May-Kristin Torp

Postdoctoral Fellow - The Heart Physiology Group
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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1103 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Cardiac mitochondria:

  • Respiration - Function of the electron transport chain with and without oxygen
  • Inflammation - Mitochondrial DAMPs in ischemia-reperfusion injury
  • Signaling - Mitochondrial function in metabolic signaling


  • BSc in molecular biology at Institute for biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • MSc in physiology at Institute for biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • PhD in medicine at Institute for basic medical sciences, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Researcher at Consejo Superior de Investigationes Cientificas – CSIC, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain

Positions held

  • Board member in The Norwegian Physiological Society
  • Co-organizer of MF9125 – Introductory course to cardiovascular research and medicine



  • Li, Yuchuan; Torp, May-Kristin; Norheim, Frode; Khanal, Prabhat; Kimmel, Alan R.; Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle & Dalen, Knut Tomas (2020). Isolated Plin5-deficient cardiomyocytes store less lipid droplets than normal, but without increased sensitivity to hypoxia. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids.  ISSN 1388-1981.  1866(4) . doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2020.158873 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Mariero, Lars Henrik; Torp, May-Kristin; Heiestad, Christina Mathisen; Baysa, Anton; Li, Yuchuan; Valen, Guro; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle & Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav (2019). Inhibiting nucleolin reduces inflammation induced by mitochondrial DNA in cardiomyocytes exposed to hypoxia and reoxygenation. British Journal of Pharmacology.  ISSN 0007-1188.  176(22), s 4360- 4372 . doi: 10.1111/bph.14830 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Torp, May-Kristin; Yang, Kuan; Ranheim, Trine; Lauritzen, Knut Husø; Alfsnes, Katrine; Vinge, Leif Erik; Aukrust, Pål; Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav; Yndestad, Arne & Sandanger, Øystein (2019). Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and the proteasome attenuates IL-1β expression in primary mouse cardiac fibroblasts. Frontiers in Immunology.  ISSN 1664-3224.  10 . doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01285 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Lefevre, Sjannie; Stecyk, Jonathan Anthony William; Torp, May-Kristin; Løvold, Lisa Yuen; Sørensen, Christina; Johansen, Ida Beitnes; Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav; Couturier, Christine Stephanie; Sloman, Katherine A. & Nilsson, Göran Erik (2017). Re-oxygenation after anoxia induces brain cell death and memory loss in the anoxia-tolerant crucian carp. Journal of Experimental Biology.  ISSN 0022-0949.  220(21), s 3883- 3895 . doi: 10.1242/jeb.165118 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sokolova, Marina; Vinge, Leif Erik; Alfsnes, Katrine; Olsen, Maria Belland; Eide, Lars; Kaasbøll, Ole Jørgen; Attramadal, Håvard; Torp, May-Kristin; Fosshaug, Linn Elisabeth Lillerud; Rashidi, Azita; Lien, Egil; Finsen, Alexandra; Sandanger, Øystein; Aukrust, Pål; Ranheim, Trine & Yndestad, Arne (2017). Palmitate promotes inflammatory responses and cellular senescence in cardiac fibroblasts. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids.  ISSN 1388-1981.  1862(2), s 234- 245 . doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2016.11.003
  • Bliksøen, Marte; Mariero, Lars Henrik; Torp, May-Kristin; Baysa, Anton; Ytrehus, Kirsti; Haugen, Fred; Seljeflot, Ingebjørg; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Valen, Guro & Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav (2016). Extracellular mtDNA activates NF-κB via toll-like receptor 9 and induces cell death in cardiomyocytes. Basic Research in Cardiology.  ISSN 0300-8428.  111(42) . doi: 10.1007/s00395-016-0553-6

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  • Lefevre, Sjannie; Stecyk, Jonathan A. W.; Torp, May-Kristin & Nilsson, Göran Erik (2014). HOW TOLERANT IS AN ANOXIA-TOLERANT VERTEBRATE?. Show summary

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