Marika Mikelsaar

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Affiliation: University of Tartu
Country: Estonia

Publications

  1. pmc Hypocaloric diet supplemented with probiotic cheese improves body mass index and blood pressure indices of obese hypertensive patients--a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study
    Khaider K Sharafedtinov
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila str, 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Nutr J 12:138. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Human microbial ecology: lactobacilli, probiotics, selective decontamination
    Marika Mikelsaar
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Anaerobe 17:463-7. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Intestinal Lactobacillus sp. is associated with some cellular and metabolic characteristics of blood in elderly people
    Marika Mikelsaar
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Anaerobe 16:240-6. 2010
  4. pmc Evaluation of the functional efficacy of an antioxidative probiotic in healthy volunteers
    Epp Songisepp
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Nutr J 4:22. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Antioxidative probiotic fermented goats' milk decreases oxidative stress-mediated atherogenicity in human subjects
    Tiiu Kullisaar
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Br J Nutr 90:449-56. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint The Escherichia coli phylogenetic group B2 with integrons prevails in childhood recurrent urinary tract infections
    Siiri Kõljalg
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Tartu
    APMIS 122:452-8. 2014
  7. pmc The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and class 1 integrons among commensal Escherichia coli isolates from infants and elderly persons
    Epp Sepp
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:34. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Diversity and metabolic impact of intestinal Lactobacillus species in healthy adults and the elderly
    Jelena Stsepetova
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Br J Nutr 105:1235-44. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Immunological, antioxidative, and morphological response in combined treatment of ofloxacin and Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 probiotic in Salmonella Typhimurium murine model
    Kai Truusalu
    Institutes of Microbiology Biochemistry Anatomy, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    APMIS 118:864-72. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Celiac disease in patients with type 1 diabetes: a condition with distinct changes in intestinal immunity?
    Raivo Uibo
    Department of Immunology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Cell Mol Immunol 8:150-6. 2011

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  1. pmc Hypocaloric diet supplemented with probiotic cheese improves body mass index and blood pressure indices of obese hypertensive patients--a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study
    Khaider K Sharafedtinov
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila str, 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Nutr J 12:138. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Human microbial ecology: lactobacilli, probiotics, selective decontamination
    Marika Mikelsaar
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Anaerobe 17:463-7. 2011
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Intestinal Lactobacillus sp. is associated with some cellular and metabolic characteristics of blood in elderly people
    Marika Mikelsaar
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Anaerobe 16:240-6. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Evaluation of the functional efficacy of an antioxidative probiotic in healthy volunteers
    Epp Songisepp
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Nutr J 4:22. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Antioxidative probiotic fermented goats' milk decreases oxidative stress-mediated atherogenicity in human subjects
    Tiiu Kullisaar
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Br J Nutr 90:449-56. 2003
    ..We conclude that the goats' milk fermented with our special antioxidative lactobacilli strain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 exhibits anti-atherogenic effects...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Escherichia coli phylogenetic group B2 with integrons prevails in childhood recurrent urinary tract infections
    Siiri Kõljalg
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Tartu
    APMIS 122:452-8. 2014
    ..An overall frequent betalactam resistance was equally distributed among phylogenetic groups...
  7. pmc The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and class 1 integrons among commensal Escherichia coli isolates from infants and elderly persons
    Epp Sepp
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 8:34. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Diversity and metabolic impact of intestinal Lactobacillus species in healthy adults and the elderly
    Jelena Stsepetova
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Br J Nutr 105:1235-44. 2011
    ..are associated with higher BMI and blood glucose content, while their specific fermentative groups and species of lactobacilli appear at different glucose levels both in adults and in the elderly...
  9. doi request reprint Immunological, antioxidative, and morphological response in combined treatment of ofloxacin and Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 probiotic in Salmonella Typhimurium murine model
    Kai Truusalu
    Institutes of Microbiology Biochemistry Anatomy, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    APMIS 118:864-72. 2010
    ..The immunological response included the reduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines interferon-γ and tumour necrosis factor-α and the increase in anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-10 in the livers of mice without typhoid nodules...
  10. doi request reprint Celiac disease in patients with type 1 diabetes: a condition with distinct changes in intestinal immunity?
    Raivo Uibo
    Department of Immunology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Cell Mol Immunol 8:150-6. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc The diagnostic value of endoscopy and Helicobacter pylori tests for peptic ulcer patients in late post-treatment setting
    Heidi Ingrid Maaroos
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
    BMC Gastroenterol 4:27. 2004
    ..pylori infection using only non-invasive tests. We compared the diagnostic value of non-invasive and endoscopy based H. pylori tests in a late post-treatment setting...
  12. pmc Persistence of Escherichia coli clones and phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic resistance in recurrent urinary tract infections in childhood
    Siiri Kõljalg
    Institute of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu, Estonia
    J Clin Microbiol 47:99-105. 2009
    ..coli strains from consecutive episodes are unique persisting clones, with rare increases in the initially high antimicrobial resistance, the presence of sul genes, and the presence of integrons...
  13. ncbi request reprint Persistence of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with peptic ulcer perforation
    Helena Andreson
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Scand J Gastroenterol 42:324-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the persistence of infection by virulent H. pylori strains and ulcer recurrence in 33 patients with PPU one year after surgery and antimicrobial treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of Clostridium difficile strains by intestinal Lactobacillus species
    Paul Naaber
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 40411 Tartu, Estonia
    J Med Microbiol 53:551-4. 2004
    ..difficile strain properties (resistance to lactobacilli or antibiotics) with intestinal microecological conditions (e.g. presence of antagonistic lactobacilli, concentration of antibiotics) may determine expression of disease...
  15. pmc Eradication of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in a murine model of typhoid fever with the combination of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 and ofloxacin
    Kai Truusalu
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    BMC Microbiol 8:132. 2008
    ..Typhimurium, prevent the development of liver and spleen granulomas and improve the indices of oxidative stress in the ileum mucosa. The selected bacteriological, histological and biochemical methods were applied...
  16. doi request reprint Screening and evaluation of human intestinal lactobacilli for the development of novel gastrointestinal probiotics
    Piret Kõll
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Curr Microbiol 61:560-6. 2010
    ..This study was the first phase of a multi-phase study aimed to develop a novel, safe and efficient prophylactic and therapeutic treatment system against gastrointestinal infections using genetically modified probiotic lactobacilli...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interactions between Lactobacilli and antibiotic-associated diarrhea
    Paul Naaber
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Adv Appl Microbiol 54:231-60. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint Molecularly assessed shifts of Bifidobacterium ssp. and less diverse microbial communities are characteristic of 5-year-old allergic children
    Jelena Stsepetova
    Department of Microbiology, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 51:260-9. 2007
    ..01 and P=0.01, respectively). The less diverse composition of intestinal microbiota and prevalence of particular species of Bifidobacterium were characteristic of allergic children even at the age of 5 years...
  19. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in young children with different propensity to develop islet autoimmunity
    Ija Talja
    Immunology Group, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    J Immunol Res 2014:325938. 2014
    ..These results confirm that differences in immune reactivity against some commensal strains in young children may represent a different risk factor for developing T1D. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Open access endoscopy in an epidemiological situation of high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection: applicability of the guidelines of the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology
    Helgi Kolk
    Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Puusepa str 6, Tartu 51014, Estonia
    Fam Pract 19:231-5. 2002
    ..Dyspepsia is a common syndrome and provides primary care physicians with a significant workload. To optimize the management of dyspepsia, several guidelines have been developed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Two antioxidative lactobacilli strains as promising probiotics
    Tiiu Kullisaar
    Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Int J Food Microbiol 72:215-24. 2002
    ..Their significant antimicrobial activity combined with antioxidative properties may serve as defensive principles in the intestinal microbial ecosystem and overcome exo- and endogenous oxidative stress...
  22. ncbi request reprint Antigenic proteins of Lactobacillus acidophilus that are recognised by serum IgG antibodies in children with type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease
    Anna Liisa Prangli
    Department of Immunology, IGMP, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:e772-9. 2010
    ..The different prevalence of reactions against tested antigens in patients and controls sera may indicate significant differences in immune system and commensal bacteria cross-talk in these groups...
  23. ncbi request reprint Macroscopic oropharyngeal signs indicating impaired defensive function of palatine tonsils in adults suffering from recurrent tonsillitis
    Priit Kasenõmm
    Department of Microbiology, Tartu University, Estonia
    APMIS 112:248-56. 2004
    ..047). We conclude that macroscopic oropharyngeal signs of sclerotic process in palatine tonsils indicate impaired tonsillar defense, in terms of lowered counts of neutrophils, increasing the risk of post-tonsillectomy bacteremia...