• The antihypertensive MTHFR gene polymorphism rs17367504-G is a possible novel protective locus for preeclampsia 

      Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; McCarthy, Nina; Melton, Philip E.; Cadby, Gemma; Austgulen, Rigmor; Nygård, Ottar; Johnson, Matthew P; Brennecke, Shaun P.; Moses, Eric K; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-01)
      Objective: Preeclampsia is a complex heterogeneous disease commonly defined by new-onset hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy. Women experiencing preeclampsia have increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) later ...
    • C77G in PTPRC (CD45) is no risk allele for ovarian cancer, but associated with less aggressive disease 

      Landskron, Johannes; Kraggerud, Sigrid M.; Wik, Elisabeth; Dørum, Anne; Bjørnslett, Merete Pauline; Melum, Espen; Helland, Øystein; Bjørge, Line; Lothe, Ragnhild A; Salvesen, Helga; Tasken, Kjetil (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-07-31)
      The pan lymphocyte marker CD45 exists in various isoforms arising from alternative splicing of the exons 4, 5 and 6. While naïve T cells express CD45RA translated from an mRNA containing exon 4, exons 4–6 are spliced out ...
    • CA-125 levels are predictive of survival in low-grade serous ovarian cancer—A multicenter analysis 

      Wohlmuth, Christoph; Djedovic, Vladimir; Kjær, Susanne K.; Jensen, Allan; Glasspool, Rosalind; Roxburgh, Patricia; Defazio, Anna; Johnatty, Sharon E.; Webb, Penelope M.; Modugno, Francesmary; Lambrechts, Diether; Schildkraut, Joellen M.; Berchuck, Andrew; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Høgdall, Estrid; Høgdall, Claus K.; Goode, Ellen L.; Winham, Stacey J.; Matsuo, Keitaro; Karlan, Beth Y.; Lester, Jenny; Goodman, Marc T.; Thompson, Pamela J.; Pejovic, Tanja; Riggan, Marjorie J.; Lajkosz, Katherine; Tone, Alicia; May, Taymaa (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022-04-13)
      Objective: Studies on low-grade serous ovarian cancer (LGSC) are limited by a low number of cases. The aim of this study was to define the prognostic significance of age, stage, and CA-125 levels on survival in a ...
    • CD24-targeted fluorescence imaging in patient-derived xenograft models of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma 

      Kleinmanns, Katrin; Bischof, Katharina; Anandan, Shamundeeswari; Popa, Mihaela Lucia; Akslen, Lars A.; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Karlsen, Ida; Fosse, Vibeke Samuelsen; Bjørge, Line; Mc Cormack, Emmet (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background The survival rate of patients with advanced high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) remains disappointing. Clinically translatable orthotopic cell line xenograft models and patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) ...
    • CD24-targeted intraoperative fluorescence image-guided surgery leads to improved cytoreduction of ovarian cancer in a preclinical orthotopic surgical model 

      Kleinmanns, Katrin; Fosse, Vibeke Samuelsen; Davidson, Ben; de Jalón, Elvira Garcia; Tenstad, Olav; Bjørge, Line; McCormack, Emmet (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background The completeness of resection is a key prognostic indicator in patients with ovarian cancer, and the application of tumour-targeted fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) has led to improved detection of ...
    • Cholesterol crystals and NLRP3 mediated inflammation in the uterine wall decidua in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies 

      Silva, Gabriela; Gierman, Lobke; Rakner, Johanne Johnsen; Stødle, Guro; Mundal, Siv Boon; Thaning, Astrid Josefin; Sporsheim, Bjørnar; Elschot, Mattijs; Collett, Karin; Bjørge, Line; Aune, Marie Hjelmseth; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Preeclampsia is a hypertensive and inflammatory pregnancy disorder associated with cholesterol accumulation and inflammation at the maternal-fetal interface. Preeclampsia can be complicated with fetal growth restriction ...
    • Cis-eQTL analysis and functional validation of candidate susceptibility genes for high-grade serous ovarian cancer 

      Lawrenson, Kate; Li, Qiyuan; Kar, Siddhartha; Seo, Ji-Heui; Tyrer, Jonathan; Spindler, Tassja J.; Lee, Janet; Chen, Yibu; Karst, Alison; Drapkin, Ronny; Aben, Katja K.H.; Anton-Culver, Hoda; Antonenkova, Natalia; Baker, Helen; Bandera, Elisa V.; Bean, Yukie; Beckmann, Matthias W.; Berchuck, Andrew; Bisogna, Maria; Bjørge, Line; Bogdanova, Natalia; Brinton, Louise A.; Brooks-Wilson, Angela; Bruinsma, Fiona; Butzow, Ralf; Campbell, Ian G.; Carty, Karen; Chang-Claude, Jenny; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia; Chen, Anne; Chen, Zhihua; Cook, Linda S.; Cramer, Daniel W.; Cunningham, Julie M.; Cybulski, Cezary; Dansonka-Mieszkowska, Agnieszka; Dennis, Joe; Dicks, Ed; Doherty, Jennifer A.; Dörk, Thilo; Du Bois, Andreas; Durst, Matthias; Eccles, Diana; Easton, Douglas T.; Edwards, Robert P.; Eilber, Ursula; Ekici, Arif B.; Fasching, Peter A.; Fridley, Brooke L.; Gao, Yu-Tang; Gentry-Maharaj, Aleksandra; Giles, Graham G.; Glasspool, Rosalind; Goode, Ellen L.; Goodman, Marc T.; Grownwald, Jacek; Harrington, Patricia; Harter, Philipp; Hasmad, Hanis Nazihah; Hein, Alexander; Heitz, Florian; Hildebrandt, Michelle A.T.; Hillemanns, Peter; Hogdall, Estrid; Hogdall, Claus; Hosono, Satoyo; Iversen, Edwin S.; Jakubowska, Anna; James, Paul; Jensen, Allan; Ji, Bu-Tian; Karlan, Beth Y.; Kjær, Susanne Krüger; Kelemen, Linda E.; Kellar, Melissa; Kelley, Joseph L.; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; Krakstad, Camilla; Kupryjanczyk, Jolanta; Lambrechts, Diether; Lambrechts, Sandrina; Le, Nhu D.; Lee, Alice W.; Lele, Shashi; Leminen, Arto; Lester, Jenny; Levine, Douglas A.; Liang, Dong; Lissowska, Jolanta; Lu, Karen; Lubinski, Jan; Lundvall, Lene; Massuger, Leon F.A.G.; Matsuo, Keitaro; McGuire, Valerie; McLaughlin, John R.; Nevanlinna, Heli; McNeish, Ian; Menon, Usha; Modugno, Francesmary; Moysich, Kirsten B.; Narod, Steven A.; Nedergaard, Lotte; Ness, Roberta B.; Azmi, Mat Adenan Noor; Odunsi, Kunle; Olson, Sara H.; Orlow, Irene; Orsulic, Sandra; Weber, Rachel Palmieri; Pearce, Celeste L.; Pejovic, Tanja; Pelttari, Liisa M.; Permuth-Wey, Jennifer; Phelan, Catherine M.; Pike, Malcolm C.; Poole, Elizabeth M.; Ramus, Susan J.; Risch, Harvey A.; Rosen, Barry; Rossing, Mary Anne; Rothstein, Joseph H.; Rudolph, Anja; Runnebaum, Ingo B.; Rzepecka, Iwona K.; Salvesen, Helga; Schildkraut, Joellen M; Schwaab, Ira; Sellers, Thomas A.; Shu, Xiao-Ou; Shvetsov, Yurii B.; Siddiqui, Nadeem; Sieh, Weiva; Song, Honglin; Southey, Melissa C.; Sucheston, Lara; Tangen, Ingvild Løberg; Teo, Soo-Hwang; Terry, Kathryn L.; Thompson, Pamela J.; Timorek, Agnieszka; Tsai, Ya-Yu; Tworoger, Shelley S.; van Altena, Anne M.; Van Nieuwenhuysen, Els; Vergote, Ignace; Vierkant, Robert A.; Wang-Gohrke, Shan; Walsh, Christine; Wentzensen, Nicolas; Whittemore, Alice S.; Wicklund, Kristine G.; Wilkens, Lynne R.; Woo, Yin-Ling; Wu, Xifeng; Wu, Anna H.; Yang, Hannah; Zheng, Wei; Ziogas, Argyrios; Monteiro, Alvaro; Pharoah, Paul D.; Gayther, Simon A.; Freedman, Matthew L.; Bowtell, David; Webb, Penelope M.; DeFazio, Anna (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-09-22)
      Genome-wide association studies have reported 11 regions conferring risk of high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancer (HGSOC). Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses can identify candidate susceptibility ...
    • Clinical parameters affecting survival outcomes in patients with low-grade serous ovarian carcinoma: An international multicentre analysis 

      May, Taymaa; Bernardini, Marcus; Lheureux, Stephanie; Aben, Katja K.H.; Bandera, Elisa V.; Beckmann, Matthias W.; Benitez, Javier; Berchuck, Andrew; Bjørge, Line; Carney, Michael E.; Cramer, Daniel W.; Defazio, Anna; Dörk, Thilo; Eccles, Diana M.; Friedlander, Michael; García, María Jose; Goode, Ellen L.; Hein, Alexander; Jensen, Allan; Johnatty, Sharon; Kennedy, Catherine J.; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; Kjær, Susanne K.; Kupryjanczyk, Jolanta; Matsuo, Keitaro; McGuire, Valerie; Modugno, Francesmary; Paddock, Lisa E.; Pejovic, Tanja; Phelan, Catherine M.; Riggan, Marjorie J.; Rodriguez-Antona, Cristina; Rothstein, Joseph H.; Sieh, Weiva; Song, Honglin; Terry, Kathryn L.; Altena, Anne M. Van; Vanderstichele, Adriaan; Vergote, Ignace; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Webb, Penelope M.; Wentzensen, Nicolas; Wilkens, Lynne R.; Ziogas, Argyrios; Jiang, Haiyan; Tone, Alicia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2023)
      Background: Women with low-grade ovarian serous carcinoma (LGSC) benefit from surgical treatment; however, the role of chemotherapy is controversial. We examined an international database through the Ovarian Cancer Association ...
    • Comparison of Five Near-Infrared Fluorescent Folate Conjugates in an Ovarian Cancer Model 

      García de Jalón, Elvira; Kleinmanns, Katrin; Fosse, Vibeke Samuelsen; Davidson, Ben; Bjørge, Line; Haug, Bengt Erik; McCormack, Emmet (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Purpose Fluorescence imaging (FLI) using targeted near-infrared (NIR) conjugates aids the detection of tumour lesions pre- and intraoperatively. The optimisation of tumour visualisation and contrast is essential and can ...
    • Decidual and placental NOD1 is associated with inflammation in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies 

      Rakner, Johanne Johnsen; Silva, Gabriela; Mundal, Siv Boon; Thaning, Astrid Josefin; Elschot, Mattijs; Ostrop, Jenny; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Gierman, Lobke; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-01-20)
      Introduction: Inflammation is a normal physiological process that increases to harmful levels in preeclampsia. It affects the interaction between maternal immune cells and fetal trophoblasts at both sites of the maternal-fetal ...
    • Divergent Regulation of Decidual Oxidative-Stress Response by NRF2 and KEAP1 in Preeclampsia with and without Fetal Growth Restriction 

      Mundal, Siv Boon; Rakner, Johanne Johnsen; Silva, Gabriela; Gierman, Lobke; Austdal, Marie; Basnet, Purusotam; Elschot, Mattijs; Bakke, Siril Skaret; Ostrop, Jenny; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Moses, Eric; Acharya, Ganesh; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Utero-placental development in pregnancy depends on direct maternal–fetal interaction in the uterine wall decidua. Abnormal uterine vascular remodeling preceding placental oxidative stress and placental dysfunction are ...
    • The DNA methylome of cervical cells can predict the presence of ovarian cancer 

      Barrett, James E.; Jones, Allison; Evans, Iona; Reisel, Daniel; Herzog, Chiara; Chindera, Kantaraja; Kristiansen, Mark; Leavy, Olivia C.; Manchanda, Ranjit; Bjørge, Line; Zikan, Michal; Cibula, David; Widschwendter, Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      The vast majority of epithelial ovarian cancer arises from tissues that are embryologically derived from the Müllerian Duct. Here, we demonstrate that a DNA methylation signature in easy-to-access Müllerian Duct-derived ...
    • The emerging role of cd24 in cancer theranostics—a novel target for fluorescence image-guided surgery in ovarian cancer and beyond 

      Kleinmanns, Katrin; Fosse, Vibeke Samuelsen; Bjørge, Line; McCormack, Emmet (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Complete cytoreductive surgery is the cornerstone of the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The application of fluorescence image-guided surgery (FIGS) allows for the increased intraoperative visualization and ...
    • Establishment of a novel cancer cell line derived from vulvar carcinoma associated with lichen sclerosus exhibiting a fibroblast-dependent tumorigenic potential 

      Dongre, Harsh; Rana, Neha; Fromreide, Siren; Rajthala, Saroj; Engelsen, Ingeborg Bøe; Paradis, Justine; Gutkind, J. Silvio; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten; Johannessen, Anne Christine; Bjørge, Line; Costea, Daniela Elena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Vulvar squamous cell carcinoma associated with lichen sclerosus (VLS-VSCC) are rare tumors but with higher recurrence and worse prognosis than other types of VSCC. Lack of experimental models has limited the search for ...
    • Expression of L1CAM in curettage or high L1CAM level in preoperative blood samples predicts lymph node metastases and poor outcome in endometrial cancer patients 

      Tangen, Ingvild Løberg; Kopperud, Reidun Kristin; Visser, Nicole C.M.; Staff, Anne Cathrine; Tingulstad, Solveig; Marcickiewicz, Janusz; Amant, Frédéric; Bjørge, Line; Pijnenborg, Johanna M.A.; Salvesen, Helga; Werner, Henrica Maria Johanna; Trovik, Jone; Krakstad, Camilla (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-09)
      Background: Several studies have identified L1 cell adhesion molecule (L1CAM) as a strong prognostic marker in endometrial cancer. To further underline the clinical usefulness of this biomarker, we investigated L1CAM as a ...
    • First in-mouse development and application of a surgically relevant xenograft model of ovarian carcinoma 

      Helland, Øystein; Popa, Mihaela Lucia; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten; Molven, Anders; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Bjørge, Line; McCormack, Emmet (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-03-04)
      Purpose: Preclinical models of epithelial ovarian cancer have not been exploited to evaluate the clinical standard combination therapy of surgical debulking with follow-up chemotherapy. As surgery is critical to patient ...
    • Fluorochrome Selection for Imaging Intraoperative Ovarian Cancer Probes 

      Perrone, Maria Grazia; Vitale, Paola; Miciaccia, Morena; Ferorelli, Savina; Centonze, Antonella; Solidoro, Roberta; Munzone, Cristina; Bonaccorso, Carmela; Fortuna, Cosimo Gianluca; Kleinmanns, Katrin; Bjørge, Line; Scilimati, Antonio (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      The identification and removal of all gross and microscopic tumor to render the patient disease free represents a huge challenge in ovarian cancer treatment. The presence of residual disease is an independent negative ...
    • The HDACi panobinostat shows growth inhibition both in vitro and in a bioluminescent orthotopic surgical xenograft model of ovarian cancer 

      Helland, Øystein; Popa, Mihaela Lucia; Bischof, Katharina; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; McCormack, Emmet; Bjørge, Line (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-06-28)
      Background: In most epithelial ovarian carcinomas (EOC), epigenetic changes are evident, and overexpression of histone deacetylases (HDACs) represents an important manifestation. In this study, we wanted to evaluate the ...
    • High degree of heterogeneity of PD-L1 and PD-1 from primary to metastatic endometrial cancer 

      Engerud, Hilde Renate; Berg, Hege Fredriksen; Myrvold, Madeleine; Halle, Mari Kyllesø; Bjørge, Line; Haldorsen, Ingfrid S.; Høivik, Erling Andre; Trovik, Jone; Krakstad, Camilla (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Objective PD-L1 and PD-1 are predictive markers for immunotherapy and increasingly relevant in endometrial cancer. The reported fraction of positive primary tumors has been inconsistent. We investigated the expression of ...
    • Humanized Ovarian Cancer Patient-Derived Xenografts for Improved Preclinical Evaluation of Immunotherapies 

      Kleinmanns, Katrin; Gullaksen, Stein-Erik; Bredholt, Geir; Davidson, Ben; Torkildsen, Cecilie Fredvik; Grindheim, Sindre; Bjørge, Line; Cormack, Emmet Mc (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) has poor prognosis and new treatment modalities are needed. Immunotherapy, with checkpoint inhibitors, have demonstrated limited impact. To evaluate the suitability for immunotherapeutics, ...