• Association between leptin levels and severity of suicidal behaviour in schizophrenia spectrum disorders 

      Gohar, Sherif Mostafa Mohamed Ahmed; Dieset, Ingrid; Steen, Nils Eiel; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Vedal, Trude Seselie Jahr; Reponen, Elina Johanna; Steen, Vidar Martin; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Melle, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-08)
      Objective: Associations between suicidality and lipid dysregulation are documented in mental illness, but the potential role of leptin remains unclear. We examined the association between leptin and suicidal behaviour in ...
    • Association between serum lipid levels, osteoprotegerin and depressive symptomatology in psychotic disorders. 

      Gohar, Sherif Mostafa Mohamed Ahmed; Dieset, Ingrid; Steen, Nils Eiel; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Iversen, Trude Seselie Jahr; Steen, Vidar Martin; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Melle, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-05-02)
      Although the relationship between positive and negative symptoms of psychosis and dyslipidemia has been thoroughly investigated in recent studies, the potential link between depression and lipid status is still under-investigated. ...
    • Atherogenic Lipid Ratios Related to Myeloperoxidase and C-Reactive Protein Levels in Psychotic Disorders 

      Reponen, Elina Johanna; Dieset, Ingrid; Tesli, Martin Steen; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Aas, Monica; Vedal, Trude Seselie Jahr; Haug, Elisabeth; Drange, Ole Kristian; Steen, Nils Eiel; Hope, Sigrun; Szabo, Attila; Gohar, Sherif Mostafa Mohamed Ahmed; Wedervang-Resell, Kirsten; Djurovic, Srdjan; Melle, Ingrid; Aukrust, Pål; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Ueland, Thor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of premature death in patients with psychotic disorders, where dyslipidemia occurs frequently. In the pathogenesis of these serious mental disorders, a low-grade ...
    • Attenuated Notch signaling in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 

      Hoseth, Eva Zsuzsanna; Krull, Florian; Dieset, Ingrid; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Hope, Sigrun; Gardsjord, Erlend Strand; Steen, Nils Eiel; Melle, Ingrid; Brattbakk, Hans-Richard; Steen, Vidar Martin; Aukrust, Pål; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-03-28)
      The Notch signaling pathway plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment and in adult brain homeostasis. We aimed to further investigate Notch pathway activity in bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SCZ) by conducting a ...
    • Characterising the shared genetic determinants of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and risk-taking 

      Hindley, Guy Frederick Lanyon; Bahrami, Shahram; Steen, Nils Eiel; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Frei, Oleksandr; Shadrin, Alexey; Bettella, Francesco; Rødevand, Linn; Fan, Chun-Chieh; Dale, Anders; Djurovic, Srdjan; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Andreassen, Ole (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Increased risk-taking is a central component of bipolar disorder (BIP) and is implicated in schizophrenia (SCZ). Risky behaviours, including smoking and alcohol use, are overrepresented in both disorders and associated ...
    • Characterizing the Genetic Overlap Between Psychiatric Disorders and Sleep-Related Phenotypes 

      O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Frei, Oleksandr; Bahrami, Shahram; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Bettella, Francesco; Cheng, Weiqiu; Chu, Yunhan; Hindley, Guy; Lin, Aihua; Shadrin, Alexey; Barrett, Elizabeth Ann; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Steen, Nils Eiel; Dale, Anders M.; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole A. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background: A range of sleep disturbances are commonly experienced by patients with psychiatric disorders, and genome-wide genetic analyses have shown some significant genetic correlations between these traits. Here, we ...
    • Composite immune marker scores associated with severe mental disorders and illness course 

      Ormerod, Monica Bettina E. Greenwood; Ueland, Thor; Werner, Maren Caroline Frogner; Hjell, Gabriela; Rødevand, Linn Nilsen; Sæther, Linn Sofie; Lunding, Synve Hoffart; Johansen, Ingrid Torp; Ueland, Torill; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Melle, Ingrid; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole; Steen, Nils Eiel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Low-grade inflammation has been implicated in the pathophysiology of severe mental disorders (SMDs) and a link between immune activation and clinical characteristics is suggested. However, few studies have ...
    • Decreased IL-1β-induced CCL20 response in human iPSC-astrocytes in schizophrenia: Potential attenuating effects on recruitment of regulatory T cells 

      Akkouh, Ibrahim; Ueland, Thor; Hansson, Lars; Inderhaug, Elin; Hughes, Timothy; Steen, Nils Eiel; Aukrust, Pål; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Szabo, Attila; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a severe mental disorder with a high heritability. Although its pathophysiology is mainly unknown, dysregulated immune activation and inflammation have recently emerged as possible candidates in the ...
    • Dose-dependent transcriptional effects of lithium and adverse effect burden in a psychiatric cohort 

      Krull, Florian; Akkouh, Ibrahim Ahmed; Hughes, Timothy; Bettella, Francesco; Athanasiu, Lavinia; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Brattbakk, Hans-Richard; Steen, Vidar Martin; Steen, Nils Eiel; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Lithium is the first-line treatment for bipolar disorder (BD), but there is a large variation in response rate and adverse effects. Although the molecular effects of lithium have been studied extensively, the specific ...
    • Evidence for Reduced Long-Term Potentiation-Like Visual Cortical Plasticity in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder 

      Valstad, Mathias; Roelfs, Daniel; Slapø, Nora Berz; Timpe, Clara Marie Fides; Rai, Ahsan; Matziorinis, Anna Maria; Beck, Dani; Richard, Geneviève; Sæther, Linn Sofie; Haatveit, Beathe; Nordvik, Jan Egil; Hatlestad-Hall, Christoffer; Einevoll, Gaute T.; Mäki-Marttunen, Tuomo; Haram, Marit; Ueland, Torill; Lagerberg, Trine V.; Steen, Nils Eiel; Melle, Ingrid; Westlye, Lars T.; Jönsson, Erik Gunnar; Andreassen, Ole A.; Moberget, Torgeir; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Several lines of research suggest that impairments in long-term potentiation (LTP)-like synaptic plasticity might be a key pathophysiological mechanism in schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder type I (BDI) and II (BDII). ...
    • Exploring the Wnt signaling pathway in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 

      Hoseth, Eva Zsuzsanna; Krull, Florian; Dieset, Ingrid; Mørch, Ragni Helene; Hope, Sigrun; Gardsjord, Erlend Strand; Steen, Nils Eiel; Melle, Ingrid; Brattbakk, Hans-Richard; Steen, Vidar Martin; Aukrust, Pål; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      The Wnt signaling pathway plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment and in regulating the function and structure of the adult nervous system. Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are severe mental disorders with ...
    • Extensive bidirectional genetic overlap between bipolar disorder and cardiovascular disease phenotypes 

      Rødevand, Linn; Bahrami, Shahram; Frei, Oleksandr; Chu, Yunhan; Shadrin, Alexey A.; O'Connell, Kevin S.; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn; Hindley, Guy Frederick Lanyon; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dale, Anders; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Steen, Nils Eiel; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Patients with bipolar disorder (BIP) have a high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), despite considerable individual variation. The mechanisms underlying comorbid CVD in BIP remain largely unknown. We investigated polygenic ...
    • Genome-wide analysis reveals extensive genetic overlap between schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and intelligence 

      Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Bahrami, Shahram; Frei, Oleksandr; Shadrin, Alexey A.; O'Connell, Kevin; Savage, Jeanne E.; Watanabe, Kyoko; Krull, Florian; Bettella, Francesco; Steen, Nils Eiel; Ueland, Torill; Posthuma, Danielle; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dale, Anders; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are severe mental disorders associated with cognitive impairment, which is considered a major determinant of functional outcome. Despite this, the etiology of the cognitive ...
    • Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic overlap between alcohol use behaviours, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and identifies novel shared risk loci 

      Wiström, Erik David; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Karadag, Naz; Bahrami, Shahram; Hindley, Guy Frederick Lanyon; Lin, Aihua; Cheng, Weiqiu; Steen, Nils Eiel; Shadrin, Alexey; Frei, Oleksandr; Djurovic, Srdjan; Dale, Anders M.; Andreassen, Ole A.; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background and aim Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) have a high comorbidity of alcohol use disorder (AUD), and both comorbid AUD and excessive alcohol consumption (AC) have been linked to greater illness ...
    • Genome-wide Association Analysis of Parkinson’s Disease and Schizophrenia Reveals Shared Genetic Architecture and Identifies Novel Risk Loci 

      Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Bahrami, Shahram; Broce, Iris J.; Tesli, Martin Steen; Frei, Oleksandr; Wirgenes, Katrine Verena; O`Connell, Kevin; Krull, Florian; Bettella, Francesco; Steen, Nils Eiel; Sugrue, Leo P.; Wang, Yunpeng; Svenningsson, Per; Sharma, Manu; Pihlstrøm, Lasse; Toft, H. Mathias S.; O’Donovan, Michael; Djurovic, Srdjan; Desikan, Rahul S; Dale, Anders M.; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Parkinson’s disease (PD) and schizophrenia (SCZ) are heritable brain disorders that involve dysregulation of the dopaminergic system. Epidemiological studies have reported potential comorbidity between the ...
    • Identification of Genetic Loci Shared Between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Intelligence, and Educational Attainment 

      O`Connell, Kevin; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Bahrami, Shahram; Frei, Oleksandr; Bettella, Francesco; Krull, Florian; Fan, Chun C.; Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Knudsen, Gun Peggy Strømstad; Halmøy, Anne; Steen, Nils Eiel; Ueland, Torill; Walters, Bragi; Davíðsdóttir, Katrín; Haraldsdóttir, Gyda S.; Guðmundsson, Ólafur; Stefansson, Hreinn; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Haavik, Jan; Dale, Anders M.; Stefánsson, Kári; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is consistently associated with lower levels of educational attainment. A recent large genome-wide association study identified ...
    • Identification of genetic overlap and novel risk loci for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and bipolar disorder 

      O`Connell, Kevin; Shadrin, Alexey A.; Bahrami, Shahram; Smeland, Olav Bjerkehagen; Bettella, Francesco; Frei, Oleksandr; Krull, Florian; Askeland, Ragna Bugge; Walters, Bragi; Davíðsdóttir, Katrín; Haraldsdóttir, Gyða; Guðmundsson, Ólafur; Stefánsson, Hreinn; Fan, Chun C.; Steen, Nils Eiel; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted; Dale, Anders; Stefánsson, Kári; Djurovic, Srdjan; Andreassen, Ole Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Differential diagnosis between childhood onset attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder (BD) remains a challenge, mainly due to overlapping symptoms and high rates of comorbidity. Despite this, ...
    • Immune marker levels in severe mental disorders: associations with polygenic risk scores of related mental phenotypes and psoriasis 

      Werner, Maren Caroline Frogner; Wirgenes, Katrine Verena; Shadrin, Alexey; Lunding, Synve Hoffart; Rødevand, Linn; Hjell, Gabriela; Ormerod, Monica Bettina E. Greenwood; Haram, Marit; Agartz, Ingrid; Djurovic, Srdjan; Melle, Ingrid; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor; Andreassen, Ole; Steen, Nils Eiel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Several lines of evidence implicate immune abnormalities in the pathophysiology of severe mental disorders (SMD) and comorbid mental disorders. Here, we use the data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of autoimmune ...
    • Improvement in verbal learning over the first year of antipsychotic treatment is associated with serum HDL levels in a cohort of first episode psychosis patients 

      Gjerde, Priyanthi Borgen; Simonsen, Carmen Elisabeth; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Steen, Nils Eiel; Ueland, Torill; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Steen, Vidar Martin; Melle, Ingrid (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-04-27)
      To investigate whether changes in serum lipids are associated with cognitive performance in first episode psychosis (FEP) patients during their first year of antipsychotic drug treatment. One hundred and thirty-two ...
    • Increased circulating IL-18 levels in severe mental disorders indicate systemic inflammasome activation 

      Szabo, Attila; O'Connell, Kevin Sean; Ueland, Thor; Sheikh, Mashhood Ahmed; Agartz, Ingrid; Andreou, Dimitrios; Aukrust, Pål; Boye, Birgitte; Bøen, Erlend; Drange, Ole Kristian; Elvsåshagen, Torbjørn; Engh, John; Hope, Sigrun; Høegh, Margrethe Collier; Joa, Inge; Johnsen, Erik; Kroken, Rune Andreas; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Lekva, Tove; Malt, Ulrik Fredrik; Melle, Ingrid; Morken, Gunnar; Nærland, Terje; Steen, Vidar Martin; Sørensen, Kjetil; Wedervang-Resell, Kirsten; Weibell, Melissa Anne Elin Authen; Westlye, Lars Tjelta; Steen, Nils Eiel; Andreassen, Ole; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2022)
      Background Schizophrenia (SCZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) are severe mental illnesses (SMI) that are part of a psychosis continuum, and dysregulated innate immune responses have been suggested to be involved in their ...