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  • Horn, Lars-Christian, et al. (författare)
  • Immunostaining for p16(INK4a) used as a conjunctive tool improves interobserver agreement of the histologic diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
  • 2008
  • Ingår i: American Journal of Surgical Pathology. - : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. - 1532-0979. ; 32:4, s. 502-512
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The quality of cervical histopathology is critical to cervical cancer prevention, cancer treatment, and research programs. On the basis of the histology results further patient management is determined. However, the diagnostic interpretation of histologic hematoxylin-eosin (H&E)-stained slides is affected by substantial rates of discordance among pathologists. Overexpression of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p16(INK4a), a cell cycle regulating protein, has been shown to be strongly correlated with dysplastic lesions of the cervix uteri. In this study.. we assessed whether p16(INK4a) immunohistochemistry may increase the performance of pathologists in diagnosing squamous lesions in cervical punch and cone biopsies. When using a consecutive p 16(INK4a)-stained slide in conjunction to the H&E-stained slide, interobserver agreement between 6 pathologists improved significantly for both cervical punch and cone biopsies (P < 0.001). For punch biopsies (n = 247), K value increased from 0.49 (moderate agreement) to 0.64 indicating substantial agreement, and interobserver agreement for cone biopsies (n = 249) improved from 0.63 (conventional H&E slide reading) to 0.70 when H&E-stained slides were read conjunctively with p16(INK4a)-stained slides. In comparison to a common consensus diagnosis established by 3 independent experts, 4 pathologists reached an improvement with the conjunctive p16(INK4a) test, 2 of them showing significantly better agreement (P < 0.001 and P = 0.002, respectively). P-16INK4a immunohistochemistry as an adjunct to conventional H&E-stained specimens thus contributes to a more reproducible diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, and may be a valuable aid for the interpretation of cervical histology.
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  • Pivarcsi, Andor, et al. (författare)
  • Tumor immune escape by the loss of homeostatic chemokine expression.
  • 2007
  • Ingår i: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. - 0027-8424 .- 1091-6490. ; 104:48, s. 19055-60
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The novel keratinocyte-specific chemokine CCL27 plays a critical role in the organization of skin-associated immune responses by regulating T cell homing under homeostatic and inflammatory conditions. Here we demonstrate that human keratinocyte-derived skin tumors may evade T cell-mediated antitumor immune responses by down-regulating the expression of CCL27 through the activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-Ras-MAPK-signaling pathways. Compared with healthy skin, CCL27 mRNA and protein expression was progressively lost in transformed keratinocytes of actinic keratoses and basal and squamous cell carcinomas. In vivo, precancerous skin lesions as well as cutaneous carcinomas showed significantly elevated levels of phosphorylated ERK compared with normal skin, suggesting the activation of EGFR-Ras signaling pathways in keratinocyte-derived malignancies. In vitro, exogenous stimulation of the EGFR-Ras signaling pathway through EGF or transfection of the dominant-active form of the Ras oncogene (H-RasV12) suppressed whereas an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor increased CCL27 mRNA and protein production in keratinocytes. In mice, neutralization of CCL27 led to decreased leukocyte recruitment to cutaneous tumor sites and significantly enhanced primary tumor growth. Collectively, our data identify a mechanism of skin tumors to evade host antitumor immune responses.
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  • Barkhordarian, Gagik, et al. (författare)
  • Formation of Ca(BH4)(2) from hydrogenation of CaH2+MgB2 composite
  • 2008
  • Ingår i: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. - : The American Chemical Society (ACS). - 1932-7447. ; 112:7, s. 2743-2749
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • The hydrogenation of the CaH2+MgB2 Composite and the dehydrogenation of the resulting products are investigated in detail by in situ time-resolved synchrotron radiation powder X-ray diffraction, high-pressure differential scanning calorimetry, infrared, and thermovolumetric measurements. It is demonstrated that a Ca(BH4)(2)+MgH2 composite is formed by hydrogenating a CaH2+MgB2 composite, at 350 degrees C and 140 bar of hydrogen. Two phases of Ca(BH4)(2) were characterized: alpha- and beta-Ca(BH4)(2). alpha-Ca(BH4)(2) transforms to beta-Ca(BH4)(2) at about 130 degrees C. Under the conditions used in the present study, beta-Ca(BH4)(2) decomposes first to CaH2, Ca3Mg4H14, Mg, B (or MgB2 depending on experimental conditions), and hydrogen at 360 degrees C, before complete decomposition to CaH2, Mg, B (or MgB2), and hydrogen at 400 degrees C. During hydrogenation under 140 bar of hydrogen, beta-Ca(BH4)(2) is formed at 250 degrees C, and alpha-Ca(BH4)(2) is formed when the sample is cooled to less than 130 degrees C. Ti isopropoxide improves the kinetics of the reactions, during both hydrogenation and dehydrogenation. The dehydrogenation temperature decreases to 250 degrees C, with 1 wt % of this additive, and hydrogenation starts already at 200 degrees C. We propose that the improved kinetics of the above reactions with MgB2 (compared to pure boron) can be explained by the different boron bonding within the crystal structure of MgB2 and pure boron.
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  • Boesenberg, Ulrike, et al. (författare)
  • Hydrogen sorption properties of MgH2-LiBH4 composites
  • 2007
  • Ingår i: Acta Materialia. - : Elsevier. - 1873-2453. ; 55:11, s. 3951-3958
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • A detailed analysis of the reaction mechanism of the reactive hydride composite (RHC) MgH2 + 2LiBH(4) <-> MgB2 + 2LiH + 4H(2) was performed using high-pressure differential scanning calorimetry (HP-DSC) measurements and in situ synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements along with kinetic investigations using a Sievert-type apparatus. For the desorption the following two-step reaction has been observed: MgH2 + 2LiBH(4) <-> Mg + 2LiBH(4) + H-2 <-> MgB2 + 2LiH + 4H(2). However, this reaction is kinetically restricted and proceeds only at elevated temperatures. In contrast to the desorption reaction, LiBH4 and MgH2 are found to form simultaneously under fairly moderate conditions of 50 bar hydrogen pressure in the temperature range of 250-300 degrees C. As found in pure light metal hydrides, significant improvement of sorption kinetics is possible if suitable additives are used. (c) 2007 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  • Filosa, Alessandro, et al. (författare)
  • Neuron-glia communication via EphA4/ephrin-A3 modulates LTP through glial glutamate transport
  • 2009
  • Ingår i: Nature Neuroscience. - 1097-6256 .- 1546-1726. ; 12:10, s. 1285-1292
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Astrocytes are critical participants in synapse development and function, but their role in synaptic plasticity is unclear. Eph receptors and their ephrin ligands have been suggested to regulate neuron-glia interactions, and EphA4-mediated ephrin reverse signaling is required for synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. Here we show that long-term potentiation (LTP) at the CA3-CA1 synapse is modulated by EphA4 in the postsynaptic CA1 cell and by ephrin-A3, a ligand of EphA4 that is found in astrocytes. Lack of EphA4 increased the abundance of glial glutamate transporters, and ephrin-A3 modulated transporter currents in astrocytes. Pharmacological inhibition of glial glutamate transporters rescued the LTP defects in EphA4 (Epha4) and ephrin-A3 (Efna3) mutant mice. Transgenic overexpression of ephrin-A3 in astrocytes reduces glutamate transporter levels and produces focal dendritic swellings possibly caused by glutamate excitotoxicity. These results suggest that EphA4/ephrin-A3 signaling is a critical mechanism for astrocytes to regulate synaptic function and plasticity.
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  • Nieters, Alexandra, et al. (författare)
  • Smoking and lymphoma risk in the european prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition
  • 2008
  • Ingår i: American Journal of Epidemiology. - : Oxford University Press. - 0002-9262. ; 167:9, s. 1081-1089
  • Tidskriftsartikel (refereegranskat)abstract
    • Lymphomas are one of the few cancers that have been increasing in incidence over the past decades. So far, only a few established risk factors have been identified, including immunosuppression and viral infections. Recent evidence suggests etiologic heterogeneity of different lymphoma subtypes. Smoking may affect risk differently, depending on the lymphoma entity. The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition was used to study the role of smoking in the etiology of lymphomas and individual subtypes within a prospective study. Information on baseline and lifetime tobacco smoking by 478,590 participants was collected between 1992 and 2000. Cox proportional hazards regression was used to calculate multivariate-adjusted hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals. During 3,567,410 person-years of follow-up, 1,371 lymphoma cases (1,304 non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and 67 Hodgkin's lymphomas) were identified. Relative risk for smokers at recruitment was more than twofold higher for Hodgkin's lymphoma (hazard ratio = 2.14, 95% confidence interval: 1.18, 3.87) but was not elevated for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (hazard ratio = 1.06, 95% confidence interval: 0.94, 1.19) and individual B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma subtypes. In this prospective study, smoking appeared to increase Hodgkin's lymphoma risk consistently in both genders, whereas B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk was not associated. Future analysis should involve viral biomarkers and genetic susceptibility markers to elucidate potential mechanisms of smoking-induced carcinogenesis, particularly for Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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