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Epidemiological and microbiological aspects of aggressive periodontitis in Sudan
(The University of Bergen, 2012-02-22)
Generation of a stepwise prostate carcinogenesis model. A study of epithelial to mesenchymal transition and malignant transformation of prostate primary epithelial cells
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-29)
Despite progress in recent years, prostate cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent causes of cancer-related mortality and morbidity in men in Western countries. A major clinical challenge of prostate cancer ...
Tumor necrosis is associated with increased alphav beta3 integrin expression and poor prognosis in nodular cutaneous melanomas
(BioMed Central, 2008-12-05)
Background: Tumor necrosis and apoptotic activity are considered important in cancer progression, but these features have not been much studied in melanomas. Our hypothesis was that rapid growth in cutaneous melanomas of ...
A five-year prospective study of fatigue in primary Sjögren’s syndrome
(BioMed Central, 2011-10-13)
Introduction: Fatigue is prevalent in primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS), and contributes to the considerably reduced health related quality of life in this disease. The symptom is included in proposed disease activity ...
Biological Characteristics of Stem-Like Cells in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-18)
It has been shown that many solid malignancies, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), contain a small population of tumorigenic cells referred to as cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) or tumor initiating cells (TICs). ...
Chemokines are secreted by monocytes following OK-432 (lyophilized Streptococcus pyogenes) stimulation
(BioMed Central, 2009-01-28)
Background: OK-432, penicillin-killed Streptococcus pyogenes, is used in treating lymphangiomas and carcinomas. We have studied in vitro the role of mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs), including purified monocytes (MOs), in the ...
Hyperoxic Treatment Induces Mesenchymal-to-Epithelial Transition in a Rat Adenocarcinoma Model
(Public Library of Science, 2009-07-28)
Tumor hypoxia is relevant for tumor growth, metabolism and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We report that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment induced mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) in a dimetyl-a-b ...
The autonomy of different aspects of Sjögren´s syndrome and their treatment in an experimental model: the use of comprehensive biomarker analyses to characterize the disease and the effect of heat-shock proteins in treatment intervention
(The University of Bergen, 2008-06-20)
Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is a systemic rheumatic disease, in which the salivary and lacrimal glands are the principal targets of a pathological autoimmune reaction. Clinically, SS is manifested by keratoconjunctivitis ...
Tracing the HIV-1 subtype B mobility in Europe: a phylogeographic approach
(BioMed Central, 2009-05-20)
Background: The prevalence and the origin of HIV-1 subtype B, the most prevalent circulating clade among the long-term residents in Europe, have been studied extensively. However the spatial diffusion of the epidemic from ...
Subtyping of breast cancer by immunohistochemistry to investigate a relationship between subtype and short and long term survival: a collaborative analysis of data for 10,159 cases from 12 studies
(Public Library of Science, 2010-05-25)
Background Immunohistochemical markers are often used to classify breast cancer into subtypes that are biologically distinct and behave differently. The aim of this study was to estimate mortality for patients with the ...