• IL-6 receptor inhibition by tocilizumab attenuated expression of C5a receptor 1 and 2 in non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction 

      Orrem, Hilde Lang; Nilsson, Per; Pischke, Søren Erik; Kleveland, Ola; Yndestad, Arne; Ekholt, Karin; Damås, Jan Kristian; Espevik, Terje; Bendz, Bjørn; Halvorsen, Bente; Gregersen, Ida; Wiseth, Rune; Andersen, Geir Øystein; Ueland, Thor; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Barratt-Due, Andreas; Mollnes, Tom Eirik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Background: Elevated interleukin-6 (IL-6) and complement activation are associated with detrimental effects of inflammation in coronary artery disease (CAD). The complement anaphylatoxins C5a and C3a interact with their ...
    • Properdin binding to complement activating surfaces depends on initial C3b deposition 

      Harboe, Morten; Johnson, Christina; Nymo, Stig Haugset; Ekholt, Karin; Schjalm, Camilla; Lindstad, Julie Katrine; Pharo, Anne Margrethe; Hellerud, Bernt C; Ekdahl, Kristina Nilsson; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Nilsson, Per (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Two functions have been assigned to properdin; stabilization of the alternative convertase, C3bBb, is well accepted, whereas the role of properdin as pattern recognition molecule is controversial. The presence of ...
    • The alternative complement pathway is dysregulated in patients with chronic heart failure 

      Shahini, Negar; Michelsen, Annika; Nilsson, Per; Ekholt, Karin; Gullestad, Lars; Broch, Kaspar; Dahl, Christen Peder; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Yndestad, Arne; Louwe, Maria Cornelia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The complement system, an important arm of the innate immune system, is activated in heart failure (HF). We hypothesized that HF patients are characterized by an imbalance of alternative amplification loop components; ...