• Antiviral properties of chemical inhibitors of cellular anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins 

      Bulanova, Daria; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Bugai, Andrii; Akimov, Yevhen; Kuivanen, Suvi; Paavilainen, Henrik; Kakkola, Laura; Nandania, Jatin; Turunen, Laura; Ohman, Tiina; Ala-Hongisto, Hanna; Pesonen, Hanna M; Kuisma, Marika S; Honkimaa, Anni; Walton, Emma Louise; Oksenych, Valentyn; Lorey, Martina B.; Guschin, Dmitry; Shim, Jungmin; Kim, Jinhee; Than, Thoa T; Chang, So Young; Hukkanen, Veijo; Kulesskiy, Evgeny; Marjomaki, Varpu S; Julkunen, Ilkka; Nyman, Tuula Anneli; Matikainen, Sampsa; Saarela, Jani S; Sane, Famara; Hober, Didier; Gabriel, Gulsah; De Brabander, Jef K; Martikainen, Miika; Windisch, Marc P; Min, Ji-Young; Bruzzone, Roberto; Aittokallio, Tero; Vaha-Koskela, Markus; Vapalahti, Olli; Pulk, Arto; Velagapudi, Vidya; Kainov, Denis (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Viral diseases remain serious threats to public health because of the shortage of effective means of control. To combat the surge of viral diseases, new treatments are urgently needed. Here we show that small-molecules, ...
    • Chemical, Physical and Biological Triggers of Evolutionary Sonserved Bcl-xL-Mediated Apoptosis 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Kulesskiy, Evgeny; Krpina, Klara; Lou, Guofeng; Aman, Yahyah; Bugai, Andrii; Aasumets, Koit; Akimov, Yevhen; Bulanova, Daria; Gildemann, Kiira; Arutyunyan, Albert F.; Susova, Olga Yu.; Zhuze, Alexei L.; Ji, Ping; Wang, Wei; Holien, Toril; Bugge, Marit; Zusinaite, Eva; Oksenych, Valentyn; Lysvand, Hilde; Gerhold, Joachim M.; Bjørås, Magnar; Johansen, Pål; Waage, Anders; Heckman, Caroline A.; Fang, Evandro Fei; Kainov, Denis (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: The evidence that pan-Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL-specific inhibitors prematurely kill virus-infected or RNA/DNA-transfected cells provides rationale for investigating these apoptotic inducers further. We hypothesized that ...
    • Common nodes of virus–host interaction revealed through an integrated network analysis 

      Bösl, Korbinian; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Than, Thoa T.; Andersen, Petter I.; Kuivanen, Suvi; Teppor, Mona; Zusinaite, Eva; Dumpis, Uga; Vitkauskiene, Astra; Cox, Rebecca Jane; Kallio-Kokko, Hannimari; Bergqvist, Anders; Tenson, Tanel; Merits, Andres; Oksenych, Valentyn; Bjørås, Magnar; Anthonsen, Marit Walbye; Shum, David H.K.; Kaarbø, Mari; Vapalahti, Olli; Windisch, Marc P.; Superti-Furga, Giulio; Snijder, Berend; Kainov, Denis; Kandasamy, Richard Kumaran (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Viruses are one of the major causes of acute and chronic infectious diseases and thus a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Several studies have shown how viruses have evolved to hijack basic cellular pathways ...
    • Computational Drug Repositioning and Experimental Validation of Ivermectin in Treatment of Gastric Cancer 

      Rabben, Hanne-Line; Andersen, Gøran Troseth; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Olsen, Magnus Kringstad; Kainov, Denis; Grønbech, Jon Erik; Wang, Timothy Cragin; Chen, Duan; Zhao, Chun-Mei (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Objective: The aim of the present study was repositioning of ivermectin in treatment of gastric cancer (GC) by computational prediction based on gene expression profiles of human and mouse model of GC and validations with ...
    • Discovery and development of safe-in-man broad-spectrum antiviral agents 

      Anderssen, Petter Inge; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Lysvand, Hilde; Vitkauskiene, Astra; Oksenych, Valentyn; Bjørås, Magnar; Telling, Kaidi; Lutsar, Irja; Dumpis, Uga; Irie, Yasuhiko; Tenson, Tanel; Kantele, Anu; Kainov, Denis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Viral diseases are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. Virus-specific vaccines and antiviral drugs are the most powerful tools to combat viral diseases. However, broad-spectrum antiviral ...
    • Drug Combinations as a First Line of Defense against Coronaviruses and Other Emerging Viruses 

      White, Judith M.; Schiffer, Joshua T.; Bender Ignacio, Rachel A.; Xu, Shuang; Kainov, Denis; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Aittokallio, Tero Antero; Frieman, Matthew; Olinger, Gene G.; Polyak, Stephen J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The world was unprepared for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and remains ill-equipped for future pandemics. While unprecedented strides have been made developing vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, there remains a ...
    • DrugVirus.info 2.0: an integrative data portal for broad-spectrum antivirals (BSA) and BSA-containing drug combinations (BCCs) 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Simonsen, Ronja Meyer; Myhre, Vegard; Tenson, Tanel; Oksenych, Valentyn; Bjørås, Magnar; Kainov, Denis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Viruses can cross species barriers and cause unpredictable outbreaks in man with substantial economic and public health burdens. Broad-spectrum antivirals, (BSAs, compounds inhibiting several human viruses), and BSA-containing ...
    • Expanding the activity spectrum of antiviral agents 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Andersen, Petter I.; Merits, Andres; Bjørås, Magnar; Kainov, Denis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    • Identification and Tracking of Antiviral Drug Combinations 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Yao, Rouan; Biza, Svetlana; Zusinaite, Eva; Mannik, Andres; Kivi, Gaily; Planken, Anu; Kurg, Kristiina; Tombak, Eva-Maria; Ustav, Mart Jr; Shtaida, Nastassia; Kulesskiy, Evgeny; Jo, Eunji; Yang, Jaewon; Lysvand, Hilde; Løseth, Kirsti; Oksenych, Valentyn; Aas, Per Arne; Tenson, Tanel; Vitkauskienė, Astra; Windisch, Marc P; Fenstad, Mona H.; Nordbø, Svein Arne; Ustav, Mart; Bjørås, Magnar; Kainov, Denis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Combination therapies have become a standard for the treatment for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. They are advantageous over monotherapies due to better efficacy, reduced toxicity, as well as the ability to ...
    • Low temperature and low UV indexes correlated with peaks of influenza virus activity in Northern Europe during 2010-2018 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Zusinaite, Eva; Shtaida, Nastassia; Kallio-Kokko, Hannimari; Valkonen, Mia; Kantele, Anu; Telling, Kaidi; Lutsar, Irja; Letjuka, Pille; Metelitsa, Natalja; Oksenych, Valentyn; Dumpis, Uga; Vitkauskiene, Astra; Stašaitis, Kestutis; Öhrmalm, Christina; Bondeson, Kåre; Bergqvist, Anders; Cox, Rebecca Jane; Tenson, Tanel; Merits, Andres; Kainov, Denis (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      With the increasing pace of global warming, it is important to understand the role of meteorological factors in influenza virus (IV) epidemics. In this study, we investigated the impact of temperature, UV index, humidity, ...
    • Nafamostat–interferon-α combination suppresses sars-cov-2 infection in vitro and in vivo by cooperatively targeting host TMPRSS2 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Yao, Rouan; Lysvand, Hilde; Grødeland, Gunnveig; Legrand, Nicolas; Oksenych, Valentyn; Zusinaite, Eva; Tenson, Tanel; Bjørås, Magnar; Kainov, Denis E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      SARS-CoV-2 and its vaccine/immune-escaping variants continue to pose a serious threat to public health due to a paucity of effective, rapidly deployable, and widely available treatments. Here, we address these challenges ...
    • Neural signaling modulates metabolism of gastric cancer 

      Rabben, Hanne-Line; Andersen, Gøran Troseth; Olsen, Magnus Kringstad; Øverby, Anders; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Kainov, Denis; Wang, Timothy Cragin; Lundgren, Steinar; Grønbech, Jon Erik; Chen, Duan; Zhao, Chun-Mei (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Tumors comprise cancer cells and the associated stromal and immune/inflammatory cells, i.e., tumor microenvironment (TME). Here, we identify a metabolic signature of human and mouse model of gastric cancer and show that ...
    • Novel antiviral activities of obatoclax, emetine, niclosamide, brequinar, and homoharringtonine 

      Anderssen, Petter Inge; Krpina, Klara; Ianevski, Aleksandr; Shtaida, Nastassia; Jo, Eunji; Yang, Jaewon; Koit, Sandra; Tenson, Tanel; Hukkanen, Veijo; Anthonsen, Marit Walbye; Bjørås, Magnar; Evander, Magnus; Windisch, Marc P; Zusinaite, Eva; Kainov, Denis (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Viruses are the major causes of acute and chronic infectious diseases in the world. According to the World Health Organization, there is an urgent need for better control of viral diseases. Repurposing existing antiviral ...
    • Potential Antiviral Options against SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Viruses. 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Yao, Rouan; Fenstad, Mona H.; Biza, Svetlana; Zusinaite, Eva; Reisberg, Tuuli; Lysvand, Hilde; Løseth, Kirsti; Landsem, Veslemøy Malm; Fossum, Janne; Erlandsen, Sten Even; Aas, Per Arne; Hagen, Lars; Pettersen, Caroline Hild; Tenson, Tanel; Afset, Jan Egil; Nordbø, Svein Arne; Bjørås, Magnar; Kainov, Denis; Oksenych, Valentyn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      As of June 2020, the number of people infected with severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to skyrocket, with more than 6.7 million cases worldwide. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and United ...
    • Synergistic interferon-alpha-based combinations for treatment of sars-cov-2 and other viral infections 

      Ianevski, Aleksandr; Yao, Rouan; Zusinaite, Eva; Lello, Laura Sandra; Wang, Sainan; Jo, Eunji; Yang, Jaewon; Ravlo, Erlend; Wang, Wei; Lysvand, Hilde; Løseth, Kirsti; Oksenych, Valentyn; Tenson, Tanel; Windisch, Marc P.; Poranen, Minna M.; Nieminen, Anni I.; Nordbø, Svein Arne; Fenstad, Mona H.; Grødeland, Gunnveig; Aukrust, Pål; Trøseid, Marius; Kantele, Anu; Lastauskienė, Eglė; Vitkauskienė, Astra; Legrand, Nicolas; Merits, Andres; Bjørås, Magnar; Kainov, Denis (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: There is an urgent need for new antivirals with powerful therapeutic potential and tolerable side effects. Methods: Here, we tested the antiviral properties of interferons (IFNs), alone and with other drugs in ...