• Effective treatment of metastatic melanoma by combining MAPK and PI3K signaling pathway inhibitors 

      Aasen, Synnøve Nymark; Parajuli, Himalaya; Hoang, Tuyen; Feng, Zichao; Stokke, Krister; Wang, Jiwei; Roy, Kislay; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Knappskog, Stian; Thorsen, Frits (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-29)
      Malignant melanoma is the most aggressive type of skin cancer and is closely associated with the development of brain metastases. Despite aggressive treatment, the prognosis has traditionally been poor, necessitating ...
    • Identification of immune-related genes contributing to the development of glioblastoma using weighted gene co-expression network analysis. 

      Kong, Yang; Feng, Zichao; Zhang, Yulin; Liu, Xiaofei; Ma, Yuan; Zhao, Zhimin; Huang, Bin; Chen, An-Jing; Zhang, Di; Thorsen, Frits; Wang, Jian; Yang, Ning; Li, Xingang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: The tumor microenvironment (TME) of human glioblastoma (GBM) exhibits considerable immune cell infiltration, and such cell types have been shown to be widely involved in the development of GBM. Here, weighted ...
    • The Natural Flavonoid Galangin Elicits Apoptosis, Pyroptosis, and Autophagy in Glioblastoma 

      Kong, Yang; Feng, Zichao; Chen, Anjing; Qi, Qichao; Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Zhang, Yulin; Zhang, Xin; Yang, Ning; Wang, Jiwei; Huang, Bin; Zhang, Qing; Xiang, Guo; Li, Wenjie; Zhang, Di; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09-27)
      Galangin (GG), a flavonoid, elicits a potent antitumor activity in diverse cancers. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of GG in the treatment of human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and investigated the molecular basis for its ...
    • Reduced expression of proteolipid protein 2 increases ER stress-induced apoptosis and autophagy in glioblastoma. 

      Feng, Zichao; Zhou, Wenjing; Wang, Jiwei; Qi, Qichao; Han, Mingzhi; Kong, Yang; Hu, Yaotian; Zhang, Yulin; Chen, Anbin; Huang, Bin; Zhang, Di; Li, Wenjie; Zhang, Qing; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Wang, Jian; Thorsen, Frits; Li, Xingang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-28)
      Proteolipid protein 2 (PLP2) is an integral ion channel membrane protein of the endoplasmic reticulum. The protein has been shown to be highly expressed in many cancer types, but its importance in glioma progression is ...