• Disintegration stability of extruded fish feed affects gastric functions in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) 

      Bogevik, André Sture; Samuelsen, Tor Andreas; Aspevik, Tone; Romarheim, Odd Helge; Aas, Turid Synnøve; Kalananthan, Tharmini; Rønnestad, Ivar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      In the present study, two salmon feeds with different disintegration stabilities were produced by impacting extruder viscous heat dissipation with the use of different lipid levels in the feed mix. The feeds were then dried ...
    • Hypothalamic agrp and pomc mRNA Responses to Gastrointestinal Fullness and Fasting in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar, L.) 

      Kalananthan, Tharmini; Murashita, Koji; Rønnestad, Ivar; Ishigaki, Mitsumasa; Takahashi, Kota; Silva, Marta Sofia; Wakabayashi, Yuki; Lai, Floriana; Shimizu, Munetaka; Nilsen, Tom Ole; Martinez, Enrique Pino; Gomes, Ana S. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-11)
      The orexigenic agouti-related protein (AgRP) and the anorexigenic pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) are crucial players in the control of feed intake in vertebrates, yet their role in teleosts has not been fully established. ...
    • Laboratory contamination in airway microbiome studies 

      Drengenes, Christine; Wiker, Harald G; Kalananthan, Tharmini; Nordeide, Eli; Eagan, Tomas Mikal; Nielsen, Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-14)
      Background The low bacterial load in samples acquired from the lungs, have made studies on the airway microbiome vulnerable to contamination from bacterial DNA introduced during sampling and laboratory processing. We have ...
    • The Melanocortin System in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) and Its Role in Appetite Control 

      Kalananthan, Tharmini; Lai, Floriana; Gomes, Ana S.; Murashita, Koji; Handeland, Sigurd O; Rønnestad, Ivar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-08-21)
      The melanocortin system is a key neuroendocrine network involved in the control of food intake and energy homeostasis in vertebrates. Within the hypothalamus, the system comprises two main distinct neuronal cell populations ...
    • Protected sampling is preferable in bronchoscopic studies of the airway microbiome 

      Grønseth, Rune; Drengenes, Christine; Wiker, Harald G; Tangedal, Solveig; Xue, Yaxin; Husebø, Gunnar; Svanes, Øistein; Lehmann, Sverre; Aardal, Marit Elisabeth; Hoang, Tuyen; Kalananthan, Tharmini; Martinsen, Einar Marius Hjellestad; Leiten, Elise Orvedal; Aanerud, Marianne; Nordeide, Eli; Haaland, Ingvild; Jonassen, Inge; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The aim was to evaluate susceptibility of oropharyngeal contamination with various bronchoscopic sampling techniques. 67 patients with obstructive lung disease and 58 control subjects underwent bronchoscopy with ...