Tritsaris/Dissing Group

The research focus of Tritsaris/Dissing Group is within Angiogenesis, Lymphangiogenesis, Inflammation, Interleukins, and Cell signaling.











  • Egholm C, Khammy MM, Dalsgaard T, Mazur A, Tritsaris K, Hansen AJ, Aalkjaer C, Dissing S. GLP-1 inhibits VEGFA-mediated signaling in isolated human endothelial cells and VEGFA-induced dilation of rat mesenteric arteries.  Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2016 Nov 1;311(5):H1214-H1224.
  • Yang Y, Andersson P, Hosaka K, Zhang Y, Cao R, Iwamoto H, Yang X, Nakamura M, Wang J, Zhuang R, Morikawa H, Xue Y, Braun H, Beyaert R, Samani N, Nakae S, Hams E, Dissing S, Fallon PG, Langer R, Cao Y. The PDGF-BB-SOX7 axis-modulated IL-33 in pericytes and stromal cells promotes metastasis through tumour-associated macrophages.  Nat Commun. 2016,  7:11385-11403.

  • Straasø B, Lauritzen L, Lunde M, Vinberg M, Lindberg L, Larsen ER, Dissing S, Bech P.  Dose-remission of pulsating electromagnetic fields as augmentation in therapy-resistant depression: a randomized, double-blind controlled study. Acta Neuropsychiatr. 2014 Oct;26(5):272-9.

  • Bosteen MH, Tritsaris K, Hansen AJ, Dissing S. IL-17A potentiates TNFα-induced secretion from human endothelial cells and alters barrier functions controlling neutrophils rights of passage. Pflugers Arch. 2014 466(5):961-72.

  • Nielsen SR, Hammer T, Gibson J, Pepper MS, Nisato RE, Dissing S, Tritsaris K. IL-27 inhibits lymphatic endothelial cell proliferation by STAT1-regulated gene expression. Microcirculation. 2013 Aug;20(6):555-64.

  • Blomberg Jensen M, Dissing S. Non-genomic effects of vitamin D in human spermatozoa.  Steroids. 2012 Aug;77(10):903-9.

  • Cao R, Xue Y, Hedlund EM, Zhong Z, Tritsaris K, Tondelli B, Lucchini F, Zhu Z, Dissing S, Cao Y. VEGFR1-mediated pericyte ablation links VEGF and PlGF to cancer-associated retinopathy.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2010 Jan 12;107(2):856-61.

  • Hammer T, Tritsaris K, Hübschmann MV, Gibson J, Nisato RE, Pepper MS, Dissing S. IL-20 activates human lymphatic endothelial cells causing cell signalling and tube formation.  Microvasc Res. 2009 Jun;78(1):25-32.

  • Tritsaris K, Myren M, Ditlev SB, Hübschmann MV, van der Blom I, Hansen AJ, Olsen UB, Cao R, Zhang J, Jia T, Wahlberg E, Dissing S, Cao Y. IL-20 is an arteriogenic cytokine that remodels collateral networks and improves functions of ischemic hind limbs.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007 104(39):15364-9.

  • Thamsborg G, Florescu A, Oturai P, Fallentin E, Tritsaris K, Dissing S. Treatment of knee osteoarthritis with pulsed electromagnetic fields: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.  Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2005 Jul;13(7):575-81.

  • Rahbek UL, Dissing S, Thomassen C, Hansen AJ, Tritsaris K. Nerve growth factor activates aorta endothelial cells causing PI3K/Akt- and ERK-dependent migration.  Pflugers Arch. 2005 450(5):355-61.

  • Cao R, Björndahl MA, Religa P, Clasper S, Garvin S, Galter D, Meister B, Ikomi F, Tritsaris K, Dissing S, Ohhashi T, Jackson DG, Cao Y. PDGF-BB induces intratumoral lymphangiogenesis and promotes lymphatic metastasis.  Cancer Cell. 2004 6(4):333-45






Group Leaders

katerina tritsarisKaterina Tritsaris
associate professor 
Deputy head of department, Teaching

(+45) 35 32 75 69
CV, publications, etc for Katerina Tritsaris

 Teaching coordinator at the Department.
Course administrator of "Course in Medical Cell- and Tissue Biology".
Deputy Director of studies of molecular biomedicine.

steen dissingSteen Dissing
extern. associate professor

(+45) 35 32 75 70
CV, Publications, etc for Steen Dissing



Morphogenesis and Differentiation Program