• 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, ...
    • Characterization of a Paxx Knockout Mouse Model - Growth and immune system development in mice deficient of DNA repair factor PAXX 

      Sæterstad, Siri (Master thesis, 2018)
      Non-Homologous End-Joining (NHEJ) is the major DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway in higher eukaryotes, functional throughout the cell cycle. NHEJ involves a variety of proteins; some are essential, whereas others ...
    • Characterization of new mouse model lacking DNA repair factor MRI 

      Røsand, Øystein (Master thesis, 2019)
      Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are constantly generated in the DNA by endogenous and exogenous agents. In mammalian cells, DSBs activate DNA damage responses (DDRs) to repair the lesions. One major DSB repair pathway is ...
    • 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 ...
    • Generation of a Mouse Model Lacking the Non-Homologous End-Joining Factor Mri/Cyren 

      Castaneda Zegarra, Sergio Miguel; Huse, Camilla; Røsand, Øystein; Sarno, Antonio; Xing, Mengtan; Zhang, Qindong; Alirezaylavasani, Amin; Werner, Julia; Ji, Ping; Liabakk, Nina-Beate; Wang, Wei; Bjørås, Magnar; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Classical non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is a molecular pathway that detects, processes, and ligates DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) throughout the cell cycle. Mutations in several NHEJ genes result in neurological ...
    • Genetic Interaction Between DNA Repair Factors in Lymphocyte Development 

      Huse, Camilla (Master thesis, 2019)
      Dobbeltråd-brudd (DSB) på DNA-tråden er den mest cytotoksiske skaden i cellene våre. I løpet av utviklingen av B- og T-celler introduseres DSBs med vilje i løpet av V(D)J rekombinasjonen, og repareres av den ikke-homologe ...
    • Genetic interaction between DNA repair factors PAXX, XLF, XRCC4 and DNA-PKcs in human cells 

      Xing, Mengtan; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      DNA double‐strand breaks (DSBs) are highly cytotoxic lesions, and unrepaired or misrepaired DSBs can lead to various human diseases, including immunodeficiency, neurological abnormalities, growth retardation, and cancer. ...
    • Genetic interaction between the non-homologous end joining factors in mice and humans 

      Xing, Mengtan (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019:117, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
    • Genetic interaction between the non‐homologous end joining factors during B and T lymphocyte development: in vivo mouse models 

      Castaneda Zegarra, Sergio Miguel; Fernandez Berrocal, Marion Silvana; Tkachev, Max; Yao, Rouan; Esnardo Upfold, Nikki Lyn; Oksenych, Valentyn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is the main DNA repair mechanism for the repair of double-strand breaks (DSBs) throughout the course of the cell cycle. DSBs are generated in developing B and T lymphocytes during V(D)J ...
    • Interaction between Fibroblasts and Immune Cells Following DNA Damage Induced by Ionizing Radiation 

      Ragunathan, Kalaiyarasi; Esnardo Upfold, Nikki Lyn; Oksenych, Valentyn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF) form the basis of tumor microenvironment and possess immunomodulatory functions by interacting with other cells surrounding tumor, including T lymphocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells ...
    • 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, ...
    • Mediator of DNA Damage Checkpoint Protein 1 Facilitates V(D)J Recombination in Cells Lacking DNA Repair Factor XLF 

      Beck, Carole; Castaneda Zegarra, Sergio Miguel; Huse, Camilla; Xing, Mengtan; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) trigger the Ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM)-dependent DNA damage response (DDR), which consists of histone H2AX, MDC1, RNF168, 53BP1, PTIP, RIF1, Rev7, and Shieldin. Early stages of B ...
    • Non-Homologous End Joining Factors XLF, PAXX and DNA-PKcs Maintain the Neural Stem and Progenitor Cell Population 

      Gago-Fuentes, Raquel; Oksenych, Valentyn (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) is a major DNA repair pathway in mammalian cells that recognizes, processes and fixes DNA damage throughout the cell cycle and is specifically important for homeostasis of post-mitotic ...
    • Normal development of mice lacking PAXX, the paralogue of XRCC4 and XLF 

      Gago-Fuentes, Raquel; Xing, Mengtan; Sæterstad, Siri; Sarno, Antonio; Dewan, Alisa Elinsdatter; Beck, Carole; Bradamante, Stefano; Bjørås, Magnar; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      DNA repair consists of several cellular pathways which recognize and repair damaged DNA. The classical nonhomologous DNA end-joining (NHEJ) pathway repairs double-strand breaks in DNA. It is required for maturation of both ...
    • Robust DNA repair in PAXX-deficient mammalian cells 

      Dewan, Alisa Elinsdatter; Xing, Mengtan; Lundbæk, Marie Benner; Gago-Fuentes, Raquel; Beck, Carole; Aas, Per Arne; Liabakk, Nina-Beate; Sæterstad, Siri; Khac Thanh Phong, Chau; Kavli, Bodil Merete; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      To ensure genome stability, mammalian cells employ several DNA repair pathways. Nonhomologous DNA end joining (NHEJ) is the DNA repair process that fixes double-strand breaks throughout the cell cycle. NHEJ is involved in ...
    • Role of GCN5 and PCAF in the B Lymphocyte Development 

      Chau, Khac Thanh Phong (Master thesis, 2018)
      DNA in our cells is constantly damage by internal and external factors generating DSBs. To maintain genome stability, cells have developed various DNA damage surveillance and repair mechanisms to prevent chromosomal ...
    • Role of GCN5 and PCAF in the B Lymphocyte Development 

      Chau, Khac Thanh Phong (Master thesis, 2018)
      DNA in our cells is constantly damage by internal and external factors generating DSBs. To maintain genome stability, cells have developed various DNA damage surveillance and repair mechanisms to prevent chromosomal ...
    • Synthetic lethality between DNA repair factors Xlf and Paxx is rescued by inactivation of Trp53 

      Castañeda-Zegarra, Sergio; Xing, Mengtan; Gago-Fuentes, Raquel; Sæterstad, Siri; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is a DNA repair pathway that senses, processes and ligates DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) throughout the cell cycle. During NHEJ, core Ku70 and Ku80 subunits bind DSBs as a heterodimer ...
    • Synthetic lethality between murine DNA repair factors XLF and DNA-PKcs is rescued by inactivation of Ku70 

      Xing, Mengtan; Bjørås, Magnar; Daniel, Jeremy A.; Alt, Frederick W.; Oksenych, Valentyn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are recognized and repaired by the Classical Non-Homologous End-Joining (C-NHEJ) and Homologous Recombination pathways. C-NHEJ includes the core Ku70 and Ku80 (or Ku86) heterodimer that binds ...