• Inflammation markers in multiple sclerosis: CXCL16 reflects and may also predict disease activity 

      Holmøy, Trygve; Løken-Amsrud, Kristin Ingeleiv; Bakke, Jacob; Beiske, Antonie Giæver; Bjerve, Kristian S; Hovdal, Harald Olav; Lilleås, Finn; Midgard, Rune; Pedersen, Tom; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Torkildsen, Øivind; Wergeland, Stig; Myhr, Kjell-Morten; Michelsen, Annika; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013-09-19)
      Background. Serum markers of inflammation are candidate biomarkers in multiple sclerosis (MS). ω-3 fatty acids are suggested to have anti-inflammatory properties that might be beneficial in MS. We aimed to explore the ...
    • Plasma levels of interleukin 27 in falciparum malaria is increased independently of co-infection with HIV: potential immune-regulatory role during malaria 

      Otterdal, Kari; Berg, Åse; Michelsen, Annika; Patel, Sam; Gregersen, Ida; Sagen, Ellen Lund; Halvorsen, Bente; Yndestad, Arne; Ueland, Thor; Langeland, Nina; Aukrust, Pål (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background The immune response during falciparum malaria mediates both harmful and protective effects on the host; however the participating molecules have not been fully defined. Interleukin (IL)-27 is a pleiotropic ...
    • Rifaximin alters gut microbiota profile, but does not affect systemic inflammation - a randomized controlled trial in common variable immunodeficiency 

      Jørgensen, Silje Fjellgård; Macpherson, Magnhild Eide; Bjørnetrø, Tonje; Holm, Kristian; Kummen, Martin; Rashidi, Azita; Michelsen, Annika; Lekva, Tove; Halvorsen, Bente; Trøseid, Marius; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Yndestad, Arne; Ueland, Thor; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Aukrust, Pål; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Fevang, Børre (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-01-17)
      Common variable immunodefciency (CVID) patients have reduced gut microbial diversity compared to healthy controls. The reduced diversity is associated with gut leakage, increased systemic infammation and ten “key” bacteria ...
    • Soluble markers of neutrophil, T-cell and monocyte activation are associated with disease severity and parasitemia in falciparum malaria 

      Otterdal, Kari; Berg, Åse; Michelsen, Annika; Patel, Sam; Tellevik, Marit Gjerde; Haanshuus, Christel Gill; Fevang, Børre; Aukrust, Pål; Langeland, Nina; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-12-18)
      BACKGROUND: The immune response during P. falciparum infection is a two-edged sword, involving dysregulation of the inflammatory responses with several types of immune cells participating. Here we examined T-cell, ...
    • A study of TNF pathway activation in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in plasma and brain tissue 

      Hoseth, Eva Zsuzsanna; Ueland, Thor; Dieset, Ingrid; Birnbaum, Rebecca; Shin, Joo Heon; Kleinman, Joel Edward; Hyde, Thomas Michael; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Hope, Sigrun; Lekva, Tove; Abraityte, Judita Aurelija; Michelsen, Annika; Melle, Ingrid; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Ueland, Torill; Djurovic, Srdjan; Aukrust, Pål; Weinberger, Daniel R.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-07)
      Objective: A proinflammatory imbalance in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) system may contribute to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorders (BDs) and related comorbidities. We investigated the relative ...
    • Vitamin D, vitamin D binding protein, and longitudinal outcomes in COPD 

      Persson, Louise Jeanette Pauline; Aanerud, Marianne; Hiemstra, Pieter Sicco; Michelsen, Annika; Ueland, Thor; Hardie, Jon Andrew; Aukrust, Pål; Bakke, Per S.; Eagan, Tomas Mikal (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-03-24)
      Background: Associations between Vitamin D3 [25(OH)D], vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are previously reported. We aimed to further investigate these associations on ...