• Absence of NLRP3 Inflammasome in Hematopoietic Cells Reduces Adverse Remodeling After Experimental Myocardial Infarction 

      Louwe, Maria Cornelia; Olsen, Maria Belland; Kaasbøll, Ole Jørgen; Yang, Kuan; Fosshaug, Linn Elisabeth Lillerud; Alfsnes, Katrine; Øgaard, Jonas; Rashidi, Azita; Skulberg, Vidar Magne; Yang, Mingyi; Fonseca, Davi de Miranda; Sharma, Animesh; Aronsen, Jan Magnus; Schrumpf, Elisabeth; Ahmed, Muhammad Shakil; Dahl, Christen Peder; Nyman, Tuula Anneli; Ueland, Thor; Melum, Espen; Halvorsen, Bente; Bjørås, Magnar; Attramadal, Håvard; Sjaastad, Ivar; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      An inflammatory response is required for tissue healing after a myocardial infarction (MI), but the process must be balanced to prevent maladaptive remodeling. This study shows that improved survival and cardiac function ...
    • Increased complement factor B and Bb levels are associated with mortality in patients with severe aortic stenosis 

      Shahini, Negar; Ueland, Thor; Auensen, Andreas; Michelsen, Annika; Ludviksen, Judith K; Hussain, Amjad Iqbal; Pettersen, Kjell; Aakhus, Svend; Espeland, Torvald; Lunde, Ida Gjervold; Kirschfink, Michael; Nilsson, Per; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne; Louwe, Maria Cornelia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Inflammation is involved in initiation and progression of aortic stenosis (AS). However, the role of the complement system, a crucial component of innate immunity in AS, is unclear. We hypothesized that circulating levels ...
    • 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 (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      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 ...
    • 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; ...