• A co-culture model with brain tumor-specific bioluminescence demonstrates astrocyte-induced drug resistance in glioblastoma 

      Yang, Ning; Yan, Tao; Zhu, Huaiyang; Liang, Xiao; Leiss, Lina; Sakariassen, Per Øystein; Skaftnesmo, Kai Ove; Huang, Bin; Costea, Daniela Elena; Enger, Per Øyvind; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-10-04)
      Background: Although several studies suggest that stromal fibroblasts mediate treatment resistance in several cancer types, little is known about how tumor-associated astrocytes modulate the treatment response in brain ...
    • Immune checkpoint molecule herpes virus entry mediator is overexpressed and associated with poor prognosis in human glioblastoma 

      Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Zhao, Wen-Bo; Ni, Shi-Lei; Yang, Ning; Kong, Yang; Huang, Bin; Chen, An-Jing; Li, Xin-Gang; Wang, Jian; Wang, Dong-Hai (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: Dysregulation of immune checkpoint molecules leads to immune evasion in human tumours but has become a viable target for tumour therapy. Here, we examined expression of Herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM), an ...
    • Interfering with long non-coding RNA MIR22HG processing inhibits glioblastoma progression through suppression of Wnt/β-catenin signalling 

      Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Fritah, Sabrina; Wang, Xu; Zhou, Wenjing; Yang, Ning; Ni, Shilei; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Li, Gang; Miletic, Hrvoje; Thorsen, Frits; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Long non-coding RNAs play critical roles in tumour progression. Through analysis of publicly available genomic datasets, we found that MIR22HG, the host gene of microRNAs miR-22-3p and miR-22-5p, is ranked among the most ...
    • 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 ...
    • A novel GFP nude rat model to investigate tumor-stroma interactions 

      Yang, Ning; Huang, Bin; Tsinkalovsky, Oleg; Brekkå, Narve; Zhu, Huaiyang; Leiss, Lina; Enger, Per Øyvind; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12-21)
      Backgroud: A key strategy for the study of the tumor microenvironment is to implant human tumor cells in an immunodeficient rodent strain ubiquitously expressing a fluorescent marker. Here, a novel nude rat expressing a ...
    • PMEPA1 isoform a drives progression of glioblastoma by promoting protein degradation of the Hippo pathway kinase LATS1 

      Ji, Jianxiong; Ding, Kaikai; Luo, Tao; Xu, Ran; Zhang, Xin; Huang, Bin; Chen, An-Jing; Zhang, Di; Miletic, Hrvoje; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Thorsen, Frits; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The Hippo signaling pathway controls organ development and is also known, in cancer, to have a tumor suppressing role. Within the Hippo pathway, we here demonstrate, in human gliomas, a functional interaction of a transmembrane ...
    • 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 ...
    • RNA splicing factor USP39 promotes glioma progression by inducing TAZ mRNA maturation 

      Ding, Kaikai; Ji, Jianxiong; Zhang, Xin; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Zhang, Di; Li, Xingang; Wang, Xinyu; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Increasing evidence demonstrates that ubiquitin specific protease 39 (USP39) plays an oncogenic role in various human tumors. Here, using expression analysis of the publicly available Oncomine database, clinical glioma ...
    • Surgical debulking promotes recruitment of macrophages and triggers glioblastoma phagocytosis in combination with CD47 blocking immunotherapy 

      Zhu, Huaiyang; Leiss, Lina Wik; Yang, Ning; Rygh, Cecilie Brekke; Mitra, Siddharta S.; Cheshier, Samuel H.; Weissman, Irving L.; Huang, Bin; Miletic, Hrvoje; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Enger, Per Øyvind; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Surgical resection is a standard component of treatment in the clinical management of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). However, experimental therapies are rarely investigated in the context of tumor debulking ...
    • Therapeutic implications of altered cholesterol homeostasis mediated by loss of CYP46A1 in human glioblastoma 

      Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Yang, Ning; Wang, Xu; Zhao, Wenbo; Sdik Saed, Halala; Daubon, Thomas; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Li, Gang; Miletic, Hrvoje; Thorsen, Frits; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-28)
      Dysregulated cholesterol metabolism is a hallmark of many cancers, including glioblastoma (GBM), but its role in disease progression is not well understood. Here, we identified cholesterol 24‐hydroxylase (CYP46A1), a ...
    • Trifluoperazine, a novel autophagy inhibitor, increases radiosensitivity in glioblastoma by impairing homologous recombination 

      Zhang, Xin; Xu, Ran; Zhang, Chao; Xu, Yangyang; Han, Mingzhi; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Qiu, Chen; Thorsen, Frits; Prestegarden, Lars; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-09-05)
      Background: Resistance to adjuvant radiotherapy is a major cause of treatment failure in patients with glioblastoma (GBM). Autophagy inhibitors have been shown to enhance the efficacy of radiotherapy for certain solid ...