• Activin A inhibits BMP-signaling by binding ACVR2A and ACVR2B 

      Olsen, Oddrun Elise; Wader, Karin Fahl; Hella, Hanne; Mylin, Anne K.; Turesson, Ingemar; Nesthus, Ingerid; Waage, Anders; Sundan, Anders; Holien, Toril (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Background: Activins are members of the TGF-β family of ligands that have multiple biological functions in embryonic stem cells as well as in differentiated tissue. Serum levels of activin A were found to be elevated ...
    • Chemerin is elevated in multiple myeloma patients and is expressed by stromal cells and pre-adipocytes 

      Westhrin, Marita; Moen, Siv Helen; Kristensen, Ida Bruun; Buene, Glenn; Mylin, Anne Kærsgaard; Turesson, Ingemar; Abildgaard, Niels; Waage, Anders; Standal, Therese (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Chemerin is a recently discovered adipokine shown to be involved in both inflammatory and metabolic processes. Here, we demonstrate that chemerin serum levels are elevated in patients with multiple myeloma and that it ...
    • Genome-wide association study identifies multiple susceptibility loci for multiple myeloma 

      Mitchell, Jonathan S; Li, Ni; Weinhold, Niels; Försti, Asta; Ali, Mina; Van Duin, Mark; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Johnson, David C; Chen, Bowang; Halvarsson, Britt-Marie; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Kuiper, Rowan; Stephens, Owen W; Bertsch, Uta; Broderick, Peter; Campo, Chiara; Einsele, Hermann; Gregory, Walter A; Gullberg, Urban; Henrion, Marc; Hillengass, Jens; Hoffmann, Per; Jackson, Graham H.; Johnsson, Ellinor; Jöud, Magnus; Kristinsson, Sigurdur Y; Lenhoff, Stig; Lenive, Oleg; Mellqvist, Ulf-Henrik; Migliorini, Gabriele; Nahi, Hareth; Nelander, Sven; Nickel, Jolanta; Nothen, Markus M; Rafnar, Thorunn; Ross, Fiona M; Da Silva Filho, Miguel Inacio; Swaminathan, Bhairavi; Thomsen, Hauke; Turesson, Ingemar; Vangsted, Annette; Vogel, Ulla; Waage, Anders; Walker, Brian A; Wihlborg, Anna-Karin; Broyl, Annemiek; Davies, Faith E; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Langer, Christian; Hansson, Markus; Kaiser, Martin; Sonneveld, Pieter; Stefansson, Kari; Morgan, Gareth J; Goldschmidt, Hartmut; Hemminki, Kari; Nilsson, Björn; Houlston, Richard S. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma cell malignancy with a significant heritable basis. Genome-wide association studies have transformed our understanding of MM predisposition, but individual studies have had limited power ...
    • Identification of multiple risk loci and regulatory mechanisms influencing susceptibility to multiple myeloma 

      Went, Molly; Sud, Amit; Försti, Asta; Halvarsson, Britt-Marie; Weinhold, Niels; Kimber, Scott; van Duin, Mark; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Holroyd, Amy; Johnson, David C.; Li, Ni; Orlando, Giulia; Law, Philip J.; Ali, Mina; Chen, Bowang; Mitchell, Jonathan S.; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Kuiper, Rowan; Stephens, Owen W.; Bertsch, Uta; Broderick, Peter; Campo, Chiara; Bandapalli, Obul R.; Einsele, Hermann; Gregory, Walter A.; Gullberg, Urban; Hillengass, Jens; Hoffmann, Per; Jackson, Graham H.; Jöckel, Karl-Heinz; Johnsson, Ellinor; Kristinsson, Sigurður Y.; Mellqvist, Ulf-Henrik; Nahi, Hareth; Easton, Douglas; Pharoah, Paul; Dunning, Alison; Peto, Julian; Canzian, Federico; Swerdlow, Anthony; Eeles, Rosalind A.; Kote-Jarai, ZSofia; Muir, Kenneth; Pashayan, Nora; Nickel, Jolanta; Nöthen, Markus M.; Rafnar, Thorunn; Ross, Fiona M.; da Silva Filho, Miguel Inacio; Thomsen, Hauke; Turesson, Ingemar; Vangsted, Annette; Andersen, Niels Frost; Waage, Anders; Walker, Brian A.; Wihlborg, Anna-Karin; Broyl, Annemiek; Davies, Faith E.; Thorsteinsdóttir, Unnur; Langer, Christian; Hansson, Markus; Goldschmidt, Hartmut; Kaiser, Martin; Sonneveld, Pieter; Stefansson, Kari; Morgan, Gareth J.; Hemminki, Kari; Nilsson, Björn; Houlston, Richard S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have transformed our understanding of susceptibility to multiple myeloma (MM), but much of the heritability remains unexplained. We report a new GWAS, a meta-analysis with previous ...
    • Safety of thalidomide in newly diagnosed elderly myeloma patients: a meta-analysis of data from individual patients in six randomized trials 

      Palumbo, Antonio; Waage, Anders; Hulin, Cyrille; Beksac, M; Zweegman, Sonja; Gay, Francesca; Gimsing, Peter; Leleu, X; Wijermans, P; Sucak, G; Pezzatti, S; Juliusson, Gunnar; Pegourie, B; Schaafsma, Marije; Galli, M; Turesson, Ingemar; Kolb, B; van der Holt, B; Baldi, I; Rolke, Jürgen; Ciccone, G; Wetterwald, M; Lokhorst, H; Boccadoro, Mario; Rodon, P; Sonneveld, Pieter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Treatment with melphalan-prednisone-thalidomide improves the outcome of patients with multiple myeloma and is now considered a standard of care for patients not eligible for transplantation. However, this treatment is a ...
    • The multiple myeloma risk allele at 5q15 lowers ELL2 expression and increases ribosomal gene expression 

      Ali, Mina; Ajore, Ram; Wihlborg, Anna-Karin; Niroula, Abhishek; Swaminathan, Bhairavi; Johnsson, Ellinor; Stephens, Owen W; Morgan, Gareth; Meissner, Tobias; Turesson, Ingemar; Goldschmidt, Hartmut; Mellqvist, Ulf-Henrik; Gullberg, Urban; Hansson, Markus; Hemminki, Kari; Nahi, Hareth; Waage, Anders; Weinhold, Niels; Nilsson, Björn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Recently, we identified ELL2 as a susceptibility gene for multiple myeloma (MM). To understand its mechanism of action, we performed expression quantitative trait locus analysis in CD138+ plasma cells from 1630 MM patients ...
    • Variants in ELL2 influencing immunoglobulin levels associate with multiple myeloma 

      Swaminathan, Bhairavi; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Jöud, Magnus; Ali, Mina; Johnsson, Ellinor; Ajore, Ram; Sulem, Patrick; Halvarsson, Britt-Marie; Eyjolfsson, Gudmundur I.; Haraldsdottir, Vilhelmina; Hultman, Christina; Ingelsson, Erik; Kristinsson, Sigurdur Y; Kähler, Anna Katarina; Lenhoff, Stig; Masson, Gisli; Mellqvist, Ulf-Henrik; Månsson, Robert; Nelander, Sven; Olafsson, Isleifur; Sigurdardóttir, Olöf Gudrun; Steingrimsdottir, Hlif; Vangsted, Annette; Vogel, Ulla; Waage, Anders; Nahi, Hareth; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Rafnar, Thorunn; Turesson, Ingemar; Gullberg, Urban; Stefansson, Kari; Hansson, Markus; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Nilsson, Björn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by an uninhibited, clonal growth of plasma cells. While first-degree relatives of patients with MM show an increased risk of MM, the genetic basis of inherited MM susceptibility is ...