Veronika Berman

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Computerized image analysis was used to study the distribution in cartilage of receptors to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone during human fetal development. We have examined three histologically distinct cell groups (hypertrophic, proliferating, and reserve zones) in long bones, vertebrae, and trachea from 19 fetuses. Comparisons were made across(More)
BACKGROUND The origin of malignant ovarian tumors is the subject of considerable controversy, which may be resolved by elucidation of molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis. Therefore we have undertaken the study of apoptosis in these tumors. METHODS Apoptosis and the expression of its related proteins, Fas, Fas ligand (FasL), bcl-2 and p53, in epithelial(More)
Forty-eight two-month-old outbred female LIO rats were injected weekly with a single dose of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH; 21 mg/kg of body weight) administered s.c. for 15 consecutive weeks. From the day of the 1st injection of the carcinogen the part of rats were given five days a week during the night time (from 18.00 h to 08.00 h) melatonin dissolved in(More)
The presence of estrogen and progesterone receptors was investigated in the walls of normal and varicose veins. Cryostat sections from the saphenous veins of 29 normal individuals, and varicose and normal vein segments of 32 patients with varicose veins, were stained with anti-estrogen or anti-progesterone receptor antibodies. Nuclear stain intensity was(More)
The effects of high-fiber diets on anticancer immune response are often masked by the effects of high-dose carcinogens. Using low levels of carcinogen the splenic immune response can be evaluated. Colon tumors were induced in rats with low doses of 1, 2-dimethylhydrazine, in the following experimental groups: rats fed with low fiber diet without exposure to(More)
BACKGROUND Changes in morphological and immunohistochemical parameters were studied in the rat intestinal mucosa exposed to low doses of a carcinogen and administered with dietary fibers. METHODS Tumors were induced by five subcutaneous injections of 1,2-dimethylhydrazine, 10 mg/kg rat, once a week. Rats were fed a semi-synthetic fiber-free diet (control)(More)
The objective of this study was to describe the development of the secretory immune system (SIS) in the placenta of 32 human fetuses who had died from different causes during the second trimester of pregnancy. The distribution of SIS protein elements, including the secretory component (SC), J-chain, IgA, IgM, IgG, as well subsets of lymphocytes and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of different methods for the determination of p53 protein was evaluated for the detection of endometrial cancer in humans. METHODS p53 antigen was detected immunohistochemically in the cell nuclei of endometrial tumors and serologically in the serum of the same patients. The high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) technique was(More)
Different types of lymphocytes have different roles in tumor suppression. Thus, their expression of apoptosis-related proteins (ARP - Fas and Fas ligand, bcl-2, p53) in lymphocytes and their apoptosis were analyzed immunohistochemically in ovarian tumors of different grades. Ovaries without oncologic disorders had few lymphocytes, mainly T cells, and no(More)