Kristian Pietras

Professor, Directly Appointed

Professor, Research team manager, Principal investigator

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  1. 2021
  2. 2020
  3. MNK2 governs the macrophage antiinflammatory phenotype

    Margarita Bartish, Dongmei Tong, Yangxun Pan, Majken Wallerius, Hui Liu, Johannes Ristau, Sabrina de Souza Ferreira, Tatjana Wallmann, Vincent van Hoef, Laia Masvidal, Thomas Kerzel, Anne-Laure Joly, Christophe Goncalves, Samuel E.J. Preston, Talin Ebrahimian, Christina Seitz, Jonas Bergh, Kristian Pietras, Stephanie Lehoux, Luigi Naldini & 5 others, John Andersson, Mario Leonardo Squadrito, Sonia V. Del Rincón, Ola Larsson & Charlotte Rolny, 2020 Nov 3, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 44, p. 27556-27565 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Heterogeneity of cancer-associated fibroblasts: Opportunities for precision medicine

    Ryu Kanzaki & Kristian Pietras, 2020 Aug, In: Cancer Science. 111, 8, p. 2708-2717 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  5. Deconstructing tumor heterogeneity: The stromal perspective

    Renee E. Vickman, Douglas V. Faget, Philip Beachy, David Beebe, Neil A. Bhowmick, Edna Cukierman, Wu Min Deng, James G. Granneman, Jeffrey Hildesheim, Raghu Kalluri, Ken S. Lau, Ernst Lengyel, Joakim Lundeberg, Jorge Moscat, Peter S. Nelson, Kristian Pietras, Katerina Politi, Ellen Puré, Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Mara H. Sherman & 8 others, David Tuveson, Ashani T. Weeraratna, Richard M. White, Melissa H. Wong, Elisa C. Woodhouse, Ying Zheng, Simon W. Hayward & Sheila A. Stewart, 2020, In: Oncotarget. 11, 40, p. 3621-3632 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  6. Tertiary lymphoid structures improve immunotherapy and survival in melanoma

    Rita Cabrita, Martin Lauss, Adriana Sanna, Marco Donia, Mathilde Skaarup Larsen, Shamik Mitra, Iva Johansson, Bengt Phung, Katja Harbst, Johan Vallon-Christersson, Alison van Schoiack, Kristina Lövgren, Sarah Warren, Karin Jirström, Håkan Olsson, Kristian Pietras, Christian Ingvar, Karolin Isaksson, Dirk Schadendorf, Henrik Schmidt & 5 others, Lars Bastholt, Ana Carneiro, Jennifer A. Wargo, Inge Marie Svane & Göran Jönsson, 2020, In: Nature. 577, 7791, p. 561-565 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. 2019
  8. PAK4 suppresses RELB to prevent senescence-like growth arrest in breast cancer

    Tânia D F Costa, Ting Zhuang, Julie Lorent, Emilia Turco, Helene Olofsson, Miriam Masia-Balague, Miao Zhao, Parisa Rabieifar, Neil Robertson, Raoul Kuiper, Jonas Sjölund, Matthias Spiess, Pablo Hernández-Varas, Uta Rabenhorst, Pernilla Roswall, Ran Ma, Xiaowei Gong, Johan Hartman, Kristian Pietras, Peter D Adams & 2 others, Paola Defilippi & Staffan Strömblad, 2019 Aug 9, In: Nature Communications. 10, 1, p. 1-18 3589.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. The X-Linked DDX3X RNA Helicase Dictates Translation Reprogramming and Metastasis in Melanoma

    Bengt Phung, Maciej Cieśla, Adriana Sanna, Nicola Guzzi, Giulia Beneventi, Phuong Cao Thi Ngoc, Martin Lauss, Rita Cabrita, Eugenia Cordero, Ana Bosch, Frida Rosengren, Jari Häkkinen, Klaus Griewank, Annette Paschen, Katja Harbst, Håkan Olsson, Christian Ingvar, Ana Carneiro, Hensin Tsao, Dirk Schadendorf & 3 others, Kristian Pietras, Cristian Bellodi & Göran Jönsson, 2019 Jun 18, In: Cell Reports. 27, 12, p. 3573-3586.e7

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Impact of Epithelial-Stromal Interactions on Peritumoral Fibroblasts in Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

    Carina Strell, Janna Paulsson, Shao-Bo Jin, Nicholas P Tobin, Artur Mezheyeuski, Pernilla Roswall, Ceren Mutgan, Nicholas Mitsios, Hemming Johansson, Sarah Marie Wickberg, Jessica Svedlund, Mats Nilsson, Per Hall, Jan Mulder, Derek C Radisky, Kristian Pietras, Jonas Bergh, Urban Lendahl, Fredrik Wärnberg & Arne Östman, 2019, In: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 111, 9, p. 983-995

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Noninvasive intravital high-resolution imaging of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours

    Mirela Balan, Marta Trusohamn, Frank Chenfei Ning, Stefan Jacob, Kristian Pietras, Ulf Eriksson, Per Olof Berggren & Daniel Nyqvist, 2019, In: Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 14636

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Ribosome biogenesis during cell cycle arrest fuels EMT in development and disease

    Varsha Prakash, Brittany B. Carson, Jennifer M. Feenstra, Randall A. Dass, Petra Sekyrova, Ayuko Hoshino, Julian Petersen, Yuan Guo, Matthew M. Parks, Chad M. Kurylo, Jake E. Batchelder, Kristian Haller, Ayako Hashimoto, Helene Rundqivst, John S. Condeelis, C. David Allis, Denis Drygin, M. Angela Nieto, Michael Andäng, Piergiorgio Percipalle & 8 others, Jonas Bergh, Igor Adameyko, Ann Kristin Östlund Farrants, Johan Hartman, David Lyden, Kristian Pietras, Scott C. Blanchard & C. Theresa Vincent, 2019, In: Nature Communications. 10, 1, 2110.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. 2018
  14. Consensus guidelines for the use and interpretation of angiogenesis assays

    Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska, Kari Alitalo, Elizabeth Allen, Andrey Anisimov, Alfred C. Aplin, Robert Auerbach, Hellmut G. Augustin, David O. Bates, Judy R. van Beijnum, R. Hugh F. Bender, Gabriele Bergers, Andreas Bikfalvi, Joyce Bischoff, Barbara C. Böck, Peter C. Brooks, Federico Bussolino, Bertan Cakir, Peter Carmeliet, Daniel Castranova, Anca M. Cimpean & 66 others, Ondine Cleaver, George Coukos, George E. Davis, Michele de Palma, Anna Dimberg, Ruud P.M. Dings, Valentin Djonov, Andrew C. Dudley, Neil P. Dufton, Sarah Maria Fendt, Napoleone Ferrara, Marcus Fruttiger, Dai Fukumura, Bart Ghesquière, Yan Gong, Robert J. Griffin, Adrian L. Harris, Christopher C.W. Hughes, Nan W. Hultgren, M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Melita Irving, Rakesh K. Jain, Raghu Kalluri, Joanna Kalucka, Robert S. Kerbel, Jan Kitajewski, Ingeborg Klaassen, Hynda K. Kleinmann, Pieter Koolwijk, Elisabeth Kuczynski, Brenda R. Kwak, Koen Marien, Juan M. Melero-Martin, Lance L. Munn, Roberto F. Nicosia, Agnes Noel, Jussi Nurro, Anna Karin Olsson, Tatiana V. Petrova, Kristian Pietras, Roberto Pili, Jeffrey W. Pollard, Mark J. Post, Paul H.A. Quax, Gabriel A. Rabinovich, Marius Raica, Anna M. Randi, Domenico Ribatti, Curzio Ruegg, Reinier O. Schlingemann, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Lois E.H. Smith, Jonathan W. Song, Steven A. Stacker, Jimmy Stalin, Amber N. Stratman, Maureen van de Velde, Victor W.M. van Hinsbergh, Peter B. Vermeulen, Johannes Waltenberger, Brant M. Weinstein, Hong Xin, Bahar Yetkin-Arik, Seppo Yla-Herttuala, Mervin C. Yoder & Arjan W. Griffioen, 2018 Aug, In: Angiogenesis. 21, 3, p. 425-532

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Microenvironmental control of breast cancer subtype elicited through paracrine platelet-derived growth factor-CC signaling

    Pernilla Roswall, Matteo Bocci, Michael Bartoschek, Hong Li, Glen Kristiansen, Sara Jansson, Sophie Lehn, Jonas Sjölund, Steven Reid, Christer Larsson, Pontus Eriksson, Charlotte Anderberg, Eliane Cortez, Lao H Saal, Christina Orsmark-Pietras, Eugenia Cordero, Bengt Kristian Haller, Jari Häkkinen, Ingrid J G Burvenich, Elgene Lim & 7 others, Akira Orimo, Mattias Höglund, Lisa Rydén, Holger Moch, Andrew M Scott, Ulf Eriksson & Kristian Pietras, 2018 Mar 12, In: Nature Medicine. 24, p. 463–473

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. PDGF family function and prognostic value in tumor biology

    Michael Bartoschek & Kristian Pietras, 2018, In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 503, 2, p. 984-990

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. 2016
  18. Aberrant activation of the PI3K/mTOR pathway promotes resistance to sorafenib in AML

    O Lindblad, E Cordero, A Puissant, L. Macaulay, A Ramos, N N Kabir, J Sun, J Vallon-Christersson, K Haraldsson, M T Hemann, Åke Borg, F Levander, K Stegmaier, K Pietras, L Rönnstrand & J U Kazi, 2016 Sep 29, In: Oncogene. 35, 39, p. 5119-5131 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. Targeting tumour vasculature by inhibiting activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)1 function

    Amaya García De Vinuesa, Matteo Bocci, Kristian Pietras & Peter Ten Dijke, 2016 Aug 15, In: Biochemical Society Transactions. 44, 4, p. 1142-1149 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  20. Wnt5a Signals through DVL1 to Repress Ribosomal DNA Transcription by RNA Polymerase I

    Randall A. Dass, Aishe A. Sarshad, Brittany B. Carson, Jennifer M. Feenstra, Amanpreet Kaur, Ales Obrdlik, Matthew M. Parks, Varsha Prakash, Damon K. Love, Kristian Pietras, Rosa Serra, Scott C. Blanchard, Piergiorgio Percipalle, Anthony M C Brown & C. Theresa Vincent, 2016 Aug 1, In: PLoS Genetics. 12, 8, e1006217.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Survival-associated heterogeneity of marker-defined perivascular cells in colorectal cancer

    Artur Mezheyeuski, Maja Bradic Lindh, Tormod Kyrre Guren, Anca Dragomir, Per Pfeiffer, Elin H Kure, Tone Ikdahl, Eva Skovlund, Sara Corvigno, Carina Strell, Kristian Pietras, Fredrik Ponten, Jan Mulder, Camilla Qvortrup, Anna Portyanko, Kjell Magne Tveit, Bengt Glimelius, Halfdan Sorbye & Arne Östman, 2016 Jul 5, In: Oncotarget. 7, 27, p. 41948-41958 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. VEGFR2 pY949 signalling regulates adherens junction integrity and metastatic spread

    Xiujuan Li, Narendra Padhan, Elisabet O Sjöström, Francis P Roche, Chiara Testini, Naoki Honkura, Miguel Sáinz-Jaspeado, Emma Gordon, Katie Bentley, Andrew Philippides, Vladimir Tolmachev, Elisabetta Dejana, Radu V Stan, Dietmar Vestweber, Kurt Ballmer-Hofer, Christer Betsholtz, Kristian Pietras, Leif Jansson & Lena Claesson-Welsh, 2016 Mar 23, In: Nature Communications. 7, 11017.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Cartilage oligomeric matrix protein contributes to the development and metastasis of breast cancer

    E Englund, M Bartoschek, B Reitsma, L Jacobsson, A Escudero-Esparza, Akira Orimo, K Leandersson, C Hagerling, A Aspberg, P Storm, M Okroj, H Mulder, K Jirström, K Pietras & A M Blom, 2016, In: Oncogene. 35, 43, p. 5585-5596 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  24. Complement inhibitor CSMD1 acts as tumor suppressor in human breast cancer

    Astrid Escudero-Esparza, Michael Bartoschek, Chrysostomi Gialeli, Marcin Okroj, Sioned Owen, Karin Jirström, Akira Orimo, Wen G. Jiang, Kristian Pietras & Anna M. Blom, 2016, In: Oncotarget. 7, 47, p. 76920-76933 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Compound genetically engineered mouse models of cancer reveal dual targeting of ALK1 and endoglin as a synergistic opportunity to impinge on angiogenic TGF-β signaling

    Nikolas M. Eleftheriou, Jonas Sjölund, Matteo Bocci, Eliane Cortez, Se Jin Lee, Sara I. Cunha & Kristian Pietras, 2016, In: Oncotarget. 7, 51, p. 84314-84325 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  26. Editorial: Novel targets and targeting technologies to modulate tumor microenvironment

    Jai Prakash (ed.) & Kristian Pietras (ed.), 2016, In: Frontiers in Oncology. 6, MAY, 121.

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial Issue (editor)

  27. Expression of GADS enhances FLT3-induced mitogenic signaling.

    Rohit A. Chougule, Eugenia Cordero, Sausan A. Moharram, Kristian Pietras, Lars Rönnstrand & Julhash U. Kazi, 2016, In: Oncotarget. 7, 12, p. 14112-14124

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Functional malignant cell heterogeneity in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors revealed by targeting of PDGF-DD.

    Eliane Cortez, Hanna Gladh, Sebastian Braun, Matteo Bocci, Eugenia Cordero, Niklas K Björkström, Hideki Miyazaki, Iacovos P Michael, Ulf Eriksson, Erika Folestad & Kristian Pietras, 2016, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113, 7, p. E864-E873

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  29. 2015
  30. Decoding breast cancer tissue-stroma interactions using species-specific sequencing.

    Indira V Chivukula, Daniel Ramsköld, Helena Storvall, Charlotte Anderberg, Shaobo Jin, Veronika Mamaeva, Cecilia Sahlgren, Kristian Pietras, Rickard Sandberg & Urban Lendahl, 2015, In: Breast Cancer Research. 17, 109.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Endothelial ALK1 Is a Therapeutic Target to Block Metastatic Dissemination of Breast Cancer.

    Sara I Cunha, Matteo Bocci, John Lövrot, Nikolas Eleftheriou, Pernilla Roswall, Eugenia Cordero, Linda Lindström, Michael Bartoschek, B Kristian Haller, R Scott Pearsall, Aaron W Mulivor, Ravindra Kumar, Christer Larsson, Jonas Bergh & Kristian Pietras, 2015, In: Cancer Research. 75, 12, p. 2445-2456

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Gpr116 Receptor Regulates Distinctive Functions in Pneumocytes and Vascular Endothelium.

    Colin Niaudet, Jennifer J Hofmann, Maarja A Mäe, Bongnam Jung, Konstantin Gaengel, Michael Vanlandewijck, Elisabet Ekvärn, M Dolores Salvado, Annika Mehlem, Sahar Al Sayegh, Liqun He, Thibaud Lebouvier, Marco Castro-Freire, Kan Katayama, Kjell Hultenby, Christine Moessinger, Philip Tannenberg, Sara Cunha, Kristian Pietras, Bàrbara Laviña & 3 others, JongWook Hong, Tove Berg & Christer Betsholtz, 2015, In: PLoS ONE. 10, 9, e0137949.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Pericytes contribute to airway remodeling in a mouse model of chronic allergic asthma

    Jill R. Johnson, Erika Folestad, Jessica E. Rowley, Elisa M. Noll, Simone A. Walker, Clare M. Lloyd, Sara M. Rankin, Kristian Pietras, Ulf Eriksson & Jonas Fuxe, 2015, In: American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 308, 7, p. L658-L671

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  34. 2014
  35. Functional subsets of mesenchymal cell types in the tumor microenvironment.

    Eliane Cortez, Pernilla Roswall & Kristian Pietras, 2014, In: Seminars in Cancer Biology. 25, Jan 7, p. 3-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  36. Molecular biology of neuroendocrine tumors: from pathways to biomarkers and targets

    J. Capdevila, A. Meeker, R. Garcia-Carbonero, Kristian Pietras, A. Astudillo, O. Casanovas & A. Scarpa, 2014, In: Cancer Metastasis Review. 33, 1, p. 345-351

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  37. Novel Nano-Sized MR Contrast Agent Mediates Strong Tumor Contrast Enhancement in an Oncogene-Driven Breast Cancer Model.

    Per-Olof Eriksson, Emil Aaltonen, Rodrigo Petoral, Petter Lauritzson, Hideki Miyazaki, Kristian Pietras, Sven Månsson, Lennart Hansson, Peter Leander & Oskar Axelsson, 2014, In: PLoS ONE. 9, 10, e107762.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Therapeutic vaccination against fibronectin ED-A attenuates progression of metastatic breast cancer.

    Julia Femel, Elisabeth J M Huijbers, Falk Saupe, Jessica Cedervall, Lei Zhang, Pernilla Roswall, Erik Larsson, Helena Olofsson, Kristian Pietras, Anna Dimberg, Lars Hellman & Anna-Karin Olsson, 2014, In: Oncotarget. 5, 23, p. 12418-12427

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  39. 2013
  40. Image-based 3D modeling study of the influence of vessel density and blood hemoglobin concentration on tumor oxygenation and response to irradiation

    Jakob H Lagerlöf, Jon Kindblom, Eliane Cortez, Kristian Pietras & Peter Bernhardt, 2013 Feb, In: Medical Physics. 40, 2, p. 024101

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  41. Bone morphogenetic protein-9 inhibits lymphatic vessel formation via activin receptor-like kinase 1 during development and cancer progression

    Yasuhiro Yoshimatsu, Yulia G. Lee, Yuichi Akatsu, Luna Taguchi, Hiroshi I. Suzuki, Sara I. Cunha, Kazuichi Maruyama, Yuka Suzuki, Tomoko Yamazaki, Akihiro Katsura, S. Paul Oh, Teresa A. Zimmers, Se-Jin Lee, Kristian Pietras, Gou Young Koh, Kohei Miyazono & Tetsuro Watabe, 2013, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110, 47, p. 18940-18945

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  42. Deficiency for endoglin in tumor vasculature weakens the endothelial barrier to metastatic dissemination

    Charlotte Anderberg, Sara I. Cunha, Zhenhua Zhai, Eliane Cortez, Evangelia Pardali, Jill R. Johnson, Marcela Franco, Marta Paez-Ribes, Ross Cordiner, Jonas Fuxe, Bengt R. Johansson, Marie-Jose Goumans, Oriol Casanovas, Peter ten Dijke, Helen M. Arthur & Kristian Pietras, 2013, In: Journal of Experimental Medicine. 210, 3, p. 563-579

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  43. Distinct Effects of Ligand-Induced PDGFR alpha and PDGFR beta Signaling in the Human Rhabdomyosarcoma Tumor Cell and Stroma Cell Compartments

    Monika Ehnman, Edoardo Missiaglia, Erika Folestad, Joanna Selfe, Carina Strell, Khin Thway, Bertha Brodin, Kristian Pietras, Janet Shipley, Arne Ostman & Ulf Eriksson, 2013, In: Cancer Research. 73, 7, p. 2139-2149

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  44. Fibroblasts as architects of cancer pathogenesis

    Timothy Marsh, Kristian Pietras & Sandra S. McAllister, 2013, In: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease. 1832, 7, p. 1070-1078

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  45. Introduction to tumor-stroma interactions

    Arne Ostman & Kristian Pietras, 2013, In: Experimental Cell Research. 319, 11, p. 1595-1595

    Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

  46. MiR-155-mediated loss of C/EBP beta shifts the TGF-beta response from growth inhibition to epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion and metastasis in breast cancer

    J. Johansson, T. Berg, E. Kurzejamska, M-F Pang, V. Tabor, M. Jansson, P. Roswall, Kristian Pietras, M. Sund, P. Religa & J. Fuxe, 2013, In: Oncogene. 32, 50, p. 5614-5624

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle