Vibeke Ahrenkiel

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We have significantly improved a method originally developed by Liang and Pardee [Science 257 (1992) 967-971] to display a broad spectrum of expressed genes and to detect differences in expression between different cell types. We have analysed various aspects of the technique and have modified it for both, the application to fast and efficient(More)
Fas (APO-1/CD95) is a cell-surface receptor involved in cell death signaling. Germline mutations in the Fas gene have been associated with autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome, and somatic Fas mutations have been found in multiple myeloma. We have examined the entire coding region and all splice sites of the Fas gene in 150 cases of non-Hodgkin's(More)
We present a simple nonradioactive assay based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in combination with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), which allows comprehensive mutation scanning of the entire coding sequence and splice junctions of the p53 gene in one analytical step. The key features of the present method are (1) all fragments can be(More)
The ATM serine-threonine kinase plays a central role in the cellular response to DNA damage. Germ-line mutations in the ATM gene cause ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), a multisystem disorder associated with predisposition to lymphoma and acute leukemia. Moreover, somatic ATM mutations have been identified in T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, mantle cell lymphoma,(More)
The cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) is a key component in regulation of the mammalian cell cycle. The recent discovery of a common missense mutation (Arg24Cys) in both sporadic and familial forms of malignant melanoma strongly supports the candidacy of CDK4 as a proto-oncogene. To study further the role of CDK4 in melanoma pathogenesis, we have established(More)
The PTEN/MMAC1 gene on chromosome 10q23 encodes a lipid phosphatase with tumor-suppressive properties. Germline PTEN/MMAC1 mutations have been implicated as the predisposing factor in Cowden disease and other hamartoma syndromes, and somatic mutations and deletions have been identified in a wide range of human cancers, including 30-40% of metastatic(More)
Mutations in LKB1/STK11, a gene mapping to chromosome 19p13.3 and encoding a widely expressed serine/threonine kinase, were recently identified as the cause of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Despite the hamartomatous polyps and increased cancer risk associated with this syndrome, somatic alterations in LKB1/STK11 have not been identified in human tumours. Prompted(More)
The MMAC1/PTEN gene, located at 10q23.3, is a candidate tumor suppressor commonly mutated in glioma. We have studied the pattern of deletion, mutation, and expression of MMAC1/PTEN in 35 unrelated melanoma cell lines. Nine (26%) of the cell lines showed partial or complete homozygous deletion of the MMAC1/PTEN gene, and another six (17%) harbored a mutation(More)
Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) in combination with PCR and 'GC-clamping' has proven highly efficient as a method for detection of DNA sequence differences. Due to strand dissociation phenomena, however, its use has been limited to the analysis of sequences with a relatively low content of GC pairs. This paper describes how treatment of(More)
In this study we have treated three malignant (TGrIII) and two pre-malignant (TGrII) urothelial cell lines with recombinant human interferon γ (rHu-INFγ). The malignant cells (HCV29-T112C1, Hu1703He and T24) were inhibited in growth by more than 50% after treatment with 100–1000 units of rHu-INFγ/ml for 4 days as compared to untreated controls. The growth(More)
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