• AXL is a driver of stemness in normal mammary gland and breast cancer 

      Engelsen, Agnete; Wnuk-Lipinska, Katarzyna; Bougnaud, Sébastien; Vatter, Fanny A. Pelissier; Tiron, Crina Elena; Villadsen, René; Miyano, Masaru; Lotsberg, Maria Lie; Madeleine, Noëlly; Panahandeh, Pouda; Dhakal, Sushil; Tan, Tuan Zea; Peters, Stacey D'Mello; Grøndal, Sturla Magnus; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Nord, Silje; Herfindal, Lars; Stampfer, Martha R.; Sørlie, Therese; Brekken, Rolf A; Straume, Oddbjørn; Halberg, Nils; Gausdal, Gro; Thiery, Jean Paul; Akslen, Lars A.; Petersen, Ole W.; LaBarge, Mark A.; Lorens, James (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The receptor tyrosine kinase AXL is associated with epithelial plasticity in several solid tumors including breast cancer and AXL-targeting agents are currently in clinical trials. We hypothesized that AXL is a driver of ...
    • AXL Targeting Abrogates Autophagic Flux and Induces Immunogenic Cell Death in Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells 

      Lotsberg, Maria Lie; Wnuk-Lipinska, Katarzyna; Terry, Stéphane; Tan, Tuan Zea; Lu, Ning; Trachsel-Moncho, Laura; Røsland, Gro Vatne; Siraji, Muntequa Ishtiaq; Hellesøy, Monica; Rayford, Austin James; Jacobsen, Kirstine; Ditzel, Henrik J; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten; Bivona, Trever G; Minna, John; Brekken, Rolf A; Baguley, Bruce; Micklem, David; Akslen, Lars A.; Gausdal, Gro; Simonsen, Anne; Thiery, Jean Paul; Chouaib, Salem; Lorens, James; Engelsen, Agnete (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Introduction Acquired cancer therapy resistance evolves under selection pressure of immune surveillance and favors mechanisms that promote drug resistance through cell survival and immune evasion. AXL receptor tyrosine ...
    • 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, ...
    • Decoding cancer's camouflage: epithelialmesenchymal plasticity in resistance to immune checkpoint blockade 

      Lotsberg, Maria Lie; Rayford, Austin James; Thiery, Jean Paul; Bellaggia, Giuliana; Peters, Stacey D'Mello; Lorens, James; Chouaib, Salem; Terry, Stéphane; Engelsen, Agnete (Journal article, 2020)
      Epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity (EMP) of cancer cells contributes to cancer cell heterogeneity, and it is well established that EMP is a critical determinant of acquired resistance to cancer treatment modalities including ...
    • Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is associated with attenuation of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) in breast cancer through reduced expression of SDHC 

      Røsland, Gro Vatne; Dyrstad, Sissel Elisabeth; Tusubira, Deusdedit; Helwa, Reham; Tan, Tuan Zea; Lotsberg, Maria Lie; Pettersen, Ina Katrine Nitschke; Berg, Anna; Kindt, Charlotte; Hoel, Fredrik; Jacobsen, Kristine; Arason, Ari Jon; Engelsen, Agnete; Ditzel, Henrik J.; Lønning, Per Eystein; Krakstad, Camilla; Thiery, Jean Paul; Lorens, James; Knappskog, Stian; Tronstad, Karl Johan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-06-01)
      Background: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a well-characterized process of cell plasticity that may involve metabolic rewiring. In cancer, EMT is associated with malignant progression, tumor heterogeneity, ...
    • NK cells with KIR2DS2 immunogenotype have a functional activation advantage to efficiently kill glioblastoma and prolong animal survival 

      Gras Navarro, Andrea; Kmiecik, Justyna; Leiss, Lina Wik; Zelkowski, Mateusz; Engelsen, Agnete; Bruserud, Øystein; Zimmer, Jacques; Enger, Per Øyvind; Chekenya, Martha (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12)
      Glioblastomas (GBMs) are lethal brain cancers that are resistant to current therapies. We investigated the cytotoxicity of human allogeneic NK cells against patient-derived GBM in vitro and in vivo, as well as mechanisms ...