Berit Smestad Paulsen

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 3 Farmasibygningen 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1068 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic Interests

Pharmacognosy in general involving the medicinal plants, their use, bioactive compounds and effect. Focus is on medicinal plants from Mali and South Africa. Ethnopharmacology and bioactivity with focus on wound healing, malaria and diabetes are important areas of research. Additionally I have research collaboration with colleagues in Iceland and in China with focus on bioactive polysaccharides from lichen and microalgae.

Appointments

Head of Department, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Collaboration

Bioactive compounds from lichens from Iceland. Collaboration with a group led by Elin Soffia Olafsdottir, University of Reykjavik, Island.

From 2011 a collaboration with groups from:

  • Western Cape University og University of Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • University of Kampala, Uganda
  • University of Bamako, Mali
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Bergen, Norway

in the project MUTHI under EC’s 7th Framework Programme (Health).

 

Tags: Ethnopharmacology, Immune related bioactivity, Pectins, Pharmacy, Bioactive polysaccharides, Medicinal herbs, Natural Products, Pharmacognosy

Publications

  • Zou, Yuan-Feng; Chen, Mengsi; Fu, Yu-Ping; Zhu, Zhong-Kai; Zhang, Yan-Yun & Paulsen, Berit Smestad [Show all 18 contributors for this article] (2021). Characterization of an antioxidant pectic polysaccharide from Platycodon grandiflorus. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. ISSN 0141-8130. 175, p. 473–480. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.02.041.
  • Zou, Yuan-Feng; Zhang, Yan-Yun; Zhu, Zhong-Kai; Fu, Yu-Ping; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Huang, Chao [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2021). Characterization of inulin-type fructans from two species of Radix Codonopsis and their oxidative defense activation and prebiotic activities. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. ISSN 0022-5142. 101(6), p. 2491–2499. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.10875.
  • Georgiev, Yordan Nikolaev; Batsalova, Tsvetelina G.; Dzhambazov, Balik M.; Ognyanov, Manol H.; Denev, Petko N. & Antonova, Daniela V. [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Immunomodulationg polysaccharide complexes and antioxidant metabolites from Anabena laxa, Oscillatoria limosa and Phormidesmis molle. Algal Research. ISSN 2211-9264. 60.
  • Huang, Chao; Peng, Xi; Pang, De-Jiang; Li, Juan; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Rise, Frode [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2021). Pectic polysaccharide from Nelumbo nucifera leaves promotes intestinal antioxidant defense in vitro and in vivo. Food & Function. ISSN 2042-6496. doi: 10.1039/d1o02354c.
  • Zou, Yuan-Feng; Zhang, Yan-Yun; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Rise, Frode; Chen, Zheng-Li & Jia, Ren-Yong [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). New pectic polysaccharides from Codonopsis pilosula and Codonopsis tangshen: structural characterization and cellular antioxidant activities. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. ISSN 0022-5142. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.11261.
  • Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Vaalund, Anne & Larsen, Øivind (2021). Professor Frederik Holst og hans drogesamling. Michael. ISSN 1893-9651. 18, p. 1–238.
  • Zou, Yuan-Feng; Zhang, Yan-Yun; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Rise, Frode; Chen, Zheng-Li & Jia, Ren-Yong [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2020). Structural features of pectic polysaccharides from stems of two species of Radix Codonopsis and their antioxidant activities. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. ISSN 0141-8130. 159, p. 704–713. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.05.083.
  • Zou, Yuan-Feng; Zhang, Yan-Yun; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Fu, Yu-Ping; Huang, Chao & Feng, Bin [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2020). Prospects of Codonopsis pilosula polysaccharides: Structural features and bioactivities diversity. Trends in Food Science & Technology. ISSN 0924-2244. 103, p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.tifs.2020.06.012.
  • Jiwani, Shahwar I.; Gillis, Richard B.; Besong, David T. M.; Almutairi, Fahad; Erten, Tayyibe & Kök, M. Samil [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2020). Isolation and biophysical characterisation of bioactive polysaccharides from Cucurbita Moschata (Butternut squash). Polymers. ISSN 2073-4360. 12(8). doi: 10.3390/POLYM12081650.
  • Mounkoro, Pakuy Pierre; Togola, Adiaratou; de Jong, Joop; Diallo, Drissa; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & van’ t Klooster, Charlotte (2020). Ethnobotanical survey of plants used by traditional health practitioners for treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders in Bandiagara, Mali, West Africa. Journal of Herbal Medicine. ISSN 2210-8033. 24. doi: 10.1016/j.hermed.2020.100402.
  • Denou, Adama; Ahmed, Abubakar; Dafam, Dalen Gwatau; Ochala, Sunshine Ogwu; Omale, Simeon & Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2020). Safety evaluation of polysaccharides isolated from the water extract of Argemone mexicana L. (Papaveraceae) in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science (JAPS). 10(2), p. 44–48. doi: 10.7324/JAPS.2020.102007.
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Zhang, Yan-Yun; Fu, Yu-Ping; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Feng, Bin [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2019). A Polysaccharide Isolated from Codonopsis pilosula with Immunomodulation Effects Both In Vitro and In Vivo. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 24(20), p. 1–13. doi: 10.3390/molecules24203632.
  • Pang, Di-Jiang; Huang, Chao; Chen, Mei-Ling; Chen, Yu-Long; Fu, Yu-Ping & Paulsen, Berit Smestad [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2019). Characterization of Inulin-Type Fructan from Platycodon grandiflorus and Study on Its Prebiotic and Immunomodulating Activity. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 24(7). doi: 10.3390/molecules24071199. Full text in Research Archive
  • Denou, Adama; Togola, Adiaratou; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Zhang, Bing-Zhao; Ahmed, Abubakar & Dafam, Dalen Gwatay [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2019). Immunomodulatory activities of polysaccharides isolated from plants used as antimalarial in Mali. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy. ISSN 2141-2502. 11(2), p. 35–42. doi: 10.5897/JPP2019.0547.
  • Huang, Chao; Yao, Ruyu; Zhu, Zhongkai; Pang, Dejiang; Cao, Xiyue & Feng, Bin [Show all 16 contributors for this article] (2019). A pectic polysaccharide from water decoction of Xinjiang Lycium barbarum fruit protects against intestinal endoplasmic reticulum stress. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. ISSN 0141-8130. 130, p. 508–514. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.02.157.
  • Bac, Vo Hoai; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Truong, Le Van; Koschella, Andreas; Trinh, Tat Cuong & Wold, Christian Winther [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Neutral Polysaccharide from the Leaves of Pseuderanthemum carruthersii: Presence of 3-O-Methyl Galactose and Anti-Inflammatory Activity in LPS-Stimulated RAW 264.7 Cells. Polymers. ISSN 2073-4360. 11(7), p. 1–15. doi: 10.3390/polym11071219.
  • Truong, Le Van; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Bac, Vo Hoai (2019). A novel serine protease from Pseuderanthemum latifolium B. Hansen: Characterization and fibrino(geno)lytic activities. Natural Product Research. ISSN 1478-6419. 35(16), p. 2640–22646. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2019.1656626.
  • Fu, Yu-Ping; Li, Li-Xia; Zhang, Bing-Zhao; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Yin, Zhong-Qiong & Huang, Chao [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2018). Characterization and prebiotic activity in vitro of inulin-type fructan from Codonopsis pilosula roots. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 193, p. 212–220. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.03.065. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gopalakrishnan Saroja, Seethapathy; Kaliamoorthy, Ravikumar; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; de Boer, Hugo & Wangensteen, Helle (2018). Ethnobotany of dioecious species: Traditional knowledge on dioecious plants in India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 221, p. 56–64. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2018.04.011. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bräunlich, Paula Marie; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Inngjerdingen, Marit; Johnson, Quinton; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Mabusela, Wilfred (2018). Polysaccharides from the South African medicinal plant Artemisia afra: Structure and activity studies. Fitoterapia. ISSN 0367-326X. 124, p. 182–187. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2017.11.016. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Fu, Yu-Ping; Chen, Xing-Fu; Austarheim, Ingvild; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete & Huang, Chao [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2017). Purification and partial structural characterization of a complement fixating polysaccharide from rhizomes of Ligusticum chuanxiong. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 22(2), p. 1–11. doi: 10.3390/molecules22020287.
  • Georgiev, Yordan N.; Ognyanov, Manol H.; Kiyohara, Hiroaki; Batsalova, Tsevetelina; Dzhambazov, Balik & Ciz, Milan [Show all 14 contributors for this article] (2017). Acidic polysaccharide complexes from purslane, silver linden and lavender stimulate Peyer's patch immune cells through innate and adaptive mechanisms. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. ISSN 0141-8130. 105, p. 730–740. doi: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.07.095.
  • Georgiev, Yordan N.; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Kiyohara, Hiroaki; Ciz, Milan; Ognyanov, Manol H. & Vasicek, Ondrej [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2017). The common lavender (Lavandula officinalis Mill.) pectic polysaccharides modulate phagocytic leukocytesd and intestinal Peyer´s patch cells. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 174, p. 948–959. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.07.011.
  • Georgiev, Yordan N.; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Kiyohara, Hiroaki; Ciz, Milan; Ognyanov, Manol H. & Vasicek, Ondrej [Show all 17 contributors for this article] (2017). Tilia tomentosa pectins exhibit dual mode of action on phagocytes as beta-glucuronic acid monomers are abundant in their rhamnogalacturonans 1. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 175, p. 178–191. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.07.073.
  • Zou, Yuan-Feng; Fu, Yu-Ping; Chen, Xing-Fu; Austarheim, Ingvild; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete & Huang, Chao [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2017). Polysaccharides with immunomodulating activity from roots of Gentiana crassicaulis. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 172, p. 306–314. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.04.049.
  • Nguyen, Thuy Lan; Rusten, Anders; Skogsrud, Mona; Malterud, Karl Egil; Diallo, Drissa & Paulsen, Berit Smestad [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2016). Flavonoids, gallotannins and ellagitannins in Syzygium guineense and the traditional use among Malian healers. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 192, p. 450–458. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.09.035.
  • Wangensteen, Helle; Diallo, Drissa & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2015). Medicinal plants from Mali: Chemistry and biology. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 176, p. 429–437. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.11.030.
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Barsett, Hilde; Ho, Giang Thanh Thi; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Diallo, Drissa & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2015). Immunomodulating pectins from root bark, stem bark, and leaves of the Malian medicinal tree Terminalia macroptera, structure activity relations. Carbohydrate Research. ISSN 0008-6215. 403, p. 167–173. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2014.05.004.
  • Gudmundsdóttir, Ása B.; Ómarsdóttir, Sesselja; Brynjólfsdóttir, Ása; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Ólafsdóttir, Elín Sofia & Freysdóttir, Jona (2015). Exopolysaccharides from Cyanobacterium aponinum from the Blue Lagoon in Iceland increase IL-10 secretion by human dendritic cells and their ability to reduce the IL-17+RORγt+/IL-10+FoxP3+ ratio in CD4+ T cells. Immunology Letters. ISSN 0165-2478. 163(2), p. 157–162. doi: 10.1016/j.imlet.2014.11.008.
  • Nergård, Cecilie Sogn; Ho, Thi Phung Than; Diallo, Drissa; Ballo, Ngolo; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Nordeng, Hedvig Marie Egeland (2015). Attitudes and use of medicinal plants during pregnancy among women at health care centers in three regions of Mali, West-Africa. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. ISSN 1746-4269. 11. doi: 10.1186/s13002-015-0057-8. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vasincu, Al; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Diallo, Drissa; Bild, Veronica & Miron, Anca (2014). Antioxidant activities and phenolic contents of extracts from Glinus oppositifolius aerial parts. Revista medico-chirurgicala a Societatii de Medici si Naturalisti din Iasi. ISSN 0300-8738. 118(2), p. 564–570.
  • Svalastog, Anna Lydia; Chenall, Richard; Martinelli, Lucia; McLaughlin, Janice; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Senior, Kate [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). Culture, science and bioethics: Interdisciplinary understandings of practices in science, culture and ethics. New Zealand Online Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. ISSN 2253-1998. 1(2).
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Chen, Xing-Fu; Malterud, Karl Egil; Rise, Frode; Barsett, Hilde & Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). Structural features and complement fixing activity of polysaccharides from Codonopsis pilosula Nannf. var. modesta L.T.Shen roots. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 113, p. 420–429. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.07.036.
  • Le Normand, Myriam; Melida, Hugo; Holmbom, Bjarne; Michaelsen, Terje Einar; Inngjerdingen, Marit & Bulone, Vincent [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). Hot-water extracts from the inner bark of Norway spruce with immunomodulating activities. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 101, p. 699–704. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.09.067.
  • Overgaard, Hans; Sirisopa, Patcharawan; Mikolo, Bertin; Malterud, Karl Egil; Wangensteen, Helle & Zou, Yuanfeng [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2014). Insecticidal activities of bark, leaf and seed extracts of Zanthoxylum heitzii against the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 19(12), p. 21276–21290. doi: 10.3390/molecules191221276. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Zhang, Bingzhao; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Barsett, Hilde; Diallo, Drissa & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Complement activity of polysaccharides from three different plant parts of Terminalia macroptera extracted as healers do. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 155(1), p. 672–678. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.06.017.
  • Petersen, Bent O.; Meier, Sebastian; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Redondo, Antonio R. & Skovstedt, Ian C. (2014). Determination of native capsular polysaccharide structures of Streptococcus pneumonia serotypes 39, 42 and 47F and comparison to genetically or serologically related strains. Carbohydrate Research. ISSN 0008-6215. 395, p. 38–46. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2014.06.018.
  • Zhang, Bingzhao; Leung, Wei Kee; Zou, Yuanfeng; Mabusela, Wilfred; Johnson, Quinton & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Immunomodulating polysaccharides from Lessertia frutescens leaves: Isolation, characterization and structure activity relationship. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 152(2), p. 340–348. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.01.017.
  • Vasincu, Al; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Diallo, Drissa; Vasincu, Iona; Aprotosoaie, Ana C. & Bild, Veronica [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2014). Vernonia kotschyana Roots: Therapeutic Potential via Antioxidant activity. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 19(11), p. 19114–19136. doi: 10.3390/molecules191119114.
  • Petersen, Bent O.; Skovstedt, Ian C.; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Redondo, Antonio R. & Meier, Sebastian (2014). Structural determination of Streptococcus pneumoniae repeat units in serotype 41A and 41F capsular polysaccharides to probe gene functions in the corresponding capsular biosynthetic loci. Carbohydrate Research. ISSN 0008-6215. 400, p. 26–32. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2014.08.017.
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Zhang, Bingzhao; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Barsett, Hilde; Diallo, Drissa & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). Polysaccharides with immunomodulating properties from the bark of Parkia biglobosa. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 101(1), p. 457–463. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.09.082.
  • Austarheim, Ingvild; Christensen, Bjørn E.; Aas, Hoai Thi Nguyen; Thöle, Christian; Diallo, Drissa & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2014). Chemical characterization and complement fixation of pectins from Cola cordifolia leaves. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 102(1), p. 472–480. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2013.11.046.
  • Pham, Anh Thu; Malterud, Karl Egil; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Diallo, Drissa & Wangensteen, Helle (2014). α-Glucosidase inhibition, 15-lipoxygenase inhibition, and brine shrimp toxicity of extracts and isolated compounds from Terminalia macroptera leaves. Pharmaceutical Biology. ISSN 1388-0209. 52(9), p. 1166–1169. doi: 10.3109/13880209.2014.880486.
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Ho, Giang Thanh Thi; Malterud, Karl Egil; Le, Nhat Hao Tran; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete & Barsett, Hilde [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2014). Enzyme inhibition, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities, and brine shrimp toxicity of extracts from the root bark, stem bark and leaves of Terminalia macroptera. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 155(2), p. 1219–1226. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.07.004.
  • Zou, Yuanfeng; Zhang, Bingzhao; Barsett, Hilde; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Diallo, Drissa & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Complement Fixing Polysaccharides from Terminalia macroptera Root Bark, Stem Bark and Leaves. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 19(6), p. 7440–7458. doi: 10.3390/molecules19067440.
  • Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Thöle, Christian; Diallo, Drissa; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Hensel, Andreas (2014). Inhibition of Helicobacter pylori adhesion to human gastric adenocarcinoma epithelial cells by aqueous extracts and pectic polysaccharides from the roots of Cochlospermum tinctorium A. Rich. and Vernonia kotschyana Sch. Bip. ex Walp. Fitoterapia. ISSN 0367-326X. 95, p. 127–132. doi: 10.1016/j.fitote.2014.03.009.
  • Petersen, Bent O.; Hindsgaul, Ole; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Redondo, Antonio R. & Skovsted, Ian C. (2014). Structural elucidation of the capsular polysaccharide from Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 47A by NMR spectroscopy. Carbohydrate Research. ISSN 0008-6215. 386, p. 62–67. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2013.11.013.
  • Kostalova, Zuzana; Hromadkova, Zdenka; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Ebringerova, Anna (2014). Bioactive hemicelluloses alkali-extracted from Fallopia sachalinensis leaves. Carbohydrate Research. ISSN 0008-6215. 398, p. 19–24. doi: 10.1016/j.carres.2014.08.009.
  • Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Craik, David J.; Dunstan, David D.; Stone, Bruce A. & Bacic, Anthony (2014). The Yariv reagent: Behaviour in different solvents and interaction with a gum arabic arabinogalactanprotein. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 106(1), p. 460–468. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.01.009.
  • Vestrheim, Anne Cathrine; Moen, Anders; Egge-Jacobsen, Wolfgang; Reubsaet, Leon; Halvorsen, Trine Grønhaug & Bratlie, Diane Bryant [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2014). A pilot study showing differences in glycosylation patterns of IgG subclasses induced by pneumococcal, meningococcal, and two types of influenza vaccines. Immunity,Inflammation and Disease. ISSN 2050-4527. 2(2), p. 76–91. doi: 10.1002/iid3.22.
  • Zhang, Bingzhao; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Zou, Yuanfeng; Rise, Frode; Michaelsen, Terje Einar & Yan, Pei-Sheng [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Characterisation and immunomodulating activities of exo-polysaccharides from submerged cultivation of Hypsizigus marmoreus. Food Chemistry. ISSN 0308-8146. 163, p. 120–128. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.04.092.
  • Koˇst’álová, Zuzana; Kostalova, Zuzana; Hromadkova, Zdenka; Ebringerova, Anna; Polovka, Martin & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2013). Polysaccharides from the Styrian oil-pumpkin with antioxidant and complement-fixing activity. Industrial crops and products (Print). ISSN 0926-6690. 41, p. 127–133. doi: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2012.04.029.
  • Nordeng, Hedvig Marie Egeland; Al-Zayadi, Waled; Diallo, Drissa; Ballo, Ngolo & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2013). Traditional medicine practitioners´knowledge and views on treatment of pregnant women in three regions of Mali. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. ISSN 1746-4269. 9. doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-9-67. Full text in Research Archive
  • Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Ballo, Ngolo; Zhang, Bingzhao; Malterud, Karl Egil; Michaelsen, Terje Einar & Diallo, Drissa [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2013). A comparison of bioactive aqueous extracts and polysaccharide factions from roots of wild and cultivated Cochlospermum tinctorium A. Rich. Phytochemistry. ISSN 0031-9422. 93, p. 136–143. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2013.03.012.
  • Jensen, S.; Petersen, B.O.; Omarsdottir, S.; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Duus, J.Ø. & Olafsdottir, E.S. (2013). Structural characterisation of a complex heteroglycan from the cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 91(1), p. 370–376. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.08.063.
  • Hromadkova, Zdenka; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Polovka, Martin; Kost'alova, Zuzana & Ebringerova, Anna (2013). Structural features of two heteroxylan polysaccharide fractions from wheat bran with anti-complementary and antioxidant activities. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 93(1), p. 22–30. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.05.021.
  • Austarheim, Ingvild; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Togola, Adiaratou; Diakite, Chiaka & Diallo, Drissa (2013). Chromatographic immunoassays for Helicobacter pylori detection - are they reliable in Mali, West Africa? Pan African Medical Journal. ISSN 1937-8688. 14. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2013.14.72.2131.
  • Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Langerud, Beathe Kiland; Rasmussen, Henrik; Olsen, Trude Karin; Austarheim, Ingvild & Grønhaug, Tom Erik [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2013). Pectic polysaccharides isolated from Malian medicinal plants protect against Streptococcus pneumoniae in a mouse pneumococcal infection model. Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. ISSN 0300-9475. 77(5), p. 372–388. doi: 10.1111/sji.12047.
  • Odontuya, G; Enkhmaa, G; Naran, Radnaa; Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Michaelsen, Terje Einar & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2012). Pharmacological Activities of a Moingolian Medicinal Plant, Malva mohielviensis Down. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. ISSN 2231-0894. 2(3), p. 230–241.
  • Koschella, Andreas; Dorn, Susann; Heinze, Thomas; Togola, Adiaratou & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2012). Synthesis and characterization of branched polysaccharides by reaction of cellulose with 2,3,4,6-tetraacetyl-1-bromo-alpha-D-glucopyranoside. ARKIVOC. ISSN 1551-7004. p. 76–89.
  • Le, Nhat Hao Tran; Malterud, Karl Egil; Diallo, Drissa; Paulsen, Berit Smestad; Nergård, Cecilie Sogn & Wangensteen, Helle (2012). Bioactive polyphenols in Ximenia americana and the traditional use among Malian healers. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 139(3), p. 858–862. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.12.031.
  • Austarheim, Ingvild; Christensen, Bjørn Erik; Hegna, Ida Kristin; Petersen, Bent O.; Duus, Jens O & Bye, Ragnar [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2012). Chemical and biological characterization of pectin-like polysaccharides from the bark of the Malian medicinal tree Cola cordifolia. Carbohydrate Polymers. ISSN 0144-8617. 89(1), p. 259–268. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2012.03.005.
  • Inngjerdingen, Kari Tvete; Meskini, Selma; Austarheim, Ingvild; Ballo, Ngolo; Inngjerdingen, Marit & Michaelsen, Terje Einar [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2012). Chemical and biological characterization of polysaccharides from wild and cultivated roots of Vernonia kotschyana. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 139(2), p. 350–358. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2011.10.044.
  • Austarheim, Ingvild; Mahamane, Haidara; Sanogo, Rokia; Togola, Adiaratou; Khaledabadi, Mehdi & Vestrheim, Anne Cathrine [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2012). Anti-ulcer polysaccharides from Cola cordifolia bark and leaves. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. ISSN 0378-8741. 143(1), p. 221–227. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.06.027.
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  • Barsett, Hilde; Aslaksen, Torun Helene; Gildhyal, Parakastha; Michaelsen, Terje Einar & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2012). Comparison of carbohydrate structures and immunomodulating properties of extracts from berries and flowers of Sambucus nigra L. European Journal of Medicinal Plants. ISSN 2231-0894. 2(3), p. 216–229.
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  • Grønhaug, Tom Erik; Kiyohara, Hiroaki; Sveaass, Anne Merte; Diallo, Drissa; Yamada, H. & Paulsen, Berit Smestad (2011). Beta-D-(1 -> 4)-galactan-containing side chains in RG-I regions of pectic polysaccharides from Biophytum petersianum Klotzsch contribute to expression of immunomodulating activity against intestinal Peyer's patch cells and macrophages. Phytochemistry. ISSN 0031-9422. 72(17), p. 2139–2147. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2011.08.011.
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  • Bye, Ragnar; Paulsen, Berit Smestad & Pedersen, Bjørn (2015). "Organisk kjemi anno 1830. - En annotert utgave av Jørgen Gløersens notater fra professor Jac Keysers forelesninger i 1830". Skolelaboratoriet i kjemi, UiO. ISBN 978-82-91183-11-4. 136 p.
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