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    • Combined inhibition of C5 and CD14 efficiently attenuated the inflammatory response in a porcine model of meningococcal sepsis 

      Hellerud, Bernt C; Orrem, Hilde L.; Dybwik, Knut Gustav; Pischke, Søren Erik; Barratt-Due, Andreas; Castellheim, Albert; Fure, Hilde; Bergseth, Grete; Christiansen, Dorte; Nunn, Miles A.; Espevik, Terje; Lau, Corinna; Brandtzæg, Petter; Nielsen, Erik Waage; Mollnes, Tom Eirik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-02-27)
      Background<br> Fulminant meningococcal sepsis, characterized by overwhelming innate immune activation, mostly affects young people and causes high mortality. This study aimed to investigate the effect of targeting two key molecules of innate immunity, complement component C5, and co-receptor CD14 in the Toll-like receptor system, on the inflammatory response in meningococcal sepsis.<p> Methods ...