141 CRC patients and 189(More)
Although originally described in the male rodent genital tract, cysteine-rich secretory proteins (CRISPs) are expressed in a variety of mammalian tissue and cell types. The proteins of the male genital tract have been observed associated to spermatozoa and are believed to play a role in mammalian fertilization. Here we describe the identification and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We evaluated the outcome of pelvic exenteration in women with locally advanced primary or recurrent gynecological malignancies. METHODS All pelvic exenteration procedures performed between 01/2003 and 06/2009 were evaluated. Extent of surgical radicality, operative techniques, and outcome were evaluated. Kaplan-Meier curves were(More)