Elin Synnøve Mortensen

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In the Norwegian Cervical Cancer Screening Programme tests for detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) are used to triage women with minor cytological cervical lesions. The material in this study comprises samples from 1798 women in the period 2006-2008. The HPV test was performed according to the guidelines of the Norwegian Cancer Registry. The HPV mRNA(More)
Antibodies to double-stranded (dsDNA) are associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and directly involved in human lupus nephritis. Information about their glomerular target antigens is inconsistent, and whether availability of target antigens, antibody specificity or avidity are nephritogenic parameters, is not determined. In this study, we(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune syndrome characterized by autoantibodies to nuclear constituents. Some of these antibodies are diagnostically important, whereas others act as disease-modifying factors. One clinically important factor is autoantibodies against dsDNA and nucleosomes, which have overlapping diagnostic and nephritogenic(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an inflammatory autoimmune syndrome of unknown cause. Kidney disease is a central and serious complication in this syndrome. Deposition of chromatin-containing immune complexes within glomerular membranes is considered a key event in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis. One set of autoantibodies that participate in these(More)
Antibodies to dsDNA represent a classification criterion for systemic lupus erythematosus. Subpopulations of these antibodies are involved in lupus nephritis. No known marker separates nephritogenic from non-nephritogenic anti-dsDNA antibodies. It is not clear whether specificity for glomerular target antigens or intrinsic antibody-affinity for dsDNA or(More)
Several autoantibodies are culprits in the pathogenesis of organ damage in systemic lupus erythematosus, by means of established or postulated mechanisms, whereby inducing a perturbation of cell structure and function, with consequent tissue-organ impairment. Common autoantibody-mediated mechanisms of damage include cell surface binding with or without(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is included in the cervical cancer screening program in the triage of women with equivocal (ASC-US) or low-grade (LSIL) cytological lesions. These women have an increased risk for developing high grade dysplasia and cancer (CIN2+) compared to women with normal cytology. However, in order to avoid unnecessary(More)
OBJECTIVE Association of nucleosome-IgG immune complexes with glomerular basement membranes (GBMs) is an important event in the development of lupus nephritis. Preventing this binding and/or increasing nuclease sensitivity of nucleosomes may be viable strategies for the prevention of the disease. Theoretically, heparin may alter nucleosomal structure and(More)
BACKGROUND In Norway, women with low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (LSIL) are followed up after six months in order to decide whether they should undergo further follow-up or be referred back to the screening interval of three years. A high specificity and positive predictive value (PPV) of the triage test is important to avoid unnecessary(More)
BACKGROUND In Norway, women with negative or low-grade cervical biopsies (normal/CIN1) are followed up after six months in order to decide on further follow-up or recall for screening at three-year intervals. A high specificity and positive predictive value (PPV) of the triage test is important to avoid unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures(More)