• Age-Related Dysfunction in Mechanotransduction Impairs Differentiation of Human Mammary Epithelial Progenitors 

      Pelissier, Fanny; Garbe, James C.; Ananthanarayanan, Badriprasad; Miyano, Masaru; Lin, ChunHan; Jokela, Tiina; Kumar, Sanjay; Stampfer, Martha R.; Lorens, James; LaBarge, Mark A. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06-26)
      Dysfunctional progenitor and luminal cells with acquired basal cell properties accumulate during human mammary epithelial aging for reasons not understood. Multipotent progenitors from women aged <30 years were exposed to ...
    • 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 ...
    • High-Dimensional Phenotyping Identifies Age-Emergent Cells in Human Mammary Epithelia 

      Pelissier, Fanny; Schapiro, Denis; Chang, Hang; Borowsky, Alexander D.; Lee, Jonathan K.; Parvin, Bahram; Stampfer, Martha R.; LaBarge, Mark A.; Bodenmiller, Bernd; Lorens, James B. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-04)
      Aging is associated with tissue-level changes in cellular composition that are correlated with increased susceptibility to disease. Aging human mammary tissue shows skewed progenitor cell potency, resulting in diminished ...