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Torbjörn Nilsson

PhD thesis 1982, Research Fellow (Sw. docent) and Senior Consultant 1991, Professor of Biomedicine (Örebro) 2001, Professor and Senior Consultant in Clinical Chemistry, Umeå University 2013.

Works at

Affiliation
Professor, senior consultant (attending) physician at Department of Medical Biosciences Units: Clinical Chemistry Role: Head of unit
Location
By 6M, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 85 Umeå

Research profile

One-carbon metabolism

Genetic variation in genes of the one-carbon metabolism such as CHDH, COMT, CTH, MTHFR and in folate transporter genes such as FOLR1, RFC1, PCFT. Their importance for clinical phenotypes such as cognition, emotions, and blood biomarkers such as homocysteine, folate, cobalamin, etc.

Epigenetics

DNA methylation and its role in cell differentiation, for instance in embryonal malformations and cancer transformation.

Mitochondrial metabolism

Uncoupling proteins –genetic variation and functional roles. Choline metabolism and transport in the mitochondria.

Cardiovascular risk factors

Fibrinolysis and coagulation, platelet function, lipids, nutritional intake.

General Clinical Biochemistry

Development and evaluation of analytical methods, particularly in DNA methylation. Collecting and analyzing biobanks of biological samples from patients and control subjects. Cardiovascular risk factors (acquired and inherited). Risk factors for dementia. Familial defects in platelet aggregation. Hemoglobinopathies. Familial Mediterranean Fever. Pediatric Clinical Biochemistry and Epidemiology.

Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 30, (3)
Johansson, Kristina; Johansson, Lars; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; et al.
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, BioMed Central 2021, Vol. 21, (1)
Pettersson-Pablo, Paul; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; Breimer, Lars H.; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Söderström, Elisabet; Blind, Ravna; Wennberg, Patrik; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 80, (4) : 303-308
Eriksson, Maria A.; Söderberg, Stefan; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; et al.
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20
Pettersson-Pablo, Paul; Cao, Yang; Bäckström, Torbjörn; et al.
Acta Paediatrica, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 109, (7) : 1493-1494
Stenberg, Reidun; Böttiger, Anna; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.
Atherosclerosis, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 287 : E191-E191
Pettersson-Pablo, P.; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; Cao, Y.; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD 2019, Vol. 79, (3) : 182-187
Pettersson-Pablo, Paul; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; Breimer, Lars H.; et al.
Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Vol. 191, (2) : 240-251
Isaksson, H. S.; Farkas, S. A.; Mueller, P.; et al.
Stroke, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2018, Vol. 49, (9) : 2034-2039
Johansson, Kristina; Jansson, Jan-Håkan; Johansson, Lars; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 115, (18) : 4690-4695
Kim, Jimi; Lei, Yunping; Guo, Jin; et al.
Epigenetics, Vol. 12, (1) : 19-26
Farkas, Sanja A.; Sorbe, Bengt G.; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.
OncoTarget, IMPACT JOURNALS LLC 2017, Vol. 8, (55) : 94711-94725
Geoghegan, Fintan; Buckland, Robert J.; Rogers, Eric T.; et al.
Tumor Biology, Sage Publications 2017, Vol. 39, (4)
Hahn-Strömberg, Victoria; Askari, Shlear; Ahmad, Abrar; et al.
Cerebrovascular diseases extra, S. Karger 2017, Vol. 7, (1) : 84-94
Johansson, Kristina; Jansson, Jan-Håkan; Johansson, Lars; et al.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD 2017, Vol. 18, (5-6) : 457-463
Keskin, Isil; Birve, Anna; Berdynski, Mariusz; et al.
Acta Ophthalmologica, John Wiley & Sons 2017, Vol. 95, (8) : 815-819
Makdoumi, Karim; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; Crafoord, Sven
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD 2017, Vol. 77, (5) : 311-314
Valencia, Liliana; Randazzo, Andres; Engfeldt, Peter; et al.
Clinical Biochemistry, Vol. 49, (3) : 248-252
Dzialanski, Zbigniew; Barany, Michael; Engfeldt, Peter; et al.
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 54, (12) : 1981-1986
Lind, Marcus; Jansson, Jan-Håkan; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; et al.
The FASEB Journal, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 2016, Vol. 30, (4) : 1683-1688
Nilsson, Torbjörn K; Hurtig-Wennlöf, Anita; Sjostrom, Michael; et al.
Epigenomics, Vol. 8, (9) : 1193-1207
Vymetalkova, Veronika; Vodicka, Pavel; Pardini, Barbara; et al.
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Walter de Gruyter 2015, Vol. 53, (1) : 111-117
Arfvidsson, Berndt; Nilsson, Torbjörn K; Norgren, Lars
Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, Taylor & Francis 2015, Vol. 75, (6) : 441-443
Breimer, Lars H; Nilsson, Torbjörn K
Clinical Chemistry, American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2015, Vol. 61, (4) : 667-668
Breimer, Lars H; Nilsson, Torbjörn K
Tumor Biology, Vol. 36, (7) : 5581-5590
Farkas, Sanja A.; Befekadu, Rahel; Hahn-Stroemberg, Victoria; et al.
Thrombosis Research, Vol. 136, (5) : 878-882
Lind, Marcus; Johansson, Lars; Nilsson, Torbjörn; et al.
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Vol. 94, (1) : 65-71
Murto, Tiina; Kallak, Theodora K.; Hoas, Annica; et al.
Clinical Biochemistry, Vol. 48, (3) : 122-124
Uggla, Bertil; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.
Scientometrics, Springer Netherlands 2014, Vol. 98, (3) : 2039-2049
Breimer, Lars H; Nilsson, Torbjörn K
Läkartidningen, Vol. 111, (46) : 2045-
Breimer, Lars; Nilsson, Torbjörn
Epigenomics, Vol. 6, (2) : 179-191
Farkas, Sanja A.; Vymetalkova, Veronika; Vodickova, Ludmila; et al.
Immunology Letters, Vol. 162, (2) : 256-257
Gasperov, Nina Milutin; Farkas, Sanja A.; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; et al.
Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), Vol. 122, (7) : 636-642
Hahn-Stromberg, Victoria; Askari, Shlear; Befekadu, Rahel; et al.
OncoTarget, Vol. 5, (12) : 4040-4049
Isaksson, Helena S.; Sorbe, Bengt; Nilsson, Torbjörn K
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2014, Vol. 70, (8) : 957-963
Jonsson, T. B.; Nilsson, Torbjörn K; Breimer, L. H.; et al.
Clinical Biochemistry, Vol. 47, (7-8) : 570-573
Lind, Marcus; Boman, Kurt; Johansson, Lars; et al.
Epigenetics, Vol. 9, (8) : 1149-1162
Lindqvist, Breezy M.; Wingren, Sten; Motlagh, Parviz Behnam; et al.
Genome Biology, BioMed Central 2014, Vol. 15, (4) : r54-
Lokk, Kaie; Modhukur, Vijayachitra; Rajashekar, Balaji; et al.
Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 28, (6) : 766-772
Murto, Tina; Skoog Svanberg, Agneta; Yngve, Agneta; et al.
Molecular Medicine Reports, Spandidos Publications 2014, Vol. 10, (5) : 2706-2712
Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; Böttiger, Anna K.; Henriquez, Patricia; et al.
BMC Research Notes, Vol. 7 : 647-
Olsson, Lovisa A; Hagnelius, Nils-Olof; Nilsson, Torbjörn
Clinical Interventions in Aging, Vol. 9 : 233-239
Olsson, Lovisa A.; Hurtig-Wennlof, Anita; Nilsson, Torbjörn
Journal of nutritional science, Cambridge University Press 2013, Vol. 2, (e26) : 1-5
Almon, Ricardo; Sjöström, Michael; Nilsson, Torbjörn K
Epigenetics, Vol. 8, (11) : 1213-1225
Farkas, Sanja A; Milutin-Gašperov, Nina; Grce, Magdalena; et al.
Thrombosis Research, Pergamon-Elsevier 2013, Vol. 132, (2) : E77-E82
Lind, Marcus; Jansson, Jan-Håkan; Nilsson, Torbjörn K.; et al.
International Journal of Oncology, Spandidos Publications 2013, Vol. 42, (1) : 127-33
Nilsson, Torbjörn K; Löf-Öhlin, Zarah M; Sun, Xiao-Feng
Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), Vol. 56, (2) : 303-8
Olsson, Lovisa A; Hagnelius, Nils-Olof; Olsson, Henny; et al.
Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 42, (6) : 635-641
Acosta, Stefan; Block, Tomas; Björnsson, Steinarr; et al.