• Complement component 7 is associated with total- and cardiac death in chest-pain patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome 

      Aarsetøy, Reidun; Ueland, Thor; Aukrust, Pål; Michelsen, Annika Elisabet; Leon de la Fuente, Ricardo; Grundt, Magnea Heidi Jonsdottir; Staines, Harry; Nygård, Ottar Kjell; Nilsen, Dennis W.T. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Complement activation has been associated with atherosclerosis, atherosclerotic plaque destabilization and increased risk of cardiovascular events. Complement component 7 (CC7) binds to the C5bC6 complex which ...
    • Hepcidin predicts 5-year mortality after community-acquired pneumonia 

      Oppen, Kjersti; Ueland, Thor; Michelsen, Annika Elisabet; Aukrust, Pål; Steinsvik, Trude; Skadberg, Øyvind; Brede, Cato; Siljan, William Ward; Husebye, Einar; Holter, Jan Cato; Heggelund, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Virtually all living organisms, including microbes and humans, depend on iron to survive and grow. During an infection, the plasma level of iron and several iron-related proteins change substantially. We ...
    • IL-18 and IL-18 binding protein are related to disease severity and parasitemia during falciparum malaria 

      Otterdal, Kari; Berg, Åse; Michelsen, Annika Elisabet; Yndestad, Arne; Patel, Sam; Gregersen, Ida; Halvorsen, Bente; Ueland, Thor; Langeland, Nina; Aukrust, Pål (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: Several inflammatory molecules participate in the immune response to malaria. Interleukin (IL)-18 is an inflammatory cytokine activated by NLRP3 inflammasomes. In clinical falciparum malaria, with and without ...