• A co-culture model with brain tumor-specific bioluminescence demonstrates astrocyte-induced drug resistance in glioblastoma 

      Yang, Ning; Yan, Tao; Zhu, Huaiyang; Liang, Xiao; Leiss, Lina; Sakariassen, Per Øystein; Skaftnesmo, Kai Ove; Huang, Bin; Costea, Daniela Elena; Enger, Per Øyvind; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-10-04)
      Background: Although several studies suggest that stromal fibroblasts mediate treatment resistance in several cancer types, little is known about how tumor-associated astrocytes modulate the treatment response in brain ...
    • Identification of immune-related genes contributing to the development of glioblastoma using weighted gene co-expression network analysis. 

      Kong, Yang; Feng, Zichao; Zhang, Yulin; Liu, Xiaofei; Ma, Yuan; Zhao, Zhimin; Huang, Bin; Chen, An-Jing; Zhang, Di; Thorsen, Frits; Wang, Jian; Yang, Ning; Li, Xingang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: The tumor microenvironment (TME) of human glioblastoma (GBM) exhibits considerable immune cell infiltration, and such cell types have been shown to be widely involved in the development of GBM. Here, weighted ...
    • Immune checkpoint molecule herpes virus entry mediator is overexpressed and associated with poor prognosis in human glioblastoma 

      Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Zhao, Wen-Bo; Ni, Shi-Lei; Yang, Ning; Kong, Yang; Huang, Bin; Chen, An-Jing; Li, Xin-Gang; Wang, Jian; Wang, Dong-Hai (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background: Dysregulation of immune checkpoint molecules leads to immune evasion in human tumours but has become a viable target for tumour therapy. Here, we examined expression of Herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM), an ...
    • Impaired lymphatic function accelerates cancer growth 

      Steinskog, Eli Sihn Samdal; Sagstad, Solfrid Johanne; Wagner, Marek; Karlsen, Tine Veronica; Yang, Ning; Markhus, Carl Erik Nordvik; Yndestad, Synnøve; Wiig, Helge; Eikesdal, Hans Petter (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-06-13)
      Increased lymphangiogenesis is a common feature of cancer development and progression, yet the influence of impaired lymphangiogenesis on tumor growth is elusive. C3HBA breast cancer and KHT-1 sarcoma cell lines were ...
    • Interfering with long non-coding RNA MIR22HG processing inhibits glioblastoma progression through suppression of Wnt/β-catenin signalling 

      Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Fritah, Sabrina; Wang, Xu; Zhou, Wenjing; Yang, Ning; Ni, Shilei; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Li, Gang; Miletic, Hrvoje; Thorsen, Frits; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Long non-coding RNAs play critical roles in tumour progression. Through analysis of publicly available genomic datasets, we found that MIR22HG, the host gene of microRNAs miR-22-3p and miR-22-5p, is ranked among the most ...
    • The Natural Flavonoid Galangin Elicits Apoptosis, Pyroptosis, and Autophagy in Glioblastoma 

      Kong, Yang; Feng, Zichao; Chen, Anjing; Qi, Qichao; Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Zhang, Yulin; Zhang, Xin; Yang, Ning; Wang, Jiwei; Huang, Bin; Zhang, Qing; Xiang, Guo; Li, Wenjie; Zhang, Di; Wang, Jian; Li, Xingang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-09-27)
      Galangin (GG), a flavonoid, elicits a potent antitumor activity in diverse cancers. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of GG in the treatment of human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and investigated the molecular basis for its ...
    • A novel GFP nude rat model to investigate tumor-stroma interactions 

      Yang, Ning; Huang, Bin; Tsinkalovsky, Oleg; Brekkå, Narve; Zhu, Huaiyang; Leiss, Lina; Enger, Per Øyvind; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12-21)
      Backgroud: A key strategy for the study of the tumor microenvironment is to implant human tumor cells in an immunodeficient rodent strain ubiquitously expressing a fluorescent marker. Here, a novel nude rat expressing a ...
    • Surgical debulking promotes recruitment of macrophages and triggers glioblastoma phagocytosis in combination with CD47 blocking immunotherapy 

      Zhu, Huaiyang; Leiss, Lina Wik; Yang, Ning; Rygh, Cecilie Brekke; Mitra, Siddharta S.; Cheshier, Samuel H.; Weissman, Irving L.; Huang, Bin; Miletic, Hrvoje; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Enger, Per Øyvind; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      Surgical resection is a standard component of treatment in the clinical management of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). However, experimental therapies are rarely investigated in the context of tumor debulking ...
    • Therapeutic implications of altered cholesterol homeostasis mediated by loss of CYP46A1 in human glioblastoma 

      Han, Mingzhi; Wang, Shuai; Yang, Ning; Wang, Xu; Zhao, Wenbo; Sdik Saed, Halala; Daubon, Thomas; Huang, Bin; Chen, Anjing; Li, Gang; Miletic, Hrvoje; Thorsen, Frits; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Li, Xingang; Wang, Jian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-11-28)
      Dysregulated cholesterol metabolism is a hallmark of many cancers, including glioblastoma (GBM), but its role in disease progression is not well understood. Here, we identified cholesterol 24‐hydroxylase (CYP46A1), a ...