Ingvild Pettersen

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INTRODUCTION Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) 1-4 are lactate transporters crucial for cancers cells adaption to upregulated glycolysis. Herein, we aimed to explore their prognostic impact on disease-specific survival (DSS) in both cancer and tumor stromal cells in NSCLC. METHODS Tissue micro arrays (TMAs) were constructed, representing both cancer and(More)
Neuroblastoma is the single most common and deadly tumor of childhood and is often associated with therapy resistance. Cyclooxygenases (COXs) catalyze the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandins. COX-2 is up-regulated in several adult epithelial cancers and is linked to proliferation and resistance to apoptosis. We detected COX-2 expression in(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts (CAFs) are significant components of solid malignancies and play central roles in cancer sustainability, invasion and metastasis. In this study we have investigated the invasive capacity and matrix remodelling properties of human lung CAFs after exposure to ablative doses of ionizing radiation (AIR), equivalent to(More)
A bioartificial liver (BAL) will bridge patients with acute liver failure (ALF) to either spontaneous regeneration or liver transplantation. The nitrogen metabolism is important in ALF, and the metabolism of nonparenchymal liver cells (NPCs) is poorly understood. The scope of this study was to investigate whether cocultivation of hepatocytes with NPCs would(More)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are key elements in the progression of cancer and thereby represent important targets for cancer therapies. Increased attention has been given to ablative radiotherapy in the clinics. Therefore, in this study we have aimed at identifying the transcriptional responses occurring in primary CAFs exposed to high-dose(More)
AIM To examine the prevalence of disordered eating (DE) among the total population of Norwegian female cross-country skiers and biathletes at the junior level, and to determine whether sociodemographic characteristics predict DE among athletes. METHODS A cross-sectional population study of Norwegian female junior cross-country skiers and biathletes(More)
Staphylococcus aureus is known as a frequent colonizer of the skin and mucosa. Among bacterial factors involved in colonization are adhesins such as the microbial surface components recognizing adhesive matrix molecules (MSCRAMMs). Serine aspartate repeat containing protein D (SdrD) is involved in adhesion to human squamous cells isolated from the nose.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate if the levonorgestrel-impregnated intrauterine device (LNG-IUS, Mirena(®) ) is safe and effective as therapy for low-risk and medium-risk endometrial hyperplasia compared with oral medroxyprogesterone (MPA). DESIGN A multicentre randomised trial. SETTING Norway. POPULATION In all, 170 women aged(More)
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