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BC200 RNA, a small functional RNA that operates as a translational modulator, has been implicated in the regulation of local synaptodendritic protein synthesis in neurons. Cell type-specific expression of BC200 RNA is tightly controlled such that the RNA is not normally detected in somatic cells other than neurons. However, the neuron-specific control of(More)
By differential-display PCR a subclone of the SKBR3 cell line with high in vitro transendothelial invasiveness was identified to express increased levels of the INSL-4 gene. This new member of the insulin-like growth factor family encodes for a peptide, designated early placenta insulin-like (EPIL), being expressed in the so-called "invasive" phase of the(More)
Overexpression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (egfr) gene is a common feature in breast cancer. We demonstrated recently that the expression of EGFR in breast cancer strongly correlates with the length of a CA simple sequence repeat within the first 2000 bases in intron 1 of the egfr gene [CA simple sequence repeat (CA-SSR) I; H. Buerger et al.,(More)
Overexpression of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) is correlated with a poor prognosis and reduced steroid receptor expression. Recently, it was demonstrated that the length of a CA repeat in the intron 1 of EGFR correlated with the expression of EGFR in vitro. We investigated 112 cases of cancerous and noncancerous breast tumor samples for loss of(More)
The introduction of global gene expression analysis in breast cancer research has focused attention onto a repeatedly described subgroup of invasive breast cancer, the basal-like carcinomas. This subgroup is characterised by the expression of high-molecular weight cytokeratins 5, 14 and 17; using immunohistochemical diagnosis, it represents approximately(More)
PURPOSE Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is overexpressed in breast carcinomas and stimulates tumor cell growth in an autocrine and paracrine fashion via its receptors, ET(A)R and ET(B)R. In this study, we evaluated the expression of ET-1 and ET receptors in breast carcinomas and determined its clinical and prognostic significance. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We analyzed(More)
The bcl-2 gene encodes for a mitochondrial membrane proto-oncoprotein, the expression of which is known to suppress programmed cell death (apoptosis). In the present study the prognostic value of bcl-2 proto-oncoprotein was immunohistochemically investigated in a series of 104 colorectal carcinomas. The bcl-2 staining patterns were semiquantitatively(More)
PURPOSE Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and its receptors (ET(A)R and ET(B)R), referred to as the endothelin (ET) axis, are overexpressed in breast carcinomas, and influence tumorigenesis and tumor progression by various mechanisms, including angiogenesis. The objective of the study was to clarify if expression of the ET axis participates in angiogenesis of breast(More)
Bladder cancer is often characterized by a multifocal growth pattern. This observation has given rise to the hypothesis of "field cancerization," predicting a polyclonal origin of multiple tumors rising from an area of independently transformed mucosa cells. On the other hand, genetic studies suggested a monoclonal origin. To address these contradictory(More)
The aim of the present work was to study the role of Rad51-dependent homologous recombination in the radiation response of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines. A dose- and time-dependent increase in the formation of Rad51 and gamma-H2AX foci with a maximum at about 4 and 1 h after irradiation, followed by a decrease, has been found. The relative(More)