Tiemo Katzenberger

Robert-Bosch Krankenhaus, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB) are at risk for upper urinary tract recurrence (UUTR), especially in case of carcinoma in situ (CIS). Data on the impact of CIS in the urinary bladder on ureteral tumour involvement or UUTR are conflicting. We presently evaluate the accuracy of intraoperative frozen section analysis (FSA) of the ureteral margin, the incidence of ureteral tumour involvement and their impact on UUTR in patients undergoing RC for UCB with versus without CIS of the bladder. Material and Methods: Between 2003 and 2007, 243 patients underwent RC in our department. 176 of these for UCB, either without CIS (n = 117, group I) or solitary/concomitant CIS (n = 59, group II). FSA was performed. Patients were followed up for UUTR. Results: Overall, 403 ureteral margins - including re-resections - were analysed (group I, n = 232; group II, n = 171). One patient (0.85%) in group I and 21 patients (35.6%) in group II had tumour involvement of the ureter (p < 0.0001) at the time of RC. The false-negative rate of FSA compared to final histopathology was 0.4% (1/232) for group I and 2.9% (5/171) for group II, respectively. Mean duration of follow-up was 26 months (1-72). In group II, 2 patients (1.1%) had UUTR in the follow-up; both had initially positive and subsequently false-negative FSA. Conclusions: Tumour involvement of the ureter is found significantly more often in solitary or concomitant CIS of the bladder. Intraoperative ureteral FSA is accurate and should be recommended in these patients. Ureteral tumour involvement predisposes to UUTR especially with initial positive margins mandating careful follow-up. © 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel.
    Urologia Internationalis 10/2013; · 1.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: According to the current World Health Organization Classification of Lymphoid Tumours, follicular lymphoma is subclassified into three grades according to the number of centroblasts. Follicular lymphoma grade 3 can be further divided into types A and B. Almost all available genetic data on grade 3B follicular lymphomas have been generated from tumors with an additional diffuse large B-cell lymphoma component. The purely follicular type of follicular lymphoma grade 3B is a rare neoplasm. We performed a detailed immunohistochemical (CD10, IRF4/MUM1, BCL2, Ig light chains) and genetic (translocations of BCL2, BCL6, MYC, IRF4) characterization of the largest series of purely follicular cases of grade 3B follicular lymphoma available to date, comprising 23 tumor samples. We also included 25 typical grade 1 or 2 follicular lymphomas, 9 follicular lymphomas with large centrocytes and/or high proliferation indices (FL/LCC), 12 cases of follicular lymphoma grade 3A, 16 cases of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma/follicular lymphoma grade 3B and 15 follicular lymphomas in which a straightforward distinction between grades 3A and 3B was not possible. Translocations affecting BCL2 and BCL6 genes are rare in grade 3B follicular lymphomas (2/23, 9% and 4/23, 17%) when compared with grade 1 or 2 follicular lymphomas (22/25, 88%, P<0.001 and 0/25, P<0.05), FL/LCC (7/9, 78%, P<0.001 and 2/9, 22%), grade 3A follicular lymphomas (7/12, 58%, P<0.01 and 2/12, 17%), unclassified grade 3 follicular lymphomas (6/15, 40% and 2/15, 13%) and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma/follicular lymphoma grade 3B (2/16, 13% and 8/16, 50%, P<0.05). MYC translocations were detected occasionally in FL/LCC, follicular lymphoma grade 3B, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma/follicular lymphoma grade 3B (13%-22%), but not in grade 1, 2 or 3A follicular lymphomas (P<0.05 when compared with follicular lymphoma grade 3B). Both follicular lymphoma grade 3B and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma/follicular lymphoma grade 3B were enriched in samples with a CD10(-)IRF4/MUM1(+) immunophenotype (8/19, 42% and 7/16, 44%), with the vast majority of them lacking BCL2 translocations. In contrast, 42/46 grade 1 or 2 follicular lymphomas, FL/LCC and grade 3A follicular lymphomas were CD10(+) (91%) while 0/46 expressed IRF4/MUM1. None of the tumor samples tested with increased IRF4/MUM1-expression harbored a translocation of the IRF4 gene locus. Our results show that grade 3B follicular lymphomas form a distinct category of follicular lymphomas with infrequent BCL2 and BCL6 translocations, while grades 1, 2 and 3A follicular lymphomas and FL/LCC display homogeneous features with frequent BCL2 translocations and a CD10(+)IRF4/MUM1(-) immunophenotype.
    Haematologica 06/2011; 96(9):1327-34. · 5.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tumor suppressor genes are often located in frequently deleted chromosomal regions of colorectal cancers (CRCs). In contrast to microsatellite stable (MSS) tumors, only few loss of heterozygosity (LOH) studies were performed in microsatellite instable (MSI) tumors, because MSI carcinomas are generally considered to be chromosomally stable and classical LOH studies are not feasible due to MSI. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array technique enables LOH studies also in MSI CRC. The aim of our study was to analyse tissue from MSI and MSS CRC for the existence of (frequently) deleted chromosomal regions and tumor suppressor genes located therein. We analyzed tissues from 32 sporadic CRCs and their corresponding normal mucosa (16 MSS and 16 MSI tumors) by means of 50K SNP array analysis. MSS tumors displayed chromosomal instability that resulted in multiple deleted (LOH) and amplified regions and led to the identification of MTUS1 (8p22) as a candidate tumor suppressor gene in this region. Although the MSI tumors were chromosomally stable, we found several copy neutral LOHs (cnLOH) in the MSI tumors; these appear to be instrumental in the inactivation of the tumor suppressor gene hMLH1 and a gene located in chromosomal region 6pter-p22. Our results suggest that in addition to classical LOH, cnLOH is an important mutational event in relation to the carcinogenesis of MSS and MSI tumors, causing the inactivation of a tumor suppressor gene without copy number alteration of the respective region; this is crucial for the development of MSI tumors and for some chromosomal regions in MSS tumors.
    Carcinogenesis 02/2011; 32(4):636-42. · 5.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Haematologica 2011 [Epub ahead of print] Citation: Horn H, Schmelter C, Leich E, Salaverria I, Katzenberger T, Ott MM, Kalla J, Romero M, Siebert R, Rosenwald A, and Ott G. Follicular lymphoma grade 3b is a distinct neoplasm according to cytogenetic and immunohistochemical profiles. Haematologica. 2011; 96:xxx doi:10.3324/haematol.2011.042531 Publisher's Disclaimer. E-publishing ahead of print is increasingly important for the rapid dissemination of science. Haematologica is, therefore, E-publishing PDF files of an early version of manuscripts that have completed a regular peer review and have been accepted for publication. E-publishing of this PDF file has been approved by the authors. After having E-published Ahead of Print, manuscripts will then undergo technical and English editing, typesetting, proof correction and be presented for the authors' final approval; the final version of the manuscript will then appear in print on a regular issue of the journal. All legal disclaimers that apply to the journal also pertain to this production process. Haematologica (pISSN: 0390-6078, eISSN: 1592-8721, NLM ID: 0417435, www.haemato-logica.org) publishes peer-reviewed papers across all areas of experimental and clinical hematology. The journal is owned by the Ferrata Storti Foundation, a non-profit organiza-tion, and serves the scientific community with strict adherence to the principles of open access publishing (www.doaj.org). In addition, the journal makes every paper published immediately available in PubMed Central (PMC), the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
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    ABSTRACT: We analyzed morphological and immunohistochemical features in 174 aggressive B-cell lymphomas of nodal and extranodal origin. Morphological features included presence or absence of a follicular component and cytologic criteria according to the Kiel classification, whereas immunohistochemical studies included expression of CD10, BCL-2, BCL-6, IRF4/MUM1, HLA-DR, p53, Ki-67 and the assessment of plasmacytoid differentiation. Patients were treated with a CHOP-like regimen. While the presence or absence of either CD10, BCL-6 and IRF4/MUM1 reactivity or plasmacytoid differentiation did not identify particular cytomorphologic or site-specific subtypes, we found that expression of CD10 and BCL-6, and a low reactivity for IRF4/MUM1 were favourable prognostic indicators. In contrast, BCL-2 expression and presence of a monotypic cytoplasmic immunoglobulin expression was associated with an unfavourable prognosis in univariate analyses. Meta-analysis of these data resulted in the development of a cumulative immunohistochemical outcome predictor score (CIOPS) enabling the recognition of four distinct prognostic groups. Multivariate analysis proved this score to be independent of the international prognostic index. Such a cumulative immunohistochemical scoring approach might provide a valuable alternative in the recognition of defined risk types of aggressive B-cell lymphomas.
    Journal of Hematopathology 11/2009; 2(4):187-94.
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    ABSTRACT: Very recently a gene marker panel that allows the mutational analysis of APC, CTNNB1, B-RAF and K-RAS was conceived. The aim of the present study was to use the 4-gene marker panel covering the Wnt and Ras-Raf-MEK-MAPK signalling pathways to determine the percentage of sporadic colorectal carcinomas (CRC) carrying at least one of the four above-mentioned genes in a mutated form alone and/or in combination with microsatellite instability (MSI) and to compare the sensitivity of the gene marker panel used in this study with that of gene marker panels previously reported in the scientific literature. CTNNB1 and B-RAF were screened by PCR-single-strand conformation polymorphism analysis and K-RAS gene mutations by restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. For the mutational analysis of the APC gene mutation cluster region (codons 1243-1567) direct DNA sequencing was performed. The U.S. National Cancer Institute microsatellite panel (BAT25, BAT26, D2S123, D5S346 and D17S250) was used for MSI analysis. It could be shown that about 80% of early stage CRC (UICC stages I and II) and over 90% of CRC in the UICC stage IV carried at least one mutated gene and/or showed MSI. No significant increase in the gene mutation frequencies could be determined when comparing tumours in the UICC stage I with those in UICC stage IV. When compared with previously published gene marker panels the 4-gene marker panel used in the present study shows an excellent performance, allowing to detect genetic alterations in 80-90% of human sporadic CRC samples analyzed.
    Cancer epidemiology. 09/2009; 33(2):123-9.
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    ABSTRACT: To compare retrospectively the outcome of testis-sparing surgery (TSS) to radical orchiectomy (RO) in patients with Leydig cell tumor (LCT). Between 1992 and 2008, 16 patients with LCT of the testis were identified. All but 1 tumor could be detected by ultrasonography. Alpha-fetoprotein and beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels were normal in all patients. Eight patients underwent RO (mean age at surgery 42 years [27-61]; median tumor size 12.9 mm [10-25]) and the remaining 8 underwent TSS (mean age at surgery 34 years [18-49]; median tumor size 8.6 mm [4-23]). Staging (abdominal computed tomography and chest x-ray or thoracic computed tomography) was negative in all patients. Median follow-up was 77 months (17-186) after RO and 42 months (1-86 months) after TSS. There was no local recurrence or metastasis in patients after RO. A metachronous LCT was removed from the spermatic cord 29 months after TSS of the ipsilateral testis in 1 patient. Another patient underwent surgical exploration of the testis 31 months after ipsilateral TSS because of a suspicious lesion identified in ultrasonography; a tumor was ruled out by histopathology. In the medium term, TSS is a safe procedure in patients with LCT <25 mm.
    Urology 08/2009; 74(2):370-2. · 2.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The nuclear hormone receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) is a key transcription factor regulating genes involved in adipogenesis, glucose homeostasis and cell differentiation. Moreover, PPARgamma has been demonstrated to control proliferation and apoptosis in various cancer cells. We investigated the biological effects of PPARgamma activation by the oral antidiabetic agent pioglitazone in Barrett's adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. PPARgamma mRNA and protein were overexpressed in endoscopic biopsies of Barrett's epithelium and the human Barrett's adenocarcinoma cancer cell line OE33 as compared to normal esophagus and stomach and the esophageal squamous epithelium cancer cell line Kyse-180. PPARgamma activation by pioglitazone in OE33 cells in vitro led to reduced cell growth by induction of apoptosis. Effects of systemic PPARgamma activation by the thiazolidinedione pioglitazone on tumor cell proliferation and apoptosis were then assessed in vivo in nude mice bearing transplantable Barrett's adenocarcinomas derived from OE33 cells. Unexpectedly, enhanced growth of OE33 derived transplantable adenocarcinomas was observed in Balb/c nu/nu mice upon systemic pioglitazone treatment due to increased cell proliferation. These results indicate that PPARgamma is involved in the molecular pathogenesis of Barrett's adenocarcinoma formation and growth. However, activation of PPARgamma exerts differential effects on growth of Barrett's adenocarcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo emphasizing the importance of additional cell context specific factors and systemic metabolic status for the modulation of PPARgamma action in vivo.
    Journal of Gastroenterology 07/2009; 44(9):919-29. · 3.79 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Metanephric adenomas in children are very rare. We present the case of a 2-year-old girl with a mass of the left kidney. The lesion was completely removed by nephron-sparing surgery. Histopathologic examination revealed a metanephric adenoma.
    Urologia Internationalis 02/2009; 83(1):119-21. · 1.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a morphologically and genetically well-characterized B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that can show predominantly follicular, combined follicular and diffuse, or predominantly diffuse growth patterns. Although approximately 85% of FLs harbor the translocation t(14;18)(q32;q21) and consistently display a follicular growth pattern, predominantly diffuse FLs are less well characterized on the phenotypical, molecular, and clinical level. We studied 35 predominantly diffuse FL by immunohistochemistry, classical chromosome banding analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and gene expression profiling. A total of 28 of 29 analyzable cases lacked t(14;18), and 27 of 29 cases revealed a unifying chromosomal aberration, a deletion in 1p36. Morphologically, 12 FLs were grade 1 and 23 were grade 2, and the immunophenotype with frequent expression of CD10, BCL6, and CD23 was in line with a germinal center B-cell phenotype. The gene expression profiles of 4 predominantly diffuse FLs fell into the spectrum of typical FL, with a unique enrichment of specific gene signatures. Remarkably, patients with diffuse FL frequently presented with low clinical stage and large but localized inguinal tumors. These results suggest that predominantly diffuse FL represent a distinct subtype of t(14;18)-negative nodal FL with a unifying genetic alteration (deletion of 1p36) and characteristic clinical features.
    Blood 11/2008; 113(5):1053-61. · 9.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mantle cell lymphomas (MCL), characterized by the t(11;14)(q13;q32), frequently carry secondary genetic alterations such as deletions in chromosome 17p involving the TP53 locus. Given that the association between TP53-deletions and concurrent mutations of the remaining allele is weak and based on our recent report that the Hypermethylated in Cancer 1 (HIC1) gene, that is located telomeric to the TP53 gene, may be targeted by deletions in 17p in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), we investigated whether HIC1 inactivations might also occur in MCL. Monoallelic deletions of the TP53 locus were detected in 18 out of 59 MCL (31%), while overexpression of p53 protein occurred in only 8 out of 18 of these MCL (44%). In TP53-deleted MCL, the HIC1 gene locus was co-deleted in 11 out of 18 cases (61%). However, neither TP53 nor HIC1 deletions did affect survival of MCL patients. In most analyzed cases, no hypermethylation of the HIC1 exon 1A promoter was observed (17 out of 20, 85%). However, in MCL cell lines without HIC1-hypermethylation, the mRNA expression levels of HIC1 were nevertheless significantly reduced, when compared to reactive lymph node specimens, pointing to the occurrence of mechanisms other than epigenetic or genetic events for the inactivation of HIC1 in this entity.
    Journal of Hematopathology 10/2008; 1(2):85-95.
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    ABSTRACT: Generation of autoreactive CD4(+) effector T cells and defective production of regulatory CD4(+) T cells inside thymomas contribute to the development of myasthenia gravis (MG) in >90% of MG(+) thymomas. The molecular basis of these abnormalities is unknown. We report here that a) expression levels of class II major histocompatibility complex (MHCII) genes are variably decreased in thymomas, most prominently in histological WHO types A and AB; b) epithelial cells of type A and AB thymomas exhibit signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT-1)-related defects of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) signaling and human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR expression in vitro; c) the promoter III (pIII)- and pIV-driven splice variants of the MHCII transactivator (CIITA) play a key role in MHCII gene expression in thymus and thymomas; and d) the pIV CIITA promoter is heavily methylated in thymomas. Recently, we also found that expression of the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene is absent from approximately 95% of thymomas. Among all theses abnormalities, only better preserved expression levels of MHCII (P < 0.001) in thymomas were significantly associated with the presence of MG. Taking the association of a gain-of-function polymorphism of the CTLA-4 and PTPN22 gene with MG in thymomas into account, we conclude that these acquired cellular abnormalities of the thymoma microenvironment in concert with inherited genetic high-risk polymorphisms of immunoregulatory genes have an impact on intratumorous thymopoiesis and appear to tip the balance toward central tolerance failure and development of MG. The findings imply that IFN-gamma and STAT-1 signaling play a role in MHCII expression in the human thymus and in the pathogenesis of paraneoplastic MG.
    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 07/2008; 1132:143-56. · 4.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive lymphoid tumour characterized by the translocation t(11;14)(q13;q32) and a poor clinical outcome (median survival: 3-4 years). Recent studies revealed that increased proliferation of the tumour cells and certain chromosomal aberrations, such as deletions of 17p13 and 9p21 represent major adverse biological markers in this disease, although the molecular targets of chromosomal imbalances in MCL have not been identified for the large majority of loci affected. To correlate histomorphological and proliferation features of MCL with genetic findings, we investigated 223 MCL by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) (n = 157) and/or classical cytogenetic banding analysis (n = 129). FISH analysis turned out to be distinctly more sensitive in the delineation of aberrations. Complex karyotypic alterations were associated with higher proliferation indices and inferior prognosis. A comprehensive analysis of biological features including genetic alterations in MCL by hierarchical clustering resulted in the delineation of four tumour subgroups differing with respect to their genetic constitution and suggesting different transformation or progression pathways. Moreover, in one of the groups identified, a more indolent clinical behaviour was associated with few secondary aberrations and fewer known high-risk chromosomal aberrations, which points to the importance of the quality of karyotypic evolution in MCL tumours.
    British Journal of Haematology 07/2008; 142(4):538-50. · 4.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The genetic hallmark of mantle cell lymphoma is a t(11;14)(q13;q32). However, additional genomic alterations are likely involved in the pathogenesis of this lymphoma. To determine the incidence and clinical relevance of these aberrations, we analyzed 103 well-characterized samples of mantle cell lymphoma by fluorescence in situ hybridization for the most common recurrent additional genomic findings. Screening 16 different regions we detected additional genomic aberrations in 92% of the cases of mantle cell lymphoma. Common gains included 3q26, 8q24, 15q23, 7p15, and common losses 13q14, 11q22-q23, 9p21, 1p22, 17p13, 6q27, and 8p22. Deletions 8p22, 9p21, 13q14, and gain of 7p15 were associated with evidence of clonal heterogeneity. While there was no correlation of additional genomic aberrations and VH-mutation status, gain of 15q23 and deletion 6q27 were associated with lower disease stage (p=0.01 and p=0.04, respectively). Patients with deletion 13q14 had shorter overall survival times (p=0.01), and there was a strong trend towards inferior outcome in patients with deletion 9p21 (p=0.07). In multivariable analysis, loss of 13q14 and an International Prognosis Index score >/= 3 turned out to be significantly associated with inferior clinical outcome (p=0.002 and p<0.001, respectively). The comprehensive analysis of additional genomic aberrations in mantle cell lymphoma provided further evidence for the prognostic relevance of loss of 13q14, which warrants evaluation within prospective trials. Furthermore, our analysis gave novel insights into the pathogenesis of mantle cell lymphoma with regard to the detection of clonal heterogeneity, possibly indicating clonal evolution in this type of lymphoma.
    Haematologica 05/2008; 93(5):680-7. · 5.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Deletions in the short arm of chromosome 17 (17p) involving the tumor suppressor TP53 occur in up to 20% of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs). Although inactivation of both alleles of a tumor suppressor gene is usually required for tumor development, the overlap between TP53 deletions and mutations is poorly understood in DLBCLs, suggesting the possible existence of additional tumor suppressor genes in 17p. Using a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) and Phage 1 artificial chromosome (PAC) contig, we here define a minimally deleted region in DLBCLs encompassing approximately 0.8 MB telomeric to the TP53 locus. This genomic region harbors the tumor suppressor Hypermethylated in Cancer 1 (HIC1). Methylation-specific PCR demonstrated hypermethylation of HIC1 exon 1a in a substantial subset of DLBCLs, which is accompanied by simultaneous HIC1 deletion of the second allele in 90% of cases. In contrast, HIC1 inactivation by hypermethylation was rarely encountered in DLBCLs without concomitant loss of the second allele. DLBCL patients with complete inactivation of both HIC1 and TP53 may be characterized by an even inferior clinical course than patients with inactivation of TP53 alone, suggesting a functional cooperation between these two proteins. These findings strongly imply HIC1 as a novel tumor suppressor in a subset of DLBCLs.
    Oncogene 05/2008; 27(18):2613-25. · 8.56 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Schwannomas of the penis are extremely rare. A 69-year-old man presented with a circumscribed asymptomatic tumor on the dorsum of the glans penis. Histopathologic examination of the surgical specimen showed a benign schwannoma.
    Urology 12/2007; 70(5):1007.e5-6. · 2.42 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There is evidence for a direct role of quantitative gene expression deregulation in mantle-cell lymphoma (MCL) pathogenesis. Our aim was to investigate gene expression associations with other pathogenic factors and the significance of gene expression in a multivariate survival analysis. Quantitative expression of 20 genes of potential relevance for MCL prognosis and pathogenesis were analyzed using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and correlated with clinical and genetic factors, tumor morphology, and Ki-67 index in 65 MCL samples. Genomic losses at the loci of TP53, RB1, and P16 were associated with reduced transcript levels of the respective genes, indicating a gene-dosage effect as the pathomechanism. Analysis of gene expression correlations between the candidate genes revealed a separation into two clusters, one dominated by proliferation activators, another by proliferation inhibitors and regulators of apoptosis. Whereas only weak associations were identified between gene expression and clinical parameters or blastoid morphology, several genes were correlated closely with the Ki-67 index, including the short CCND1 variant (positive correlation) and RB1, ATM, P27, and BMI (negative correlation). In multivariate survival analysis, expression levels of MYC, MDM2, EZH2, and CCND1 were the strongest prognostic factors independently of tumor proliferation and clinical factors. These results indicate a pathogenic contribution of several gene transcript levels to the biology and clinical course of MCL. Genes can be differentiated into factors contributing to proliferation deregulation, either by enhancement or loss of inhibition, and proliferation-independent factors potentially contributing to MCL pathogenesis by apoptosis impairment.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 08/2007; 25(19):2770-7. · 18.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), a blastoid variant with a striking tendency to harbor chromosome numbers in the tetraploid range has been identified. Centrosome aberrations have recently been implicated in the induction of aneuploidy in many human malignancies including MCL by malsegregation of chromosomes during anaphase of mitosis. Recently, we showed that centrosome aberrations occur more frequently in tetraploid MCL as compared to their diploid counterparts. To test the hypothesis of an association between tetraploidization and expression of genes coding for centrosomal proteins in MCL, tumor RNA of 33 MCL samples was hybridized to custom-made cDNA microarrays, representing 4,628 distinct human gene-specific fragments, with particular enrichment for cancer-relevant (n = 2,440) and centrosome-associated genes (n = 359). Notably, 4 of the 6 most significant genes (CAMKK2, PCNT2, TUBGCP3, TUBGCP4) discriminating between diploid and near-tetraploid MCL code for centrosomal proteins. As confirmed by quantitative RT-PCR analysis, calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CAMKK2), pericentrin (PCNT2) and gamma-tubulin complex associated protein 3 (TUBGCP3) were all found to be significantly higher expressed in near-tetraploid than in diploid MCL samples. In conclusion, we describe a comprehensive expression signature of a set of genes associated with tetraploidization in MCL. The high expression level of centrosome-associated gene products in blastoid MCL matches the description of more frequent centrosome aberrations in this MCL variant.
    International Journal of Cancer 05/2007; 120(8):1669-77. · 6.20 Impact Factor
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  • 2011
    • Robert-Bosch Krankenhaus
      Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1997–2009
    • University of Wuerzburg
      • • Institute for Pathology
      • • Department of Pathology
      Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
    • Pathologisches Institut Bremerhaven
      Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany
  • 2003–2008
    • Universität Ulm
      • Department of Internal Medicine
      Ulm, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
    • Universität Heidelberg
      • Medical University Clinic and Polyclinic
      Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany