• Bortezomib administered prior to temozolomide depletes MGMT, chemosensitizes glioblastoma with unmethylated MGMT promoter and prolongs animal survival 

      Rahman, Mohummad Aminur; Gras Navarro, Andrea; Brekke, Jorunn; Engelsen, Agnete; Bindesbøll, Christian; Sarowar, Shahin; Bahador, Marzieh; Bifulco, Ersilia; Goplen, Dorota; Waha, Andreas; Lie, Stein Atle; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Selheim, Frode; Enger, Per Øyvind; Simonsen, Anne; Enger, Martha Chekenya (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-15)
      Background Resistance to temozolomide (TMZ) is due in part to enhanced DNA repair mediated by high expression of O6-methyl guanine DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) that is often characterised by unmethylated promoter. Here, ...
    • Exogenous female sex steroids may reduce lung ageing after menopause: A 20-year follow-up study of a general population sample (ECRHS) 

      Triebner, Kai; Accordini, Simone; Calciano, Lucia; Johannessen, Ane; Benediktsdóttir, Bryndís; Bifulco, Ersilia; Demoly, Pascal; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Franklin, Karl A.; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Gullón Blanco, José Antonio; Heinrich, Joachim; Holm, Mathias; Jarvis, Debbie; Jõgi, Rain; Lindberg, Eva; Martínez-Moratalla, Jesús; Muniozguren Agirre, Nerea; Pin, Isabelle; Probst-Hensch, Nicole; Raherison, Chantal; Sánchez-Ramos, José Luis; Schlünssen, Vivi; Svanes, Cecilie; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Gomez Real, Francisco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Objectives: Menopause involves hypoestrogenism, which is associated with numerous detrimental effects, including on respiratory health. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often used to improve symptoms of menopause. The ...
    • Low Z-4OHtam concentrations are associated with adverse clinical outcome among early stage premenopausal breast cancer patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen 

      Helland, Thomas; Naume, Bjørn; Hustad, Steinar; Bifulco, Ersilia; Kvaløy, Jan Terje; Sætersdal, Anna Barbro; Synnestvedt, Marit; Lende, Tone Hoel; Gilje, Bjørnar; Mjaaland, Ingvil; Weyde, Kjetil; Blix, Egil Støre; Wiedswang, Gro; Borgen, Elin; Hertz, Daniel Louis; Janssen, Emiel; Mellgren, Gunnar; Søiland, Håvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Low steady‐state levels of active tamoxifen metabolites have been associated with inferior treatment outcomes. In this retrospective analysis of 406 estrogen receptor‐positive breast cancer (BC) patients receiving adjuvant ...
    • Menopause as a predictor of new-onset asthma 

      Triebner, Kai; Johannessen, Ane; Puggini, Luca; Benediktsdottir, Bryndis; Bertelsen, Randi Jacobsen; Bifulco, Ersilia; Dharmage, Shyamali C.; Franklin, Karl A.; Gislason, Þórarinn; Holm, Mathias; Jarvis, Deborah; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Lindberg, Eva; Macsali, Ferenc; Malinovschi, Andrej; Norbäck, Dan; Omenaas, Ernst; Rodriguez, Francisco J; Saure, Eirunn Waatevik; Schlünssen, Vivi; Sigsgaard, Torben; Skorge, Trude Duelien; Wieslander, Gunilla; Zemp, Elisabeth; Svanes, Cecilie; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Gomez Real, Francisco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-01)
      Background: There is limited and conflicting evidence on the effect of menopause on asthma. Objectives: We sought to study whether the incidence of asthma and respiratory symptoms differ by menopausal status in a longitudinal ...
    • Serum concentrations of active tamoxifen metabolites predict long-term survival in adjuvantly treated breast cancer patients 

      Helland, Thomas; Henne, Nina; Bifulco, Ersilia; Naume, Bjørn; Borgen, Elin; Kristensen, Vessela N.; Kvaløy, Jan Terje; Lash, Timothy L; Grenaker, Grethe Irene; van Schaik, RHN; Janssen, Emiel; Hustad, Simon Steinar; Lien, Ernst Asbjørn; Mellgren, Gunnar; Søiland, Håvard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-11-28)
      Background: Controversies exist as to whether the genetic polymorphisms of the enzymes responsible for the metabolism of tamoxifen can predict breast cancer outcome in patients using adjuvant tamoxifen. Direct measurement ...