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Sakari Kauppinen

Visiting Scientist / Gæsteforsker

Role of microRNAs in Disease and Development

The overall goal of the present reseach project is to understand the roles of microRNAs in development and disease, by addressing specific biological questions related to the function of microRNAs in mouse and human. In the context of the strategic goals of WJC, we will address this by the study of chromosomal breakpoints associated with disease, that interacts with miRNA genes or their regulatory networks


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32.   Mercader JM, González JR, Lozano JJ, Bak M, Kauppinen S, Sumoy L, Dierssen M, Fernández-Aranda F, Visa J, Gratacòs M, Estivill X. Aberrant brain microRNA target and miRISC gene expression in the anx/anx anorexia mouse model. Gene. 2012;497:181-90.
31.   Schneider M, Andersen DC, Silahtaroglu A, Lyngbæk S, Kauppinen S, Hansen JL, Sheikh SP. Cell-specific detection of microRNA expression during cardiomyogenesis by combined in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. J Mol Histol. 2011;42:289-99.
30.   Eskildsen T, Taipaleenmäki H, Stenvang J, Abdallah BM, Ditzel N, Nossent AY, Bak M, Kauppinen S, Kassem M. MicroRNA-138 regulates osteogenic differentiation of human stromal (mesenchymal) stem cells in vivo. PNAS 2011;108:6139-44.
29.   Sempere LF, Preis M, Yezefski T, Ouyang H, Suriawinata AA, Silahtaroglu A, Conejo-Garcia JR, Kauppinen S, Wells W, Korc M. Fluorescence-Based Codetection with Protein Markers Reveals Distinct Cellular Compartments for Altered MicroRNA Expression in Solid Tumors. Clin Cancer Res. 2010;16:4246-55.
28.   Liu X, Sempere LF, Ouyang H, Memoli VA, Andrew AS, Luo Y, Demidenko E, Korc M, Shi W, Preis M, Dragnev KH, Li H, Direnzo J, Bak M, Freemantle SJ, Kauppinen S, Dmitrovsky E. MicroRNA-31 functions as an oncogenic microRNA in mouse and human lung cancer cells by repressing specific tumor suppressors. J Clin Invest. 2010;120:1298-1309.
27.   Christensen M, Larsen LA, Kauppinen S, Schratt G. Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus-Mediated microRNA Delivery into the Postnatal Mouse Brain Reveals a Role for miR-134 in Dendritogenesis in Vivo. Front Neural Circuits. 2010;3:16.
26.   Worm J, Stenvang J, Petri A, Frederiksen KS, Obad S, Elmén J, Hedtjärn M, Straarup EM, Hansen JB, Kauppinen S. Silencing of microRNA-155 in mice during acute inflammatory response leads to derepression of c/ebp Beta and down-regulation of G-CSF. Nucleic Acids Res. 2009;37:5784-92.
25.   Kocerha J, Kauppinen S, Wahlestedt C. microRNAs in CNS Disorders. Neuromolecular Med. 2009;11:162-72.
24.   Dyrskjøt L, Ostenfeld MS, Bramsen JB, Silahtaroglu AN, Lamy P, Ramanathan R, Fristrup N, Jensen JL, Andersen CL, Zieger K, Kauppinen S, Ulhøi BP, Kjems J, Borre M, Orntoft TF. Genomic profiling of microRNAs in bladder cancer: miR-129 is associated with poor outcome and promotes cell death in vitro. Cancer Res. 2009;69:4851-60.
23.   Siegel G, Obernosterer G, Fiore R, Oehmen M, Bicker S, Christensen M, Khudayberdiev S, Leuschner PF, Busch CJ, Kane C, Hübel K, Dekker F, Hedberg C, Rengarajan B, Drepper C, Waldmann H, Kauppinen S, Greenberg ME, Draguhn A, Rehmsmeier M, Martinez J, Schratt GM. A functional screen implicates microRNA-138-dependent regulation of the depalmitoylation enzyme APT1 in dendritic spine morphogenesis. Nat Cell Biol. 2009;11:705-16.
22.   Kocerha J, Faghihi MA, Lopez-Toledano MA, Huang J, Ramsey AJ, Caron MG, Sales N, Willoughby D, Elmen J, Hansen HF, Orum H, Kauppinen S, Kenny PJ, Wahlestedt C. MicroRNA-219 modulates NMDA receptor-mediated neurobehavioral dysfunction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:3507-12.
21.   Liu X, Sempere LF, Galimberti F, Freemantle SJ, Black C, Dragnev KH, Ma Y, Fiering S, Memoli V, Li H, Direnzo J, Korc M, Cole CN, Bak M, Kauppinen S, Dmitrovsky E. Uncovering Growth-Suppressive MicroRNAs in Lung Cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2009;15:1177-83.
20.   Petri A, Lindow M, Kauppinen S. MicroRNA silencing in primates: towards development of novel therapeutics. Cancer Res. 2009;69:393-5.
19.   Nicolas FE, Pais H, Schwach F, Lindow M, Kauppinen S, Moulton V, Dalmay T. Experimental identification of microRNA-140 targets by silencing and overexpressing miR-140. RNA. 2008;14:2513-20.
18.   Stenvang J, Lindow M, Kauppinen S. Targeting of microRNAs for therapeutics. Biochem Soc Trans. 2008;36:1197-200.
17.   Schepeler T, Reinert JT, Ostenfeld MS, Christensen LL, Silahtaroglu AN, Dyrskjøt L, Wiuf C, Sørensen FJ, Kruhøffer M, Laurberg S, Kauppinen S, Ørntoft TF, Andersen CL. Diagnostic and prognostic microRNAs in stage II colon cancer. Cancer Research. 2008;68:6416-24.
16.   Hébert SS, Horré K, Nicolaï L, Papadopoulou AS, Mandemakers W, Silahtaroglu AN, Kauppinen S, Delacourte A, De Strooper B. Loss of microRNA cluster miR-29a/b-1 in sporadic Alzheimers disease correlates with increased BACE1/beta-secretase expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:6415-20.
15.   Elmén J, Lindow M, Schütz S, Lawrence M, Petri M, Obad S, Lindholm M, Hedtjärn M, Hansen HF, Berger U, Gullans S, Kearney P, Sarnow P, Straarup EM, Kauppinen S. LNA-mediated microRNA silencing in non-human primates. Nature. 2008;452:896-9.
14.   Stenvang J, Silahtaroglu AN, Lindow M, Elmen J, Kauppinen S. The utility of LNA in microRNA-based cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. Semin Cancer Biol. 2008;18:89-102.
13.   Kauppinen S, Havelda Z. Detection of siRNAs and miRNAs. Methods Mol Biol. 2008;451:217-27.
12.   Elmén J, Lindow M, Silahtaroglu A, Bak M, Christensen M, Lind-Thomsen A, Hedtjärn M, Hansen JB, Hansen HF, Straarup EM, McCullagh K, Kearney P, Kauppinen S. Antagonism of microRNA-122 in mice by systemically administered LNA-antimiR leads to up-regulation of a large set of predicted target mRNAs in the liver. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008;36:1153-62.
11.   Bak M, Silahtaroglu A, Møller M, Christensen M, Rath MF, Skryabin B, Tommerup N, Kauppinen S. MicroRNA expression in the adult mouse central nervous system. RNA. 2008;14:432-44.
10.   Stenvang J, Kauppinen S. MicroRNAs as targets for antisense-based therapeutics. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2008;8:59-81.
9.   Sempere LF, Christensen M, Silahtaroglu A, Bak M, Heath CV, Schwartz G, Wells W, Kauppinen S, Cole CN. Altered MicroRNA expression confined to specific epithelial cell subpopulations in breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2007;67:11612-20.
8.PDF  Silahtaroglu AN, Nolting D, Dyrskjøt L, Berezikov E, Møller M, Tommerup N, Kauppinen S. Detection of microRNAs in frozen tissue sections by fluorescence in situ hybridization using locked nucleic acid probes and tyramide signal amplification. Nat Protoc. 2007;2:2520-8.
7.   Christoffersen NR, Silahtaroglu A, Orom UA, Kauppinen S, Lund AH. miR-200b mediates post-transcriptional repression of ZFHX1B. RNA. 2007;13:1172-8.
6.   Valoczi A, Varallyay E, Kauppinen S, Burgyan J, Havelda Z. Spatio-temporal accumulation of microRNAs is highly coordinated in developing plant tissues. Plant J. 2006;47:140-51.
5.   Orom UA, Kauppinen S, Lund AH. LNA-modified oligonucleotides mediate specific inhibition of microRNA function. Gene. 2006;372:137-41.
4.   Nelson PT, Baldwin DA, Kloosterman WP, Kauppinen S, Plasterk RH, Mourelatos Z. RAKE and LNA-ISH reveal microRNA expression and localization in archival human brain. RNA. 2006;12:187-91.
3.   Kloosterman WP, Wienholds E, de Bruijn E, Kauppinen S, Plasterk RH. In situ detection of miRNAs in animal embryos using LNA-modified oligonucleotide probes. Nat Methods. 2006;3:27-9.
2.   Wienholds E, Kloosterman WP, Miska E, Alvarez-Saavedra E, Berezikov E, de Bruijn E, Horvitz RH, Kauppinen S, Plasterk RH. MicroRNA Expression in Zebrafish Embryonic Development. Science. 2005;309:310-1.
1.   Silahtaroglu A, Pfundheller H, Koshkin A, Tommerup N, Kauppinen S. LNA-modified oligonucleotides are highly efficient as FISH probes. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2004;107:32-7.

Presentations related to WJC

71st CSHL SYMPOSIUM: Regulatory RNAs
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, May 31, 2006
2.   Bak M, Silahtaroglu AN, Christensen M, Møller M, Skryabin B, Kloosterman W, Nolting D, Rath MF, Brosius J, Plasterk R, Tommerup N, Kauppinen S. microRNAs in the mammalian brain.
Keystone Symposia: RNAi and Related Pathways
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 26, 2006
1.   Christensen M, Bak M, Silahatroglu A, Kloostermann W, Skryapin B, Nolting D, Nørremølle A, Lassen A-C, Hasholt L, Brosius J, Tommerup N, Plasterk R, Kauppinen S. miRNAs in mammalian brain.

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