• 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 ...
    • Disulfiram, a ferroptosis inducer, triggers lysosomal membrane permeabilization by up-regulating ROS in glioblastoma 

      Qiu, Chen; Zhang, Xin; Huang, Bin; Wang, Shuai; Zhou, Wenjing; Li, Chao; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian; Yang, Ning (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Introduction: Disulfiram (DSF), a drug used in the treatment of alcoholism since 1948, has been shown to have antitumor properties in various tumor types possibly due to the induction of a type cell death, ferroptosis, and ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Loss of COPZ1 induces NCOA4 mediated autophagy and ferroptosis in glioblastoma cell lines 

      Zhang, Yulin; Kong, Yang; Ma, Yuan; Ni, Shilei; Wikerholmen, Tobias Espedal; Xi, Kaiyan; Zhao, Feihu; Zhao, Zhimin; Wang, Junpeng; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Yao, Zhong; Han, Mingzhi; Feng, Zichao; Hu, Yaotian; Thorsen, Frits; Wang, Jiang; Li, Xingang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Dysregulated iron metabolism is a hallmark of many cancers, including glioblastoma (GBM). However, its role in tumor progression remains unclear. Herein, we identified coatomer protein complex subunit zeta 1 (COPZ1) as a ...
    • Melatonin enhances proliferation and modulates differentiation of neural stem cells via autophagy in hyperglycemia 

      Li, Haoyuan; Zhang, Yanming; Liu, Shangming; Li, Fengpeng; Wang, Benlin; Wang, Jianjie; Cao, Lanfang; Xia, Tongliang; Yao, Qingyu; Chen, Haijun; Zhang, Yulin; Zhu, Xiaodong; Li, Yang; Li, Gang; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang; Ni, Shilei (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-01)
      Dysfunction of neural stem cells (NSCs) has been linked to fetal neuropathy, one of the most devastating complications of gestational diabetes. Several studies have demonstrated that melatonin (Mel) exerted neuroprotective ...
    • 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 ...
    • Neuronal markers are expressed in human gliomas and NSE knockdown sensitizes glioblastoma cells to radiotherapy and temozolomide 

      Yan, Tao; Skaftnesmo, Kai Ove; Leiss, Lina; Sleire, Linda; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang; Enger, Per Øyvind (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-12-20)
      Background: Expression of neuronal elements has been identified in various glial tumors, and glioblastomas (GBMs) with neuronal differentiation patterns have reportedly been associated with longer survival. However, the ...
    • 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 ...
    • POLG mutations lead to abnormal mitochondrial remodeling during neural differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells via SIRT3/AMPK pathway inhibition 

      Chen, Anbin; Kristiansen, Cecilie Katrin; Høyland, Lena Elise; Ziegler, Mathias; Wang, Jian; Sullivan, Gareth John; Li, Xingang; Bindoff, Laurence Albert; Liang, Xiao (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      We showed previously that POLG mutations cause major changes in mitochondrial function, including loss of mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) complex I, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion and an abnormal NAD+/NADH ratio ...
    • 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 ...
    • A reproducible brain tumour model established from human glioblastoma biopsies 

      Wang, Jian; Miletic, Hrvoje; Sakariassen, Per Øystein; Huszthy, Peter Csaba; Jacobsen, Hege; Brekkå, Narve; Li, Xingang; Zhao, Peng; Mørk, Sverre; Chekenya, Martha; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Enger, Per Øyvind (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2009-12-29)
      Background: Establishing clinically relevant animal models of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains a challenge, and many commonly used cell line-based models do not recapitulate the invasive growth patterns of patient ...
    • 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 prolongs the survival of experimental brain metastases by STAT3-dependent lysosome membrane permeabilization 

      Zhang, Xin; Ding, Kaikai; Ji, Jianxiong; Parajuli, Himalaya; Aasen, Synnøve Nymark; Espedal, Heidi; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang; Thorsen, Frits (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Brain metastasis is a major cause of mortality in melanoma patients. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents most anti-tumor compounds from entering the brain, which significantly limits their use in the treatment of brain ...
    • 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 ...
    • TRIM22 activates NF-κB signaling in glioblastoma by accelerating the degradation of IκBα 

      Ji, Jianxiong; Ding, Kaikai; Luo, Tao; Zhang, Xin; Chen, Anjing; Zhang, Di; Li, Gang; Thorsen, Frits; Huang, Bin; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      NF-κB signaling plays a critical role in tumor growth and treatment resistance in GBM as in many other cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying high, constitutive NF-κB activity in GBM remains to be elucidated. ...
    • Tumour-associated glial host cells display a stem-like phenotype with a distinct gene expression profile and promote growth of GBM xenografts 

      Leiss, Lina Wik; Mutlu, Ercan; Øyan, Anne Margrete; Yan, Tao; Tsinkalovsky, Oleg; Sleire, Linda; Petersen, Kjell; Rahman, Mohummad Aminur; Johannessen, Mireille Kayitesi; Mitra, Siddharta S.; Jacobsen, Hege; Talasila, Krishna Mukharji; Miletic, Hrvoje; Jonassen, Inge; Li, Xingang; Brons, Nicolas H.C.; Kalland, Karl-Henning; Wang, Jian; Enger, Per Øyvind (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-02-07)
      Background: Little is known about the role of glial host cells in brain tumours. However, supporting stromal cells have been shown to foster tumour growth in other cancers. Methods: We isolated stromal cells from patient-derived ...