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  • Biophysical analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Hsp70-Hsp90 organising protein (PfHop) reveals a monomer that is characterised by folded segments connected by flexible linkers 

    Makumire, Stanley; Zininga, Tawanda; Vahokoski, Juha; Kursula, Inari; Shonhai, Addmore (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Plasmodium falciparum causes the most lethal form of malaria. The cooperation of heat shock protein (Hsp) 70 and 90 is thought to facilitate folding of select group of cellular proteins that are crucial for cyto-protection ...
  • Crystal and solution structure of NDRG1, a membranebinding protein linked to myelination and tumour suppression 

    Mustonen, Venla; Muruganandam, Gopinath; Loris, Remy; Kursula, Petri; Ruskamo, Salla (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) is a tumour suppressor involved in vesicular trafficking and stress response. NDRG1 participates in peripheral nerve myelination, and mutations in the NDRG1 gene lead to ...
  • Targeting the Class A Carbapenemase GES-5 via Virtual Screening 

    Klein, Raphael; Cendron, Laura; Montanari, Maria; Bellio, Pierangelo; Celenza, Giuseppe; Maso, Lorenzo; Tondi, Donatella; Brenk, Ruth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The worldwide spread of β-lactamases able to hydrolyze last resort carbapenems contributes to the antibiotic resistance problem and menaces the successful antimicrobial treatment of clinically relevant pathogens. Class A ...
  • LncRNAs Predicted to Interfere With the Gene Regulation Activity of miR-637 and miR-196a-5p in GBM 

    Zheng, Jingfang; Su, Zhiying; Kong, Yang; Lin, Qingping; Liu, Hongli; Wang, Yanlong; Wang, Jian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Rigorous molecular characterization of biological systems has uncovered a variety of gene variations underlying normal and disease states and a remarkable complexity in the forms of RNA transcripts that exist. A recent ...
  • Phosphoglycerate Mutase 1 Activates DNA Damage Repair via Regulation of WIP1 Activity 

    Ohba, Shigeo; Johannessen, Tor-Christian Aase; Chatla, Kamalakar; Yang, Xiaodong; Pieper, Russell O.; Mukherjee, Joydeep (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) is overexpressed in several types of cancer, suggesting an additional function beyond its established role in the glycolytic pathway. We here report that PGAM1 is ...
  • Using mass spectrometry-based proteomics to improve the understanding of multiple sclerosis treatments 

    Lereim, Ragnhild Reehorst (Doctoral thesis, 2021-06-23)
    In this work, the effects of multiple sclerosis (MScl) treatments were investigated by quantitative proteomics. First, the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug Fingolimod was studied to see if the drug affected central ...
  • Intravenous Cyclophosphamide in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. An Open-Label Phase II Study 

    Rekeland, Ingrid Gurvin; Fosså, Alexander; Lande, Asgeir; Ktoridou-Valen, Irini; Sørland, Kari; Holsen, Mari; Tronstad, Karl Johan; Risa, Kristin; Alme, Kine; Viken, Marte Katrine; Lie, Benedicte Alexandra; Dahl, Olav; Mella, Olav; Fluge, Øystein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Introduction: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disease with high symptom burden, of unknown etiology, with no established treatment. We observed patients with long-standing ME/CFS who got ...
  • PFN2 and NAA80 cooperate to efficiently acetylate the N-terminus of actin 

    Reed, Rasmus; Kind, Laura; Kaziales, Anna; Varland, Sylvia; Dai, Minglu; Richter, Klaus; Drazic, Adrian; Arnesen, Thomas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The actin cytoskeleton is of profound importance to cell shape, division, and intracellular force generation. Profilins bind to globular (G-)actin and regulate actin filament formation. Although profilins are well-established ...
  • Tumor-penetrating peptide for systemic targeting of Tenascin-C 

    Lingasamy, Prakash; Tobi, Allan; Kurm, Kaarel; Kopanchuk, Sergei; Sudakov, Aleksander; Salumäe, Markko; Rätsep, Tõnu; Asser, Toomas; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Teesalu, Tambet (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Extracellular matrix in solid tumors has emerged as a specific, stable, and abundant target for affinity-guided delivery of anticancer drugs. Here we describe the homing peptide that interacts with the C-isoform of Tenascin-C ...
  • Sex differences in parent–offspring recurrence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 

    Solberg, Berit Skretting; Hegvik, Tor-Arne; Halmøy, Anne; Skjaerven, Rolv; Engeland, Anders; Haavik, Jan; Klungsøyr, Kari (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Background Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a highly heritable neurodevelopmental disorder sharing genetic risk factors with other common psychiatric disorders. However, intergenerational recurrence ...
  • 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 ...
  • Suicide gene therapy for the treatment of high-grade glioma: past lessons, present trends, and future prospects 

    Hossain, Jubayer; Marchini, Antonio; Fehse, Boris; Bjerkvig, Rolf; Miletic, Hrvoje (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Suicide gene therapy has represented an experimental cancer treatment modality for nearly 40 years. Among the various cancers experimentally treated by suicide gene therapy, high-grade gliomas have been the most prominent ...
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and smoking habits in pregnant women 

    Anderson, Anneli; Hegvik, Tor-Arne; Chen, Qi; Kvalvik, Liv Grimstvedt; Almqvist, Catarina; D'Onofrio, Brian M.; Hartman, Catharina A; Klungsøyr, Kari; Haavik, Jan; Tuvblad, Catherine; Larsson, Henrik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Background Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been associated with an increased risk of tobacco smoking, and more difficulties with smoking cessation compared to non-ADHD individuals. Women with ADHD may ...
  • Epac1 Is Crucial for Maintenance of Endothelial Barrier Function through A Mechanism Partly Independent of Rac1 

    Garcia-Ponce, Alexander; Schuster, Katharina; Døskeland, Stein Ove; Reed, Rolf K.; Curry, Fitz-Roy E.; Wasche, Jens; Radeva, Mariya Y (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Epac1 (exchange protein activated by cAMP) stabilizes the endothelial barrier, but detailed studies are limited by the side effects of pharmacological Epac1 modulators and transient transfections. Here, we compare the key ...
  • Structure of the ALS Mutation Target Annexin A11 Reveals a Stabilising N-Terminal Segment 

    Lillebostad, Peder August Gudmundsen; Raasakka, Arne; Hjellbrekke, Silje Johannessen; Patil, Sudarshan; Røstbø, Trude Kvalnes; Hollås, Hanne; Sakya, Siri; Szigetvari, Peter Daniel; Vedeler, Anni; Kursula, Petri (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The functions of the annexin family of proteins involve binding to Ca2+, lipid membranes, other proteins, and RNA, and the annexins share a common folded core structure at the C terminus. Annexin A11 (AnxA11) has a long ...
  • Involvement of the 14-3-3 Gene Family in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia: Genetics, Transcriptomics and Functional Analyses 

    Torrico, Bàrbara; Antón-Galindo, Ester; Fernàndez-Castillo, Noèlia; Rojo-Francàs, Eva; Ghorbani, Sadaf; Pineda-Cirera, Laura; Hervas, Amaia; Rueda, Isabel; Moreno, Estefanía; Fullerton, Janice M.; Casadó, Vicent; Buitelaar, Jan K; Rommelse, Nanda; Franke, Barbara; Reif, Andreas; Chiocchetti, Andreas G; Freitag, Christine; Kleppe, Rune; Haavik, Jan; Toma, Claudio; Cormand, Bru (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    The 14-3-3 protein family are molecular chaperones involved in several biological functions and neurological diseases. We previously pinpointed YWHAZ (encoding 14-3-3ζ) as a candidate gene for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ...
  • Integrin α11β1 is a receptor for collagen XIII 

    Koivunen, Jarkko; Tu, Hongmin; Kemppainen, Antti; Anbazhagan, Padmanabhan; Finnilä, Mikko A; Saarakkala, Simo; Käpylä, Jarmo; Lu, Ning; Heikkinen, Anne; Juffer, André H; Heino, Jyrki; Gullberg, Donald; Taina, Pihlajaniemi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Collagen XIII is a conserved transmembrane collagen mainly expressed in mesenchymal tissues. Previously, we have shown that collagen XIII modulates tissue development and homeostasis. Integrins are a family of receptors ...
  • Structure and substrate specificity determinants of the taurine biosynthetic enzyme cysteine sulphinic acid decarboxylase 

    Mahootchi, Elaheh; Raasakk, Arne; Luan, Weisha; Muruganandam, Gopinath; Loris, Remy; Haavik, Jan; Kursula, Petri (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Pyridoxal 5́-phosphate (PLP) is an important cofactor for amino acid decarboxylases with many biological functions, including the synthesis of signalling molecules, such as serotonin, dopamine, histamine, γ-aminobutyric ...
  • Kinetic and oligomeric study of Leishmania braziliensis nicotinate/ nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase 

    Contreras Rodríguez, Luis Ernesto; Ziegler, Mathias; Ramírez Hernández, María Helena (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is an essential coenzyme involved in REDOX reactions and oxidative stress defense systems. Furthermore, NAD is used as substrate by proteins that regulate essential cellular functions ...
  • Generation of a novel mouse strain with fibroblast-specific expression of Cre recombinase 

    Alam, Jahedul; Musiime, Moses; Romaine, Andreas; Sawant, Mugdha; Melleby, Arne Olav; Lu, Ning; Eckes, Beate; Christensen, Geir; Gullberg, Donald (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Cell-specific expression of genes offers the possibility to use their promoters to drive expression of Cre-recombinase, thereby allowing for detailed expression analysis using reporter gene systems, cell lineage tracing, ...

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