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Articles by Nataliya Valkovskaya
Based on 3 articles published since 2010
(Why 3 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, N. Valkovskaya wrote the following 3 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
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1 Article Dynamic landscape of pancreatic carcinogenesis reveals early molecular networks of malignancy. 2018

Kong, Bo / Bruns, Philipp / Behler, Nora A / Chang, Ligong / Schlitter, Anna Melissa / Cao, Jing / Gewies, Andreas / Ruland, Jürgen / Fritzsche, Sina / Valkovskaya, Nataliya / Jian, Ziying / Regel, Ivonne / Raulefs, Susanne / Irmler, Martin / Beckers, Johannes / Friess, Helmut / Erkan, Mert / Mueller, Nikola S / Roth, Susanne / Hackert, Thilo / Esposito, Irene / Theis, Fabian J / Kleeff, Jörg / Michalski, Christoph W. ·Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany. · Department of Gastroenterology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. · Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum München GmbH, Neuherberg, Germany. · Institute of Pathology, TUM, Munich, Germany. · Institute für Klinische Chemie und Pathobiochemie, TUM, Munich, Germany. · Research Unit Cellular Signal Integration, Institute of Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany. · German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) at the partner site Munich and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Partner Site Munich, Munich, Germany. · Institute of Pathology, Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany. · Institute of Experimental Genetics, Helmholtz Zentrum München GmbH, Neuherberg, Germany. · Chair of Experimental Genetics, Technische Universität München, Freising, Germany. · Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetesforschung, Neuherberg, Germany. · Department of Surgery, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. · Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. · Department of Mathematics, TUM, Munich, Germany. · NIHR Pancreas Biomedical Research Unit, Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. ·Gut · Pubmed #27646934.

ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The initial steps of pancreatic regeneration versus carcinogenesis are insufficiently understood. Although a combination of oncogenic Kras and inflammation has been shown to induce malignancy, molecular networks of early carcinogenesis remain poorly defined. DESIGN: We compared early events during inflammation, regeneration and carcinogenesis on histological and transcriptional levels with a high temporal resolution using a well-established mouse model of pancreatitis and of inflammation-accelerated Kras RESULTS: We defined three distinctive phases-termed inflammation, regeneration and refinement-following induction of moderate acute pancreatitis in wild-type mice. These corresponded to different waves of proliferation of mesenchymal, progenitor-like and acinar cells. Pancreas regeneration required a coordinated transition of proliferation between progenitor-like and acinar cells. In mice harbouring an oncogenic Kras mutation and challenged with pancreatitis, there was an extended inflammatory phase and a parallel, continuous proliferation of mesenchymal, progenitor-like and acinar cells. Analysis of high-resolution transcriptional data from wild-type animals revealed that organ regeneration relied on a complex interaction of a gene network that normally governs acinar cell homeostasis, exocrine specification and intercellular signalling. In mice with oncogenic Kras, a specific carcinogenic signature was found, which was preserved in full-blown mouse pancreas cancer. CONCLUSIONS: These data define a transcriptional signature of early pancreatic carcinogenesis and a molecular network driving formation of preneoplastic lesions, which allows for more targeted biomarker development in order to detect cancer earlier in patients with pancreatitis.

2 Article The actin binding protein destrin is associated with growth and perineural invasion of pancreatic cancer. 2012

Klose, Theresa / Abiatari, Ivane / Samkharadze, Tamar / De Oliveira, Tiago / Jäger, Carsten / Kiladze, Merab / Valkovskaya, Nataliya / Friess, Helmut / Michalski, Christoph W / Kleeff, Jörg. ·Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. ·Pancreatology · Pubmed #22898637.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The small actin-binding protein destrin is one of the key regulators involved in remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton, a process crucial for cytokinesis, cell migration and polarized cell growth as well as for cancer cell migration and invasion. METHODS: A novel ex vivo nerve invasion model mirroring perineural cancer cell invasion as a key feature of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has been previously established. Using this model, highly nerve-invasive clones of human pancreatic cancer cell lines have been obtained. Genome-wide transcriptional analyses of these cells revealed up-regulation of destrin in highly versus lowly nerve-invasive pancreatic cancer cells. RESULTS: Increased expression of destrin in these nerve-invasive cells was validated using quantitative RT-PCR and immunoblotting; concomitant changes in cell morphology were demonstrated using immunofluorescence analysis. Silencing of destrin by two specific siRNA oligonucleotides in Panc-1 pancreatic cancer cells decreased invasiveness and migration, and reduced proliferation of these cells. CONCLUSIONS: Destrin is upregulated in nerve-invasive pancreatic cancer cells and its expression might be related to perineural invasiveness.

3 Article AZGP1 is a tumor suppressor in pancreatic cancer inducing mesenchymal-to-epithelial transdifferentiation by inhibiting TGF-β-mediated ERK signaling. 2010

Kong, B / Michalski, C W / Hong, X / Valkovskaya, N / Rieder, S / Abiatari, I / Streit, S / Erkan, M / Esposito, I / Friess, H / Kleeff, J. ·Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany. ·Oncogene · Pubmed #20581862.

ABSTRACT: Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transdifferentiation (EMT) mediated by transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling leads to aggressive cancer progression. In this study, we identified zinc-α2-glycoprotein (AZGP1, ZAG) as a tumor suppressor in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma whose expression is lost due to histone deacetylation. In vitro, ZAG silencing strikingly increased invasiveness of pancreatic cancer cells accompanied by the induction of a mesenchymal phenotype. Expression analysis of a set of EMT markers showed an increase in the expression of mesenchymal markers (vimentin (VIM) and integrin-α5) and a concomitant reduction in the expression of epithelial markers (cadherin 1 (CDH1), desmoplakin and keratin-19). Blockade of endogenous TGF-β signaling inhibited these morphological changes and the downregulation of CDH1, as elicited by ZAG silencing. In a ZAG-negative cell line, human recombinant ZAG (rZAG) specifically inhibited exogenous TGF-β-mediated tumor cell invasion and VIM expression. Furthermore, rZAG blocked TGF-β-mediated ERK2 phosphorylation. PCR array analysis revealed that ZAG-induced epithelial transdifferentiation was accompanied by a series of concerted cellular events including a shift in the energy metabolism and prosurvival signals. Thus, epigenetically regulated ZAG is a novel tumor suppressor essential for maintaining an epithelial phenotype.