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Factsheet by Helle Hvilsted Nielsen

Group name: Nielsen
Group leader: Helle Hvilsted Nielsen
Group members:
Katrine Tækker Jensen, PhD student
Laura Davidsen, ITEK student
Minna Lund, PhD student
Department & University/Hospital/Other: Department of Neurology, Odense University Hospital, Institute for Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark
Funding sources: Danish Society for Multiple Sclerosis

Description of research:
1. Clinical and paraclinical research in neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis
2. Pathogenic mechanisms in neuroinflammatory disorders

Key publications (last 10 years):
Gebregiworgis T, Nielsen HH et al. (2016): A Urinary Metabolic Signature for Multiple Sclerosis. J Proteome Res

Waters P, Reindl M, Saiz A, Schanda K, Tuller F, Kral V, Nytrova P, Sobek O, Nielsen HH et al. (2016): Multicentre comparison of a diagnostic assay: aquaporin-4 antibodies in neuromyelitis optica. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry.

Nielsen HH et al. (2015): The Urine Proteome Profile is Different in Neuromyelitis Optica Com-pared to Multiple Sclerosis. PlosOne

Grebing MM, Nielsen HH et al (2015): Myelin Specific T Cells Induce Interleukin-1beta Expres-sion in Lesion-Reactive Microglia in Zones of Axonal Degeneration. In press. GLIA

Nielsen HH, et al. (2014): Diagnostik og behandling af Neuromyelitis Optica. Ugeskr Laeger.

Banati M, Csecsei P, Koszegi E, Nielsen HH et al. (2013): Antibody response against gastrointes-tinal antigens in demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. Eur J Neurol.

Nielsen HH et al. (2012): Treatment of Helicobacter Pylori and risk of developing Parkinson’s dis-ease in Denmark. Eur J Neurol.

Nielsen HH et al. (2011): Stimulation of adult oligodendrogenesis by myelin specific T-cells. Am J Pathol.

Nielsen HH et al. (2009): Enhanced microglia clearance of myelin debris in T-cell infiltrated central nervous system. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol.

Drøjdahl N*, Nielsen HH* et al. (2010): Axonal plasticity elicits long-term changes of oligoden-droglia and myelinated fibres. Glia. (*equal contribution)

Nielsen HH et al. (2006): Axonal Degeneration Stimulates the Formation of NG2+ Cells and Oli-godendrocytes in the Mouse. Glia

Other outputs:
1 filed patent: Fumaric acid derivatives for medical use: SDU ref.: 14/5668; P&V ref.: 54985US01

Key collaborations:
Dept of Neurology, OUH: Prof Zsolt Illes, David Gaist
Center for Clinical Proteomics, OUH: Prof Niels Heegaard
Dept of Orhtopedic Surgery, OUH: Ass Prof Lars-Henrik Frich
Dept of Opthalmology: Prof. Jakob Grauslund
Dept. of Reumatology: Consultant Keld-Erik Byg
Institute of Molecular Medicine: Prof Bente Finsen, Ass prof Kate Lambertsen

University of Miami: Ass Prof Roberta Bramilla

Patients with inflammatory disorders of the CNS, including clinical database and biobank with couples samples of urine, plasma, sera, CSF, RNA and DNA

Department of Clinical Research - Faculty of Health Sciences - University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 9254

Last Updated 29.03.2022