• Complement activation is associated with poor outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 

      Chaban, Viktoriia; Nakstad, Espen R.; Stær-Jensen, Henrik; Schjalm, Camilla; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Lundqvist, Christofer; Saltyte Benth, Jurate; Sunde, Kjetil; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Andersen, Geir Øystein; Pischke, Soeren (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Background Cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest initiates a whole-body ischemia-reperfusion injury, which may activate the innate immune system, including the complement system. We hypothesized that complement ...
    • Escherichia coli-induced inflammatory responses are temperature-dependent in human whole blood ex vivo 

      Chaban, Viktoriia; de Boer, Eline; Ekholt, Karin; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Nilsson, Per; Pischke, Soeren; Islam, Rakibul (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2023)
    • Intracellular Complement Component 3 Attenuated Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in the Isolated Buffer-Perfused Mouse Heart and Is Associated With Improved Metabolic Homeostasis 

      Torp, May-Kristin; Ranheim, Trine; Schjalm, Camilla; Hjorth, Marit; Heiestad, Christina Mathisen; Dalen, Knut Tomas; Nilsson, Per; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Pischke, Soeren; Lien, Egil; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Yndestad, Arne; Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      The innate immune system is rapidly activated during myocardial infarction and blockade of extracellular complement system reduces infarct size. Intracellular complement, however, appears to be closely linked to metabolic ...
    • Synthetic Oligodeoxynucleotide CpG Motifs Activate Human Complement through Their Backbone Structure and Induce Complement-Dependent Cytokine Release 

      de Boer, Eline; Sokolova, Marina; Quach, Huy Quang; Mc Adam, Karin Ekholt; Götz, Maximilian P.; Chaban, Viktoriia; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Fageräng, Beatrice Linnea Christina; Woodruff, Trent M.; Garred, Peter; Nilsson, Per; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Pischke, Soeren (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      Bacterial and mitochondrial DNA, sharing an evolutionary origin, act as danger-associated molecular patterns in infectious and sterile inflammation. They both contain immunomodulatory CpG motifs. Interactions between CpG ...
    • YKL-40 (Chitinase-3-Like Protein 1) Serum Levels in Aortic Stenosis 

      Arain, Fizza Kanwal; Abraityte, Judita Aurelija; Bogdanova, Mariia; Solberg, Ole Geir; Michelsen, Annika; Lekva, Tove; Aakhus, Svend; Holm, Sverre; Halvorsen, Bente; Finsen, Alexandra; Vinge, Leif Erik; Nymo, Ståle Haugset; Espeland, Torvald; Ranheim, Trine; Aukrust, Pål; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Auensen, Andreas; Gullestad, Lars; Ueland, Thor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      BACKGROUND: Identification of novel biomarkers could provide prognostic information and improve risk stratification in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). YKL-40 (chitinase-3-like protein 1), a protein involved in ...