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Genome-wide association studies recently linked the locus for Na(+),HCO(3)(-)-cotransporter NBCn1 (SLC4A7) to breast cancer susceptibility, yet functional insights have been lacking. To determine whether NBCn1, by transporting HCO(3)(-) into cells, may dispose of acid produced during high metabolic activity, we studied the expression of NBCn1 and the(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between tumor tissue levels of total tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) and prognosis in patients with primary breast cancer and to analyze whether measurement of TIMP-1 in tumor extracts added prognostic information to that obtained from measurements of urokinase-type plasminogen(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to measure total levels of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMP-1) by ELISA in plasma from blood donors, patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and patients with cancer and to correlate the results to patient diagnosis. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Total TIMP-1 plasma levels were measured by ELISA in blood(More)
BACKGROUND p53 accumulation and TP53 mutations are known prognostic markers for breast cancer. To clarify their interrelationship and the importance of different TP53 mutation types, these markers were investigated in tumours from 630 patients with breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Tumour sections were stained for p53 and scored based on staining(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the pre- and postoperative plasma levels of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) were associated with outcome in colorectal cancer (CRC). Pre- and postoperative plasma TIMP-1 from 280 curatively resected CRC patients and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in corresponding serum samples were measured(More)
UNLABELLED New brightfield in-situ hybridization (BRISH) methods based on the cohybridization of probes to the HER2 gene and chromosome 17 centromere have been developed and provide a promising alternative to fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH). The aim of this correlation study was to test HER2 status in primary breast carcinomas with 2 BRISH(More)
OBJECTIVE Concomitant prescription of more than 1 antipsychotic agent (antipsychotic polypharmacy) in the treatment of schizophrenia is prevalent, although monotherapy is generally recommended. Mortality from natural causes is markedly increased in schizophrenia, and the role of polypharmacy remains controversial. The objective was to investigate if(More)
Several studies have demonstrated an association between high tumor tissue levels of total tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) and a poor prognosis of primary breast cancer patients. In the present study we investigated whether measurements of the uncomplexed fraction of TIMP-1 added prognostic information to that already obtained from total(More)
Myofibroblastoma of the breast is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor. The literature describes relatively few cases of this type of tumor. We report on a new case of myofibroblastoma in a 65-year old man successfully managed at our institution. The purpose of this case report is to highlight characteristics and differential diagnosis of this rare neoplasm.
OBJECTIVE We have recently shown that preoperative plasma tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) levels are significantly associated with prognosis of colorectal cancer patients. In addition, we have shown that measurement of plasma TIMP-1 yields information on specificity and sensitivity, which could be used for early detection of colorectal(More)