Anne-Tove Brenne

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Previously, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 and -4 have been shown to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in human myeloma cells. BMP-2 and -4 belong to a subgroup of BMPs using the BMP receptors Alk-3 or -6. In this study, we examined the effects on human myeloma cells of BMP-6 and -7, members of a different BMP subgroup, which mainly utilize(More)
Interleukin-21 (IL-21) is a recently cloned cytokine with homology to IL-2, IL-4, and IL-15. In this study we examined the effects of IL-21 on human myeloma cells. We found that IL-21 induced proliferation and inhibited apoptosis of the IL-6-dependent human myeloma cell lines ANBL-6, IH-1, and OH-2. The potency of IL-21 was close to that of IL-6 in the OH-2(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Osteopontin (OPN) is a non-collagenous matrix protein produced by various cells including osteoblasts, osteoclasts and several types of tumor cells. It is involved in a number of physiologic and pathologic events including adhesion, angiogenesis, apoptosis, inflammation, wound healing and tumor metastasis. We wanted to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND BCL3 is a putative oncogene encoding for a protein belonging to the inhibitory kappaB-family. We experienced that this putative oncogene was a common target gene for growth-promoting cytokines in myeloma cell lines. METHODS Gene expression of BCL3 was studied in 351 newly diagnosed myeloma patients, 12 patients with smouldering myeloma, 44(More)
OBJECTIVES Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) is a proto-oncogene that is often dysregulated together with multiple myeloma SET-domain (MMSET) by the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGH) gene in t(4;14)(pos) multiple myeloma (MM) cells, and which is usually not expressed in MM cells without this translocation. Whether FGFR3 may play a role in MM cells(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Thalidomide modulates the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha). Soluble TNF receptors, TNFR p55 and TNFR p75, modify TNF-alpha activity. In this study, we explored the relation between soluble TNF receptors and outcome in patients with advanced multiple myeloma treated with thalidomide. DESIGN AND METHODS The levels of(More)
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