Taina Pihlajaniemi


Affiliation: University of Oulu
Country: Finland


  1. Aikio M, Elamaa H, Vicente D, Izzi V, Kaur I, Seppinen L, et al. Specific collagen XVIII isoforms promote adipose tissue accrual via mechanisms determining adipocyte number and affect fat deposition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:E3043-52 pubmed publisher
  2. Kaur I, Ruskamo S, Koivunen J, Heljasvaara R, Lackman J, Izzi V, et al. The N-terminal domain of unknown function (DUF959) in collagen XVIII is intrinsically disordered and highly O-glycosylated. Biochem J. 2018;475:3577-3593 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the MUCL-C18 may also serve as a lubricant at cell-extracellular matrix interfaces. ..
  3. Zainul Z, Heikkinen A, Koivisto H, Rautalahti I, Kallio M, Lin S, et al. Collagen XIII Is Required for Neuromuscular Synapse Regeneration and Functional Recovery after Peripheral Nerve Injury. J Neurosci. 2018;38:4243-4258 pubmed publisher
  4. Gullberg D, Kletsas D, Pihlajaniemi T. Editorial: Wound healing and fibrosis-two sides of the same coin. Cell Tissue Res. 2016;365:449-51 pubmed publisher
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  5. Tu H, Huhtala P, Lee H, Adams J, Pihlajaniemi T. Membrane-associated collagens with interrupted triple-helices (MACITs): evolution from a bilaterian common ancestor and functional conservation in C. elegans. BMC Evol Biol. 2015;15:281 pubmed publisher
    ..The experimental data demonstrate conservation of MACIT molecular and cellular properties and tissue localisations in the invertebrate, C. elegans. ..