• Altered metabolic landscape in IDH‐mutant gliomas affects phospholipid, energy, and oxidative stress pathways 

      Fack, Fred; Tardito, Saverio; Hochart, Guillaume; Oudin, Anaïs; Zheng, Liang; Fritah, Sabrina; Golebiewska, Anna; Nazarov, Petr; Bernard, Amandine; Hau, Ann-Christin; Keunen, Olivier; Leenders, William P.J.; Lund-Johansen, Morten; Stauber, Jonathan; Gottlieb, Eyal; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Heterozygous mutations in NADP‐dependent isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDH) define the large majority of diffuse gliomas and are associated with hypermethylation of DNA and chromatin. The metabolic dysregulations imposed by ...
    • AN1-type zinc finger protein 3 (ZFAND3) is a transcriptional regulator that drives Glioblastoma invasion 

      Schuster, Anne; Klein, Eliane; Neirinckx, Virginie; Møldrup Knudsen, Arnon; Fabian, Carina; Hau, Ann-Christin; Dieterle, Monika; Oudin, Anaïs; Nazarov, Petr V.; Golebiewska, Anna; Muller, Arnaud; Perez-Hernandez, Daniel; Rhodius, Sophie; Dittmar, Gunnar; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Herold-Mende, Christel; Klink, Barbara; Winther Kristensen, Bjarne; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The infiltrative nature of Glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive primary brain tumor, critically prevents complete surgical resection and masks tumor cells behind the blood brain barrier reducing the efficacy of systemic ...
    • Glioblastoma organoids: pre-clinical applications and challenges in the context of immunotherapy 

      Klein, Eliane; Hau, Ann-Christin; Oudin, Anaïs; Golebiewska, Anna; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-12-08)
      Malignant brain tumors remain uniformly fatal, even with the best-to-date treatment. For Glioblastoma (GBM), the most severe form of brain cancer in adults, the median overall survival is roughly over a year. New therapeutic ...
    • Lack of functional normalisation of tumour vessels following anti-angiogenic therapy in glioblastoma 

      Obad, Nina; Espedal, Heidi; Jirík, Radovan; Sakariassen, Per Øystein; Rygh, Cecilie Brekke; Lund-Johansen, Morten; Taxt, Torfinn; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Keunen, Olivier (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Neo-angiogenesis represents an important factor for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to a growing tumour, and is considered to be one of the main pathodiagnostic features of glioblastomas (GBM). Anti-angiogenic therapy ...
    • Mutant IDH1 Differently Affects Redox State and Metabolism in Glial Cells of Normal and Tumor Origin 

      Biedermann, Julia; Preussler, Mathias; Conde, Marina; Peitzsch, Mirko; Richter, Susan; Wiedemuth, Ralf; Abou-El-Ardat, Khalil; Krüger, Alexander; Meinhardt, Mathias; Schackert, Gabriele; Leenders, William P.J.; Herold-Mende, Christel; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Eisenhofer, Graeme; Temme, Achim; Seifert, Michael; Kunz-Schughart, Leoni A.; Schröck, Evelin; Klink, Barbara (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-12-16)
      IDH1R132H (isocitrate dehydrogenase 1) mutations play a key role in the development of low-grade gliomas. IDH1wt converts isocitrate to α-ketoglutarate while reducing nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+), ...
    • Patient-derived organoids and orthotopic xenografts of primary and recurrent gliomas represent relevant patient avatars for precision oncology 

      Golebiewska, Anna; Hau, Ann-Christin; Oudin, Anaïs; Stieber, Daniel; Yabo, Yahaya A.; Baus, Virginie; Barthelemy, Vanessa; Klein, Eliane; Bougnaud, Sébastien; Keunen, Olivier; Wantz, May; Michelucci, Alessandro; Neirinckx, Virginie; Muller, Arnaud; Kaoma, Tony; Nazarov, Petr V.; Azuaje, Francisco; De Falco, Alfonso; Flies, Ben; Richart, Lorraine; Poovathingal, Suresh K; Arns, Thais; Grzyb, Kamil; Mock, Andreas; Herold-Mende, Christel; Steino, Anne; Brown, Dennis; May, Patrick; Miletic, Hrvoje; Malta, Tathiane M.; Noushmehr, Houtan; Kwon, Yong-Jun; Jahn, Winnie; Klink, Barbara; Tanner, Georgette; Stead, Lucy F.; Mittelbronn, Michel; Skupin, Alexander; Hertel, Frank; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Patient-based cancer models are essential tools for studying tumor biology and for the assessment of drug responses in a translational context. We report the establishment a large cohort of unique organoids and patient-derived ...
    • Revealing and Harnessing Tumour-Associated Microglia/Macrophage Heterogeneity in Glioblastoma 

      Pires-Afonso, Yolanda; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Michelucci, Alessandro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Cancer heterogeneity and progression are subject to complex interactions between neoplastic cells and their microenvironment, including the immune system. Although glioblastomas (GBMs) are classified as ‘cold tumours’ with ...
    • Stem cell-associated heterogeneity in Glioblastoma results from intrinsic tumor plasticity shaped by the microenvironment 

      Dirkse, Anna; Golebiewska, Anna; Buder, Thomas; Nazarov, Petr V.; Muller, Arnaud; Poovathingal, Suresh K.; Brons, Nicolaas H. C.; Leite, Sonia; Sauvageot, Nicolas; Sarkisjan, Dzjemma; Seyfrid, Mathieu; Fritah, Sabrina; Stieber, Daniel; Michelucci, Alesandro; Hertel, Frank; Herold-Mende, Christel; Azuaje, Francisco; Skupin, Alexander; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Deutsch, Andreas; Voss-Böhme, Anja; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-16)
      The identity and unique capacity of cancer stem cells (CSC) to drive tumor growth and resistance have been challenged in brain tumors. Here we report that cells expressing CSC-associated cell membrane markers in Glioblastoma ...
    • Temozolomide-induced rna interactome uncovers novel lncrna regulatory loops in glioblastoma 

      Fritah, Sabrina; Muller, Arnaud; Jiang, Wei; Mitra, Ramkrishna; Sarmini, Mohamad; Dieterle, Monika; Golebiewska, Anna; Ye, Tao; van Dyck, Eric; Herold-Mende, Christel; Zhao, Zhongming; Azuaje, Francisco; Niclou, Simone Pierrette (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-10)
      Resistance to chemotherapy by temozolomide (TMZ) is a major cause of glioblastoma (GBM) recurrence. So far, attempts to characterize factors that contribute to TMZ sensitivity have largely focused on protein-coding genes, ...
    • Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms underlying astrocyte identity 

      Pavlou, Maria Angeliki S.; Grandbarbe, Luc; Buckley, Noel J.; Niclou, Simone Pierrette; Michelucci, Alessandro (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03)
      Astrocytes play a significant role in coordinating neural development and provide critical support for the function of the CNS. They possess important adaptation capacities that range from their transition towards reactive ...