• Cancer cachexia associates with a systemic autophagy-inducing activity mimicked by cancer cell-derived IL-6 trans-signaling 

      Pettersen, Kristine; Andersen, Sonja Benedikte; Degen, simone; Tadini, Valentina; Grosjean, Joel; Hatakeyama, Shinji; Tesfahun, Almaz Nigatu; Moestue, Siver Andreas; Kim, Jana; Nonstad, Unni; Romundstad, Pål Richard; Skorpen, Frank; Sørhaug, Sveinung; Amundsen, Tore; Grønberg, Bjørn Henning; Strasser, Florian; Stephens, Nathan; Hoem, Dag; Molven, Anders; Kaasa, Stein; Fearon, Kenneth; Jacobi, Carsten; Bjørkøy, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The majority of cancer patients with advanced disease experience weight loss, including loss of lean body mass. Severe weight loss is characteristic for cancer cachexia, a condition that significantly impairs functional ...
    • DHA-induced stress response in human colon cancer cells - Focus on oxidative stress and autophagy 

      Pettersen, Kristine; Monsen, Vivi Anita Talstad; Pettersen, Caroline Hild; Overland, Hilde Bremseth; Pettersen, Grete Klippenvåg; Samdal, Helle; Tesfahun, Almaz Nigatu; Lundemo, Anne Gøril; Bjørkøy, Geir; Schønberg, Svanhild Margrethe Arentz (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are important constituents of the diet and health benefits of omega-3/n−3 PUFAs, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 n−3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 n−3) have been well ...
    • Gastrin activates autophagy and increases migration and survival of gastric adenocarcinoma cells 

      Rao, Shalini; Solum, Guri; Niederdorfer, Barbara; Nørsett, Kristin; Bjørkøy, Geir; Thommesen, Liv (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background: The peptide hormone gastrin exerts a growth-promoting effect in both normal and malignant gastrointestinal tissue. Gastrin mediates its effect via the cholecystokinin 2 receptor (CCKBR/CCK2R). Although a ...
    • Gene regulation knowledge commons: community action takes care of DNA binding transcription factors 

      Tripathi, Sushil; Vercruysse, Steven; Chawla, Konika; Christie, Karen R.; Blake, Judith A; Huntley, Rachael P.; Orchard, Sandra; Hermjakob, Henning; Thommesen, Liv; Lægreid, Astrid; Kuiper, Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      A large gap remains between the amount of knowledge in scientific literature and the fraction that gets curated into standardized databases, despite many curation initiatives. Yet the availability of comprehensive knowledge ...
    • Intracellular glutathione determines bortezomib cytotoxicity in multiple myeloma cells 

      Starheim, Kristian Kobbenes; Holien, Toril; Misund, Kristine; Johansson, Ida; Baranowska, Katarzyna Anna; Sponaas, Anne Marit; Hella, Hanne; Buene, Glenn; Waage, Anders; Sundan, Anders; Bjørkøy, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Multiple myeloma (myeloma in short) is an incurable cancer of antibody-producing plasma cells that comprise 13% of all hematological malignancies. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib has improved treatment significantly, ...
    • MRI Reveals the in Vivo Cellular and Vascular Response to BEZ235 in Ovarian Cancer Xenografts with Different PI3-Kinase Pathway Activity 

      Cebulla, Jana; Huuse-Røneid, Else Marie; Pettersen, Kristine; van der Veen, Anna; Kim, Eugene; Andersen, Sonja; Prestvik, Wenche S; Bofin, Anna M.; Pathak, Arvind P; Bjørkøy, Geir; Bathen, Tone Frost; Moestue, Siver Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-12-23)
      Background: The phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway is an attractive therapeutic target. However, difficulty in predicting therapeutic response limits the clinical implementation of PI3K inhibitors. This study evaluates ...
    • N-3 PUFAs induce inflammatory tolerance by formation of KEAP1-containing SQSTM1/p62-bodies and activation of NFE2L2 

      Mildenberger, Jennifer; Johansson, Ida; Sergin, Ismail; Kjøbli, Eli; Damås, Jan Kristian; Razani, Babak; Flo, Trude Helen; Bjørkøy, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Inflammation is crucial in the defense against infections but must be tightly controlled to limit detrimental hyperactivation. Our diet influences inflammatory processes and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) ...
    • Salt-inducible kinase 1 (SIK1) is induced by gastrin and inhibits migration of gastric adenocarcinoma cells 

      Selvik, Linn-Karina M.; Rao, Shalini; Steigedal, Tonje; Haltbakk, Ildri; Misund, Kristine; Bruland, Torunn; Prestvik, Wenche S; Lægreid, Astrid; Thommesen, Liv (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-11-10)
      Salt-inducible kinase 1 (SIK1/Snf1lk) belongs to the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) family of kinases, all of which play major roles in regulating metabolism and cell growth. Recent studies have shown that reduced ...
    • The gastrin and cholecystokinin receptors mediated signaling network: a scaffold for data analysis and new hypotheses on regulatory mechanisms 

      Tripathi, Sushil; Flobak, Åsmund; Chawla, Konika; Baudot, Anaïs; Bruland, Torunn; Thommesen, Liv; Kuiper, Martin Tremen R.; Lægreid, Astrid (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)