Nina Iversen

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BACKGROUND Increased hemostatic activity is common in many cancer types and often causes additional complications and even death. Circumstantial evidence suggests that tissue factor pathway inhibitor-1 (TFPI) plays a role in cancer development. We recently reported that downregulation of TFPI inhibited apoptosis in a breast cancer cell line. In this study,(More)
We have previously reported high levels of the coagulation inhibitor TFPI in the blood of patients with gastrointestinal cancer. TFPI is not an acute-phase reactant, but high levels have also been reported in patients with septicaemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). To study its relationship with other types of malignancy, TFPI activity(More)
Antiangiogenic drugs are currently tested in haematological malignancies. As these drugs target different angiogenic regulators, and as cancers are inherently heterogeneous, a detailed characterization of angiogenesis in individual cancers is needed. Hence, we measured bone marrow microvessel density (MVD), plasma concentrations of eight(More)
INTRODUCTION Oestrogens influence the pathophysiology and development of hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast cancer. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is a serine protease inhibitor of the extrinsic coagulation pathway and has recently been associated with breast cancer cell development. Moreover, reduced TFPI levels have been reported in plasma(More)
BACKGROUND Protein C (PC) deficiency is associated with a high risk of venous thrombosis. Recently, we identified the PC-A267T mutation in a patient with PC deficiency and revealed by in vitro studies decreased intracellular and secreted levels of the mutant. The aim of the present study was to characterize the underlying mechanism(s). (More)
Emerging evidence indicate a new role of TFPI in cancer biology. We recently reported that both isoforms of TFPI induced apoptosis and inhibited proliferation of cancer cells. The signaling pathway(s) mediating the effects of TFPI is, however, presently still unclear. Our goal was to further investigate the cellular processes affected by TFPI and to get(More)
Thrombosis is a major complication and an important cause of death in cancer patients. Tumor cells may trigger coagulation and induce a prothrombotic phenotype, which in return may enhance angiogenesis, tumor growth, and metastasis. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) has been reported to reduce tumor growth and metastasis in vivo and to induce apoptosis(More)
INTRODUCTION Tissue factor (TF) pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is the endogenous inhibitor regulating TF-induced blood coagulation. Several polymorphisms have been identified in the TFPI gene and some of them have been correlated with variations in plasma TFPI levels. The aim of the present study was to characterize the TFPI(V264M) mutant in comparison with the(More)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is the primary physiological inhibitor of tissue factor (TF) induced coagulation. Low plasma TFPI levels have been shown to be associated with increased risk of arterial and venous thrombosis. Several clinical studies have reported that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the regulatory regions of the gene, such(More)