• Abundant Genetic Overlap between Blood Lipids and Immune-Mediated Diseases Indicates Shared Molecular Genetic Mechanisms 

      Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Desikan, Rahul S.; Wang, Yunpeng; Thompson, Wesley K.; Schork, Andrew J.; Zuber, Verena; Doncheva, Nadezhda T.; Ellinghaus, E.va; Mattingsdal, Morten; Franke, Andre; Lie, Benedicte. A.; Mills, Ian Geoffrey; Aukrust, Pål; McEvoy, Linda K.; Djurovic, Srdjan; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Dale, Anders M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-04-08)
      Epidemiological studies suggest a relationship between blood lipids and immune-mediated diseases, but the nature of these associations is not well understood. We used genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to investigate ...
    • Altered Gut Microbial Metabolism of Essential Nutrients in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis 

      Kummen, Martin; Thingholm, Louise B.; Rühlemann, Malte C.; Holm, Kristian; Hansen, Simen Hyll; Moitinho-Silva, Lucas; Liwinski, Timur; Zenouzi, Roman; Larsen, Christopher Storm; Midttun, Øivind; McCann, Adrian; Ueland, Per Magne; Høivik, Marte Lie; Vesterhus, Mette; Trøseid, Marius; Laudes, Matthias; Lieb, Wolfgang; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Bang, Corinna; Schramm, Christoph; Franke, Andre; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background & Aims To influence host and disease phenotype, compositional microbiome changes, which have been demonstrated in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), must be accompanied by functional changes. ...
    • Immune-related genetic enrichment in frontotemporal dementia: An analysis of genome-wide association studies 

      Broce, Iris J.; Karch, Celeste M.; Wen, Natalie; Fan, Chun C.; Wang, Yunpeng; Hong Tan, Chin; Kouri, Naomi; Ross, Owen A.; Höglinger, Günter U.; Müller, Ulrich; Hardy, John; Momeni, Parastoo; Hess, Christopher P.; Dillon, William P.; Miller, Zachary A.; Bonham, Luke W.; Rabinovici, Gil D.; Rosen, Howard J.; Schellenberg, Gerard D.; Franke, Andre; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Veldink, Jan H.; Ferrari, Raffaele; Yokoyama, Jennifer S.; Miller, Bruce L.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Dale, Anders; Desikan, Rahul S.; Sugrue, Leo P. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01-09)
      Background: Converging evidence suggests that immune-mediated dysfunction plays an important role in the pathogenesis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Although genetic studies have shown that immune-associated loci are ...
    • Investigation of complement component C4 copy number variation in human longevity 

      Flachsbart, Friederike; Caliebe, Amke; Heinsen, Femke-Anouska; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Schreiber, Stefan; Franke, Andre; Nebel, Almut (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-01-22)
      Genetic factors have been estimated to account for about 25% of the variation in an adult’s life span. The complement component C4 with the isotypes C4A and C4B is an effector protein of the immune system, and differences ...
    • On giant shoulders: how a seamount affects the microbialcommunity composition of seawater and sponges 

      Busch, Kathrin; Hanz, Ulrike; Mienis, Furu; Mueller, Benjamin; Franke, Andre; Roberts, Emyr Martyn Tomas; Rapp, Hans Tore; Hentschel, Ute (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Seamounts represent ideal systems to study the influence and interdependency of environmental gradients at a single geographic location. These topographic features represent a prominent habitat for various forms of life, ...