• 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. ...
    • Stromal integrin α11 regulates PDGFR-β signaling and promotes breast cancer progression 

      PRIMAC, I; MAQUOI, E; BLACHER, S; HELJASVAARA, R; Van Deun, Jan; Smeland, Hilde Ytre-Hauge; CANALE, A; LOUIS, T; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug; SOUNNI, NE; CATALDO, D; PIHLAJANEMI, T; PEQUEUX, C; DE WEAVER, O; Gullberg, Donald; Noel, Agnes (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are key actors in modulating the progression of many solid tumors, such as breast cancer (BC). Herein, we identify an integrin α11/PDGFRβ–positive CAF subset displaying tumor-promoting ...
    • Stromal integrin α11-deficiency reduces interstitial fluid pressure and perturbs collagen structure in triple-negative breast xenograft tumors 

      Smeland, Hilde Ytre-Hauge; Lu, Ning; Karlsen, Tine Veronica; Salvesen, Gerd Signe; Reed, Rolf K.; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-15)
      Background: Cancer progression is influenced by a pro-tumorigenic microenvironment. The aberrant tumor stroma with increased collagen deposition, contractile fibroblasts and dysfunctional vessels has a major impact on the ...
    • Stromal integrin α11β1 affects RM11 prostate and 4T1 breast xenograft tumors differently 

      Reigstad, Inga; Smeland, Hilde Ytre-Hauge; Skogstrand, Trude; Sortland, Kristina; Schmid, Caroline; Reed, Rolf K.; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-03-18)
      Purpose It has been implied that the collagen binding integrin α11β1 plays a role in carcinogenesis. As still relatively little is known about how the stromal integrin α11β1 affects different aspects of tumor development, ...