Publications by authors named "Magne Kristoffer Fagerhol"

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NETs analysed by novel calprotectin-based assays in blood donors and patients with multiple myeloma or rheumatoid arthritis: A pilot study.

Scand J Immunol 2020 May 4;91(5):e12870. Epub 2020 Mar 4.

Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Oslo University Hospital (OUH), Oslo, Norway.

Two novel enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), designed to detect complexes containing DNA, leucocyte calprotectin and S100A12 proteins, were generated for improved specificity and rapid measurement of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). The assays were applied on plasma and serum samples from blood donors for establishment of reference values, and from patients with multiple myeloma (MM) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in order to examine putatively increased values in the two different inflammatory conditions. Although NETs were hardly detectable in healthy individuals, NET levels were as expected highly and statistically significantly increased in RA patients. The detection of statistically significantly increased NET levels in MM is a novel finding.
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May 2020

The effect of pre-storage cooling on 2,3-DPG levels in red cells stored in SAG-M.

Transfus Apher Sci 2005 Oct;33(2):113-8

Department of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Ullevaal University Hospital, 0407 Oslo, Norway.

Background: The concentration of red cell 2,3-DPG (2,3-diphosphoglycerate) rapidly decreases during storage. A favourable effect on red cell 2,3-DPG has been demonstrated by rapid cooling of whole blood prior to storage. In our study we have investigated how different methods of cooling whole blood immediately after donation effect 2,3-DPG levels during storage.

Study Design And Methods: Thirty-six whole blood units (in 6 groups) of 450 ml were collected in 63 ml CPD. SAG-M was used as preservative solution for red cell concentrates (RCC). The units in one group were cooled down at ambient temperature, while units in the other groups were cooled down rapidly by different ways immediately after bleeding. Samples from the whole blood units were collected at various days during storage for 2,3-DPG measurements.

Results: The decline in 2,3-DPG during the first two weeks of storage was significantly slower in the groups which were cooled down rapidly to 17-18 degrees C within 1h after bleeding (all p
Conclusion: The rapid fall in 2,3-DPG can be delayed significantly by cooling whole blood units rapidly after bleeding. Most of the methods we used in our study can easily be implemented in daily routine practise in any blood bank.
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October 2005

Calprotectin plasma level is elevated in preeclampsia.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2005 Feb;84(2):151-4

Department of Research Forum, Ullevaal University Hospital, 0407 Oslo, Norway.

Background: Calprotectin is a protein found in myelomonocytic cells and plays a role in various physiological functions such as inflammatory processes and antiproliferation of cells, and in the neutrophil defense against bacterial infections. Preeclampsia is characterized by maternal endothelial dysfunction and by insufficient trophoblast invasion into the maternal endometrium (decidua). In addition, preeclampsia is associated with maternal leukocyte activation and we therefore wanted to investigate whether calprotectin levels in plasma from women with preeclampsia differed from the levels in normotensive pregnant and nonpregnant women.

Method: Calprotectin measurements were included in a case-control study of 20 preeclamptic women matched with 20 normotensive pregnant women regarding age, pregnancy length, parity and body mass index (BMI). We also measured calprotectin in 12 nonpregnant women. Calprotectin plasma levels were analyzed using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

Results: We discovered significantly elevated plasma calprotectin levels in preeclamptic patients compared to matched normotensive pregnancies: 768 (612-1016) microg/L vs. 445 (276-598) microg/L (medians, 25, 75 percentiles, respectively), p = 0.002.

Conclusions: The elevated plasma calprotectin levels demonstrated in the preeclampsia group supports the notion that leukocytes are activated in preeclampsia. The elevated calprotectin level might constitute a part of the innate defense in myelomonocytic cells against microorganisms in pregnancy. We suggest further elucidation of a role for calprotectin in the development of pregnancy disorders such as preeclampsia.
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February 2005