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Journal publications


  • Westhrin, Marita. (2015) Beauty and the Beast - The Multifaceted Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Bone Health and Disease. 2015.


  • Westhrin, Marita; Moen, Siv Helen; Holien, Toril; Olsen, Oddrun Elise; Sundan, Anders; Waage, Anders; Standal, Therese. (2015) Growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) promotes osteoclast differentiation and inhibits osteoblast differentiation and high serum GDF15 levels are associated with multiple myeloma bone disease. 15th international myeloma workshop . The international myeloma society; Roma. 2015-09-23 - 2015-09-25.
  • Moen, Siv Helen; Nørgaard, Nikolai Nordberg; Westhrin, Marita; Størdal, Berit Fladvad; Hella, Hanne; Sundan, Anders; Standal, Therese. (2013) TLR agonists induce expression of cytokines in mesenchymal stem cells and pre-osteoblasts promoting osteoclast activation and MM-cell growth. International Myeloma Workshop 2013 ; 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-07.
  • Westhrin, Marita; Xie, Minli; Olderøy, Magnus Ø.; Sikorski, Pawel; Strand, Berit Løkensgard; Standal, Therese. (2013) Human mesenchymal stem cells in mineralized alginate beads: A potential new tool to study interactions between osteocytes and myeloma cells. International Myeloma Workshop ; 2013-04-03 - 2013-04-07.