• Biological Characteristics of Stem-Like Cells in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma 

      Liang, Xiao (Doctoral thesis; Peer reviewed, 2013-06-18)
      It has been shown that many solid malignancies, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), contain a small population of tumorigenic cells referred to as cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) or tumor initiating cells (TICs). ...
    • 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 ...
    • Disease-specific phenotypes in iPSC-derived neural stem cells with POLG mutations 

      Liang, Xiao; Kristiansen, Cecilie Katrin; Mostafavi, Sepideh; Vatne, Guro H.; Zantingh, Gina; Kianian, Atefeh; Tzoulis, Charalampos; Høyland, Lena Elise; Ziegler, Mathias; Perez, Roberto Megias; Furriol, Jessica; Zhang, Zhuoyuan; Balafkan, Novin; Hong, Yu; Siller, Richard; Sullivan, Gareth; Bindoff, Laurence (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Mutations in POLG disrupt mtDNA replication and cause devastating diseases often with neurological phenotypes. Defining disease mechanisms has been hampered by limited access to human tissues, particularly neurons. Using ...
    • A method for dierentiating human induced pluripotent stem cells toward functional cardiomyocytes in 96‐well microplates 

      Balafkan, Novin; Mostafavi, Sepideh; Schubert, Manja; Siller, Richard; Liang, Xiao; Sullivan, Gareth; Bindoff, Laurence (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The capacity of pluripotent stem cells both for self-renewal and to differentiate into any cell type have made them a powerful tool for studying human disease. Protocols for efficient differentiation towards cardiomyocytes ...
    • Rapid adherence to collagen IV enriches for tumour initiating cells in oral cancer. 

      Liang, Xiao; Osman, Tarig Al-Hadi; Sapkota, Dipak; Neppelberg, Evelyn; Lybak, Stein; Liavaag, Per Gunnar; Johannessen, Anne Christine; Jacobsen, Hege Karine; Enger, Per Øyvind; Costea, Daniela Elena; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12)
      Background: Although several approaches for identification and isolation of carcinoma cells with tumour initiating properties have been established, enrichment of a population of pure and viable tumour-initiating cells ...