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The Wilms' tumor 1 gene (WT1) has been identified as a tumor suppressor gene involved in the etiology of Wilms' tumor. Approximately 10% of all Wilms' tumors carry mutations in the WT1 gene. Alterations in the WT1 gene have also been observed in other tumor types, such as leukemia, mesothelioma and desmoplastic small round cell tumor. Dependent on the tumor(More)
Studies on the molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal differentiation are frequently performed using cell lines established from neuroblastomas. In this study we have used mouse N1E-115 neuroblastoma cells that undergo neuronal differentiation in response to DMSO. During differentiation, cyclin-dependent kinase (cdk) activities decline and phosphorylation(More)
The expression pattern of the Wilms' tumor suppressor gene, WT1, during embryonal development suggests a role for the WT1 proteins in the differentiation of specific tissues. This notion is supported by the observation that WT1 knock-out mice fall to develop kidneys and gonads. We describe here the changes in the expression and DNA binding activity of the(More)
The Wilms' tumor 1 gene, WT1, is homozygously mutated in a subset of Wilms' tumors. Heterozygous mutations in WT1 give rise to congenital anomalies. During embryogenesis, WT1 is expressed mainly in the kidneys, uterus, and testes. Alternative splicing of the WT1 mRNA results in synthesis of four main WT1 protein isoforms with molecular masses of 52-54 kDa.(More)
The use of direct thrombin inhibitors (DTIs) for prophylactic or therapeutic anticoagulation is increasing because of the predictable bioavailability and short half-life of these DTIs. However, in certain situations, indication of the concentration is warranted. We investigated the effects of 3 DTIs (lepirudin, argatroban, and bivalirudin) in 6 pooled(More)
We observed 30% discrepancy between liquid chemistry and dry chemistry analysers for the determination of total bilirubin in human adult serum samples, which were consistent with a 20% overestimation and 10% underestimation relative to a Jendrassik-Grof reference method, respectively. In contrast, standard reference material SRM916, which was recently(More)
AIM This study explores clinical outcome in cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19)-related poor metaboliser patients treated with either clopidogrel or prasugrel after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and investigates whether this could be cost-effective. METHODS AND RESULTS This single-centre, observational study included 3260 patients scheduled for(More)
BACKGROUND Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of infliximab (IFX, Remicade®) can aid to optimize therapy efficacy. Many assays are available for this purpose. However, a reference standard is lacking. Therefore, we evaluated the analytical performance, agreement and clinically relevant differences of three commercially available IFX ELISA kits on an(More)
The WT1 gene, which is heterozygously mutated or deleted in congenital anomaly syndromes and homozygously mutated in about 15% of all Wilms tumors, encodes tissue-specific developmental regulators. Through alternative mRNA splicing, four main WT1 protein isoforms are synthesized. All isoforms can bind to DNA via their zinc fingers, albeit with different(More)