• Cholesterol crystals and NLRP3 mediated inflammation in the uterine wall decidua in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies 

      Silva, Gabriela; Gierman, Lobke; Rakner, Johanne Johnsen; Stødle, Guro; Mundal, Siv Boon; Thaning, Astrid Josefin; Sporsheim, Bjørnar; Elschot, Mattijs; Collett, Karin; Bjørge, Line; Aune, Marie Hjelmseth; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Preeclampsia is a hypertensive and inflammatory pregnancy disorder associated with cholesterol accumulation and inflammation at the maternal-fetal interface. Preeclampsia can be complicated with fetal growth restriction ...
    • Decidual and placental NOD1 is associated with inflammation in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies 

      Rakner, Johanne Johnsen; Silva, Gabriela; Mundal, Siv Boon; Thaning, Astrid Josefin; Elschot, Mattijs; Ostrop, Jenny; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Gierman, Lobke; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Introduction: Inflammation is a normal physiological process that increases to harmful levels in preeclampsia. It affects the interaction between maternal immune cells and fetal trophoblasts at both sites of the maternal-fetal ...
    • Genetic predisposition to hypertension is associated with preeclampsia in European and Central Asian women 

      Steinthorsdottir, Valgerdur; McGinnis, Ralph; Williams, Nicholas O.; Stefánsdóttir, Lilja; Thorleifsson, Gudmar; Shooter, Scott; Fadista, João; Sigurdsson, Jon K.; Auro, Kirsi; Berezina, Galina; Borges, Maria-Carolina; Bumpstead, Suzannah; Bybjerg-Grauholm, Jonas; Colgiu, Irina; Dolby, Vivien A.; Dudbridge, Frank; Engel, Stephanie M.; Franklin, Christopher S.; Frigge, Michael L; Frisbaek, Yr; Geirsson, Reynir T.; Geller, Frank; Gretarsdottir, Solveig; Gudbjartsson, Daniel F.; Harmon, Quaker; Hougaard, David Michael; Hegay, Tatyana; Helgadottir, Anna; Hjartardóttir, Sigrún; Jääskeläinen, Tiina; Johannsdottir, Hrefna; Jonsdottir, Ingileif; Juliusdottir, Thorhildur; Kalsheker, Noor; Kasimov, Abdumadjit; Kemp, John P.; Kivinen, Katja; Klungsøyr, Kari; Lee, Wai K; Melbye, Mads; Miedzybrodska, Zosia; Moffett, Ashley; Najmutdinova, Dilbar; Nishanova, Firuza; Olafsdottir, Thorunn; Perola, Markus; Pipkin, Fiona Broughton; Poston, Lucilla; Prescott, Gordon; Saevarsdottir, Saedis; Salimbayeva, Damilya; Scaife, Paula Juliet; Skotte, Line; Staines-Urias, Eleonora; Stefansson, Olafur A.; Sørensen, Karina Meden; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Tragante, Vinicius; Trogstad, Lill; Simpson, Nigel A.B.; Aripova, Tamara; Casas, Juan P; Dominiczak, Anna F; Walker, James J.; Thorsteinsdottir, Unnur; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte; Feenstra, Bjarke; Lawlor, Deborah A.; Boyd, Heather Allison; Magnus, Per; Laivuori, Hannele; Zakhidova, Nodira; Syvatova, Gulnara; Stefansson, Kari; Morgan, Linda (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy, affecting both maternal and fetal health. In genome-wide association meta-analysis of European and Central Asian mothers, we identify sequence variants that associate ...
    • Inflammation by pattern recognition receptors in the uterine wall decidua and the placenta of normal and preeclamptic pregnancies 

      Silva, Gabriela Brettas (Doctoral theses at NTNU;2020:207, Doctoral thesis, 2020)
      Preeclampsia is a serious inflammatory disorder characterized by hypertension and proteinuria in the second half of pregnancy. It is often associated with severe maternal and fetal complications, such as fetal growth ...
    • 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, ...
    • Metabolomics identifies placental dysfunction and confirms Flt-1 (FMS-like tyrosine kinase receptor 1) biomarker specificity 

      Austdal, Marie; Silva, Gabriela; Bowe, Sophie; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Bjørge, Line; Bathen, Tone Frost; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Clinical end-stage parameters define the pregnancy disorders preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction while classification of the underlying placental dysfunction is missing and urgently needed. Flt-1 (FMS-like tyrosine ...
    • 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 ...
    • Placental inflammation by HMGB1 activation of TLR4 at the syncytium 

      Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Silva, Gabriela; Stødle, Guro; Gierman, Lobke; Skei, Bente; Collett, Karin; Beversmark, Anne Lise; Skråstad, Ragnhild Bergene; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Normal pregnancy is characterized by an elevated inflammatory state involving the placenta. The placental inflammation is further increased in preeclampsia, resulting in release of harmful danger signals to the maternal ...
    • Placental inflammation by HMGB1 activation of TLR4 at the syncytium 

      Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Silva, Gabriela; Stødle, Guro; Gierman, Lobke; Skei, Bente; Collett, Karin; Beversmark, Anne Lise; Skråstad, Ragnhild Bergene; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Introduction: Normal pregnancy is characterized by an elevated inflammatory state involving the placenta. The placental inflammation is further increased in preeclampsia, resulting in release of harmful danger signals ...
    • Placental inflammation by HMGB1 activation of TLR4 at the syncytium 

      Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Silva, Gabriela; Stødle, Guro; Gierman, Lobke; Skei, Bente; Collett, Karin; Beversmark, Anne Lise; Skråstad, Ragnhild Bergene; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Introduction: Normal pregnancy is characterized by an elevated inflammatory state involving the placenta. The placental inflammation is further increased in preeclampsia, resulting in release of harmful danger signals to ...
    • Placental inflammation in pre-eclampsia by Nod-like receptor protein (NLRP)3 inflammasome activation in trophoblasts 

      Stødle, Guro; Silva, Gabriela; Tangerås, Line Haugstad; Gierman, Lobke; Nervik, Ingunn; Dahlberg, Unn; Sun, Chen; Aune, Marie Hjelmseth; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Pre‐eclampsia is associated with increased levels of cholesterol and uric acid and an inflamed placenta expressing danger‐sensing pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). Crystalline cholesterol and uric acid activate the PRR ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • TLR3 expression by maternal and fetal cells at the maternal-fetal interface in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies 

      Gierman, Lobke; Silva, Gabriela; Pervaiz, Zahra; Rakner, Johanne Johnsen; Mundal, Siv Boon; Thaning, Astrid J.; Nervik, Ingunn; Elschot, Mattijs; Mathew, Seema; Thomsen, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim; Bjørge, Line; Iversen, Ann-Charlotte (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Inflammation and oxidative stress at the maternal‐fetal interface characterize the placental dysfunction that underlies the pregnancy disorder preeclampsia. Specialized fetal trophoblasts directly interact with leukocytes ...