• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Instability in NAD+ metabolism leads to impaired cardiac mitochondrial function and communication 

      Lauritzen, Knut H.; Olsen, Maria Belland; Ahmed, Mohammed Shakil; Yang, Kuan; Rinholm, Johanne Egge; Bergersen, Linda H.; Esbensen, Qin Ying; Sverkeli, Lars Jansen; Ziegler, Mathias; Attramadal, Håvard; Halvorsen, Bente; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzymes initiate (mt)DNA repair mechanisms and use nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) as energy source. Prolonged PARP activity can drain cellular NAD+ reserves, leading to de-regulation ...
    • Low fibre intake is associated with gut microbiota alterations in chronic heart failure 

      Mayerhofer, Cristiane C.K.; Kummen, Martin; Holm, Kristian; Broch, Kaspar; Awoyemi, Ayodeji Olawale; Vestad, Beate; Larsen, Christopher Storm; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Ueland, Thor; Bohov, Pavol; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Svardal, Asbjørn M.; Gullestad, Lars; Yndestad, Arne; Aukrust, Pål; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Trøseid, Marius (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Aims Recent reports have suggested that patients with heart failure (HF) have an altered gut microbiota composition; however, associations with diet remain largely uninvestigated. We aimed to explore differences in the ...
    • NLRP3 inflammasome deficiency attenuates metabolic disturbances involving alterations in the gut microbial profile in mice exposed to high fat diet 

      Sokolova, Marina; Yang, Kuan; Hansen, Simen Hyll; Louwe, Mieke C.; Kummen, Martin; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Sjaastad, Ivar; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Halvorsen, Bente; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne; Ranheim, Trine (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Obesity-related diseases (e.g. type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disorders) represent an increasing health problem worldwide. NLRP3 inflammasome activation may underlie obesity-induced inflammation and insulin ...
    • NLRP3 inflammasome promotes myocardial remodeling during diet-induced obesity 

      Sokolova, Marina; Sjaastad, Ivar; Louwe, Maria Cornelia; Alfsnes, Katrine; Aronsen, Jan Magnus; Zhang, Lili; Haugstad, Solveig Bjærum; Bendiksen, Bård Andre; Øgaard, Jonas; Bliksøen, Marte; Lien, Egil; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Aukrust, Pål; Ranheim, Trine; Yndestad, Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-07-16)
      Background: Obesity is an increasingly prevalent metabolic disorder in the modern world and is associated with structural and functional changes in the heart. The NLRP3 inflammasome is an innate immune sensor that can be ...
    • OXR1A, a Coactivator of PRMT5 Regulating Histone Arginine Methylation 

      Yang, Mingyi; Lin, Xiaolin; Segers, Filip; Suganthan, Rajikala; Hildrestrand, Gunn Annette; Rinholm, Johanne Egge; Aas, Per Arne; Sousa, Mirta; Holm, Sverre; Bolstad, Nils; Warren, David; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Johansen, Rune Forstrøm; Yndestad, Arne; Kristiansen, Elise; Klungland, Arne; Gomez, Luisa Fernanda Luna; Eide, Lars; Halvorsen, Bente; Aukrust, Pål; Bjørås, Magnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Oxidation resistance gene 1 (OXR1) protects cells against oxidative stress. We find that male mice with brain-specific isoform A knockout (Oxr1A−/−) develop fatty liver. RNA sequencing of male Oxr1A−/− liver indicates ...
    • 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 ...
    • Plasma tumour necrosis factor correlates with mRNA expression of tumour necrosis factor and mitochondrial transcription factors in skeletal muscle in patients with chronic heart failure treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy: potential role in myopathy 

      Larsen, Alf Inge; Valborgland, Torstein; Ogne, Christer; Lindal, Sigurd; Halvorsen, Bente; Munk, Peter Scott; Kvaløy, Jan Terje; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Chronic heart failure (CHF) is characterized by inflammation and skeletal muscle myopathy, including impaired fibre type distribution and reduced capillary density, reduced cytochrome oxidase activity and reduced mitochondrial ...
    • 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 ...
    • Rosuvastatin alters the genetic composition of the human gut microbiome 

      Kummen, Martin; Solberg, Ole Geir; Larsen, Christopher Storm; Holm, Kristian; Ragnarsson, Asgrimur; Trøseid, Marius; Vestad, Beate; Skårdal, Rita; Yndestad, Arne; Ueland, Thor; Svardal, Asbjørn M.; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Gullestad, Lars; Karlsen, Tom Hemming; Aaberge, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The gut microbiome contributes to the variation of blood lipid levels, and secondary bile acids are associated with the effect of statins. Yet, our knowledge of how statins, one of our most common drug groups, affect the ...