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Background and aims:Treatment of colorectal adenomas with selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors can contribute to the chemoprevention of colorectal cancer (CRC), but the molecular background of their effect is not fully understood. We analysed the gene expression modulatory effect of N-(2-cyclohexyloxy-4-nitrophenyl)-methanesulfonamide (NS398) on HT29 cells(More)
BACKGROUND Suppressing acid secretion is thought o reduce the risk of ulcers associated with regular use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but the best means of accomplishing this is uncertain. METHODS We studied 541 patients who required continuous treatment with NSAIDs and who had ulcers or more than 10 erosions in either the stomach or(More)
Cysteine and serine proteases are involved in cancer invasion and metastasis. In the past few years we investigated the tissue levels of these proteases in gastric cancer (GC), gastric precancerous changes (CAG), colorectal cancer (CRC) and the plasma and serum levels of proteases in several gastrointestinal tumours, using ELISA methods. Significantly(More)
AIMS To evaluate a recently developed digital slide and virtual microscope system, and to compare this method with optical microscopy on routine gastrointestinal biopsy specimens in both local and remote access modes. METHODS A fully computer controlled commercial microscope was used. The scanning program included object detection, autofocus, and image(More)
PURPOSE Recently several reverse transcription-PCR techniques have been proven to be useful for the detection of circulating micrometastases. However, this way intact cell clusters that were found in animal experiments of prognostic value could not be detected. In this study, evaluation and modification of a commercial, cytokeratin-based, immunomagnetic(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of Helicobacter pylori in patients receiving non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is unclear. We investigated the effects of H. pylori eradication in patients with current or previous peptic ulceration, dyspepsia, or both who continued to use NSAIDs. METHODS 285 patients were randomly assigned omeprazole 20 mg, amoxycillin(More)
BACKGROUND North American and European genome-wide association scans have identified ATG16L1 and IL23R as novel inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) susceptibility genes and subsequent reports confirmed these findings in large independent populations. The aims of this study were to investigate the association and examine genotype-phenotype relationships in a(More)
Genome-wide association studies identified many loci associated with the two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Components of the interleukin-23 signalling pathway, such as IL23R, JAK2 and STAT3, have been implicated in both diseases. In addition, emerging evidence supports the role of IL23-driven(More)
UNLABELLED The damage of endothelial integrity is an important step in the atherogenic process. To evaluate the role of circulating endothelin-1 (ET-1) in Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), plasma ET-1 levels were evaluated in T1DM patients either with (n=9) or without hyperlipidaemia (n=11), or with (n=9) and without (n=11) late diabetic complications, in(More)
BACKGROUND Cathepsin B (CATB) and cathepsin L (CATL), which are cysteine proteases, urokinase-(UPA) and tissue-type plasminogen activator (TPA), both serine proteases, and their inhibitor type-1 (PAI-1) are believed to play an important role in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) invasion and metastasis. The objective of this study was to measure CATB, CATL, UPA,(More)