• A Study of Toll-like Receptors in Trophoblasts, and the Influence of Cytomegalovirus Infection 

      Stødle, Guro Kristine Sannerud (Master thesis, 2012)
      Toll-like receptors (TLRs) act as sensors against invading pathogens and endogenous danger signals, and are critical mediators of inflammatory immune responses. During pregnancy, intrauterine activation of TLRs might evoke ...
    • Cytomegalovirus antibody status at 17 - 18 weeks of gestation and preeclampsia: a case-control study of pregnant women in Norway 

      Strand, Kristin Melheim; Odland, Maria Lisa; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Nordbø, Svein Arne; Vik, Torstein; Austgulen, Rigmor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Objective To assess the association between maternal cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibodies in mid-pregnancy and preeclampsia. Design Nested case–control study. Setting Pregnancies registered in the Norwegian Mother and ...
    • Distinct First Trimester Cytokine Profiles for Gestational Hypertension and Preeclampsia 

      Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Austdal, Marie; Skråstad, Ragnhild; Salvesen, Kjell Å; Austgulen, Rigmor; Bathen, Tone Frost; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Objective—Gestational hypertension and preeclampsia involve dysregulated maternal inflammatory responses to pregnancy, but whether such responses differ between the disorders has not been determined. We aimed to investigate ...
    • First Trimester Urine and Serum Metabolomics for Prediction of Preeclampsia and Gestational Hypertension: A Prospective Screening Study 

      Austdal, Marie; Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Skråstad, Ragnhild; Salvesen, Kjell Å; Austgulen, Rigmor; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Bathen, Tone Frost (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, are major contributors to maternal morbidity. The goal of this study was to evaluate the potential of metabolomics to predict preeclampsia and gestational ...
    • Functional Toll-like receptors in primary first-trimester trophoblasts 

      Tangerås, Line; Stødle, Guro; Olsen, Guro Dalheim; Leknes, Ann-Helen; Gundersen, Astrid; Skei, Bente; Vikdal, Anne Jorunn; Ryan, Liv; Steinkjer, Bjørg; Myklebost, Merete; Langaas, Mette; Austgulen, Rigmor; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are an important part of the body's danger response system and crucial for initiating inflammation in response to cellular stress, tissue damage, and infections. Proper placental development is ...
    • Genetic and molecular functional characterization of variants within TNFSF13B, a positional candidate preeclampsia susceptibility gene on 13q 

      Fenstad, Mona Høysæter; Johnson, Matthew; Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Aas, Per Arne; Forsmo, Siri; Klepper, Kjetil; East, Christine; Abraham, Lawrence j.; Blangero, John; Brennecke, Shaun P.; Austgulen, Rigmor; Moses, Eric K (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
      Background: Preeclampsia is a serious pregnancy complication, demonstrating a complex pattern of inheritance. The elucidation of genetic liability to preeclampsia remains a major challenge in obstetric medicine. We have ...
    • Genome-wide association scan identifies a risk locus for preeclampsia on 2q14, near the inhibin, beta B gene 

      Johnson, Matthew P; Brennecke, Shaun P.; East, Christine; Göring, Harald H H; Kent, Jack W; Dyer, Thomas D.; Said, Joanne M; Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Abraham, Lawrence J; Heinonen, Seppo; Kajantie, Eero; Kere, Juha; Kivinen, Katja; Pouta, Anneli; Laivuori, Hannele; Austgulen, Rigmor; Blangero, John; Moses, Eric K (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012)
      Elucidating the genetic architecture of preeclampsia is a major goal in obstetric medicine. We have performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for preeclampsia in unrelated Australian individuals of Caucasian ancestry ...
    • Incident coronary heart disease after Preeclampsia: Role of reduced fetal growth, preterm delivery, and parity 

      Riise, Hilde Kristin Refvik; Sulo, Gerhard; Tell, Grethe S.; Igland, Jannicke; Nygård, Ottar; Vollset, Stein Emil; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Austgulen, Rigmor; Daltveit, Anne Kjersti (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Background Preeclampsia is a severe pregnancy disorder often complicated by reduced fetal growth or preterm delivery and is associated with long‐term maternal morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the association ...
    • Inflammation in Pregnancy – A Study of Pattern Recognition Receptors in Trophoblasts 

      Tangerås, Line Haugstad (Master thesis, 2011)
      Normal pregnancy is characterized by a mildly elevated state of inflammation, as a consequence of the woman’s body adapting to the presence of the growing fetus. The placenta is established in early pregnancy, and constitutes ...
    • Metabolic profiles of placenta in preeclampsia using HR-MAS MRS metabolomics 

      Austdal, Marie; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Skei, Bente; Mathew, Seema; Bjørge, Line; Austgulen, Rigmor; Bathen, Tone Frost; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Introduction Preeclampsia is a heterogeneous gestational disease characterized by maternal hypertension and proteinuria, affecting 2–7% of pregnancies. The disorder is initiated by insufficient placental development, ...
    • Metabolomic biomarkers in serum and urine in women with preeclampsia 

      Austdal, Marie; Skråstad, Ragnhild; Gundersen, Astrid; Austgulen, Rigmor; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Bathen, Tone Frost (Journal article, 2014)
      Objective To explore the potential of magnetic resonance (MR) metabolomics for study of preeclampsia, for improved phenotyping and elucidating potential clues to etiology and pathogenesis. Methods Urine and serum ...
    • Metabolomic Biomarkers of Preeclampsia: An NMR Protocol Development and Pilot Study 

      Austdal, Marie (Master thesis, 2012)
      Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy, which presents risk to both the expectant mother and to the fetus. It affects 3-8% of pregnancies, resolves only upon delivery, and is a major cause of preterm birth. ...
    • Metabolomic Biomarkers of Preeclampsia: An NMR Protocol Development and Pilot Study 

      Austdal, Marie (Master thesis, 2012)
      Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy, which presents risk to both the expectant mother and to the fetus. It affects 3-8% of pregnancies, resolves only upon delivery, and is a major cause of preterm birth. ...
    • The Norwegian preeclampsia family cohort study: a new resource for investigating genetic aspects and heritability of preeclampsia and related phenotypes 

      Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Gundersen, Astrid; Fenstad, Mona H.; Odland, Maria Lisa; Strand, Kristin Melheim; Solberg, Per; Tappert, Christian; Araya, Elisabeth; Bærheim, Gunhild Marie; Lyslo, Ingvill; Tollaksen, Kjersti; Bjørge, Line; Austgulen, Rigmor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Background:Preeclampsia is a major pregnancy complication without curative treatment available. A NorwegianPreeclampsia Family Cohort was established to provide a new resource for genetic and molecular studies aiming ...
    • Pattern recognition receptor mediated inflammation in placental trophoblasts 

      Stødle, Guro Sannerud (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2017:324, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      Studie av mekanismer for betennelse i morkaken Betennelse (inflammasjon) er en immunrespons som kroppen setter i gang for å beskytte seg mot infeksjoner og vevsskade. Alle mennesker er født med "mønster-gjenkjennende" ...
    • Preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease share genetic risk factors on chromosome 2q22 

      Løset, Mari; Johnson, Matthew P.; Melton, Philip E.; Ang, Wei; Huang, Rae-Chi; Mori, Trevor; Beilin, Lawrence J.; Pennell, Craig E.; Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Austgulen, Rigmor; East, Christine E.; Blangero, John; Brennecke, Shaun P.; Moses, Eric K (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Objective Four putative single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) risk variants at the preeclampsia susceptibility locus on chromosome 2q22; rs2322659 (LCT), rs35821928 (LRP1B), rs115015150 (RND3) and rs17783344 (GCA), were ...
    • Refined phenotyping identifies links between preeclampsia and related diseases in a Norwegian preeclampsia family cohort 

      Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Melton, Philip E.; Tollaksen, Kjersti; Lyslo, Ingvill; Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Odland, Maria Lisa; Strand, Kristin Melheim; Nygård, Ottar; Sun, Chen; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Austgulen, Rigmor; Moses, Eric; Bjørge, Line (Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Objective: Preeclampsia is a complex genetic disease of pregnancy with a heterogenous presentation, unknown cause and potential severe outcomes for both mother and child. Preeclamptic women have increased risk for ...
    • STOX2 but not STOX1 is differently expressed in preeclampstic decidua from Norwegian women: data from the Second Nord-Trondelag Health Study 

      Fenstad, Mona Høysæter; Johnson, Matthew; Løset, Mari; Mundal, Siv Boon; Roten, Linda Tømmerdal; Eide, Irina Poliakova; Bjørge, Line; Sande, Ragnar; Johansson, Åsa; Dyer, T D; Forsmo, Siri; Blangero, John; Moses, E K; Austgulen, Rigmor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
    • The antihypertensive MTHFR gene polymorphism rs17367504-G is a possible novel protective locus for preeclampsia 

      Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; McCarthy, Nina; Melton, Philip E.; Cadby, Gemma; Austgulen, Rigmor; Nygård, Ottar; Johnson, Matthew P; Brennecke, Shaun P.; Moses, Eric K; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Objective: Preeclampsia is a complex heterogeneous disease commonly defined by newonset hypertension and proteinuria in pregnancy. Women experiencing preeclampsia have increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) later ...
    • Toll-like receptor profiling of seven trophoblast cell lines warrants caution for translation to primary trophoblasts 

      Gierman, Lobke; Stødle, Guro; Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Austdal, Marie; Olsen, Guro Dalheim; Follestad, Turid; Skei, Bente; Rian, Kristin; Gundersen, Astrid; Austgulen, Rigmor; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Introduction Excessive placental inflammation is associated with pregnancy complications. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are sensors for danger signals from infections and damaged tissue and initiate inflammation. Trophoblasts ...