Johannes Gjerstad
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Publications 2017

Bjorland S, Røe C, Moen A, Schistad E, Mahmood A, Gjerstad J (2017)
Genetic predictors of recovery in low back and lumbar radicular pain
Pain, 158 (8), 1456-1460
PubMed 28471875

Forsberg JT, Gjerstad J, Flaten MA, Aslaksen PM (2017)
The influence of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Val158Met on fear of pain and placebo analgesia
Pain (in press)
PubMed 28968343

Moen A, Jacobsen D, Phuyal S, Legfeldt A, Haugen F, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2017)
MicroRNA-223 demonstrated experimentally in exosome-like vesicles is associated with decreased risk of persistent pain after lumbar disc herniation
J Transl Med, 15 (1), 89
PubMed 28460630

Moen GH, Moen A, Schistad EI, Gjerstad J (2017)
Local up-regulation of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) following disc herniation is involved in the inflammatory response underlying acute lumbar radicular pain
Cytokine, 97, 181-186
PubMed 28651128

Nielsen MB, Gjerstad J, Frone MR (2017)
Alcohol Use and Psychosocial Stressors in the Norwegian Workforce
Subst Use Misuse, 1-11 (in press)
PubMed 28910176

Publications 2016

Bjorland S, Moen A, Schistad E, Gjerstad J, Røe C (2016)
Genes associated with persistent lumbar radicular pain; a systematic review
BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 17 (1), 500
PubMed 27964712

Eikemo M, Løseth GE, Johnstone T, Gjerstad J, Willoch F, Leknes S (2016)
Sweet taste pleasantness is modulated by morphine and naltrexone
Psychopharmacology (Berl), 233 (21-22), 3711-3723
PubMed 27538675

Gjerstad J (2016)
Genetic susceptibility to postherniotomy pain. The influence of polymorphisms in the Mu opioid receptor, TNF-α, GRIK3, GCH1, BDNF and CACNA2D2 genes
Scand J Pain, 12, 18
PubMed 28850485

Hall KT, Kossowsky J, Oberlander TF, Kaptchuk TJ, Saul JP, Wyller VB, Fagermoen E, Sulheim D, Gjerstad J, Winger A, Mukamal KJ (2016)
Genetic variation in catechol-O-methyltransferase modifies effects of clonidine treatment in chronic fatigue syndrome
Pharmacogenomics J, 16 (5), 454-60
PubMed 27457818

Jacobsen DP, Moen A, Haugen F, Gjerstad J (2016)
Hyperexcitability in Spinal WDR Neurons following Experimental Disc Herniation Is Associated with Upregulation of Fractalkine and Its Receptor in Nucleus Pulposus and the Dorsal Root Ganglion
Int J Inflam, 2016, 6519408
PubMed 28116212

Moen A, Lind AL, Thulin M, Kamali-Moghaddam M, Røe C, Gjerstad J, Gordh T (2016)
Inflammatory Serum Protein Profiling of Patients with Lumbar Radicular Pain One Year after Disc Herniation
Int J Inflam, 2016, 3874964
PubMed 27293953

Publications 2015

Fagermoen E, Sulheim D, Winger A, Andersen AM, Gjerstad J, Godang K, Rowe PC, Saul JP, Skovlund E, Wyller VB (2015)
Effects of low-dose clonidine on cardiovascular and autonomic variables in adolescents with chronic fatigue: a randomized controlled trial
BMC Pediatr, 15, 117
PubMed 26357864

Gjerstad J (2015)
Stimulation-induced expression of immediate early gene proteins in the dorsal horn is increased in neuropathy
Scand J Pain, 10, 57
PubMed 28361773

Meyer B, Nguyen CB, Moen A, Fagermoen E, Sulheim D, Nilsen H, Wyller VB, Gjerstad J (2015)
Maintenance of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in Young CFS Patients Is Associated with the 5-HTTLPR and SNP rs25531 A > G Genotype
PLoS One, 10 (10), e0140883
PubMed 26473596

Pedersen LM, Schistad E, Jacobsen LM, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2015)
Serum levels of the pro-inflammatory interleukins 6 (IL-6) and -8 (IL-8) in patients with lumbar radicular pain due to disc herniation: A 12-month prospective study
Brain Behav Immun, 46, 132-6
PubMed 25653193

Publications 2014

Hasvik E, Iordanova Schistad E, Grøvle L, Julsrud Haugen A, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2014)
Subjective health complaints in patients with lumbar radicular pain and disc herniation are associated with a sex - OPRM1 A118G polymorphism interaction: a prospective 1-year observational study
BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 15, 161
PubMed 24884878

Moen A, Schistad EI, Rygh LJ, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2014)
Role of IL1A rs1800587, IL1B rs1143627 and IL1RN rs2234677 genotype regarding development of chronic lumbar radicular pain; a prospective one-year study
PLoS One, 9 (9), e107301
PubMed 25207923

Nielsen MB, Magerøy N, Gjerstad J, Einarsen S (2014)
Workplace bullying and subsequent health problems
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 134 (12-13), 1233-8
PubMed 24989201

Schistad EI, Espeland A, Pedersen LM, Sandvik L, Gjerstad J, Røe C (2014)
Association between baseline IL-6 and 1-year recovery in lumbar radicular pain
Eur J Pain, 18 (10), 1394-401
PubMed 24692238

Schistad EI, Espeland A, Rygh LJ, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2014)
The association between Modic changes and pain during 1-year follow-up in patients with lumbar radicular pain
Skeletal Radiol, 43 (9), 1271-9
PubMed 24965739

Schistad EI, Jacobsen LM, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2014)
The interleukin-1α gene C>T polymorphism rs1800587 is associated with increased pain intensity and decreased pressure pain thresholds in patients with lumbar radicular pain
Clin J Pain, 30 (10), 869-74
PubMed 24300227

Publications 2013

Egeland NG, Moen A, Pedersen LM, Brisby H, Gjerstad J (2013)
Spinal nociceptive hyperexcitability induced by experimental disc herniation is associated with enhanced local expression of Csf1 and FasL
Pain, 154 (9), 1743-8
PubMed 23711477

Jacobsen LM, Schistad EI, Storesund A, Pedersen LM, Espeland A, Rygh LJ, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2013)
The MMP1 rs1799750 2G allele is associated with increased low back pain, sciatica, and disability after lumbar disk herniation
Clin J Pain, 29 (11), 967-71
PubMed 23370084

Publications 2012

Dominguez CA, Kalliomäki M, Gunnarsson U, Moen A, Sandblom G, Kockum I, Lavant E, Olsson T, Nyberg F, Rygh LJ, Røe C, Gjerstad J, Gordh T, Piehl F (2012)
The DQB1 *03:02 HLA haplotype is associated with increased risk of chronic pain after inguinal hernia surgery and lumbar disc herniation
Pain, 154 (3), 427-33
PubMed 23318129

Jacobsen LM, Schistad EI, Storesund A, Pedersen LM, Rygh LJ, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2012)
The COMT rs4680 Met allele contributes to long-lasting low back pain, sciatica and disability after lumbar disc herniation
Eur J Pain, 16 (7), 1064-9
PubMed 22337560

Matre D, Olsen MB, Jacobsen LM, Klein T, Gjerstad J (2012)
Induction of the perceptual correlate of human long-term potentiation (LTP) is associated with the 5-HTT genotype
Brain Res, 1491, 54-9
PubMed 23123704

Olsen MB, Jacobsen LM, Schistad EI, Pedersen LM, Rygh LJ, Røe C, Gjerstad J (2012)
Pain intensity the first year after lumbar disc herniation is associated with the A118G polymorphism in the opioid receptor mu 1 gene: evidence of a sex and genotype interaction
J Neurosci, 32 (29), 9831-4
PubMed 22815498

Publications 2011

Eriksen GS, Jacobsen LM, Mahmood A, Pedersen LM, Gjerstad J (2011)
Inhibition of fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) reduces spinal nociceptive responses and expression of spinal long-term potentiation (LTP)
Brain Res Bull, 87 (2-3), 234-7
PubMed 22133920

Publications 2010

Hjornevik T, Schoultz BW, Marton J, Gjerstad J, Drzezga A, Henriksen G, Willoch F (2010)
Spinal long-term potentiation is associated with reduced opioid neurotransmission in the rat brain
Clin Physiol Funct Imaging, 30 (4), 285-93
PubMed 20662879

Iordanova E, Røe C, Keller A, Skouen JS, Rygh LJ, Espeland A, Gjerstad J (2010)
[Long-lasting low back pain and MRI changes in the intervertebral discs]
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen, 130 (22), 2260-3
PubMed 21109850

Jacobsen LM, Eriksen GS, Pedersen LM, Gjerstad J (2010)
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibition reduces spinal nociceptive activity
Neurosci Lett, 473 (3), 212-5
PubMed 20219633

Sommerfeldt L, Portilla H, Jacobsen L, Gjerstad J, Wyller VB (2010)
Polymorphisms of adrenergic cardiovascular control genes are associated with adolescent chronic fatigue syndrome
Acta Paediatr, 100 (2), 293-8
PubMed 21059181

Publications 2009

Pedersen LM, Jacobsen LM, Mollerup S, Gjerstad J (2009)
Spinal cord long-term potentiation (LTP) is associated with increased dorsal horn gene expression of IL-1beta, GDNF and iNOS
Eur J Pain, 14 (3), 255-60
PubMed 19596210

Publications 2008

Hjornevik T, Jacobsen LM, Qu H, Bjaalie JG, Gjerstad J, Willoch F (2008)
Metabolic plasticity in the supraspinal pain modulating circuitry after noxious stimulus-induced spinal cord LTP
Pain, 140 (3), 456-64
PubMed 19004552

Publications 2007

Gjerstad J (2007)
Genetic susceptibility and development of chronic non-malignant back pain
Rev Neurosci, 18 (1), 83-91
PubMed 17405452

Pedersen LM, Gjerstad J (2007)
Spinal cord long-term potentiation is attenuated by the NMDA-2B receptor antagonist Ro 25-6981
Acta Physiol (Oxf), 192 (3), 421-7
PubMed 17970830

Publications 2005

Gjerstad J, Lien GF, Pedersen LM, Valen EC, Mollerup S (2005)
Changes in gene expression of Zif, c-fos and cyclooxygenase-2 associated with spinal long-term potentiation
Neuroreport, 16 (13), 1477-81
PubMed 16110275

Pedersen LM, Lien GF, Bollerud I, Gjerstad J (2005)
Induction of long-term potentiation in single nociceptive dorsal horn neurons is blocked by the CaMKII inhibitor AIP
Brain Res, 1041 (1), 66-71
PubMed 15804501

Publications 2003

Gjerstad J, Valen EC, Trotier D, Døving K (2003)
Photolysis of caged inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate induces action potentials in frog vomeronasal microvillar receptor neurones
Neuroscience, 119 (1), 193-200
PubMed 12763080

Publications 2002

Afrah AW, Fiskå A, Gjerstad J, Gustafsson H, Tjølsen A, Olgart L, Stiller CO, Hole K, Brodin E (2002)
Spinal substance P release in vivo during the induction of long-term potentiation in dorsal horn neurons
Pain, 96 (1-2), 49-55
PubMed 11932060

Publications 2001

Gjerstad J, Tjølsen A, Hole K (2001)
Induction of long-term potentiation of single wide dynamic range neurones in the dorsal horn is inhibited by descending pathways
Pain, 91 (3), 263-8
PubMed 11275383

Publications 2000

Gjerstad J, Tjølsen A, Svendsen F, Hole K (2000)
Inhibition of spinal nociceptive responses after intramuscular injection of capsaicin involves activation of noradrenergic and opioid systems
Brain Res, 859 (1), 132-6
PubMed 10720622

Publications 1999

Gjerstad J, Tjølsen A, Svendsen F, Hole K (1999)
Inhibition of evoked C-fibre responses in the dorsal horn after contralateral intramuscular injection of capsaicin involves activation of descending pathways
Pain, 80 (1-2), 413-8
PubMed 10204756

Svendsen F, Rygh LJ, Gjerstad J, Fiskå A, Hole K, Tjølsen A (1999)
Recording of long-term potentiation in single dorsal horn neurons in vivo in the rat
Brain Res Brain Res Protoc, 4 (2), 165-72
PubMed 10446411

Svendsen F, Tjølsen A, Gjerstad J, Hole K (1999)
Long term potentiation of single WDR neurons in spinalized rats
Brain Res, 816 (2), 487-92
PubMed 9878873

Publications 1997

Gjerstad J, Tjølsen A, Hole K (1997)
A dual effect of 5-HT1B receptor stimulation on nociceptive dorsal horn neurones in rats
Eur J Pharmacol, 335 (2-3), 127-32
PubMed 9369364

Publications 1996

Gjerstad J, Tjolsen A, Hole K (1996)
The effect of 5-HT1A receptor stimulation on nociceptive dorsal horn neurones in rats
Eur J Pharmacol, 318 (2-3), 315-21
PubMed 9016920