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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
  • 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.
  • Ali, Mohamed R. W.; Mustafa, Manal; Bårdsen, Asgeir; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2019. Tricalcium silicate cements: osteogenic and angiogenic responses of human bone marrow stem cells. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 261-268.
  • Uhlen, Marte-Mari Nordsetmoen; Valen, Håkon; Karlsen, Line Christin Schrøder; 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.
  • Ali, Mohamed R W; Mustafa, Manal; Bårdsen, Asgeir; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2019. Fracture resistance of simulated immature teeth treated with a regenerative endodontic protocol. Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica.
  • 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. 13-17.
  • 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. 606-615.
  • 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. 467-476.
  • 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. 1-12.
  • 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. 92-100.
  • 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. 605-611.
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Virtej, Anca; Berggreen, Ellen. 2012. Vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors are up-regulated during development of apical periodontitis. Journal of Endodontics. 628-635.
  • 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. 71-77.
  • 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. 907-916.
  • 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. H275-H283.
  • 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. 978-986.
  • 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. H735-H744.
  • 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. 34-42.
  • 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. 809-820.
  • 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. H1821-H1827.
  • 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. 423-429.
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Nedrebø, Torbjørn; Heyeraas, Karin Johanne; Berggreen, Ellen. 2006. Edema in oral mucosa after LPS or cytokine exposure. Journal of Dental Research. 442-446.
  • 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. 225-236.
  • 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. 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. 305-312.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Bletsa, Athanasia. 2006. Expression and effects of IL-1 and TNF-α in different experimental models of dental inflammation.
Poster
  • Gil, Elisabeth Grut; Fisher, Johanes; von Wahenhein Marti, Larissa; Tylleskär, Karin; Luukko, Keijo; Cetrelli, Lena Elisabet; Bletsa, Athanasia; Halbig, Josefine Mareile; Rosendahl, Karen; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Skeie, Marit Slåttelid. 2018. Dental Caries in Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis - Preliminary results.
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Abdalla, Hisham Saghayroon E.; Løes, Sigbjørn Suk; Berggreen, Ellen. 2017. Expression of Lymphatic Growth Factors in Human Gingiva.
  • Ali, Mohamed; Mustafa, Manal; Bårdsen, Asgeir; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2017. Effect of MTA®, Biodentine™, and TotalFill® on proliferation, osteogenic and angiogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stem cells in vitro.
  • Ali, Mohamed; Mustafa, Manal; Bårdsen, Asgeir; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2017. Bioceramics’ Effect On Strength Of Immature Teeth Treated With Regenerative-Endodontic-Protocol.
  • Virtej, Anca; Bletsa, Athanasia; Sasaki, Hajime; Papadakou, Panagiota; Berggreen, Ellen. 2014. Combined Inhibition of VEGFR-2 and -3 Reduces Murine Periapical Inflammation .
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Mustafa, Sharafeldin Manal I; Fristad, Inge. 2013. The use of "regenerative endodontics" in the treatment of traumatized immature teeth: case reports.
  • Virtej, Anca; Løes, Sigbjørn Suk; Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen. 2012. ) Localization of vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors and their gene signalling in human periapical lesions.
  • Virtej, Anca; Løes, Sigbjørn Suk; Bletsa, Athanasia; Berggreen, Ellen. 2011. Immunohistochemical analysis of vascular endothelial growth factors and receptors in human periapical lesions.
  • Mkonyi, LE; Bletsa, Athanasia; Bolstad, Anne Isine; Fristad, Inge; Bakken, Vidar; Berggreen, Ellen. 2010. Role of gingival lymphatics during Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced periodontitis.
  • Bletsa, Athanasia; Fristad, Inge; Berggreen, Ellen. 2008. Localization of IL-1RI in rat dental pulp.
Academic literature review
  • Skeie, Marit Slåttelid; Gil, Elisabeth Grut; Cetrelli, Lena Elisabet; Rosén, Annika; Fischer, Johannes Maria; Åstrøm, Anne Nordrehaug; Luukko, Keijo; Shi, Xie-Qi; Feuerherm, Astrid Jullumstrø; Sen, Abhijit; Frid, Paula; Rygg, Marite; Bletsa, Athanasia. 2019. Oral health in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis - a systematic review and meta-analysis. 1-16.
  • Fristad, Inge; Bletsa, Athanasia; Byers, Margaret. 2010. Inflammatory nerve responses in the dental pulp. 12-41.
  • Berggreen, Ellen; Bletsa, Athanasia; Heyeraas, Karin Johanne. 2010. Circulation in normal and inflamed dental pulp. 2-11.

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