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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
Academic article
  • 2019. Work experience influences treatment approaches in endodontics: a questionnaire survey among dentists in Western Norway. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 617-623.
  • 2019. Tricalcium silicate cements: osteogenic and angiogenic responses of human bone marrow stem cells. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 261-268.
  • 2019. Treatment decisions regarding caries and dental developmental defects in children - A questionnaire-based study among Norwegian dentists. BMC Oral Health.
  • 2019. Fracture resistance of simulated immature teeth treated with a regenerative endodontic protocol. Biomaterial Investigations in Dentistry. 30-37.
  • 2018. Secretoneurin and PE-11 immunoreactivity in the human dental pulp. Archives of Oral Biology. 13-17.
  • 2018. Lymphatic growth factors are expressed in human gingiva and upregulated in gingival fibroblasts after stimulation. Journal of Periodontology. 606-615.
  • 2017. Role of Hyperplasia of Gingival Lymphatics in Periodontal Inflammation. Journal of Dental Research. 467-476.
  • 2016. VEGFR-2 reduces while combined VEGFR-2 and -3 signaling increases inflammation in apical periodontitis. Journal of Oral Microbiology. 1-12.
  • 2013. Vascular endothelial growth factors signalling in normal human dental pulp: a study of gene and protein expression. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 92-100.
  • 2013. Localization and signaling patterns of vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors in human periapical lesions. Journal of Endodontics. 605-611.
  • 2012. Vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors are up-regulated during development of apical periodontitis. Journal of Endodontics. 628-635.
  • 2012. Lymphangiogenesis is induced during development of periodontal disease. Journal of Dental Research. 71-77.
  • 2012. Gingival lymphatic drainage protects against porphyromonas gingivalis-induced bone loss in mice. American Journal of Pathology. 907-916.
  • 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. H275-H283.
  • 2009. Sensory pulpal nerve fibres and trigeminal ganglion neurons express IL-1RI: a potential mechanism for development of inflammatory hyperalgesia. International Endodontic Journal. 978-986.
  • 2009. Cytokines are produced locally by myocytes in rat skeletal muscle during endotoxemia. American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology. H735-H744.
  • 2009. Characterization of the dental lymphatic system and identification of cells immunopositive to specific lymphatic markers. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 34-42.
  • 2008. Isolation of rat trachea interstitial fluid and demonstration of local cytokine production in lipopolysaccharide-induced systemic inflammation. Journal of applied physiology. 809-820.
  • 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. H1821-H1827.
  • 2006. Interleukin-1α and tumor necrosis factor-α expression during the early phases of orthodontic tooth movement in rats. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 423-429.
  • 2006. Edema in oral mucosa after LPS or cytokine exposure. Journal of Dental Research. 442-446.
  • 2006. Cytokine signalling in rat pulp interstitial fluid and transcapillary fluid exchange during lipopolysaccharide-induced acute inflammation. Journal of Physiology. 225-236.
  • 2004. IL-alpha and TNF-alpha expression in rat periapical lesions and dental pulp after unilateral sympathectomy. Neuroimmunomodulation. 376-384.
  • 2004. Effect of electrical tooth stimulation on blood flow and immunocompetent cells in rat dental pulp after sympathectomy. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 305-312.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2006. Expression and effects of IL-1 and TNF-α in different experimental models of dental inflammation.
Poster
  • 2020. Oral Health Related Quality of Life in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
  • 2018. Dental Caries in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Preliminary results.
  • 2017. Expression of Lymphatic Growth Factors in Human Gingiva.
  • 2017. Effect of MTA®, Biodentine™, and TotalFill® on proliferation, osteogenic and angiogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stem cells in vitro.
  • 2017. Bioceramics’ Effect On Strength Of Immature Teeth Treated With Regenerative-Endodontic-Protocol.
  • 2014. Combined Inhibition of VEGFR-2 and -3 Reduces Murine Periapical Inflammation .
  • 2013. The use of "regenerative endodontics" in the treatment of traumatized immature teeth: case reports.
  • 2012. Localization of vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors and their gene signalling in human periapical lesions.
  • 2011. Immunohistochemical analysis of vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors in human periapical lesions.
  • 2010. Role of gingival lymphatics during Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced periodontitis.
  • 2008. Localization of IL-1RI in rat dental pulp.
Academic literature review
  • 2019. Oral health in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis - a systematic review and meta-analysis. 1-16.
  • 2010. Inflammatory nerve responses in the dental pulp. 12-41.
  • 2010. Circulation in normal and inflamed dental pulp. 2-11.

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