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    • Differentially Expressed MicroRNAs in Meningiomas Grades I and II Suggest Shared Biomarkers with Malignant Tumors 

      El-Gewely, Mohamed Raafat; Andreassen, Morten; Walquist, Mari; Ursvik, Anita; Knutsen, Erik; Nystad, Mona; Coucheron, Dag H; Myrmel, Kristin Smistad; Hennig, Rune; Johansen, Steinar D (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-03-03)
      Meningiomas represent the most common primary tumors of the central nervous system, but few microRNA (miRNA) profiling studies have been reported so far. Deep sequencing of small RNA libraries generated from two human meningioma biopsies WHO grades I (benign) and II (atypical) were compared to excess dura controls. Nineteen differentially expressed miRNAs were validated by RT-qPCR using tumor RNA ...
    • Longitudinal reference ranges for maternal plasma laeverin, and its role as a potential biomarker of preeclampsia 

      Nystad, Mona; Sitras, Vasilis; Flo, Kari; Widnes, Christian; Vårtun, Åse; Wilsgaard, Tom; Acharya, Ganesh (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-11-25)
      Background: Laeverin is a placenta-specific membrane-bound aminopeptidase. In this study we wanted to: 1) serially measure plasma levels of laeverin in healthy women during the second half of pregnancy and postpartum, 2) determine whether laeverin is differently expressed at 22–24 weeks in women who later develop preeclampsia compared to controls, 3) compare laeverin protein expression in placenta ...
    • Role of Laeverin in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia 

      Nystad, Mona (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2018-05-11)
      Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disease, affecting 5-10% of human pregnancies worldwide. It is defined as new-onset hypertension after 20 weeks of gestation with either proteinuria and/or organ failure. Laeverin is a membrane-bound aminopeptidase exclusively expressed in the placenta. Our previous studies revealed a significant upregulation of laeverin mRNA in preeclamptic placentas, building ...