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Levent Akyurek, Ph.D.

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Sahlgrenska Academy Hospital, SwedenConsultant Pathologist2019Clinical pathology
University of Gothenburg, SwedenProfessor2014Molecular pathology
NIH/NHLBI, USAPostdoc2002Vascular biology
University of Michigan, USAPostdoc1999Vascular biology
Uppsala University, SwedenPhD1996Transplantation immunology
Dokuz Eylül University, TurkeyMD1989Medicine


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  1. Eklund EA, Wiel C, Fagman H, Akyürek LM, Raghavan S, Nyman J, Hallqvist A, Sayin VI. KRAS Mutations Impact Clinical Outcome in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Apr 20; 14(9). PMID: 35565194; PMCID: PMC9103674.
    Citations: 2     
  2. Bandaru S, Prajapati B, Juvvuna PK, Dosa S, Kogner P, Johnsen JI, Kanduri C, Akyürek LM. Filamin A increases aggressiveness of human neuroblastoma. Neurooncol Adv. 2022 Jan-Dec; 4(1):vdac028. PMID: 35441138; PMCID: PMC9012446.
  3. Johansson I, Levin M, Akyürek LM, Olofsson Bagge R, Ny L. PD-1 inhibitor therapy of basal cell carcinoma with pulmonary metastasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2022 Jan; 36 Suppl 1:70-73. PMID: 34855248.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Bandaru S, Ala C, Zhou AX, Akyürek LM. Filamin A Regulates Cardiovascular Remodeling. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jun 18; 22(12). PMID: 34207234; PMCID: PMC8235345.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  5. Bandaru S, Ala C, Ekstrand M, Akula MK, Pedrelli M, Liu X, Bergström G, Håversen L, Borén J, Bergo MO, Akyürek LM. Lack of RAC1 in macrophages protects against atherosclerosis. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0239284. PMID: 32941503; PMCID: PMC7498073.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  6. Akyürek LM, Hussein A, Nicholson AG, Mauritz NJ, Mölne J. Pulmonary manifestations of systemic karyomegaly. Respir Med Case Rep. 2020; 29:101032. PMID: 32154101; PMCID: PMC7058920.
    Citations: 1     
  7. Bandaru S, Ala C, Salimi R, Akula MK, Ekstrand M, Devarakonda S, Karlsson J, Van den Eynden J, Bergström G, Larsson E, Levin M, Borén J, Bergo MO, Akyürek LM. Targeting Filamin A Reduces Macrophage Activity and Atherosclerosis. Circulation. 2019 07 02; 140(1):67-79. PMID: 31014088.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Salimi R, Bandaru S, Devarakonda S, Gökalp S, Ala C, Alvandian A, Yener N, Akyürek LM. Blocking the Cleavage of Filamin A by Calpain Inhibitor Decreases Tumor Cell Growth. Anticancer Res. 2018 04; 38(4):2079-2085. PMID: 29599325.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  9. Mondal T, Juvvuna PK, Kirkeby A, Mitra S, Kosalai ST, Traxler L, Hertwig F, Wernig-Zorc S, Miranda C, Deland L, Volland R, Bartenhagen C, Bartsch D, Bandaru S, Engesser A, Subhash S, Martinsson T, Carén H, Akyürek LM, Kurian L, Kanduri M, Huarte M, Kogner P, Fischer M, Kanduri C. Sense-Antisense lncRNA Pair Encoded by Locus 6p22.3 Determines Neuroblastoma Susceptibility via the USP36-CHD7-SOX9 Regulatory Axis. Cancer Cell. 2018 03 12; 33(3):417-434.e7. PMID: 29533783.
    Citations: 74     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  10. Pandey GK, Mitra S, Subhash S, Hertwig F, Kanduri M, Mishra K, Fransson S, Ganeshram A, Mondal T, Bandaru S, Ostensson M, Akyürek LM, Abrahamsson J, Pfeifer S, Larsson E, Shi L, Peng Z, Fischer M, Martinsson T, Hedborg F, Kogner P, Kanduri C. The risk-associated long noncoding RNA NBAT-1 controls neuroblastoma progression by regulating cell proliferation and neuronal differentiation. Cancer Cell. 2014 Nov 10; 26(5):722-37. PMID: 25517750.
    Citations: 185     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  11. Bandaru S, Grönros J, Redfors B, Çil Ç, Pazooki D, Salimi R, Larsson E, Zhou AX, Ömerovic E, Akyürek LM. Deficiency of filamin A in endothelial cells impairs left ventricular remodelling after myocardial infarction. Cardiovasc Res. 2015 Feb 01; 105(2):151-9. PMID: 25344364.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Bandaru S, Zhou AX, Rouhi P, Zhang Y, Bergo MO, Cao Y, Akyürek LM. Targeting filamin B induces tumor growth and metastasis via enhanced activity of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and secretion of VEGF-A. Oncogenesis. 2014 Sep 22; 3:e119. PMID: 25244493; PMCID: PMC4183982.
    Citations: 16     
  13. Zheng X, Zhou AX, Rouhi P, Uramoto H, Borén J, Cao Y, Pereira T, Akyürek LM, Poellinger L. Hypoxia-induced and calpain-dependent cleavage of filamin A regulates the hypoxic response. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 18; 111(7):2560-5. PMID: 24550283; PMCID: PMC3932879.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  14. Nallapalli RK, Ibrahim MX, Zhou AX, Bandaru S, Sunkara SN, Redfors B, Pazooki D, Zhang Y, Borén J, Cao Y, Bergo MO, Akyürek LM. Targeting filamin A reduces K-RAS-induced lung adenocarcinomas and endothelial response to tumor growth in mice. Mol Cancer. 2012 Aug 02; 11:50. PMID: 22857000; PMCID: PMC3441416.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  15. Zhou AX, Toylu A, Nallapalli RK, Nilsson G, Atabey N, Heldin CH, Borén J, Bergo MO, Akyürek LM. Filamin a mediates HGF/c-MET signaling in tumor cell migration. Int J Cancer. 2011 Feb 15; 128(4):839-46. PMID: 20473907.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  16. Uramoto H, Akyürek LM, Hanagiri T. A positive relationship between filamin and VEGF in patients with lung cancer. Anticancer Res. 2010 Oct; 30(10):3939-44. PMID: 21036706.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Zhou AX, Hartwig JH, Akyürek LM. Filamins in cell signaling, transcription and organ development. Trends Cell Biol. 2010 Feb; 20(2):113-23. PMID: 20061151.
    Citations: 143     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. Zhou X, Borén J, Akyürek LM. Filamins in cardiovascular development. Trends Cardiovasc Med. 2007 Oct; 17(7):222-9. PMID: 17936203.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Zhou X, Tian F, Sandzén J, Cao R, Flaberg E, Szekely L, Cao Y, Ohlsson C, Bergo MO, Borén J, Akyürek LM. Filamin B deficiency in mice results in skeletal malformations and impaired microvascular development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 06; 104(10):3919-24. PMID: 17360453; PMCID: PMC1820684.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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