Wolfgang Hagmann

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Arachidonic acid metabolites have been implicated in multiple steps of carcinogenesis. Their role in tumor cell metastasis, the ultimate challenge for the treatment of cancer patients, are however not well-documented. Arachidonic acid is primarily metabolized through three pathways, i.e., cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase, and P450-dependent monooxygenase. In(More)
The lethal action of endotoxin was studied in mice sensitized against the lipopolysaccharide by D-galactosamine. Protection was obtained by FPL 55712, a selective antagonist of sulfidopeptide leukotrienes, by diethylcarbamazine, an inhibitor of leukotriene biosynthesis, by BW 755C, a dual lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase inhibitor, and by dexamethasone,(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) occurs mainly in people older than 50 years of age. Although great strides have been taken in treating PDAC over the past decades its incidence nearly equals its mortality rate and it was quoted as the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. in 2012. This review aims to focus on research models and scientific(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Expression and localization of human hepatocellular transporters and of radixin, cross-linking actin with some membrane transporters, may change in cholestatic liver diseases. METHODS We investigated the uptake transporters OATP2 (SLC21A6), OATP8 (SLC21A8), and NTCP (SLC10A1), the export pumps MRP2 (ABCC2), MRP3 (ABCC3), MRP6 (ABCC6), and(More)
For better lung cancer diagnosis and therapy, early detection markers of tumor dissemination are urgently needed, as most lung cancers do not show symptoms until extensive metastasis formation has already taken place. Our previous studies showed that in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) early tumor dissemination is associated with a loss of chromosome(More)
As previous studies suggested the expression of a 12-LOX enzyme in murine and human melanoma cell lines, the primary aim of this project was to genetically identify the 12-LOX enzyme (platelet-, leukocyte- or epithelial form). By using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction, sequencing and various immunological techniques we have demonstrated(More)
Mast cells are known to secrete endogenously synthesized leukotriene C4 (LTC4), but the identity of the responsible export pump in human mast cells was unknown. The multidrug resistance proteins MRP1 and MRP2 have been identified as primary-active ATP-dependent export pumps for various amphiphilic anions including the glutathione conjugate LTC4. We(More)
N-Acetyl-leukotriene E4, the end product of leukotriene C4 metabolism in the mercapturic acid pathway, was rapidly eliminated from the blood circulation into the bile of rats. Part of the N-acetyl-leukotriene E4 secreted from bile into the intestine underwent enterohepatic circulation. Leukotriene absorption occurred from the small intestine and from the(More)
Mast cells, mastocytoma cells and basophil leukaemia cells are well-established producers of leukotrienes when grown and stimulated appropriately. I report that the cells' ability to produce leukotrienes is dependent on the cells' proliferative status or their provision with growth factors. Proliferating MC/9 and subconfluent RBL2H3 cells respond maximally(More)
A significant increase in the production of cysteinyl leukotrienes was observed after mechanical or thermal trauma in the anesthesized rat. The amount of biliary N-acetyl-leukotriene E4, which represents a suitable indicator for blood plasma leukotrienes, was used as a measure of leukotriene generation. Cysteinyl leukotrienes were rapidly eliminated from(More)