• 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Intrinsic Differences in Spatiotemporal Organization and Stromal Cell Interactions Between Isogenic Lung Cancer Cells of Epithelial and Mesenchymal Phenotypes Revealed by High-Dimensional Single-Cell Analysis of Heterotypic 3D Spheroid Models 

      Lotsberg, Maria Lie; Røsland, Gro Vatne; Rayford, Austin James; Dyrstad, Sissel Elisabeth; Ekanger, Camilla Tvedt; Lu, Ning; Frantz, Kirstine; Stuhr, Linda Elin Birkhaug; Ditzel, Henrik J.; Thiery, Jean Paul; Akslen, Lars Andreas; Lorens, James; Engelsen, Agnete (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      The lack of inadequate preclinical models remains a limitation for cancer drug development and is a primary contributor to anti-cancer drug failures in clinical trials. Heterotypic multicellular spheroids are three-dimensional ...