• Adenoviral mediated mono delivery of BMP2 is superior to the combined delivery of BMP2 and VEGFA in bone regeneration in a critical-sized rat calvarial bone defect 

      Sharma, Sunita; Xue, Ying; Xing, Zhe; Yassin, Mohammed Ahmed; Sun, Yang; Lorens, James; Finne-Wistrand, Anna; Sapkota, Dipak; Mustafa, Kamal Babikeir Eln (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-11)
      Apart from osteogenesis, neovascularization of the defect area is an important determinant for successful bone healing. Accordingly, several studies have employed the combined delivery of VEGFA and BMP2 for bone regeneration. ...
    • Age-Related Dysfunction in Mechanotransduction Impairs Differentiation of Human Mammary Epithelial Progenitors 

      Pelissier, Fanny; Garbe, James C.; Ananthanarayanan, Badriprasad; Miyano, Masaru; Lin, ChunHan; Jokela, Tiina; Kumar, Sanjay; Stampfer, Martha R.; Lorens, James; LaBarge, Mark A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06-26)
      Dysfunctional progenitor and luminal cells with acquired basal cell properties accumulate during human mammary epithelial aging for reasons not understood. Multipotent progenitors from women aged <30 years were exposed to ...
    • 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 ...
    • AXL targeting reduces fibrosis development in experimental unilateral ureteral obstruction 

      Landolt, Lea Zoe; Furriol, Jessica; Babickova, Janka; Ahmed, Lavina; Eikrem, Øystein Solberg; Skogstrand, Trude; Scherer, Andreas; Suliman, Salwa; Leh, Sabine Maria; Lorens, James; Gausdal, Gro; Marti, Hans-Peter; Osman, Tarig Al-Hadi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The AXL receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) is involved in partial epithelial-tomesenchymal transition (EMT) and inflammation – both main promoters of renal fibrosis development. The study aim was to investigate the role of AXL ...
    • Clear cell renal cell carcinoma is linked to epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and to fibrosis 

      Landolt, Lea Zoe; Eikrem, Øystein Solberg; Strauss, Philipp; Scherer, Andreas; Lovett, David H.; Beisland, Christian; Finne, Kenneth; Osman, Tarig Al-Hadi; Ibrahim, Mohammad Madani; Gausdal, Gro; Ahmed, Lavina; Lorens, James; Thiery, Jean Paul; Tan, Tuan Zea; Sekulic, Miroslav; Marti, Hans-Peter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) represents the most common type of kidney cancer with high mortality in its advanced stages. Our study aim was to explore the correlation between tumor epithelial-to-mesenchymal ...
    • 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, ...
    • A Functional Role of GAS6/TAM in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Progression Implicates AXL as Therapeutic Target 

      Tutusaus, Anna; de Gregorio, Estefanía; Cucarull, Blanca; Cristóbal, Helena; Aresté, Cristina; Graupera, Isabel; Coll, Mar; Colell, Anna; Gausdal, Gro; Lorens, James; García de Frutos, Pablo; Morales, Albert; Marí, Montserrat (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background and Aims GAS6 signaling, through the TAM receptor tyrosine kinases AXL and MERTK, participates in chronic liver pathologies. Here, we addressed GAS6/TAM involvement in Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) ...
    • In Vitro Characterization of Valproic Acid, ATRA, and Cytarabine Used for Disease-Stabilization in Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Antiproliferative Effects of Drugs on Endothelial and Osteoblastic Cells and Altered Release of Angioregulatory Mediators by Endothelial Cells. 

      Kvestad, Hilde; Evensen, Lasse; Lorens, James; Bruserud, Øystein; Hatfield, Kimberley Joanne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-01-08)
      The combined use of the histone deacetylase inhibitor valproic acid (VPA), the retinoic acid receptor-α agonist all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), and the deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase-α inhibitor cytarabine (Ara-C) is now ...
    • A new live-cell reporter strategy to simultaneously monitor mitochondrial biogenesis and morphology 

      Hodneland, Linn I.; Pettersen, Ina Katrine Nitschke; Nikolaisen, Julie; Micklem, David Robert; Dale, Hege Avsnes; Røsland, Gro Vatne; Lorens, James; Tronstad, Karl Johan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-11-24)
      Changes in mitochondrial amount and shape are intimately linked to maintenance of cell homeostasis via adaptation of vital functions. Here, we developed a new live-cell reporter strategy to simultaneously monitor mitochondrial ...