Harry Björkbacka

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  2. Lack of Ability to Present Antigens on Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Molecules Aggravates Atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- Mice

    Maria Wigren, Sara Rattik, Ingrid Yao Mattisson, Lukas Tomas, Caitriona Grönberg, Söderberg, I., Alm, R., Sundius, L., Ljungcrantz, I., Harry Björkbacka, Fredrikson, G. N. & Jan Nilsson, 2019 May 28, In : Circulation. 139, 22, p. 2554-2566 13 p.

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  3. Atherosclerosis: cell biology and lipoproteins

    Daniel Engelbertsen, Sara Rattik & Harry Björkbacka, 2019, In : Current Opinion in Lipidology. 30, 1, p. 50-52 3 p.

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  4. Use of Vascular Assessments and Novel Biomarkers to Predict Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes: The SUMMIT VIP Study

    SUMMIT Consortium, Shore, A. C., Colhoun, H. M., Natali, A., Palombo, C., Khan, F., Östling, G., Aizawa, K., Kennbäck, C., Casanova, F., Persson, M., Gooding, K., Gates, P. E., Looker, H., Dove, F., Belch, J., Pinnola, S., Venturi, E., Kozakova, M., Goncalves, I. & 3 othersJasmina Kravic, Harry Björkbacka & Jan Nilsson, 2018 Oct, In : Diabetes Care. 41, 10, p. 2212-2219 8 p.

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  5. IL-16/miR-125a axis controls neutrophil recruitment in pristane-induced lung inflammation

    Smith, S., Wu, P. W., Seo, J. J., Fernando, T., Jin, M., Contreras, J., Montano, E. N., Gabhann, J. N., Cunningham, K., Widaa, A., McCarthy, E. M., Molloy, E. S., Kearns, G., Murphy, C. C., Kong, W., Björkbacka, H., Kornfeld, H., Forbess, L., Venuturupalli, S., Ishimori, M. & 3 othersWallace, D., Weisman, M. H. & Jefferies, C. A., 2018 Aug 9, In : JCI Insight. 3, 15

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  6. Altered metabolism distinguishes high-risk from stable carotid atherosclerotic plaques

    Lukas Tomas, Edsfeldt, A., Mollet, I. G., Perisic Matic, L., Prehn, C., Adamski, J., Paulsson-Berne, G., Hedin, U., Jan Nilsson, Eva Bengtsson, Isabel Gonçalves & Harry Björkbacka, 2018 Jun 21, In : European Heart Journal. 39, 24, p. 2301-2310

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  7. Interleukin-25 (IL-25) has a protective role in atherosclerosis development in the aortic arch in mice

    Polyxeni T. Mantani, Pontus Dunér, Eva Bengtsson, Ljungcrantz, I., Sundius, L., To, F., Jan Nilsson, Harry Björkbacka & Fredrikson, G. N., 2018 Jan 1, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 18, p. 6791-6801 11 p.

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  8. Interleukin-25 reduces Th17 cells and inflammatory responses in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells

    Polyxeni T. Mantani, Jenifer Vallejo, Ljungcrantz, I., Jan Nilsson, Harry Björkbacka & Fredrikson, G. N., 2018, In : Human Immunology. 79, 9, p. 685-692

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  9. B cells treated with CTB-p210 acquire a regulatory phenotype in vitro and reduce atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E deficient mice

    Sara Rattik, Polyxeni T. Mantani, Ingrid Yao Mattisson, Ljungcrantz, I., Sundius, L., Harry Björkbacka, Terrinoni, M., Lebens, M., Holmgren, J., Jan Nilsson, Maria Wigren & Nordin Fredrikson, G., 2018, In : Vascular Pharmacology. 111, p. 54-61

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  10. High levels of (un)switched memory B cells are associated with better outcome in patients with advanced atherosclerotic disease

    Meeuwsen, J. A. L., van Duijvenvoorde, A., Gohar, A., Kozma, M. O., van de Weg, S. M., Gijsberts, C. M., Haitjema, S., Harry Björkbacka, Fredrikson, G. N., de Borst, G. J., den Ruijter, H. M., Pasterkamp, G., Binder, C. J., Hoefer, I. E. & de Jager, S. C. A., 2017 Sep 1, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 6, 9, e005747.

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  11. Circulating GDF-15 levels predict future secondary manifestations of cardiovascular disease explicitly in women but not men with atherosclerosis

    Gohar, A., Isabel Gonçalves, Vrijenhoek, J., Haitjema, S., van Koeverden, I., Jan Nilsson, de Borst, G. J., de Vries, J-P. P. M., Pasterkamp, G., den Ruijter, H. M., Harry Björkbacka & de Jager, S. C. A., 2017, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 241, p. 430-436

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  12. Association between renin and atherosclerotic burden in subjects with and without type 2 diabetes

    Gonçalves, I., Edsfeldt, A., Colhoun, H. M., Shore, A. C., Palombo, C., Natali, A., Fredrikson, G. N., Björkbacka, H., Wigren, M., Bengtsson, E., Östling, G., Aizawa, K., Casanova, F., Persson, M., Gooding, K., Gates, P., Khan, F., Looker, H. C., Adams, F., Belch, J. & 6 othersPinnola, S., Venturi, E., Kozakova, M., Gan, L. M., Schnecke, V. & Jan Nilsson, 2016 Sep 5, In : BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 16, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 171.

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  13. CD4(+) CD56(+) natural killer T-like cells secreting interferon-γ are associated with incident coronary events.

    Harry Björkbacka, Berg, K., Jonas Manjer, Daniel Engelbertsen, Maria Wigren, Ljungcrantz, I., Andersson, L., Bo Hedblad, Nordin Fredrikson, G. & Jan Nilsson, 2016, In : Journal of Internal Medicine. 279, 1, p. 78-88

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  14. Decreased levels of stem cell factor in subjects with incident coronary events.

    Maria Wigren, Sara Rattik, Hultman, K., Harry Björkbacka, Nordin Fredrikson, G., Eva Bengtsson, Bo Hedblad, Siegbahn, A., Isabel Goncalves & Jan Nilsson, 2016, In : Journal of Internal Medicine. 279, 2, p. 180-191

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  15. High levels of cathepsin D and cystatin B are associated with increased risk of coronary events.

    Isabel Goncalves, Hultman, K., Pontus Dunér, Edsfeldt, A., Bo Hedblad, Nordin Fredrikson, G., Harry Björkbacka, Jan Nilsson & Eva Bengtsson, 2016, In : Open Heart. 3, 1, p. e000353

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  16. Genetic loci on chromosome 5 are associated with circulating levels of interleukin-5 and eosinophil count in a European population with high risk for cardiovascular disease.

    McLeod, O., Silveira, A., Valdes-Marquez, E., Björkbacka, H., Almgren, P., Gertow, K., Gådin, J. R., Bäcklund, A., Sennblad, B., Baldassarre, D., Veglia, F., Humphries, S. E., Tremoli, E., de Faire, U., Nilsson, J., Melander, O., Hopewell, J. C., Clarke, R., Björck, H. M., Hamsten, A. & 2 othersÖhrvik, J. & Strawbridge, R. J., 2016, In : Cytokine. 81, p. 1-9

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  17. Duffy antigen receptor genetic variant and the association with Interleukin 8 levels.

    Moreno Velásquez, I., Kumar, J., Harry Björkbacka, Jan Nilsson, Silveira, A., Leander, K., Berglund, A., Strawbridge, R. J., Ärnlöv, J., Olle Melander, Almgren, P., Lind, L., Hamsten, A., de Faire, U. & Gigante, B., 2015, In : Cytokine. 72, 2, p. 178-184

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  18. IL-22 affects smooth muscle cell phenotype and plaque formation in apolipoprotein E knockout mice.

    Sara Rattik, Hultman, K., Uwe Rauch, Söderberg, I., Sundius, L., Ljungcrantz, I., Anna Hultgårdh, Maria Wigren, Harry Björkbacka, Nordin Fredrikson, G. & Jan Nilsson, 2015, In : Atherosclerosis. 242, 2, p. 506-514

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  19. Elevated Plasma Levels of MMP-12 Are Associated With Atherosclerotic Burden and Symptomatic Cardiovascular Disease in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes.

    Goncalves, I., Bengtsson, E., Colhoun, H. M., Shore, A. C., Palombo, C., Natali, A., Edsfeldt, A., Dunér, P., Nordin Fredrikson, G., Björkbacka, H., Östling, G., Aizawa, K., Casanova, F., Persson, M., Gooding, K., Strain, D., Kahn, F., Looker, H. C., Adams, F., Belch, J. & 6 othersPinnoli, S., Venturi, E., Kozakova, M., Gan, L-M., Schnecke, V. & Jan Nilsson, 2015, In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 35, 7, p. 1723-1731

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  20. IL-25 Inhibits Atherosclerosis Development in Apolipoprotein E Deficient Mice.

    Polyxeni Mantani, Pontus Dunér, Eva Bengtsson, Alm, R., Ljungcrantz, I., Söderberg, I., Sundius, L., To, F., Jan Nilsson, Harry Björkbacka & Nordin Fredrikson, G., 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 1, e0117255.

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  21. Evidence for altered inflammatory and repair responses in symptomatic carotid plaques from elderly patients.

    Grufman, H., Alexandru Schiopu, Edsfeldt, A., Harry Björkbacka, Nitulescu, M., Nilsson, M. MN., Persson, A., Jan Nilsson & Isabel Goncalves, 2014, In : Atherosclerosis. 237, 1, p. 177-182

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  22. Circulating CD40+ and CD86+ B Cell Subsets Demonstrate Opposing Associations With Risk of Stroke.

    Polyxeni Mantani, Ljungcrantz, I., Andersson, L., Alm, R., Bo Hedblad, Harry Björkbacka, Jan Nilsson & Nordin Fredrikson, G., 2014, In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 34, 1, p. 211

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  23. Association between CD8(+) T cell subsets and cardiovascular disease.

    Kolbus, D., Ljungcrantz, I., Andersson, L., Bo Hedblad, Nordin Fredrikson, G., Harry Björkbacka & Nilsson, J., 2013, In : Journal of Internal Medicine. 274, 1, p. 41-51

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  24. Apolipoprotein B100 autoimmunity and atherosclerosis - disease mechanisms and therapeutic potential.

    Jan Nilsson, Harry Björkbacka & Nordin Fredrikson, G., 2012, In : Current Opinion in Lipidology. 23, 5, p. 422-428

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  25. Apolipoprotein M binds oxidized phospholipids and increases the antioxidant effect of HDL

    Elsoe, S., Ahnstrom, J., Christoffersen, C., Hoofnagle, A. N., Plomgaard, P., Heinecke, J. W., Binder, C. J., Harry Björkbacka, Björn Dahlbäck & Nielsen, L. B., 2012, In : Atherosclerosis. 221, 1, p. 91-97

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  26. Elevated CD14++CD16- Monocytes Predict Cardiovascular Events.

    Berg, K., Ljungcrantz, I., Andersson, L., Bryngelsson, C., Bo Hedblad, Nordin Fredrikson, G., Jan Nilsson & Harry Björkbacka, 2012, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. 5, 1, p. 122-131

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  27. TAP1-Deficiency Does Not Alter Atherosclerosis Development in Apoe(-/-) Mice.

    Kolbus, D., Ljungcrantz, I., Söderberg, I., Alm, R., Harry Björkbacka, Jan Nilsson & Nordin Fredrikson, G., 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 3, e33932.

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  28. Evidence Supporting a Key Role of Lp-PLA2-Generated Lysophosphatidylcholine in Human Atherosclerotic Plaque Inflammation.

    Isabel Goncalves, Edsfeldt, A., Ko, N. Y., Grufman, H., Berg, K., Harry Björkbacka, Nitulescu, M., Persson, A., Nilsson, M. MN., Prehn, C., Adamski, J. & Jan Nilsson, 2012, In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 32, 6, p. 1505

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  29. Atherosclerosis: cell biology and lipoproteins.

    Caitriona Grönberg & Harry Björkbacka, 2012, In : Current Opinion in Lipidology. 23, 5, p. 505-508

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