Sanna Hagman

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To identify biomarkers of disease activity and progression in multiple sclerosis (MS), we analyzed the serum profiles of cytokines, chemokines and apoptotic molecules in different subtypes of MS including clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and correlated their levels with clinical and volumetric MRI findings obtained over a one-year follow up. Upregulated(More)
In this study we investigated the relationship between melatonin pathway and multiple sclerosis (MS) in a high-risk Finnish population by studying the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes coding for critical enzymes and receptors involved in the melatonin pathway. A total of 590 subjects (193 MS patients and 397 healthy controls) were(More)
Background and Objective. The role of adipokines in regulation of immune responses has been recognized, but very little is known about their impact on multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we analysed whether the major adipokines are differentially expressed in plasma of patients with different MS subtypes and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) indices in the corpus callosum and pyramidal tract in normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) and the caudate nucleus and thalamus in deep grey matter (NADGM) in all MS subtypes and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). Furthermore, it was determined whether these metrics are associated with(More)
BACKGROUND In multiple sclerosis (MS), microRNA (miRNA) dysregulation is mostly reported in different immune cells, but less information is available on circulating miRNAs that exert strong biomarker potential due to their exceptional stability in body fluids. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to profile expression of circulating miRNAs in primary(More)
OBJECTIVE In relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients treated with natalizumab, the low level of L-selectin-expressing CD4+ T cells has been associated with the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). In this study, our aim was to correlate the levels of soluble L-selectin and the anti-JCV antibody index in the sera of RRMS patients treated(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) caused by the JC virus (JCV) is increased in patients with multiple sclerosis receiving biological therapies. OBJECTIVES To determine the seroprevalence of anti-JCV antibodies in Finnish patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinically isolated syndrome and to assess the clinical(More)
To analyse whether the expression of apoptotic transcripts is associated with the conversion from clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) to multiple sclerosis (MS). Eleven candidate transcripts belonging to the death receptor pathway, BCL-2, the inflammasome complex and NF-ΚB family were studied in the nonconverting and converting CIS patients during the(More)
BACKGROUND This paper addresses two subtypes of multiple sclerosis (MS), primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) and relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). The separation of PPMS and RRMS is challenging in certain cases. PURPOSE To quantitatively determine MS subtypes using texture analysis (TA) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIAL(More)
The potential of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) indices and volumes of focal lesions on conventional magnetic resonance imaging to predict conversion to multiple sclerosis (MS) was analyzed in subjects with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) over 4 years. Twenty patients with CIS and 10 healthy controls were included in the study. The data showed an(More)