• 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 ...
    • Bone morphogenetic protein-9 suppresses growth of myeloma cells by signaling through ALK2 but is inhibited by endoglin 

      Olsen, Oddrun Elise; Wader, Karin Fahl; Misund, Kristine; Våtsveen, Thea Kristin; Rø, Torstein Baade; Mylin, Anne K.; Turesson, I; Størdal, Berit Fladvad; Moen, Siv Helen; Standal, Therese; Waage, Anders; Sundan, Anders; Holien, Toril (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of plasma cells predominantly located in the bone marrow. A number of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) induce apoptosis in myeloma cells in vitro, and with this study we add BMP-9 to the ...
    • BRAF V600E mutation in early-stage multiple myeloma: good response to broad acting drugs and no relation to prognosis 

      Rustad, Even Holth; Dai, Hong Yan; Hov, Håkon; Coward, Eivind; Beisvag, Vidar; Myklebost, Ola; Hovig, Eivind; Nakken, Sigve; Vodak, Daniel; Meza-Zepeda, Leonardo A.; Sandvik, Arne Kristian; Wader, Karin Fahl; Misund, Kristine; Sundan, Anders; Aarset, Harald; Waage, Anders (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      In this study, we analyzed the prevalence and clone size of BRAF V600E mutation in 209 patients with multiple myeloma and related the results to clinical phenotype, response and survival. Biopsies were screened for BRAF ...
    • 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
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Comparson og two methods for evaluation of tumor mass in multiple myeloma 

      Thyness, Cathinka (Master thesis, 2016)
      Background: The size of malignant tumours are in many instances proven or thought to mirror the risk of progression and/or death. In multiple myeloma, tumour cell mass can not be directly measured as the cells do not adhere ...
    • CONGENITAL THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA AND ADAMTS13 MUTATIONS IN NORWAY: Studies on epidemiology, genotype and phenotype 

      von Krogh, Anne Sophie (Doctoral thesis at NTNU;2016:148, Doctoral thesis, 2016)
      Trombotisk trombocytopenisk purpura (TTP) er en livstruende tilstand som er kjennetegnet ved trombosering (tilstopping) av små blodkar i ulike organer i kroppen samtidig som man blir blodfattig og kan få blødningstendens ...
    • 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 ...
    • Erythropoietin (EPO)-receptor signaling induces cell death of primary myeloma cells in vitro 

      Våtsveen, Thea Kristin; Sponaas, Anne Marit; Tian, Erming; Zhang, Qing; Misund, Kristine; Sundan, Anders; Børset, Magne; Waage, Anders; Brede, Gaute (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Background: Multiple myeloma is an incurable complex disease characterized by clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in a hypoxic bone marrow environment. Hypoxia-dependent erythropoietin (EPO)-receptor (EPOR) ...
    • Genetic biomarkers in multiple myeloma 

      Rustad, Even Holth (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2019: 223, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
      Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells in the bone marrow that accounts for 2 % of cancer cases globally. Improved understanding of the molecular basis of this disease has resulted in new treatment options and prolonged ...
    • 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 ...
    • Hypoxia promotes IL-32 expression in myeloma cells, and high expression is associated with poor survival and bone loss 

      Zahoor, Muhammad; Westhrin, Marita; Aass, Kristin Roseth; Moen, Siv Helen; Misund, Kristine; Psonka-Antonczyk, Katarzyna Maria; Giliberto, Mariaserena; Buene, Glenn; Sundan, Anders; Waage, Anders; Sponaas, Anne-Marit; Standal, Therese (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematologic cancer characterized by expansion of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow. Most patients develop an osteolytic bone disease, largely caused by increased osteoclastogenesis. The ...
    • 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 ...
    • Identification of the source of elevated hepatocyte growth factor levels in multiple myeloma patients 

      Rampa, Christoph Samuel; Tian, Erming; Våtsveen, Thea Kristin; Buene, Glenn; Slørdahl, Tobias Schmidt; Børset, Magne; Waage, Anders; Sundan, Anders (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Background Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) is a pleiotropic cytokine which can lead to cancer cell proliferation, migration and metastasis. In multiple myeloma (MM) patients it is an abundant component of the bone marrow. ...
    • Incidence and survival of multiple myeloma: a population-based study of 10 524 patients diagnosed 1982–2017 

      Langseth, Øystein Olstad; Myklebust, Tor Åge; Johannessen, Tom Børge; Hjertner, Øyvind; Waage, Anders (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Population‐based studies from high‐quality nationwide cancer registries provide an important alternative to clinical trials in the assessment of the impact of modern myeloma treatment. Based on data from the Cancer Registry ...
    • Intracellular glutathione determines bortezomib cytotoxicity in multiple myeloma cells 

      Starheim, Kristian Kobbenes; Holien, Toril; Misund, Kristine; Johansson, Ida; Baranowska, Katarzyna Anna; Sponaas, Anne Marit; Hella, Hanne; Buene, Glenn; Waage, Anders; Sundan, Anders; Bjørkøy, Geir (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Multiple myeloma (myeloma in short) is an incurable cancer of antibody-producing plasma cells that comprise 13% of all hematological malignancies. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib has improved treatment significantly, ...
    • Ixazomib-Thalidomide-low dose dexamethasone induction followed by maintenance therapy with ixazomib or placebo in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients not eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation; results from the randomized phase II HOVON-126/NMSG 21.13 trial 

      Sonja Zweegman, Zweegman; Claudia A M Stege, A; Haukås, Einar; Schjesvold, Fredrik H; Mark-David Levin, Levin; Waage, Anders; Rineke B L Leys, B; Saskia K Klein, K; Szatkowski, Damian Lukasz; Per Axelsson, Axelsson; Trung Hieu Do, Hieu; Dorota Knut-Bojanowska, Knut-Bojanowska; Ellen van der Spek, van; Asta Svirskaite, Svirskaite; Anja Klostergaard, Klostergaard; Morten Salomo, Salomo; Celine Blimark, Blimark; Paula F Ypma, F; Ulf-Henrik Mellqvist, Mellqvist; Pino J Poddighe, J; Marian Stevens-Kroef, Stevens-Kroef; Niels W C J van de Donk, W; Pieter Sonneveld, Sonneveld; Markus Hansson, Hansson; Bronno van der Holt, van; Niels Abildgaard, Abildgaard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    • Lenalidomide versus lenalidomide + dexamethasone prolonged treatment after second-line lenalidomide + dexamethasone induction in multiple myeloma 

      Lund, Johan; Gruber, Astrid; Lauri, Birgitta; Duru, Adil Doganay; Blimark, Cecilie; Swedin, Agneta; Hansson, Markus; Forsberg, Karin; Ahlberg, Lucia; Carlsson, Conny; Waage, Anders; Gimsing, Peter; Vangsted, Annette Juul; Frølund, Ulf; Holmberg, Erik; Gahrton, Gösta C.A.; Alici, Evren; Hardling, Mats; Mellqvist, Ulf-Henrik; Nahi, Hareth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Lenalidomide (Len) plus dexamethasone (Dex) is approved for the treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). It is possible that single‐agent Len may be effective as prolonged treatment regimen in RRMM once ...
    • Long-term outcomes of patients treated with rituximab as second-line treatment for adult immune thrombocytopenia – Follow-up of the RITP study 

      Tjønnfjord, Eirik; Holme, Pål Andre; Darne, Bernadette; Khelif, Abderrahim; Waage, Anders; Michel, Marc; Romdhan, Neila Ben; Ghanima, Waleed Khalid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      RITP was a double‐blind randomized, 78‐week follow‐up trial in which 109 adults with immune thrombocytopenias (ITP) who failed to achieve adequate response to steroids, were randomized to receive rituximab or placebo. Here, ...