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Taral R Lunavat, Ph.D

  • E-mailtaral.lunavat@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Jonas lies vei 91, Department of Biomedicine
    University of bergen
    5019 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Deciphering the role of exosomes in brain tumor microenvironment. Isolating and characterising exosomes from different grades of glioblastoma multiforme. 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Inhibition of extracellular vesicle-derived miR-146a-5p decreases progression of melanoma brain metastasis via Notch pathway dysregulation in astrocytes. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.
  • Show author(s) (2023). GAP43-dependent mitochondria transfer from astrocytes enhances glioblastoma tumorigenicity. Nature Cancer. 648-664.
  • Show author(s) (2016). RNAi delivery by exosome-mimetic nanovesicles–Implications for targeting c-Myc in cancer. Biomaterials.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Small RNA deep sequencing discriminates subsets of extracellular vesicles released by melanoma cells – Evidence of unique microRNA cargos. RNA Biology.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Editorial: The role of extracellular vesicles in diseases: Shedding light on their role in cell-to-cell communication. Frontiers in Genetics.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2023). Roles of extracellular vesicles in glioblastoma: foes, friends and informers. Frontiers in Oncology.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

1) Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the MISEV2014 guidelines. Théry C, Witwer KW, Aikawa E,..., Lunavat TR, et. al., J Extracell Vesicles. 2018 Nov 23;7(1):1535750. doi: 10.1080/20013078.2018.1535750. eCollection 2018 PMID: 30637094 

2) Pediatric brain tumor cells release exosomes with a miRNA repertoire that differs from exosomes secreted by normal cells. Tűzesi Á, Kling T, Wenger A, Lunavat TR, Jang SC, Rydenhag B, Lötvall J, Pollard SM, Danielsson A, Carén H. Oncotarget. 2017 Oct 6;8(52):90164-90175. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.21621. eCollection 2017 Oct 27. PMID: 29163818

3) A novel community driven software for functional enrichment analysis of extracellular vesicles data. Pathan M, Keerthikumar S, Chisanga D, Alessandro R, Ang CS, Askenase P, Batagov AO, Benito-Martin A, Camussi G, Clayton A, Collino F, Di Vizio D, Falcon-Perez JM, Fonseca P, Fonseka P, Fontana S, Gho YS, Hendrix A, Hoen EN, Iraci N, Kastaniegaard K, Kislinger T, Kowal J, Kurochkin IV, Leonardi T, Liang Y, Llorente A, Lunavat TR, et. al., J Extracell Vesicles. 2017 May 26;6(1):1321455. doi: 10.1080/20013078.2017.1321455. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28717418

4) BRAFV600 inhibition alters the microRNA cargo in the vesicular secretome of malignant melanoma cells. Lunavat TR, Cheng L, Einarsdottir BO, et. al., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 18;114(29):E5930-E5939. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705206114. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PMID: 28684402

5) Obstacles and opportunities in the functional analysis of extracellular vesicle RNA - an ISEV position paper. Mateescu B, Kowal EJ, van Balkom BW, Bartel S, Bhattacharyya SN, Buzás EI, Buck AH, de Candia P, Chow FW, Das S, Driedonks TA, Fernández-Messina L, Haderk F, Hill AF, Jones JC, Van Keuren-Jensen KR, Lai CP, Lässer C, Liegro ID, Lunavat TR, et. al., J Extracell Vesicles. 2017 Mar 7;6(1):1286095. doi: 10.1080/20013078.2017.1286095. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28326170.

6) Distinct prostate cancer-related mRNA cargo in extracellular vesicle subsets from prostate cell lines. Lázaro-Ibáñez E, Lunavat TR, Jang SC, et.al., BMC Cancer. 2017 Feb 1;17(1):92. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3087-x. PMID: 28143451.

7) RNAi delivery by exosome-mimetic nanovesicles - Implications for targeting c-Myc in cancer. Lunavat TR, Jang SC, Nilsson L et. al., Biomaterials. 2016 Sep;102:231-8. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2016.06.024. Epub 2016 Jun 15. PMID: 27344366

8) Small RNA deep sequencing discriminates subsets of extracellular vesicles released by melanoma cells--Evidence of unique microRNA cargos. Lunavat TR, Cheng L, Kim DK et. al., RNA Biol. 2015;12(8):810-23. doi: 10.1080/15476286.2015.1056975. PMID: 26176991

9) A Systematic Approach to Defining the microRNA Landscape in Metastasis. Mudduluru G, Abba M, Batliner J, Patil N, Scharp M, Lunavat TR, et. al., Cancer Res. 2015 Aug 1;75(15):3010-9. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-15-0997. Epub 2015 Jun 11. PMID: 26069251

10) Mast cell exosomes promote lung adenocarcinoma cell proliferation - role of KIT-stem cell factor signaling. Xiao H, Lässer C, Shelke GV, Wang J, Rådinger M, Lunavat TR, et. al., Cell Commun Signal. 2014 Oct 14;12:64. doi: 10.1186/s12964-014-0064-8. PMID: 25311367