• Associations between ABO blood groups and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: influence on resection status and survival 

      el Jellas, Khadija; Hoem, Dag; Hagen, Kristin Gjerde; Kalvenes, May Britt; Aziz, Sura Mohammed; Steine, Solrun; Immervoll, Heike; Johansson, Stefan; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-07)
      Both serology‐based and genetic studies have reported an association between pancreatic cancer risk and ABO blood groups. We have investigated this relationship in a cohort of pancreatic cancer patients from Western Norway ...
    • Cancer cachexia associates with a systemic autophagy-inducing activity mimicked by cancer cell-derived IL-6 trans-signaling 

      Pettersen, Kristine; Andersen, Sonja Benedikte; Degen, simone; Tadini, Valentina; Grosjean, Joel; Hatakeyama, Shinji; Tesfahun, Almaz Nigatu; Moestue, Siver Andreas; Kim, Jana; Nonstad, Unni; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Skorpen, Frank; Sørhaug, Sveinung; Amundsen, Tore; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Strasser, Florian; Stephens, Nathan; Hoem, Dag; Molven, Anders; Kaasa, Stein; Fearon, Kenneth; Jacobi, Carsten; Bjørkøy, Geir (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-17)
      The majority of cancer patients with advanced disease experience weight loss, including loss of lean body mass. Severe weight loss is characteristic for cancer cachexia, a condition that significantly impairs functional ...
    • The Chromosome 9p21 CVD- and T2D-Associated Regions in a Norwegian Population (The HUNT2 Survey) 

      Helgeland, Øyvind; Hertel, Jens Kristoffer; Molven, Anders; Ræder, Helge; Platou, Carl Geoffrey Parrinder; Midthjell, Kristian; Hveem, Kristian; Nygård, Ottar; Njølstad, Pål R.; Johansson, Stefan (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Background. Two adjacent regions upstream CDKN2B on chromosome 9p21 have been associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD).The precise location and number of risk variants have not ...
    • Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Bevacizumab Monotherapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma: Predictive Importance of Induced Early Hypertension 

      Schuster, Cornelia; Eikesdal, Hans Petter; Puntervoll, Hanne; Geisler, Jürgen; Geisler, Stephanie; Molven, Anders; Akslen, Lars A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-06-15)
      Background: VEGF driven angiogenesis plays a key role in cancer progression. We determined the clinical efficacy of bevacizumab monotherapy in patients with metastatic melanoma. Methods and Findings: Thirty-five patients ...
    • Disease progression and search for monogenic diabetes among children with new onset type 1 diabetes negative for ICA, GAD- and IA-2 Antibodies 

      Pörksen, Sven; Laborie, Lene Bjerke; Nielsen, Lotte; Andersen, Marie Louise Max; Sandal, Tone; de Wet, Heidi; Schwarcz, Erik; Åman, Jan; Swift, Peter; Kocova, Mirjana; Schönle, Eugen J.; de Beaufort, Carine; Hougaard, Philip; Ashcroft, Frances; Molven, Anders; Knip, Mikael; Mortensen, Henrik B.; Hansen, Lars; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Hvidøre Study Group on Childhood Diabetes (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2010-09-23)
      Background: To investigate disease progression the first 12 months after diagnosis in children with type 1 diabetes negative (AAB negative) for pancreatic autoantibodies [islet cell autoantibodies(ICA), glutamic acid ...
    • The effect on melanoma risk of genes previously associated with telomere length 

      Iles, Mark M.; Bishop, D. Timothy; Taylor, John C.; Hayward, Nicholas K.; Brossard, Myriam; Cust, Anne E.; Dunning, Alison M.; Lee, Jeffrey E.; Moses, Eric K.; Akslen, Lars A.; Andresen, Per Arne; Avril, Marie-Francoise; Azizi, Esther; Scarra, Giovanna Bianchi; Brown, Kevin M.; Debniak, Tadeusz; Elder, David E.; Friedman, Eitan; Ghiorzo, Paola; Gillanders, Elizabeth M.; Goldstein, Alisa M.; Gruis, Nelleke A.; Hansson, Johan; Harland, Mark; Helsing, Per; Hočevar, Marko; Höiom, Veronica; Ingvar, Christian; Kanetsky, Peter A.; Landi, Maria Teresa; Lang, Julie L.; Lathrop, G. Mark; Lubinski, Jan; Mackie, Rona M.; Martin, Nicholas G.; Molven, Anders; Montgomery, Grant W.; Novakovic, Srdian; Olsson, Håkan; Puig, Susana; Puig-Butille, Joan Anton; Radford-Smith, Graham L.; Randerson-Moor, Juliette; Study Group, SDH; van der Stoep, Nienke; van Doorn, Remco; Whiteman, David C.; MacGregor, Stuart; Pooley, Karen A.; Ward, Sarah V.; Mann, Graham J.; Amos, Christopher I.; Pharoah, Paul D.P.; Demenais, Florence; Law, Matthew H.; Bishop, Julia A. Newton; Barrett, Jennifer H. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Telomere length has been associated with risk of many cancers, but results are inconsistent. Seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) previously associated with mean leukocyte telomere length were either genotyped or ...
    • Evaluation of four novel genetic variants affecting hemoglobin A1c levels in a population-based type 2 diabetes cohort (the HUNT2 study) 

      Hertel, Jens Kristoffer; Johansson, Stefan; Ræder, Helge; Platou, Carl G. P.; Midthjell, Kristian; Hveem, Kristian; Molven, Anders; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-02-04)
      <b>Background:</b> Chronic hyperglycemia confers increased risk for long-term diabetes-associated complications and repeated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measures are a widely used marker for glycemic control in diabetes treatment ...
    • Exome Sequencing and Genetic Testing for MODY 

      Johansson, Stefan; Irgens, Henrik; Chudasama, Kishan K.; Molnes, Janne; Aerts, Jan; Knappskog, Per; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Roque, Francisco S.; Jonassen, Inge; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-05-25)
      Context: Genetic testing for monogenic diabetes is important for patient care. Given the extensive genetic and clinical heterogeneity of diabetes, exome sequencing might provide additional diagnostic potential when standard ...
    • Expression of the "stem cell marker" CD133 in pancreas and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas 

      Immervoll, Heike; Hoem, Dag; Sakariassen, Per Øystein; Steffensen, Ole Johnny; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2008-02-08)
      Background It has been suggested that a small population of cells with unique self-renewal properties and malignant potential exists in solid tumors. Such "cancer stem cells" have been isolated by flow cytometry, followed ...
    • Fine mapping of genetic susceptibility loci for melanoma reveals a mixture of single variant and multiple variant regions 

      Barrett, Jennifer H.; Taylor, John C.; Bright, C; Harland, Mark; Dunning, Alison M; Akslen, Lars A.; Andresen, Per Arne; Avril, Marie-Francoise; Azizi, Esther; Scarra, Giovanna Bianchi; Brossard, Myriam; Brown, Kevin M.; Debniak, Tadeusz; Elder, David E.; Friedman, Eitan; Ghiorzo, Paola; Gillanders, Elizabeth M.; Gruis, Nelleke A.; Hansson, Johan; Helsing, Per; Hočevar, Marko; Höiom, Veronica; Ingvar, Christian; Landi, Maria Teresa; Lang, Julie L.; Lathrop, G. Mark; Lubinski, Jan; Mackie, Rona M.; Molven, Anders; Novakovic, Srdjan; Olsson, Håkan; Puig, Susana; Puig-Butille, Joan Anton; van der Stoep, Nienke; van Doorn, Remco; van Workum, Wilberg; Goldstein, Alisa M.; Kanetsky, Peter A.; Pharoah, Paul D.P.; Demenais, Florence; Hayward, Nicholas K.; Bishop, Julia A. Newton; Bishop, D. Timothy; Iles, Mark M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-08-14)
      At least 17 genomic regions are established as harboring melanoma susceptibility variants, in most instances with genome-wide levels of significance and replication in independent samples. Based on genome-wide single ...
    • First in-mouse development and application of a surgically relevant xenograft model of ovarian carcinoma 

      Helland, Øystein; Popa, Mihaela Lucia; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten; Molven, Anders; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Bjørge, Line; McCormack, Emmet (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-03-04)
      Purpose: Preclinical models of epithelial ovarian cancer have not been exploited to evaluate the clinical standard combination therapy of surgical debulking with follow-up chemotherapy. As surgery is critical to patient ...
    • FTO, Type 2 Diabetes, and Weight Gain Throughout Adult Life: A Meta-Analysis of 41,504 Subjects From the Scandinavian HUNT, MDC, and MPP Studies 

      Hertel, Jens Kristoffer; Johansson, Stefan; Sonestedt, Emily; Jonsson, Anna; Lie, Rolv Terje; Platou, Carl G. P.; Nilsson, Peter M.; Rukh, Gull; Midthjell, Kristian; Hveem, Kristian; Melander, Olle; Groop, Leif; Lyssenko, Valeriya; Molven, Anders; Orho-Melander, Marju; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Research report; Peer reviewed, 2011-05)
      OBJECTIVE—FTO is the most important polygene identified for obesity. We aimed to investigate whether a variant in FTO affects type 2 diabetes risk entirely through its effect on BMI and how FTO influences BMI across adult ...
    • Functional evaluation of 16 SCHAD missense variants: Only amino acid substitutions causing congenital hyperinsulinism of infancy lead to loss-of-function phenotypes in vitro 

      Velasco Pinto, Kelly; St-Louis, Johanna; Hovland, Henrikke N.; Thompson, Nels; Ottesen, Åsta; Choi, Man Hung; Pedersen, Line; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Arnesen, Thomas; Fjeld, Karianne; Aukrust, Ingvild; Myklebust, Line Merethe; Molven, Anders (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Short‐chain 3‐hydroxyacyl‐CoA dehydrogenase (SCHAD), encoded by the HADH gene, is a ubiquitously expressed mitochondrial enzyme involved in fatty acid oxidation. This protein also plays a role in insulin secretion as ...
    • Genome-wide association study reveals dynamic role of genetic variation in infant and early childhood growth 

      Helgeland, Øyvind; Vaudel, Marc; Juliusson, Petur Benedikt; Holmen, Oddgeir Lingaas; Juodakis, Julius; Bacelis, Jonas; Jacobsson, Bo; Lindekleiv, Haakon; Hveem, Kristian; Lie, Rolv T.; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Stoltenberg, Camilla; Magnus, Per; Sagen, Jørn V.; Molven, Anders; Johansson, Stefan; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-10-01)
      Infant and childhood growth are dynamic processes with large changes in BMI during development. By performing genome-wide association studies of BMI at 12 time points from birth to eight years (9286 children, 74,105 ...
    • A human clinical trial using ultrasound and microbubbles to enhance gemcitabine treatment of inoperable pancreatic cancer 

      Dimcevski, Georg Gjorgji; Kotopoulis, Spiros; Bjånes, Tormod Karlsen; Hoem, Dag; Schjøtt, Jan; Gjertsen, Bjørn Tore; Biermann, Martin; Molven, Anders; Sorbye, Halfdan; McCormack, Emmet; Postema, Michiel; Gilja, Odd Helge (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-12)
      Background: The primary aim of our study was to evaluate the safety and potential toxicity of gemcitabine combined with microbubbles under sonication in inoperable pancreatic cancer patients. The secondary aim was to ...
    • Hypoglycemia and decreased insulin requirement caused by malignant insulinoma in a type 1 diabetic patient: when the hoof beats are from a zebra, not a horse 

      Gjelberg, Hilde K; Hoem, Dag; Verbeke, Caroline Sophie; Eide, Johan; Cooper, John; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-06)
      Insulinomas are uncommon tumors, and in patients with diabetes mellitus they are extremely rare. We describe a patient with type 1 diabetes who developed malignant insulinoma. When hypoglycemic episodes persist in a patient ...
    • IGHV gene usage and mutational status in follicular lymphoma: Correlations with prognosis and patient age 

      Berget, Ellen; Molven, Anders; Løkeland, Turid; Helgeland, Lars; Vintermyr, Olav Karsten (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-07)
      Follicular lymphoma (FL) is a heterogeneous disease with some patients developing progressively or transformed disease early, whereas others follow an indolent clinical course. We evaluated the prognostic value of ...
    • Integrin α11β1 is expressed in breast cancer stroma and associates with aggressive tumor phenotypes 

      Smeland, Hilde Ytre-Hauge; Askeland, Cecilie; Wik, Elisabeth; Knutsvik, Gøril; Molven, Anders; Edelmann, RJ; Reed, Rolf K.; Warren, DJ; Gullberg, Donald; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug; Akslen, Lars A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Cancer‐associated fibroblasts are essential modifiers of the tumor microenvironment. The collagen‐binding integrin α11β1 has been proposed to be upregulated in a pro‐tumorigenic subtype of cancer‐associated fibroblasts. ...
    • KRAS mutation analysis by droplet digital PCR of duodenal juice from patients with MODY8 and other pancreatic diseases 

      Choi, Man Hung; Tjora, Erling; Forthun, Rakel Brendsdal; Engjom, Trond; Ræder, Helge; Hovland, Randi; Molven, Anders (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 8 (MODY8 or CEL-MODY) is an inherited pancreatic disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the pancreas and diabetes. It is not known whether MODY8 patients ...
    • The mucinous domain of pancreatic carboxyl-ester lipase (CEL) contains core 1/core 2 O-glycans that can be modified by ABO blood group determinants 

      El Jellas, Khadija; Johansson, Bente Berg; Fjeld, Karianne; Antonopoulos, Aristotelis; Immervoll, Heike; Choi, Man Hung; Hoem, Dag; Lowe, Mark E.; Lombardo, Dominique; Njølstad, Pål Rasmus; Dell, Anne; Mas, Eric; Haslam, Stuart M.; Molven, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Carboxyl-ester lipase (CEL) is a pancreatic fat-digesting enzyme associated with human disease. Rare mutations in the CEL gene cause a syndrome of pancreatic exocrine and endocrine dysfunction denoted MODY8, whereas a ...