• Cholesterol crystals use complement to increase NLRP3 signaling pathways in coronary and carotid atherosclerosis 

      Niyonzima, Nathalie; Bakke, Siril S.; Gregersen, Ida; Holm, Sverre; Sandanger, Øystein; Orrem, Hilde Lang; Sporsheim, Bjørnar; Ryan, Liv; Kong, Xiang Yi; Dahl, Tuva Børresdatter; Skjelland, Mona; Sørensen, Kirsten; Rokstad, Anne Mari A.; Yndestad, Arne; Latz, Eicke; Gullestad, Lars; Andersen, Geir Øystein; Damås, Jan Kristian; Aukrust, Pål; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Halvorsen, Bente; Espevik, Terje (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: During atherogenesis, cholesterol precipitates into cholesterol crystals (CC) in the vessel wall, which trigger plaque inflammation by activating the NACHT, LRR and PYD domains-containing protein 3 (NLRP3) ...
    • Endocytic pathways regulate Toll-like receptor 4 signaling and link innate and adaptive immunity 

      Husebye, Harald; Halaas, Øyvind; Stenmark, Harald; Tunheim, G; Sandanger, Øystein; Bogen, B; Brech, A; Latz, Eicke; Espevik, Terje (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006)
      Immune responses are initiated when molecules of microbial origin are sensed by the Toll‐like receptors (TLRs). We now report the identification of essential molecular components for the trafficking of the lipopolysaccharide ...
    • Interleukin 27 is increased in carotid atherosclerosis and promotes NLRP3 inflammasome activation. 

      Gregersen, Ida; Sandanger, Øystein; Askevold, Erik Tandberg; Sagen, Ellen Lund; Yang, Kuan; Holm, Sverre; Pedersen, Turid Margrethe; Skjelland, Mona; Krohg-Sørensen, Kirsten; Hansen, Trond Vidar; Dahl, Tuva Børresdatter; Otterdal, Kari; Espevik, Terje; Aukrust, Pål; Yndestad, Arne; Halvorsen, Bente (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Aim Interleukin-27 (IL-27) is involved in different inflammatory diseases; however, its role in atherosclerosis is unclear. In this study we investigated the expression of IL-27 and its receptor in patients with carotid ...
    • The Innate Immune System: A Paradoxical Mediator of Host Defense, Tissue Repair and Collateral Damage 

      Sandanger, Øystein (Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU, 1503-8181; 2012:314, Doctoral thesis, 2012)
      Det medfødte immunforsvaret avhenger av Toll-lignende reseptorer (TLR) og Nodlignende reseptorer (NLR). Disse gjenkjenner evolusjonsmessig godt bevarte patogenassosiserte molekyler og iverksetter betennelsesreaksjoner når ...