• Activated dendritic cells and monocytes in HIV immunological nonresponders: HIV-induced interferon-inducible protein-10 correlates with low future CD4+ recovery 

      Stiksrud, Birgitte; Aass, Hans Christian Dalsbotten; Lorvik, Kristina Berg; Ueland, Thor; Trøseid, Marius; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Objective: To explore monocyte and dendritic cell immune responses, and their association with future CD4+ gain in treated HIV patients with suboptimal CD4+ recovery. Design: A cross-sectional study of HIV-infected, virally ...
    • Angiopoietin-2 and angiopoietin-like 4 protein provide prognostic information in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome 

      Aarsetøy, Reidun; Ueland, Thor; Aukrust, Pål; Michelsen, Annika E.; de la Fuente, Ricardo Leon; Pønitz, Volker; Andersen, Trygve Brugger; Grundt, Heidi; Staines, Harry; Nilsen, Dennis W.T. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Plasma levels of angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2) and angiopoietin-like 4 protein (ANGPTL4) reflect different pathophysiological aspects of cardiovascular disease. We evaluated their association with outcome in a ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cannabis Use Is Associated With Increased Levels of Soluble gp130 in Schizophrenia but Not in Bipolar Disorder 

      Szabo, Attila; Akkouh, Ibrahim; Ueland, Thor; Lagerberg, Trine Vik; Dieset, Ingrid; Bjella, Thomas; Aukrust, Pål; Le Hellard, Stephanie; Stavrum, Anne-Kristin; Melle, Ingrid; Andreassen, Ole Andreas; Djurovic, Srdjan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The complex effects of plant cannabinoids on human physiology is not yet fully understood, but include a wide spectrum of effects on immune modulation. The immune system and its inflammatory effector pathways are recently ...
    • The carnitine-butyrobetaine-TMAO pathway after cardiac transplant: Impact on cardiac allograft vasculopathy and acute rejection 

      Trøseid, Marius; Mayerhofer, Christiane Caroline; Broch, Kaspar; Arora, Satish; Svardal, Asbjørn M.; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Andreassen, Arne K.; Gude, Einar; Karason, Kristjan; Dellgren, Gøran; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      BACKGROUND: Alterations in the partly microbiota-dependent carnitine–γ-butyrobetaine (γBB)–trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) pathway have been linked to the progression of heart failure and atherosclerotic disease. We evaluated ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cytokine network in adults with falciparum malaria and HIV-1: increased IL-8 and IP-10 levels are associated with disease severity 

      Berg, Åse; Patel, Sam; Gonca, Miguel; Catarina, David; Otterdal, Kari; Ueland, Thor; Dalen, Ingvild; Kvaløy, Jan Terje; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Aukrust, Pål; Langeland, Nina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-12-11)
      Background Co-infection with malaria and HIV increases the severity and mortality of both diseases, but the cytokine responses related to this co-infection are only partially characterised. The aim of this study was to ...
    • 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 ...
    • Elevated markers of gut leakage and inflammasome activation in COVID-19 patients with cardiac involvement 

      Hoel, Hedda Benedicte; Heggelund, Lars; Reikvam, Dag Henrik; Stiksrud, Birgitte; Ueland, Thor; Michelsen, Annika; Otterdal, Kari; Muller, Karl Erik; Lind, Andreas; Müller, Fredrik; Dudman, Susanne Gjeruldsen; Aukrust, Pål; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma; Holter, Jan Cato; Trøseid, Marius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background A high proportion of COVID‐19 patients have cardiac involvement, even those without known cardiac disease. Downregulation of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a receptor for SARS‐CoV‐2 and the renin‐angiotensin ...
    • 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 ...
    • Gut microbiota-dependent trimethylamine N-oxide associates with inflammation in common variable immunodeficiency 

      Macpherson, Magnhild Eide; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Ueland, Thor; Dahl, Tuva Børresdatter; Kummen, Martin; Otterdal, Kari; Holm, Kristian; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Trøseid, Marius; Halvorsen, Bente; Aukrust, Pål; Fevang, Børre; Jørgensen, Silje Fjellgård (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      A substantial proportion of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) have inflammatory and autoimmune complications of unknown etiology. We have previously shown that systemic inflammation in CVID correlates ...
    • Hepcidin and Ferritin Predict Microbial Etiology in Community-Acquired Pneumonia 

      Oppen, Kjersti; Ueland, Thor; Siljan, William Ward; Skadberg, Øyvind; Brede, Cato; Lauritzen, Trine; Aukrust, Pål; Steinsvik, Trude; Husebye, Einar; Michelsen, Annika; Holter, Jan Cato; Heggelund, Lars (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Iron is crucial for survival and growth of microbes. Consequently, limiting iron availability is a human antimicrobial defense mechanism. We explored iron and iron-related proteins as potential biomarkers in ...
    • High neopterin and IP-10 levels in cerebrospinal fluid are associated with neurotoxic tryptophan metabolites in acute central nervous system infections 

      Quist-Paulsen, Else; Aukrust, Pål; Kran, Anne-Marte Bakken; Dunlop, Oona Borghild; Ormaasen, Vidar; Stiksrud, Birgitte; Midttun, Øivind; Ueland, Thor; Ueland, Per Magne; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-11-23)
      Background The host response to intruders in the central nervous system (CNS) may be beneficial but could also be harmful and responsible for neurologic symptoms and sequelae in CNS infections. This immune response induces ...
    • The Homeostatic Chemokine CCL21 Predicts Mortality and May Play a Pathogenic Role in Heart Failure 

      Yndestad, Arne; Finsen, Alexandra Vanessa; Ueland, Thor; Husberg, Cathrine; Dahl, Christen P.; Dickstein, Kenneth (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-03-12)
      Background: CCL19 and CCL21, acting through CCR7, are termed homeostatic chemokines. Based on their role in concerting immunological responses and their proposed involvement in tissue remodeling, we hypothesized that these ...
    • 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 ...
    • Immune activation and HIV-specific T cell responses are modulated by a cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor in untreated HIV-infected individuals: An exploratory clinical trial 

      Prebensen, Christian; Trøseid, Marius; Ueland, Thor; Dahm, Anders Erik A; Sandset, Per Morten; Aaberge, Ingeborg Sundsvalen; Waalen, Kristian; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma; Tasken, Kjetil; Kvale, Dag (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-02)
      Pathologically elevated immune activation and inflammation contribute to HIV disease progression and immunodeficiency, potentially mediated by elevated levels of prostaglandin E2, which suppress HIV-specific T cell responses. ...
    • Impaired HDL function amplifies systemic inflammation in common variable immunodeficiency 

      Macpherson, Magnhild Eide; Halvorsen, Bente; Yndestad, Arne; Ueland, Thor; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Rashidi, Azita; Otterdal, Kari; Gregersen, Ida; Kong, Xiang Yi; Holven, Kirsten Bjørklund; Aukrust, Pål; Fevang, Børre; Jørgensen, Silje Fjellgård (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-07-01)
      Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most common symptomatic primary immunodeficiency, characterized by inadequate antibody responses and recurrent bacterial infections. Paradoxically, a majority of CVID patients ...
    • 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 ...
    • Increased interleukin-6 and macrophage chemoattractant protein-1 are associated with respiratory failure in COVID-19 

      Jørgensen, Marthe Jøntvedt; Holter, Jan Cato; Christensen, Erik; Schjalm, Camilla; Tonby, Kristian; Pischke, Soeren; Jenum, Synne; Skeie, Linda Gail; Nur, Sarah; Lind, Andreas; Opsand, Hanne; Enersen, Tone Burvald; Grøndahl, Ragnhild; Hermann, Anne; Dudman, Susanne Gjeruldsen; Müller, Fredrik; Ueland, Thor; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Aukrust, Pål; Heggelund, Lars; Holten, Aleksander Rygh; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-12)
      In SARS-CoV-2 infection there is an urgent need to identify patients that will progress to severe COVID-19 and may benefit from targeted treatment. In this study we analyzed plasma cytokines in COVID-19 patients and ...