Publications of Prof. Erik Biessen over the last 5 years:

  1. van der Vorst, E. P. C., Daissormont, I., Aslani, M., Seijkens, T., Wijnands, E., Lutgens, E., Duchene, J., Santovito, D., Doring, Y., Halvorsen, B., Aukrust, P., Weber, C., Hopken, U. E. & Biessen, E. A. L. Interruption of the CXCL13/CXCR5 Chemokine Axis Enhances Plasma IgM Levels and Attenuates Atherosclerosis Development. Thromb Haemost 120, 344-347, doi:10.1055/s-0039-3400746 (2020).
     
  2. van der Vorst, E. P. C., Biessen, E. A. L. & Donners, M. Letter by van der Vorst et al Regarding Article, "Anti-Inflammatory Effects of HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) in Macrophages Predominate Over Proinflammatory Effects in Atherosclerotic Plaques". Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 40, e31-e32, doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.313725 (2020).
     
  3. Hung, J., Scanlon, J. P., Mahmoud, A. D., Rodor, J., Ballantyne, M., Fontaine, M. A. C., Temmerman, L., Kaczynski, J., Connor, K. L., Bhushan, R., Biessen, E. A. L., Newby, D. E., Sluimer, J. C. & Baker, A. H. Novel Plaque Enriched Long Noncoding RNA in Atherosclerotic Macrophage Regulation (PELATON). Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 40, 697-713, doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.313430 (2020).
     
  4. Giamouridis, D., Gao, M. H., Lai, N. C., Guo, T., Miyanohara, A., Blankesteijn, W. M., Biessen, E. A. L. & Hammond, H. K. Urocortin 2 Gene Transfer Improves Heart Function in Aged Mice. Mol Ther 28, 180-188, doi:10.1016/j.ymthe.2019.10.003 (2020).
     
  5. Van der Vorst, E. P. C. & Biessen, E. A. L. Unwrapped and uNCORked: PPAR-gamma repression in atherosclerosis. Eur Heart J, doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehz770 (2019).
     
  6. Montserrat-de la Paz, S., Naranjo, M. C., Millan-Linares, M. C., Lopez, S., Abia, R., Biessen, E. A. L., Muriana, F. J. G. & Bermudez, B. Monounsaturated Fatty Acids in a High-Fat Diet and Niacin Protect from White Fat Dysfunction in the Metabolic Syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res 63, e1900425, doi:10.1002/mnfr.201900425 (2019).
     
  7. Korporaal, S. J. A., Molenaar, T. J. M., Lutters, B. C. H., Meurs, I., Drost-Verhoef, S., Kuiper, J., van Berkel, T. J. C. & Biessen, E. A. L. Peptide Antagonists for P-selectin Discriminate between Sulfatide-Dependent Platelet Aggregation and PSGL-1-Mediated Cell Adhesion. J Clin Med 8, doi:10.3390/jcm8081266 (2019).
     
  8. Giamouridis, D., Gao, M. H., Lai, N. C., Tan, Z., Kim, Y. C., Guo, T., Miyanohara, A., Blankesteijn, M. W., Biessen, E. A. L. & Hammond, H. K. Urocortin 3 Gene Transfer Increases Function of the Failing Murine Heart. Hum Gene Ther 30, 10-20, doi:10.1089/hum.2018.103 (2019).
     
  9. Fontaine, M. A. C., Westra, M. M., Bot, I., Jin, H., Franssen, A., Bot, M., de Jager, S. C. A., Dzhagalov, I., He, Y. W., van Vlijmen, B. J. M., Gijbels, M. J. J., Reutelingsperger, C. P., van Berkel, T. J. C., Sluimer, J. C., Temmerman, L. & Biessen, E. A. L. Low human and murine Mcl-1 expression leads to a pro-apoptotic plaque phenotype enriched in giant-cells. Sci Rep 9, 14547, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-51020-3 (2019).
     
  10. Donners, M. & Biessen, E. A. L. SCRIBbling the role of endothelial polarity in atherosclerosis. Cardiovasc Res 115, 1937-1939, doi:10.1093/cvr/cvz171 (2019).
     
  11. Wetzels, S., Bijnen, M., Wijnands, E., Biessen, E. A. L., Schalkwijk, C. G. & Wouters, K. Characterization of Immune Cells in Human Adipose Tissue by Using Flow Cytometry. J Vis Exp, doi:10.3791/57319 (2018).
     
  12. Maracle, C. X., Agca, R., Helder, B., Meeuwsen, J. A. L., Niessen, H. W. M., Biessen, E. A. L., de Winther, M. P. J., de Jager, S. C. A., Nurmohamed, M. T. & Tas, S. W. Noncanonical NF-kappaB signaling in microvessels of atherosclerotic lesions is associated with inflammation, atheromatous plaque morphology and myocardial infarction. Atherosclerosis 270, 33-41, doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.01.032 (2018).
     
  13. Giamouridis, D., Gao, M. H., Lai, N. C., Tan, Z., Kim, Y. C., Guo, T., Miyanohara, A., Blankesteijn, W. M., Biessen, E. & Hammond, H. K. Effects of Urocortin 2 Versus Urocortin 3 Gene Transfer on Left Ventricular Function and Glucose Disposal. JACC Basic Transl Sci 3, 249-264, doi:10.1016/j.jacbts.2017.12.004 (2018).
     
  14. Bouthoorn, S., Gohar, A., Valstar, G., den Ruijter, H. M., Reitsma, J. B., Hoes, A. W., Rutten, F. H. & Queen of Hearts, C. Prevalence of left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure with reduced ejection fraction in men and women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Cardiovasc Diabetol 17, 58, doi:10.1186/s12933-018-0690-3 (2018).
     
  15. Bijnen, M., Josefs, T., Cuijpers, I., Maalsen, C. J., van de Gaar, J., Vroomen, M., Wijnands, E., Rensen, S. S., Greve, J. W. M., Hofker, M. H., Biessen, E. A. L., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Schalkwijk, C. G. & Wouters, K. Adipose tissue macrophages induce hepatic neutrophil recruitment and macrophage accumulation in mice. Gut 67, 1317-1327, doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313654 (2018).
     
  16. Bijnen, M., Beelen, N., Wetzels, S., Gaar, J. V., Vroomen, M., Wijnands, E., Scheijen, J. L., van de Waarenburg, M. P. H., Gijbels, M. J., Cleutjens, J. P., Biessen, E. A. L., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Schalkwijk, C. G. & Wouters, K. RAGE deficiency does not affect non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and atherosclerosis in Western type diet-fed Ldlr(-/-) mice. Sci Rep 8, 15256, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-33661-y (2018).
     
  17. Wouters, K., Gaens, K., Bijnen, M., Verboven, K., Jocken, J., Wetzels, S., Wijnands, E., Hansen, D., van Greevenbroek, M., Duijvestijn, A., Biessen, E. A., Blaak, E. E., Stehouwer, C. D. & Schalkwijk, C. G. Circulating classical monocytes are associated with CD11c(+) macrophages in human visceral adipose tissue. Sci Rep 7, 42665, doi:10.1038/srep42665 (2017).
     
  18. Winkels, H., Meiler, S., Smeets, E., Lievens, D., Engel, D., Spitz, C., Burger, C., Rinne, P., Beckers, L., Dandl, A., Reim, S., Ahmadsei, M., Van den Bossche, J., Holdt, L. M., Megens, R. T., Schmitt, M., de Winther, M., Biessen, E. A., Borst, J., Faussner, A., Weber, C., Lutgens, E. & Gerdes, N. CD70 limits atherosclerosis and promotes macrophage function. Thromb Haemost 117, 164-175, doi:10.1160/TH16-04-0318 (2017).
     
  19. Winkels, H., Meiler, S., Lievens, D., Engel, D., Spitz, C., Burger, C., Beckers, L., Dandl, A., Reim, S., Ahmadsei, M., Hartwig, H., Holdt, L. M., Hristov, M., Megens, R. T. A., Schmitt, M. M., Biessen, E. A., Borst, J., Faussner, A., Weber, C., Lutgens, E. & Gerdes, N. CD27 co-stimulation increases the abundance of regulatory T cells and reduces atherosclerosis in hyperlipidaemic mice. Eur Heart J 38, 3590-3599, doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehx517 (2017).
     
  20. van der Vorst, E. P. C., Theodorou, K., Wu, Y., Hoeksema, M. A., Goossens, P., Bursill, C. A., Aliyev, T., Huitema, L. F. A., Tas, S. W., Wolfs, I. M. J., Kuijpers, M. J. E., Gijbels, M. J., Schalkwijk, C. G., Koonen, D. P. Y., Abdollahi-Roodsaz, S., McDaniels, K., Wang, C. C., Leitges, M., Lawrence, T., Plat, J., Van Eck, M., Rye, K. A., Touqui, L., de Winther, M. P. J., Biessen, E. A. L. & Donners, M. High-Density Lipoproteins Exert Pro-inflammatory Effects on Macrophages via Passive Cholesterol Depletion and PKC-NF-kappaB/STAT1-IRF1 Signaling. Cell Metab 25, 197-207, doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2016.10.013 (2017).
     
  21. van der Vorst, E. P. C., Theodorou, K., Biessen, E. A. L. & Donners, M. HDL and macrophages: explaining the clinical failures and advancing HDL-based therapeutics in cardiovascular diseases? Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 15, 343-344, doi:10.1080/14779072.2017.1313115 (2017).
     
  22. van der Vorst, E. P. C., Theodorou, K., Biessen, E. A. L. & Donners, M. Disease- or Storage-Associated Structural Modifications Are Unlikely to Explain HDL Pro-inflammatory Effects on Macrophages. Cell Metab 26, 4-5, doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2017.05.017 (2017).
     
  23. Theodorou, K., van der Vorst, E. P. C., Gijbels, M. J., Wolfs, I. M. J., Jeurissen, M., Theelen, T. L., Sluimer, J. C., Wijnands, E., Cleutjens, J. P., Li, Y., Jansen, Y., Weber, C., Ludwig, A., Bentzon, J. F., Bartsch, J. W., Biessen, E. A. L. & Donners, M. Whole body and hematopoietic ADAM8 deficiency does not influence advanced atherosclerotic lesion development, despite its association with human plaque progression. Sci Rep 7, 11670, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10549-x (2017).
     
  24. Temmerman, L., Westra, M. M., Bot, I., van Vlijmen, B. J. M., van Bree, N., Bot, M., Habets, K. L. L., Keulers, T. G. H., van der Vlag, J., Cotter, T. G., van Berkel, T. J. C. & Biessen, E. A. L. Leukocyte Bim deficiency does not impact atherogenesis in ldlr (-/-) mice, despite a pronounced induction of autoimmune inflammation. Sci Rep 7, 3086, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02771-4 (2017).
     
  25. Rademakers, T., van der Vorst, E. P., Daissormont, I. T., Otten, J. J., Theodorou, K., Theelen, T. L., Gijbels, M., Anisimov, A., Nurmi, H., Lindeman, J. H., Schober, A., Heeneman, S., Alitalo, K. & Biessen, E. A. Adventitial lymphatic capillary expansion impacts on plaque T cell accumulation in atherosclerosis. Sci Rep 7, 45263, doi:10.1038/srep45263 (2017).
     
  26. Nagenborg, J., Goossens, P., Biessen, E. A. L. & Donners, M. Heterogeneity of atherosclerotic plaque macrophage origin, phenotype and functions: Implications for treatment. Eur J Pharmacol 816, 14-24, doi:10.1016/j.ejphar.2017.10.005 (2017).
     
  27. Maffia, P., Doring, Y., Biessen, E. A. & Mallat, Z. Commentary: Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase-Expressing Aortic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Protect against Atherosclerosis by Induction of Regulatory T Cells. Front Immunol 8, 140, doi:10.3389/fimmu.2017.00140 (2017).
     
  28. Kusters, P., Seijkens, T., Burger, C., Legein, B., Winkels, H., Gijbels, M., Barthels, C., Bennett, R., Beckers, L., Atzler, D., Biessen, E., Brocker, T., Weber, C., Gerdes, N. & Lutgens, E. Constitutive CD40 Signaling in Dendritic Cells Limits Atherosclerosis by Provoking Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ensuing Cholesterol Malabsorption. Am J Pathol 187, 2912-2919, doi:10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.08.016 (2017).
     
  29. Haitjema, S., Meddens, C. A., van der Laan, S. W., Kofink, D., Harakalova, M., Tragante, V., Foroughi Asl, H., van Setten, J., Brandt, M. M., Bis, J. C., O'Donnell, C., Cheng, C., Hoefer, I. E., Waltenberger, J., Biessen, E., Jukema, J. W., Doevendans, P. A., Nieuwenhuis, E. E., Erdmann, J., Bjorkegren, J. L., Pasterkamp, G., Asselbergs, F. W., den Ruijter, H. M. & Mokry, M. Additional Candidate Genes for Human Atherosclerotic Disease Identified Through Annotation Based on Chromatin Organization. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 10, doi:10.1161/CIRCGENETICS.116.001664 (2017).
     
  30. Gajjala, P. R., Jankowski, V., Heinze, G., Bilo, G., Zanchetti, A., Noels, H., Liehn, E., Perco, P., Schulz, A., Delles, C., Kork, F., Biessen, E., Narkiewicz, K., Kawecka-Jaszcz, K., Floege, J., Soranna, D., Zidek, W. & Jankowski, J. Proteomic-Biostatistic Integrated Approach for Finding the Underlying Molecular Determinants of Hypertension in Human Plasma. Hypertension 70, 412-419, doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.08906 (2017).
     
  31. Bucerius, J., Barthel, H., Tiepolt, S., Werner, P., Sluimer, J. C., Wildberger, J. E., Patt, M., Hesse, S., Gertz, H. J., Biessen, E. A. L., Mottaghy, F. M. & Sabri, O. Feasibility of in vivo (18)F-florbetaben PET/MR imaging of human carotid amyloid-beta. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 44, 1119-1128, doi:10.1007/s00259-017-3651-2 (2017).
     
  32. Biessen, E. A. L. & Wouters, K. Macrophage complexity in human atherosclerosis: opportunities for treatment? Curr Opin Lipidol 28, 419-426, doi:10.1097/MOL.0000000000000447 (2017).
     
  33. Bermudez, B., Dahl, T. B., Medina, I., Groeneweg, M., Holm, S., Montserrat-de la Paz, S., Rousch, M., Otten, J., Herias, V., Varela, L. M., Ranheim, T., Yndestad, A., Ortega-Gomez, A., Abia, R., Nagy, L., Aukrust, P., Muriana, F. J. G., Halvorsen, B. & Biessen, E. A. L. Leukocyte Overexpression of Intracellular NAMPT Attenuates Atherosclerosis by Regulating PPARgamma-Dependent Monocyte Differentiation and Function. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 37, 1157-1167, doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.116.308187 (2017).
     
  34. Versteylen, M. O., Manca, M., Joosen, I. A., Schmidt, D. E., Das, M., Hofstra, L., Crijns, H. J., Biessen, E. A. & Kietselaer, B. L. CC chemokine ligands in patients presenting with stable chest pain: association with atherosclerosis and future cardiovascular events. Neth Heart J 24, 722-729, doi:10.1007/s12471-016-0884-9 (2016).
     
  35. Skarpengland, T., Holm, S., Scheffler, K., Gregersen, I., Dahl, T. B., Suganthan, R., Segers, F. M., Ostlie, I., Otten, J. J., Luna, L., Ketelhuth, D. F., Lundberg, A. M., Neurauter, C. G., Hildrestrand, G., Skjelland, M., Bjorndal, B., Svardal, A. M., Iversen, P. O., Hedin, U., Nygard, S., Olstad, O. K., Krohg-Sorensen, K., Slupphaug, G., Eide, L., Kusnierczyk, A., Folkersen, L., Ueland, T., Berge, R. K., Hansson, G. K., Biessen, E. A., Halvorsen, B., Bjoras, M. & Aukrust, P. Neil3-dependent base excision repair regulates lipid metabolism and prevents atherosclerosis in Apoe-deficient mice. Sci Rep 6, 28337, doi:10.1038/srep28337 (2016).
     
  36. Marsch, E., Demandt, J. A., Theelen, T. L., Tullemans, B. M., Wouters, K., Boon, M. R., van Dijk, T. H., Gijbels, M. J., Dubois, L. J., Meex, S. J., Mazzone, M., Hung, G., Fisher, E. A., Biessen, E. A., Daemen, M. J., Rensen, P. C., Carmeliet, P., Groen, A. K. & Sluimer, J. C. Deficiency of the oxygen sensor prolyl hydroxylase 1 attenuates hypercholesterolaemia, atherosclerosis, and hyperglycaemia. Eur Heart J 37, 2993-2997, doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehw156 (2016).
     
  37. Haasdijk, R. A., Den Dekker, W. K., Cheng, C., Tempel, D., Szulcek, R., Bos, F. L., Hermkens, D. M., Chrifi, I., Brandt, M. M., Van Dijk, C., Xu, Y. J., Van De Kamp, E. H., Blonden, L. A., Van Bezu, J., Sluimer, J. C., Biessen, E. A., Van Nieuw Amerongen, G. P. & Duckers, H. J. THSD1 preserves vascular integrity and protects against intraplaque haemorrhaging in ApoE-/- mice. Cardiovasc Res 110, 129-139, doi:10.1093/cvr/cvw015 (2016).
     
  38. Gray, S. P., Di Marco, E., Kennedy, K., Chew, P., Okabe, J., El-Osta, A., Calkin, A. C., Biessen, E. A., Touyz, R. M., Cooper, M. E., Schmidt, H. H. & Jandeleit-Dahm, K. A. Reactive Oxygen Species Can Provide Atheroprotection via NOX4-Dependent Inhibition of Inflammation and Vascular Remodeling. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 36, 295-307, doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.115.307012 (2016).
     
  39. Donners, M. M., Bai, L., Lutgens, S. P., Wijnands, E., Johnson, J., Schurgers, L. J., Liu, C. L., Daemen, M. J., Cleutjens, K. B., Shi, G. P., Biessen, E. A. & Heeneman, S. Cathepsin K Deficiency Prevents the Aggravated Vascular Remodeling Response to Flow Cessation in ApoE-/- Mice. PLoS One 11, e0162595, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162595 (2016).
     
  40. de Bruin, R. G., Shiue, L., Prins, J., de Boer, H. C., Singh, A., Fagg, W. S., van Gils, J. M., Duijs, J. M., Katzman, S., Kraaijeveld, A. O., Bohringer, S., Leung, W. Y., Kielbasa, S. M., Donahue, J. P., van der Zande, P. H., Sijbom, R., van Alem, C. M., Bot, I., van Kooten, C., Jukema, J. W., Van Esch, H., Rabelink, T. J., Kazan, H., Biessen, E. A., Ares, M., Jr., van Zonneveld, A. J. & van der Veer, E. P. Quaking promotes monocyte differentiation into pro-atherogenic macrophages by controlling pre-mRNA splicing and gene expression. Nat Commun 7, 10846, doi:10.1038/ncomms10846 (2016).
     
  41. Zegers, C. M., Rekers, N. H., Quaden, D. H., Lieuwes, N. G., Yaromina, A., Germeraad, W. T., Wieten, L., Biessen, E. A., Boon, L., Neri, D., Troost, E. G., Dubois, L. J. & Lambin, P. Radiotherapy combined with the immunocytokine L19-IL2 provides long-lasting antitumor effects. Clin Cancer Res 21, 1151-1160, doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-2676 (2015).
     
  42. van der Vorst, E. P., Jeurissen, M., Wolfs, I. M., Keijbeck, A., Theodorou, K., Wijnands, E., Schurgers, L., Weber, S., Gijbels, M. J., Hamers, A. A., Dreymueller, D., Rose-John, S., de Winther, M. P., Ludwig, A., Saftig, P., Biessen, E. A. & Donners, M. M. Myeloid A disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain 10 deficiency modulates atherosclerotic plaque composition by shifting the balance from inflammation toward fibrosis. Am J Pathol 185, 1145-1155, doi:10.1016/j.ajpath.2014.11.028 (2015).
     
  43. Theelen, T. L., Lappalainen, J. P., Sluimer, J. C., Gurzeler, E., Cleutjens, J. P., Gijbels, M. J., Biessen, E. A., Daemen, M. J., Alitalo, K. & Yla-Herttuala, S. Angiopoietin-2 blocking antibodies reduce early atherosclerotic plaque development in mice. Atherosclerosis 241, 297-304, doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.05.018 (2015).
     
  44. Temmerman, L. & Biessen, E. A. Deadly tricks to combat atherosclerosis. Cardiovasc Res 106, 345-347, doi:10.1093/cvr/cvv133 (2015).
     
  45. Medina, I., Cougoule, C., Drechsler, M., Bermudez, B., Koenen, R. R., Sluimer, J., Wolfs, I., Doring, Y., Herias, V., Gijbels, M., Bot, I., de Jager, S., Weber, C., Cleutjens, J., van Berkel, T. J. C., Sikkink, K. J., Mocsai, A., Maridonneau-Parini, I., Soehnlein, O. & Biessen, E. A. L. Hck/Fgr Kinase Deficiency Reduces Plaque Growth and Stability by Blunting Monocyte Recruitment and Intraplaque Motility. Circulation 132, 490-501, doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.012316 (2015).
     
  46. Legein, B., Janssen, E. M., Theelen, T. L., Gijbels, M. J., Walraven, J., Klarquist, J. S., Hennies, C. M., Wouters, K., Seijkens, T. T., Wijnands, E., Sluimer, J. C., Lutgens, E., Zenke, M., Hildner, K., Biessen, E. A. & Temmerman, L. Ablation of CD8alpha(+) dendritic cell mediated cross-presentation does not impact atherosclerosis in hyperlipidemic mice. Sci Rep 5, 15414, doi:10.1038/srep15414 (2015).
     
  47. Kusters, D. H., Chatrou, M. L., Willems, B. A., De Saint-Hubert, M., Bauwens, M., van der Vorst, E., Bena, S., Biessen, E. A., Perretti, M., Schurgers, L. J. & Reutelingsperger, C. P. Pharmacological Treatment with Annexin A1 Reduces Atherosclerotic Plaque Burden in LDLR-/- Mice on Western Type Diet. PLoS One 10, e0130484, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130484 (2015).
     
  48. Herias, V., Biessen, E. A., Beckers, C., Delsing, D., Liao, M., Daemen, M. J., Pham, C. C. & Heeneman, S. Leukocyte cathepsin C deficiency attenuates atherosclerotic lesion progression by selective tuning of innate and adaptive immune responses. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 35, 79-86, doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.304292 (2015).
     
  49. Halvorsen, B., Espeland, M. Z., Andersen, G. O., Yndestad, A., Sagen, E. L., Rashidi, A., Knudsen, E. C., Skjelland, M., Skagen, K. R., Krohg-Sorensen, K., Holm, S., Ritschel, V., Holven, K. B., Biessen, E. A., Aukrust, P. & Dahl, T. B. Increased expression of NAMPT in PBMC from patients with acute coronary syndrome and in inflammatory M1 macrophages. Atherosclerosis 243, 204-210, doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.09.010 (2015).
     
  50. Curaj, A., Staudt, M., Fatu, R., Kraaijeveld, A. O., Jankowski, J., Biessen, E. A. L. & Liehn, E. A. Blockade of CCR3 retains the neutrophils, preserving their survival during healing after myocardial infarction. Discoveries (Craiova) 3, e45, doi:10.15190/d.2015.37 (2015).
     
  51. Biessen, E. A. & Sluimer, J. C. Staging lymphocyte presence in human atherosclerosis: a tale told by numbers. J Am Heart Assoc 4, doi:10.1161/JAHA.115.001909 (2015).
     
  52. Abbas, A., Gregersen, I., Holm, S., Daissormont, I., Bjerkeli, V., Krohg-Sorensen, K., Skagen, K. R., Dahl, T. B., Russell, D., Almas, T., Bundgaard, D., Alteheld, L. H., Rashidi, A., Dahl, C. P., Michelsen, A. E., Biessen, E. A., Aukrust, P., Halvorsen, B. & Skjelland, M. Interleukin 23 levels are increased in carotid atherosclerosis: possible role for the interleukin 23/interleukin 17 axis. Stroke 46, 793-799, doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.006516 (2015).