Willem E Corver

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The nature and frequency of human histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I loss mechanisms in primary cancers are largely unknown. We used flow cytometry and molecular analyses to concurrently assess allele-specific HLA phenotypes and genotypes in subpopulations from 30 freshly isolated cervical tumor cell suspensions.Tumor-associated HLA class I(More)
Many hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancers (CRCs) cannot be explained by Lynch syndrome. Other high penetrance genetic risk factors are likely to play a role in these mismatch repair (MMR)-proficient CRC families. Because genomic profiles of CRC tend to vary with CRC susceptibility syndromes, our aim is to analyze the genomic profile of MMR-proficient(More)
Recent studies claim a critical role for RUNX3 in gastric epithelial homeostasis. However, conflicting results exist regarding RUNX3 expression in the stomach and its potential role as a tumour-suppressor gene (TSG) in gastric carcinogenesis. Our aim was to evaluate the role of RUNX3 in early-onset gastric carcinomas (EOGCs). We analysed 41 EOGCs for RUNX3(More)
Genetic variation of the antigen processing machinery (APM) components TAP2, LMP7, and ERAP1 is related to cervical carcinoma risk, although the relation with expression and clinical outcome remains unknown. We have investigated the occurrence of APM component single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in cervical carcinoma. Twelve nonsynonymous, coding SNPs in(More)
p53 immunostaining of histological sections shows inter- and intratumor variability in distribution and staining intensity which are usually scored semiquantitatively. In order to investigate the variation in p53 expression more accurately and its possible relation to other cellular parameters (e.g., DNA content), we have studied the possibility to measure(More)
In order to develop a rat model that reflects human weakly or nonimmunogenic tumor-host relationships and allows investigation of T-cell retargeting with bispecific monoclonal antibodies in vivo, we prepared several mixed hybridomas. One fusion partner was the anti-rat-T-cell receptor (TCR)-framework hybridoma R73 and the others were hybridomas producing(More)
BACKGROUND CDC4/FBXW7, encoding a ubiquitin ligase, maps to 4q32 and has been implicated as a tumor suppressor gene and therapeutic target in many tumor types. Mutations in colonic adenomas, and the frequent losses on 4q described in gastric cancer prompt speculation about the role of CDC4/FBXW7 in gastric carcinogenesis. METHODS We assessed the role of(More)
PURPOSE Cervical cancer is now known to be caused by infection with an oncogenic type of the human papillomavirus (HPV). However, little is known about the continued role of HPV once cancer has been established. Here, we describe the quantitative relation between HPV DNA copy number and mRNA expression of the viral oncogenes (E6 and E7) and the prognostic(More)
The accuracy of DNA ploidy measurements of paraffin-embedded tissues is limited by the lack of resolution and the inability to identify the DNA diploid population unequivocally in bimodal DNA histograms. A multi-parameter DNA flow cytometric method has been developed that enables the simultaneous detection of neoplastic and stromal cells in samples from(More)
Alterations in transforming growth factor-β signaling, due to a decrease in Smad2 and especially Smad4 expression, has primarily been reported in pancreatic and colorectal cancers, although loss of the chromosomal region 18q21.1, containing the loci of Smad2 and Smad4, is among the most frequent molecular alterations in cervical cancer. The aim of our study(More)