• Bystander memory T cells and IMiD/checkpoint therapy in multiple myeloma: A dangerous tango? 

      Sponaas, Anne-Marit; Waage, Anders; Vandsemb, Esten; Misund, Kristine; Børset, Magne; Sundan, Anders; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Standal, Therese (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      In this review article we discuss the role of the memory T cells in multiple myeloma (MM) and how they may influence immune responses in patients that received immunomodulating drugs and check point therapy
    • Conversion of ATP to adenosine by CD39 and CD73 in multiple myeloma can be successfully targeted together with adenosine receptor A2A blockade 

      Yang, Rui; Elsaadi, Samah; Misund, Kristine; Abdollahi, Pegah; Vandsemb, Esten; Moen, Siv Helen; Kusnierczyk, Anna; Slupphaug, Geir; Standal, Therese; Waage, Anders; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Rø, Torstein Baade; Rustad, Even Holth; Sundan, Anders; Hay, Carl; Cooper, Zachary; Schuller, Alwin G.; Woessner, Richard; Borodowski, Alexandra; Menu, Eline; Børset, Magne; Sponaas, Anne-Marit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background PD1/PDL1-directed therapies have been unsuccessful for multiple myeloma (MM), an incurable cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow (BM). Therefore, other immune checkpoints such as extracellular adenosine and ...
    • Phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) is overexpressed in classical Hodgkin lymphoma and promotes survival and migration 

      Hjort, Magnus Aasved; Hov, Håkon; Abdollahi, Pegah; Vandsemb, Esten; Fagerli, Unn-Merete; Lund, Bendik; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Børset, Magne; Rø, Torstein Baade (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background Phosphatase of regenerating liver-3 (PRL-3) is implicated in oncogenesis of hematological and solid cancers. PRL-3 expression increases metastatic potential, invasiveness and is associated with poor prognosis. ...
    • Phosphatase of Regenerating Liver-3 Regulates Cancer Cell Metabolism in Multiple Myeloma 

      Abdollahi, Pegah; Vandsemb, Esten; Elsaadi, Samah; Røst, Lisa Marie; Yang, Rui; Hjort, Magnus Aassved; Andreassen, Trygve; Misund, Kristine; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Rø, Torstein Baade; Sponaas, Anne-Marit; Moestue, Siver Andreas; Bruheim, Per; Børset, Magne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Cancer cells often depend on microenvironment signals from molecules such as cytokines for proliferation and metabolic adaptations. PRL‐3, a cytokine‐induced oncogenic phosphatase, is highly expressed in multiple myeloma ...
    • PRL-3 induces a positive signaling circuit between glycolysis and activation of STAT1/2 

      Vandsemb, Esten; Rye, Morten Beck; Steiro, Ida Johnsen; Elsaadi, Samah; Rø, Torstein Baade; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Sponaas, Anne-Marit; Børset, Magne; Abdollahi, Pegah (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Multiple myeloma (MM) is an incurable hematologic malignancy resulting from the clonal expansion of plasma cells. MM cells are interacting with components of the bone marrow microenvironment such as cytokines to survive ...
    • Targeting phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase in multiple myeloma 

      Elsaadi, Samah; Steiro, Ida Johnsen; Abdollahi, Pegah; Vandsemb, Esten; Yang, Rui; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Rø, Torstein Baade; Menu, Eline; Sponaas, Anne-Marit; Børset, Magne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Background: Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological malignancy characterized by the clonal expansion of plasma cells in the bone marrow. To date, this disease is still incurable and novel therapeutic approaches are required. ...