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Athanasia Bletsa

Associate Professor
  • E-mailNancy.Bletsa@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 65 53
  • Visitor Address
    Årstadvn. 19
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen
Journal articles
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Iden, Ole; Sulo, Gerhard; Berggreen, Ellen. 2019. Work experience influences treatment approaches in endodontics: a questionnaire survey among dentists in Western Norway. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 1-7. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2019.1631470
  • Uhlen, Marte-Mari Nordsetmoen; Valen, Håkon; Karlsen, Linn Solstad; Skaare, Anne B; Bletsa, Athanasia; Ansteinsson, Vibeke; Mulic, Aida. 2019. Treatment decisions regarding caries and dental developmental defects in children - A questionnaire-based study among Norwegian dentists. BMC Oral Health. 19. doi: 10.1186/s12903-019-0744-2
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Abdalla, Hisham; Løes, Sigbjørn Suk; Berggreen, Ellen. 2018. Lymphatic growth factors are expressed in human gingiva and upregulated in gingival fibroblasts after stimulation. Journal of Periodontology. 89: 606-615. doi: 10.1002/JPER.17-0400
  • Steiner, René; Fischer-Colbrie, Reiner; Bletsa, Athanasia; Laimer, Johannes; Troger, Josef. 2018. Secretoneurin and PE-11 immunoreactivity in the human dental pulp. Archives of Oral Biology. 86: 13-17. doi: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2017.11.005
  • Papadakou, Panagiota; Bletsa, Athanasia; Yassin, Mohammed Ahmed Alamin Yousif; Karlsen, Tine Veronica; Wiig, Helge; Berggreen, Ellen. 2017. Role of Hyperplasia of Gingival Lymphatics in Periodontal Inflammation. Journal of Dental Research. 96: 467-476. doi: 10.1177/0022034516681762
  • Virtej, Anca; Papadakou, Panagiota; Sasaki, Hajime; Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen. 2016. VEGFR-2 reduces while combined VEGFR-2 and -3 signaling increases inflammation in apical periodontitis. Journal of Oral Microbiology. 8:32433: 1-12. doi: 10.3402/jom.v8.32433
  • Virtej, Anca; Løes, Sigbjørn Suk; Berggreen, Ellen; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2013. Localization and signaling patterns of vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors in human periapical lesions. Journal of Endodontics. 39: 605-611. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2012.12.017
  • Virtej, Anca; Løes, Sigbjørn Suk; Iden, Ole; Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen. 2013. Vascular endothelial growth factors signalling in normal human dental pulp: a study of gene and protein expression. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 121: 92-100. doi: 10.1111/eos.12019
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Virtej, Anca; Berggreen, Ellen. 2012. Vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors are up-regulated during development of apical periodontitis. Journal of Endodontics. 38: 628-635. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2012.01.005
  • Mkonyi, Lilian Ephrem; Bakken, Vidar; Søvik, Jenny Bogstad; Mauland, Erik Klepsland; Fristad, Inge; Barczyk, Malgorzata; Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen. 2012. Lymphangiogenesis is induced during development of periodontal disease. Journal of Dental Research. 91: 71-77. doi: 10.1177/0022034511424747
  • Mkonyi, Lilian Ephrem; Bletsa, Athanasia; Bolstad, Anne Isine; Bakken, Vidar; Wiig, Helge; Berggreen, Ellen. 2012. Gingival lymphatic drainage protects against porphyromonas gingivalis-induced bone loss in mice. American Journal of Pathology. 181: 907-916. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2012.05.027
  • Berggreen, Ellen; Bletsa, Athanasia; Heyeraas, Karin Johanne. 2010. Circulation in normal and inflamed dental pulp. Endodontic Topics. 17: 2-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-1546.2010.00249.x
  • Fristad, Inge; Bletsa, Athanasia; Byers, Margaret. 2010. Inflammatory nerve responses in the dental pulp. Endodontic Topics. 17: 12-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-1546.2010.00247.x
  • Mkonyi, Lilian Ephrem; Bletsa, Athanasia; Fristad, Inge; Wiig, Helge; Berggreen, Ellen. 2010. Importance of lymph vessels in transcapillary fluid balance in gingiva studied in a transgenic mouse model. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 299: H275-H283. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.01199.2009
  • Berggreen, Ellen; Haug, Sivakami Rethnam; Mkonyi, Lilian Ephrem; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2009. Characterization of the dental lymphatic system and identification of cells immunopositive to specific lymphatic markers. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 117: 34-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0722.2008.00592.x
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Fristad, Inge; Berggreen, Ellen. 2009. Sensory pulpal nerve fibres and trigeminal ganglion neurons express IL-1RI: a potential mechanism for development of inflammatory hyperalgesia. International Endodontic Journal. 42: 978-986. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2009.01605.x
  • Borge, Bengt Åge Sørby; Kalland, Karl-Henning; Olsen, Sue; Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen; Wiig, Helge. 2009. Cytokines are produced locally by myocytes in rat skeletal muscle during endotoxemia. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 296: H735-H744. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.01309.2008
  • Semaeva, Elvira; Tenstad, Olav; Bletsa, Athanasia; Gjerde, Eli-Anne Birgitte; Wiig, Helge. 2008. Isolation of rat trachea interstitial fluid and demonstration of local cytokine production in lipopolysaccharide-induced systemic inflammation. Journal of applied physiology. 104: 809-820. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00846.2007
  • Karlsen, Tine Veronica; Bletsa, Athanasia; Gjerde, Eli-Anne Birgitte; Reed, Rolf Kåre. 2007. Lowering of interstitial fluid pressure after neurogenic inflammation in mouse skin is partly dependent on mast cells. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 292: H1821-H1827. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00365.2006
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen; Brudvik, Pongsri. 2006. Interleukin-1α and tumor necrosis factor-α expression during the early phases of orthodontic tooth movement in rats. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 114: 423-429. doi: doi:10.1111/j.1600-0722.2006.00400.x
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen; Fristad, Inge; Tenstad, Olav; Wiig, Helge. 2006. Cytokine signalling in rat pulp interstitial fluid and transcapillary fluid exchange during lipopolysaccharide-induced acute inflammation. Journal of Physiology. 573: 225-236. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2006.104711
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Nedrebø, Torbjørn; Heyeraas, Karin Johanne; Berggreen, Ellen. 2006. Edema in oral mucosa after LPS or cytokine exposure. Journal of Dental Research. 85: 442-446.
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Heyeraas, Karin Johanne; Haug, Sivakami Rethnam; Berggreen, Ellen. 2004. IL-alpha and TNF-alpha expression in rat periapical lesions and dental pulp after unilateral sympathectomy. Neuroimmunomodulation. 11: 376-384.
  • Csillag, Maria; Berggreen, Ellen; Fristad, Inge; Haug, Sivakami Rethnam; Bletsa, Athanasia; Heyeraas, Karin Johanne. 2004. Effect of electrical tooth stimulation on blood flow and immunocompetent cells in rat dental pulp after sympathectomy. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 62: 305-312.
Reports and theses
  • Bletsa, Athanasia. 2006. Expression and effects of IL-1 and TNF-α in different experimental models of dental inflammation.

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