• 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 ...
    • 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)
    • Excision of the doubly methylated base N4,5-dimethylcytosine from DNA by Escherichia coli Nei and Fpg proteins 

      Alexeeva, Marina; Guragain, Prashanna; Tesfahun, Almaz Nigatu; Tomkuvienė, Miglė; Arshad, Aysha; Gerasimaitė, Rūta; Rukšėnaitė, Audronė; Urbanavičiūtė, Giedrė; Bjørås, Magnar; Lærdahl, Jon Kristen; Klungland, Arne; Klimašauskas, Saulius; Bjelland, Svein (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Cytosine (C) in DNA is often modified to 5-methylcytosine (m5C) to execute important cellular functions. Despite the significance of m5C for epigenetic regulation in mammals, damage to m5C has received little attention. ...
    • Exploring Biomarkers for Weight Loss in Cancer Cachexia: The Prognostic Value of Serum sP-selectin, Activin A and Autophagy-stimulatory Activity 

      Tesfahun, Almaz Nigatu (Master thesis, 2012)
      Cancer cachexia is an extremely devastating wasting syndrome that adversely influences treatment response, quality of life and survival rates of patients. It involves severe metabolic imbalance resulting in progressive ...