University of Tartu

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Organization: University of Tartu
Country: Estonia

Top Publications

  1. doi Visfatin and adiponectin levels in children: relationships with physical activity and metabolic parameters
    Jarek Mäestu
    Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Centre of Behavioral and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Med Sport Sci 55:56-68. 2010
  2. doi Kinetics of leaf oxygen uptake represent in planta activities of respiratory electron transport and terminal oxidases
    Agu Laisk
    Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Tartu University, Riia Street 23, Tartu 51010, Estonia
    Physiol Plant 131:1-9. 2007
  3. ncbi Circulating anti-follicle-stimulating hormone immunoglobulin A in women: a sperm-prone reaction of mucosal tolerance?
    Kadri Haller
    Department of Immunology, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, Centre of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Fertil Steril 90:1253-5. 2008
  4. ncbi The rate of bone mineralization in birds is directly related to alkaline phosphatase activity
    Vallo Tilgar
    Institute of Zoology and Hydrobiology, Centre of Basic and Applied Ecology, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, Tartu 51014
    Physiol Biochem Zool 81:106-11. 2008
  5. ncbi Amplitude analysis of pressure oscillations after interruption of tidal breathing in preschool children
    Jaak Talts
    Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:4239-42. 2007
  6. ncbi Analgesic synergy between topical opioids and topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the mouse model of thermal pain
    Yuri Kolesnikov
    Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Tartu, 50411, Estonia
    Eur J Pharmacol 579:126-33. 2008
  7. ncbi Associations between an alpha 2A adrenergic receptor gene polymorphism and adolescent personality
    Jarek Mäestu
    Department of Psychology, Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:418-23. 2008
  8. ncbi Do dietary antioxidants alleviate the cost of immune activation? An experiment with greenfinches
    Peeter Hõrak
    Institute of Zoology and Hydrobiology, Tartu University, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Am Nat 170:625-35. 2007
  9. ncbi Effects of physical connection and genetic identity of neighbouring ramets on root-placement patterns in two clonal species
    Marina Semchenko
    Institute of Botany and Ecology, University of Tartu, 40 Lai St, 51005 Tartu, Estonia
    New Phytol 176:644-54. 2007
  10. ncbi Mitochondrial swelling impairs the transport of organelles in cerebellar granule neurons
    Allen Kaasik
    Department of Pharmacology, Centre of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu, Estonia
    J Biol Chem 282:32821-6. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Screening for STDs using home sampling in Estonia
    Anneli Uuskula; Fiscal Year: 2007

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Publications62

  1. doi Visfatin and adiponectin levels in children: relationships with physical activity and metabolic parameters
    Jarek Mäestu
    Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Centre of Behavioral and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Med Sport Sci 55:56-68. 2010
    ..The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the contribution of vistafin and adiponectin to various metabolic parameters and their relationship with different physical activity patterns in children and adolescents...
  2. doi Kinetics of leaf oxygen uptake represent in planta activities of respiratory electron transport and terminal oxidases
    Agu Laisk
    Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Tartu University, Riia Street 23, Tartu 51010, Estonia
    Physiol Plant 131:1-9. 2007
    ..The relatively low oxygen conductivity of terminal oxidases means that in leaves, less than 10% of the photosynthetic oxygen can be reassimilated by mitochondria...
  3. ncbi Circulating anti-follicle-stimulating hormone immunoglobulin A in women: a sperm-prone reaction of mucosal tolerance?
    Kadri Haller
    Department of Immunology, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, Centre of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Fertil Steril 90:1253-5. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that anti-FSH and anti-sperm IgA could share antigenic origin, being induced possibly by mucosal tolerance to semen...
  4. ncbi The rate of bone mineralization in birds is directly related to alkaline phosphatase activity
    Vallo Tilgar
    Institute of Zoology and Hydrobiology, Centre of Basic and Applied Ecology, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, Tartu 51014
    Physiol Biochem Zool 81:106-11. 2008
    ..This marker enables detection of subtle developmental differences between chicks of similar structural size, potentially facilitating the prediction of offspring mid- and long-term survival...
  5. ncbi Amplitude analysis of pressure oscillations after interruption of tidal breathing in preschool children
    Jaak Talts
    Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:4239-42. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that oscillation amplitude analysis implemented in the software of commercial devices could have further applications...
  6. ncbi Analgesic synergy between topical opioids and topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the mouse model of thermal pain
    Yuri Kolesnikov
    Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Tartu, 50411, Estonia
    Eur J Pharmacol 579:126-33. 2008
    ..001) and this analgesic effect lasted for 120 min. Our current findings support the supra-additive interaction of topical mu opioids, S-ibuprofen and diclofenac in a model of moderate to severe pain, radiant heat tail-flick assay...
  7. ncbi Associations between an alpha 2A adrenergic receptor gene polymorphism and adolescent personality
    Jarek Mäestu
    Department of Psychology, Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:418-23. 2008
    ..It is concluded that the gene polymorphism in the ADRA2A has an influence on personality traits in adolescents...
  8. ncbi Do dietary antioxidants alleviate the cost of immune activation? An experiment with greenfinches
    Peeter Hõrak
    Institute of Zoology and Hydrobiology, Tartu University, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Am Nat 170:625-35. 2007
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  9. ncbi Effects of physical connection and genetic identity of neighbouring ramets on root-placement patterns in two clonal species
    Marina Semchenko
    Institute of Botany and Ecology, University of Tartu, 40 Lai St, 51005 Tartu, Estonia
    New Phytol 176:644-54. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate that root-placement patterns of plants grown with different types of neighbours vary between species, and suggest that factors additional to resource depletion could be involved in their development...
  10. ncbi Mitochondrial swelling impairs the transport of organelles in cerebellar granule neurons
    Allen Kaasik
    Department of Pharmacology, Centre of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu, Estonia
    J Biol Chem 282:32821-6. 2007
    ..We propose that the size and morphology of the transported cargo is also relevant for seamless axonal transport and speculate that mitochondrial swelling could be one of the reasons for impaired organelle transport in neuronal processes...
  11. ncbi Methacholine challenge in pre-school children--which outcome measure?
    J Kivastik
    Academic Unit of Child Health, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TH Sheffield, UK
    Respir Med 101:2555-60. 2007
    ..Both R(int) and tcpO(2) measurements may allow detection of bronchial hyper-responsiveness at lower Mch doses and also provide a less subjective measure, but will not be feasible in all children...
  12. ncbi Ageing and dexamethasone associated sarcopenia: peculiarities of regeneration
    Priit Kaasik
    Department of Functional Morphology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 105:85-90. 2007
    ..1% in comparison with young rats 6.8 +/- 0.51% (p < 0.001) and less muscle tissue 39.8 +/- 2.6% and 48.3 +/- 2.8%, respectively (p < 0.05). Both, ageing and dex-caused sarcopenic muscles have diminished capacity for regeneration...
  13. ncbi Ectomycorrhizal fungi of the Seychelles: diversity patterns and host shifts from the native Vateriopsis seychellarum (Dipterocarpaceae) and Intsia bijuga (Caesalpiniaceae) to the introduced Eucalyptus robusta (Myrtaceae), but not Pinus caribea (Pinaceae)
    Leho Tedersoo
    Institute of Botany and Ecology, University of Tartu, 51005 Tartu, Estonia
    New Phytol 175:321-33. 2007
    ..The low diversity of native ECM fungi is attributed to deforestation and long-term isolation of the Seychelles. Native ECM fungi associate with exotic eucalypts, whereas cointroduced ECM fungi persist in pine plantations for decades...
  14. ncbi Foliar limonene uptake scales positively with leaf lipid content: "non-emitting" species absorb and release monoterpenes
    S M Noe
    Department of Plant Physiology, University of Tartu, Riia 23, 51010 Tartu, Estonia
    Plant Biol (Stuttg) 10:129-37. 2008
    ..We suggest that the significant uptake of hydrophobic monoterpenes when monoterpene ambient air concentration is high and release when the concentration is low should be included in large-scale monoterpene emission models...
  15. ncbi Maintenance of larval color polymorphism in Orgyia antiqua (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae): evaluating the role of thermal adaptation
    Siiri Lii Sandre
    Institute of Zoology and Hydrobiology, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Environ Entomol 36:1303-9. 2007
    ..Our results caution against an uncritical extrapolation of results obtained for model organisms and indicate the need for giving more attention to the species-specific ecological background in ecophysiological studies...
  16. doi Relationships between finger-length ratios, ghrelin, leptin, IGF axis, and sex steroids in young male and female swimmers
    T Jurimae
    Institute of Sport Pedagogy and Coaching Sciences, Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, 18 Ulikooli Street, 50090 Tartu, Estonia
    Eur J Appl Physiol 104:523-9. 2008
    ..0%). In conclusion, ghrelin appears to be a further biochemical parameter in addition to the sex steroids which correlated with different digit-length ratios at least in boys...
  17. doi Thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) pharmacogenetics: three new mutations and haplotype analysis in the Estonian population
    Riin Tamm
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Clin Chem Lab Med 46:974-9. 2008
    ..To date, at least 25 single nucleotide polymorphisms have been reported in the TPMT gene, 23 of these are associated with reduced enzyme activity...
  18. pmc The origins of species richness in the Hymenoptera: insights from a family-level supertree
    Robert B Davis
    Department of Biology, University of York, York, YO10 5YW, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 10:109. 2010
    ..We used sister-group species-richness comparisons to infer the phylogenetic position of shifts in diversification...
  19. doi The effect of the NMDA receptor antagonist dizocilpine on behavioral manifestations of serotonin and adrenergic antidepressants in rats
    K Pruus
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 32:123-8. 2010
    ..In contrast, the NMDA antagonists did not potentiate the antidepressant-like effects of noradrenergic antidepressants...
  20. doi Behavioral and physiological responses of nestling pied flycatchers to acoustic stress
    Vallo Tilgar
    Department of Zoology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46, Tartu 51014, Estonia
    Horm Behav 57:481-7. 2010
    ..g., passive avoidance behavior). Moreover, repeatedly induced stress may have a cumulative and potentially negative effect on individual physiology...
  21. doi Lack of a central role for osteoprogenitor cells from the femoral canal in heterotopic ossification of the hip: an experimental study in a rat model
    A Toom
    Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics University of Tartu, Puusepa 8, Tartu 51014, Estonia
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 92:298-303. 2010
    ..If applicable to man the results indicate that careful tissue handling is more important than the prevention of the dissemination of bone cells in order to avoid heterotopic ossification...
  22. pmc Chronic traffic-induced PM exposure and self-reported respiratory and cardiovascular health in the RHINE Tartu Cohort
    Hans Orru
    Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2740-51. 2009
    ..The associations also were positive but non-significant for hypertension OR = 1.42 (95% CI 0.94-2.13), shortness of breath OR = 1.27 (95% CI 0.84-1.94) and other respiratory symptoms...
  23. pmc MicroRNAs miR-124 and miR-135a are potential regulators of the mineralocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C2) expression
    Siim Sõber
    Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Riia 23, 51010 Tartu, Estonia
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 391:727-32. 2010
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  24. doi Ascomycetes associated with ectomycorrhizas: molecular diversity and ecology with particular reference to the Helotiales
    Leho Tedersoo
    Department of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu, 40 Lai Street, 51005 Tartu, Estonia
    Environ Microbiol 11:3166-78. 2009
    ..The ubiquity and diversity of the secondary root-associated fungi should be considered in studies of mycorrhizal communities to avoid overestimating the richness of true symbionts...
  25. doi Drug efficiency indices for improvement of molecular docking scoring functions
    Alfonso T Garcia-Sosa
    Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu, Jakobi 2, Tartu 51014, Estonia
    J Comput Chem 31:174-84. 2010
    ..Achieving these better correlations with experiment can improve the ability of docking scoring functions to predict active molecules in virtual screening...
  26. doi Motor performance in 5-year-old preschool children with developmental speech and language disorders
    Iti Müürsepp
    Institute of Exercise Biology and Physiotherapy, University of Tartu, 51008 Tartu, Estonia
    Acta Paediatr 98:1334-8. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate motor performance in 5-year-old children with mild-to-moderate developmental speech and language disorders (DSLD) in comparison of age- and gender-matched healthy children...
  27. ncbi Effect of pubertal development and physical activity on plasma ghrelin concentration in boys
    J Jurimae
    Institute of Sport Pedagogy and Coaching Sciences, Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    J Endocrinol Invest 32:18-22. 2009
    ..Ghrelin appears to be an important hormonal predictor for BMD in physically active boys, while BMD is mostly determined by IGF-I in physically inactive boys...
  28. doi Bone metabolism markers and ghrelin in boys at different stages of sexual maturity
    Jaak Jürimäe
    Institute of Sport Pedagogy and Coaching Sciences, Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Acta Paediatr 98:892-6. 2009
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  29. doi Global self-esteem across the life span: a cross-sectional comparison between representative and self-selected internet samples
    Helle Pullmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Exp Aging Res 35:20-44. 2009
    ..A variance component analysis confirmed that age differences in self-esteem are relatively small compared to interindividual differences and measurement error...
  30. doi Lack of Gata3 results in conotruncal heart anomalies in mouse
    Raivo Raid
    Department of Developmental Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Mech Dev 126:80-9. 2009
    ..The short outflow tract and insufficient rotation of truncus arteriosus during looping stages might be the main reasons underlying these malformations...
  31. ncbi Five-class height-weight mean and SD system applying Estonian reference values of height-weight mean and SD for systematization of seventeen-year-old conscripts' anthropometric data
    Mart Lintsi
    Centre for Physical Anthropology, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Anthropol Anz 65:37-49. 2007
    ..As well the border values of 5%, 50% and 95% for every anthropometrical variable in the five-classes were calculated, which may be helpful for practical classifying...
  32. ncbi Expression of insulin signaling transmitters and glucose transporters at the protein level in the rat testis
    Kersti Kokk
    Institute of Anatomy, University of Tartu Biomedicum, Ravila19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1095:262-73. 2007
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  33. ncbi Content and composition of the essential oil of Thymus serpyllum L. growing wild in Estonia
    Ain Raal
    Institute of Pharmacy, University of Tartu, Jakobi Str 2, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Medicina (Kaunas) 40:795-800. 2004
    ..The aim of this work was to analyze the essential oil content and its composition in the drug (Serpylli herba) of wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum L.) originating from 20 different natural places of growth in Estonia...
  34. ncbi Bone alkaline phosphatase as a sensitive indicator of skeletal development in birds: a study of the great tit nestlings
    Vallo Tilgar
    Centre of Basic and Applied Ecology, Institute of Zoology and Hydrobiology, Tartu University, Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Physiol Biochem Zool 77:530-5. 2004
  35. ncbi A screen for genes induced in the amygdaloid area during cat odor exposure
    S Koks
    Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Genes Brain Behav 3:80-9. 2004
    ..In conclusion, we were able to define the possible pathways linked to the regulation of anxiety response...
  36. pmc Atypical genital herpes: report of five cases
    Anneli Uuskula
    Department of Dermatology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:37-9. 2004
    ..The clinical presentations included mucopurulent cervicitis, haemorrhagic cystitis, recurrent urethritis, and lower back pain...
  37. ncbi Self-perceived and actual indicators of motor abilities in children and adolescents
    Toivo Jurimae
    Sport Pedagogy, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Percept Mot Skills 97:862-6. 2003
    ..The subjects significantly perceived their endurance, flexibility (except 10- to 11-yr.-olds), and body composition (except 10- to 11-yr.-old boys). Correlations between handgrip dynamometry and perceived strength were not significant...
  38. ncbi Ultrastructural changes in the remnant kidney (after 5/6 nephrectomy) glomerulus after losartan and atenolol treatment
    Marina Aunapuu
    Department of Anatomy, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Medicina (Kaunas) 39:975-9. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our results show that firstly, treatment with losartan and atenolol significantly increased GBM thickening and secondly, treatment with atenolol reduced ultrastructural changes in the podocytes...
  39. ncbi Leptin as a marker of training stress in highly trained male rowers?
    Jaak Jürimäe
    Chair of Sport Pedagogy, University of Tartu, 18 Ulikooli St, 50090, Tartu, Estonia
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:533-8. 2003
    ..A greater training time is associated with a lower leptin concentration in highly trained male rowers. It is suggested that it may be possible to direct typical rowing training by monitoring leptin status...
  40. ncbi CCK2 receptor-deficient mice have increased sensitivity of dopamine D2 receptors
    S Koks
    Department of Physiology, Biomedicum, University of Tartu, 19 Ravila Street, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Neuropeptides 37:25-9. 2003
    ..Altogether, the targeted genetic suppression of CCK(2) receptors increased the sensitivity of pre- and post-synaptic dopamine D(2) receptors...
  41. ncbi Macroscopical anatomy of the so-called "rotator interval". A cadaver study on 19 shoulder joints
    Ivo Kolts
    University of Tartu, Institute of Anatomy, Estonia
    Ann Anat 184:9-14. 2002
    ..coracohumerale and oblique fibres of the Lig. glenohumerale superius. The "rotator interval" is not a weak capsular region but a complex network of macroscopically recognizable tendinous and ligamentous structures...
  42. ncbi D2 dopamine receptor-G protein coupling. Cross-regulation of agonist and guanosine nucleotide binding sites
    A Rinken
    Institute of Chemical Physics, University of Tartu, Jakobi Street 2, EE 51 014, Tartu, Estonia
    Neurosci Lett 302:5-8. 2001
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  43. ncbi Dynamic model of amperometric biosensors. Characterisation of glucose biosensor output
    T Rinken
    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Tartu University, Estonia
    Biosens Bioelectron 16:53-9. 2001
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  44. ncbi Proliferation of T lymphocytes from atopic dermatitis skin is enhanced upon anti-CD3, reduced upon mitogen and superantigen, and negligible upon tuberculin stimulation
    A Volke
    Department of Dermatology, University of Aarhus, Marselisborg Hospital, Denmark
    Acta Derm Venereol 80:407-11. 2000
    ..We conclude that skin-homing lymphocytes have more pronounced immune deviations than PBMC in patients with atopic dermatitis. They represent a valuable approach for further investigating the pathogenesis of the disease...
  45. ncbi Orexigenic effect of the melanocortin MC4 receptor antagonist HS014 is inhibited only partially by neuropeptide Y Y1 receptor selective antagonists
    A Kask
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 78:143-9. 2000
    ..These results suggest that stimulation of food intake caused by weakening of melanocortinergic tone at the MC4 receptor is partially but not exclusively related to NPY Y1 receptor activation...
  46. ncbi Pharmacogenetics: ethical issues
    Margit Sutrop
    Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Bioethics 18:iii-viii. 2004
  47. ncbi Expressing communicative intents in Estonian, Finnish, and Swedish mother-adolescent interactions
    Tiia Tulviste
    Department of Psychology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    J Child Lang 31:801-19. 2004
    ..The Swedish monocultural children were more active in controlling their mothers' behaviour than their counterparts, possibly illustrating the Swedish value of generational equality...
  48. ncbi Morphological changes in experimental postischemic rat kidney. A pilot study
    Marina Aunapuu
    Department of Anatomy, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Ann Anat 187:63-70. 2005
    ..A pilot study revealed that tubular basement membrane thickness is markedly increased after I/R...
  49. ncbi Plasma adiponectin concentration in healthy pre- and postmenopausal women: relationship with body composition, bone mineral, and metabolic variables
    Jaak Jürimäe
    Institute of Sport Pedagogy and Coaching Sciences, University of Tartu, 18 Ulikooli St, Tartu 50090, Estonia
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 293:E42-7. 2007
    ..It appears that adiponectin is independently related to age, leptin, and insulin resistance values in women across the age span and menstrual status...
  50. ncbi Comparison of the stability of glutathione and related synthetic tetrapeptides by HPLC and capillary electrophoresis
    Riina Mahlapuu
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu National and European Centre of Excellence of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Ravila Str 19, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    J Pept Sci 12:796-9. 2006
    ..The results showed that UPF1 and UPF15 are powerful hydroxyl radical scavengers and their dimerisation process velocity is higher than that of glutathione...
  51. ncbi Synthesis of 3H-labeled N-(3-iodoprop-2E-enyl)-2beta-carbomethoxy-3beta-(4-methylphenyl)nortropane (PE2I) and its interaction with mice striatal membrane fragments
    Vladimir Stepanov
    Institute of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, University of Tartu, 2 Jakobi Str, 51014 Tartu, Estonia
    Appl Radiat Isot 65:293-300. 2007
    ..The new radioligand was evaluated as a tool for assessing DA(T) binding sites in vitro. The radioligand binding to mice striatal membranes demonstrated a homogeneous population of DA(T) binding sites with the K(d) value 9 nM...
  52. ncbi Gender specific effects of ethanol in mice, lacking CCK2 receptors
    Urho Abramov
    Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, 19 Ravila Street, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Behav Brain Res 175:149-56. 2006
    ..These changes are gender-specific and could be attributed to the altered activity of dopaminergic system in male mice and increased activity of GABA-ergic system in female mice as established in our previous studies...
  53. ncbi Differences in behavioural effects of amphetamine and dopamine-related gene expression in wild-type and homozygous CCK2 receptor deficient mice
    Kertu Rünkorg
    Department of Physiology, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Neurosci Lett 406:17-22. 2006
    ..The lack of development of up-regulation of Drd1 and Drd2 genes after repeated treatment with amphetamine probably explains the reduced place conditioning in CCK(2) receptor deficient mice...
  54. ncbi Leaf size modifies support biomass distribution among stems, petioles and mid-ribs in temperate plants
    Ulo Niinemets
    Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 64, Tartu 51014, Estonia
    New Phytol 171:91-104. 2006
    ..We conclude that whole-plant support costs are weakly size-dependent, but accumulation of support structures within the leaf decreases whole-leaf average N(M), potentially reducing the integrated photosynthetic activity of larger leaves...
  55. ncbi Emission of greenhouse gases from constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment and from riparian buffer zones
    U Mander
    Institute of Geography, University of Tartu, 46 Vanemuise St, EE 51014, Tartu, Estonia
    Water Sci Technol 52:167-76. 2005
    ..5 +/- 3.7 t ha(-1) a(-1). The global influence of CWs is not significant. Even if all the global domestic wastewater were treated by wetlands, their share in the trace gas emission budget would be less than 1%...
  56. ncbi Role of adolescent female volleyball players' psychophysiological properties and body build in performance of different elements of the game
    Raini Stamm
    Institute of Sport Pedagogy, Faculty of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Percept Mot Skills 101:108-20. 2005
    ..Consequently, to improve young volleyball players' performance, everyday coaching should be complemented by detailed assessment of their body build and psychophysiological characteristics...
  57. ncbi Geographical variations in hospital use in Estonia
    Liis Rooväli
    Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
    Health Place 12:195-202. 2006
    ..Despite differences in hospital utilisation among municipalities, geographical access to inpatient care was substantially diminished only for 3% of the population living further than 30 min from hospital...
  58. ncbi Intestinal microbiota and immunoglobulin E responses in 5-year-old Estonian children
    E Sepp
    Department of Microbiology, University of Tartu, Ravila St 19, Tartu 50411, Estonia
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:1141-6. 2005
    ..This has been related to environmental factors, like changes of microbial pressure. Our previous studies have demonstrated differences in the intestinal microbiota between allergic and non-allergic children...
  59. ncbi Growth of Estonian seventeen-year-old boys during the last two centuries
    Mart Lintsi
    Centre for Physical Anthropology, Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu, Lossi Street 38, 51 003 Tartu, Estonia
    Econ Hum Biol 4:89-103. 2006
    ..A multidimensional body structure model is constructed from 1998 to 2003 data...
  60. ncbi The influence of anthropometrical and flexibility parameters on the results of breaststroke swimming
    Gennadi Jagomägi
    Chair of Sport Pedagogy, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
    Anthropol Anz 63:213-9. 2005
    ..2% (R2 x 100). It was concluded that the good flexibility is more important than single anthropometrical parameters when explaining the breaststroke swimming results using kickboard and legs only...
  61. ncbi Control of cytochrome b6f at low and high light intensity and cyclic electron transport in leaves
    Agu Laisk
    Tartu Ulikooli Molekulaar ja Rakubioloogia Instituut, Riia tn 23, Tartu, 51010, Estonia
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1708:79-90. 2005
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  62. ncbi The effects of cholecystokinin A and B receptor antagonists on exploratory behaviour in the elevated zero-maze in rat
    V Matto
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Neuropharmacology 36:389-96. 1997
    ..These data support the hypothesis of the involvement of the CCK(B) receptor subtype in the neurobiological mechanisms of anxiety...

Research Grants4

  1. Screening for STDs using home sampling in Estonia
    Anneli Uuskula; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This information will allow us to identify STD infected individuals, and to develop selective screening criteria to be used in general population studies and screening programs in Estonia. ..