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Eva Sverremark-Ekström


Ph.D. in Immunology, Stockholm University, 1998

Current position

Professor in Immunology, Stockholm University

Publiations (since 2009)

  1. Anchang-Kimbi, J. K., Achidi, E. A., Apinjoh, T. O., Mugri, R. N., Chi, H. F., Tata, R. B., Nkegoum, B., Mendimi, J. M., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Troye-Blomberg, M. (2014). Antenatal care visit attendance, intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) and malaria parasitaemia at delivery. Malar J 13: 162.
  2. Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Sohlberg, E., Theorell, J., Carvalho-Queiroz, C., Nagy, N., Persson, J. O., Nilsson, C., Bryceson, Y. T. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2013). Epstein-Barr virus coinfection in children boosts cytomegalovirus-induced differentiation of natural killer cells. J Virol 87(24): 13446-13455.
  3. Sohlberg, E., Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Rasul, E., Marchini, G., Nilsson, C., Klein, E., Nagy, N. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2013). Cytomegalovirus-seropositive children show inhibition of in vitro EBV infection that is associated with CD8+CD57+ T cell enrichment and IFN-gamma. J Immunol 191(11): 5669-5676.
  4. Haileselassie, Y., Johansson, M. A., Zimmer, C. L., Bjorkander, S., Petursdottir, D. H., Dicksved, J., Petersson, M., Persson, J. O., Fernandez, C., Roos, S., Holmlund, U. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2013). Lactobacilli regulate Staphylococcus aureus 161:2-induced pro-inflammatory T-cell responses in vitro. PLoS One 8(10): e77893.
  5. Bemark, M., Friskopp, L., Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Koethe, S., Fasth, A., Abrahamsson, J., Sverremark-Ekstrom, E., Andersson, B. A. and Mellgren, K. (2013). A glycosylation-dependent CD45RB epitope defines previously unacknowledged CD27(-)IgM(high) B cell subpopulations enriched in young children and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Clin Immunol 149(3): 421-431.
  6. Beziat, V., Liu, L. L., Malmberg, J. A., Ivarsson, M. A., Sohlberg, E., Bjorklund, A. T., Retiere, C., Sverremark-Ekström, E., Traherne, J., Ljungman, P., Schaffer, M., Price, D. A., Trowsdale, J., Michaelsson, J., Ljunggren, H. G. and Malmberg, K. J. (2013). NK cell responses to cytomegalovirus infection lead to stable imprints in the human KIR repertoire and involve activating KIRs. Blood 121(14): 2678-2688.
  7. Johansson, M. A., Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Haileselassie, Y., Roos, S., Troye-Blomberg, M., Nilsson, C. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2012). Early-life gut bacteria associate with IL-4-, IL-10- and IFN-gamma production at two years of age. PLoS One 7(11): e49315.
  8. Ekstrom, M., Liska, J., Eriksson, P., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Tornvall, P. (2012). Stimulated in vivo synthesis of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 in human adipose tissue. Thromb Haemost 108(3): 485-492
  9. Bjorkander, S., Bremme, K., Persson, J. O., van Vollenhoven, R. F., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Holmlund, U. (2012). Pregnancy-associated inflammatory markers are elevated in pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Cytokine 59(2): 392-399.
  10. Simon, K. C., Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Sverremark-Ekström, E., Nilsson, C. and Ascherio, A. (2012). Age at Epstein-Barr virus infection and Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen-1 antibodies in Swedish children. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders 1(3): 136-138.
  11. Sverremark-Ekström, E., Hultgren, E. H., Borres, M. P. and Nilsson, C. (2012). Peanut sensitization during the first 5 yr of life is associated with elevated levels of peanut-specific IgG. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 23(3): 224-229.
  12. Johansson, M. A., Sjogren, Y. M., Persson, J. O., Nilsson, C. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2011). Early colonization with a group of Lactobacilli decreases the risk for allergy at five years of age despite allergic heredity. PLoS One 6(8): e23031.
  13. Sohlberg, E., Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Bremme, K. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2011). Cord blood monocyte subsets are similar to adult and show potent peptidoglycan-stimulated cytokine responses. Immunology 133(1): 41-50.
  14. Holmlund, U., Amoudruz, P., Johansson, M. A., Haileselassie, Y., Ongoiba, A., Kayentao, K., Traore, B., Doumbo, S., Schollin, J., Doumbo, O., Montgomery, S. M. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2010). Maternal country of origin, breast milk characteristics and potential influences on immunity in offspring. Clin Exp Immunol 162(3): 500-509.
  15. Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2010). Division of cytokines into TH1/TH2: a word of caution. Reprod Sci 17(4): 318-319.
  16. Dubicke, A., Fransson, E., Centini, G., Andersson, E., Bystrom, B., Malmstrom, A., Petraglia, F., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Ekman-Ordeberg, G. (2010). Pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in human preterm and term cervical ripening. J Reprod Immunol 84(2): 176-185.
  17. Dubicke, A., Andersson, P., Fransson, E., Andersson, E., Sioutas, A., Malmstrom, A., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Ekman-Ordeberg, G. (2010). High-mobility group box protein 1 and its signalling receptors in human preterm and term cervix. J Reprod Immunol 84(1): 86-94.
  18. Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Sverremark-Ekström, E., Linde, A., Lilja, G. and Nilsson, C. (2010). Early-life EBV infection protects against persistent IgE sensitization. J Allergy Clin Immunol 125(2): 433-438.
  19. Sjogren, Y. M., Tomicic, S., Lundberg, A., Bottcher, M. F., Bjorksten, B., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Jenmalm, M. C. (2009). Influence of early gut microbiota on the maturation of childhood mucosal and systemic immune responses. Clin Exp Allergy 39(12): 1842-1851.
  20. Bachmayer, N., Sohlberg, E., Sundstrom, Y., Hamad, R. R., Berg, L., Bremme, K. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2009). Women with pre-eclampsia have an altered NKG2A and NKG2C receptor expression on peripheral blood natural killer cells. Am J Reprod Immunol 62(3): 147-157.
  21. Anchang-Kimbi, J. K., Achidi, E. A., Nkegoum, B., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Troye-Blomberg, M. (2009). Diagnostic comparison of malaria infection in peripheral blood, placental blood and placental biopsies in Cameroonian parturient women. Malar J 8: 126.
  22. Rizzo, R., Stignani, M., Amoudruz, P., Nilsson, C., Melchiorri, L., Baricordi, O. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2009). Allergic women have reduced sHLA-G plasma levels at delivery. Am J Reprod Immunol 61(5): 368-376.
  23. Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2009). CD30 expression in relation to atopic heredity and allergic disease during childhood. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20(2): 204-205.
  24. Sjogren, Y. M., Jenmalm, M. C., Bottcher, M. F., Bjorksten, B. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2009). Altered early infant gut microbiota in children developing allergy up to 5 years of age. Clin Exp Allergy 39(4): 518-526.
  25. Nilsson, C., Larsson Sigfrinius, A. K., Montgomery, S. M., Sverremark-Ekström, E., Linde, A., Lilja, G. and Blomberg, M. T. (2009). Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus are differentially associated with numbers of cytokine-producing cells and early atopy. Clin Exp Allergy 39(4): 509-517.
  26. Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Sundstrom, Y., Sohlberg, E., Nilsson, C., Linde, A., Troye-Blomberg, M., Berg, L. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2009). Herpesvirus seropositivity in childhood associates with decreased monocyte-induced NK cell IFN-gamma production. J Immunol 182(4): 2511-2517.
  27. Amoudruz, P., Holmlund, U., Saghafian-Hedengren, S., Nilsson, C. and Sverremark-Ekström, E. (2009). Impaired Toll-like receptor 2 signalling in monocytes from 5-year-old allergic children. Clin Exp Immunol 155(3): 387-394.
  28. Amoudruz, P., Holmlund, U., Schollin, J., Sverremark-Ekström, E. and Montgomery, S. M. (2009). Maternal country of birth and previous pregnancies are associated with breast milk characteristics. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 20(1): 19-29.
Protocols by Eva Sverremark-Ekström
  1. In vitro EBV Infection of Mononuclear Cells that Have Been Cryo-preserved