University of Turku

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Organization: University of Turku
Country: Finland

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  1. doi Allergic sensitization is associated with rhinovirus-, but not other virus-, induced wheezing in children
    T Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1008-14. 2010
  2. doi Parental and childhood overweight in sedentary and active adolescents
    K Pahkala
    Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, and Department of Child and Adolescent Health Care Policlinic, Turku City Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:74-82. 2010
  3. doi Sleep and the menopause - do postmenopausal women experience worse sleep than premenopausal women?
    Nea Kalleinen
    Sleep Research Unit, Department of Physiology, University of Turku, Dentalia, Lemminkaisenkatu 2, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Menopause Int 14:97-104. 2008
  4. doi Effect of shading the zirconia framework on biaxial strength and surface microhardness
    Jenni Hjerppe
    University of Turku, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science, Turku, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 66:262-7. 2008
  5. doi Recombinant VSV G proteins reveal a novel raft-dependent endocytic pathway in resorbing osteoclasts
    Mika T K Mulari
    Department of Anatomy, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FIN 20520, Turku, Finland
    Exp Cell Res 314:1641-51. 2008
  6. pmc Light has a specific role in modulating Arabidopsis gene expression at low temperature
    Arto J Soitamo
    University of Turku, Department of Biology, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Tykistokatu 6, BioCity A, 6th Floor, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    BMC Plant Biol 8:13. 2008
  7. ncbi Climate change can alter competitive relationships between resident and migratory birds
    Markus P Ahola
    Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, FI 20014, University of Turku, Finland
    J Anim Ecol 76:1045-52. 2007
  8. ncbi Magnesium dependence of the measured equilibrium constants of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases
    R Kalervo Airas
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku, FIN 20014, Turku, Finland
    Biophys Chem 131:29-35. 2007
  9. ncbi Characteristics of neck pain associated with adolescent headache
    K Laimi
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Cephalalgia 27:1244-54. 2007
  10. ncbi Tandem dye acceptor used to enhance upconversion fluorescence resonance energy transfer in homogeneous assays
    Terhi Rantanen
    Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Tykistokatu 6A, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Anal Chem 79:6312-8. 2007

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  1. doi Allergic sensitization is associated with rhinovirus-, but not other virus-, induced wheezing in children
    T Jartti
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 21:1008-14. 2010
    ..Data on the link between atopy and viral wheeze are limited. Aim: To evaluate the association between IgE sensitization and viral infection in wheezing children...
  2. doi Parental and childhood overweight in sedentary and active adolescents
    K Pahkala
    Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, and Department of Child and Adolescent Health Care Policlinic, Turku City Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:74-82. 2010
    ..Overweight mothers more often have Sedentary daughters than normal-weight mothers. A healthy lifestyle right from early childhood requires active support...
  3. doi Sleep and the menopause - do postmenopausal women experience worse sleep than premenopausal women?
    Nea Kalleinen
    Sleep Research Unit, Department of Physiology, University of Turku, Dentalia, Lemminkaisenkatu 2, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Menopause Int 14:97-104. 2008
    ..To examine the sleep characteristics in three cross-sectional populations: young, premenopausal and postmenopausal women, and the associations between sleep, menopause, mood and cognitive performance...
  4. doi Effect of shading the zirconia framework on biaxial strength and surface microhardness
    Jenni Hjerppe
    University of Turku, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Science, Turku, Finland
    Acta Odontol Scand 66:262-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of color shading the green-stage zirconia ceramic on some mechanical properties...
  5. doi Recombinant VSV G proteins reveal a novel raft-dependent endocytic pathway in resorbing osteoclasts
    Mika T K Mulari
    Department of Anatomy, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FIN 20520, Turku, Finland
    Exp Cell Res 314:1641-51. 2008
    ..Thus, rafts are vital for membrane recycling from the FSD to the late endosomal/lysosomal ruffled border and bone resorption...
  6. pmc Light has a specific role in modulating Arabidopsis gene expression at low temperature
    Arto J Soitamo
    University of Turku, Department of Biology, Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Tykistokatu 6, BioCity A, 6th Floor, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    BMC Plant Biol 8:13. 2008
    ..Specific attention was paid to the up and down regulated genes by using promoter analysis. This approach revealed putative regulatory networks of transcription factors behind the induction or repression of the genes...
  7. ncbi Climate change can alter competitive relationships between resident and migratory birds
    Markus P Ahola
    Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, FI 20014, University of Turku, Finland
    J Anim Ecol 76:1045-52. 2007
    ..On these bases we conclude that climate change has a great potential to alter the competitive balance between these two species...
  8. ncbi Magnesium dependence of the measured equilibrium constants of aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases
    R Kalervo Airas
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku, FIN 20014, Turku, Finland
    Biophys Chem 131:29-35. 2007
    ..Thus Mg(2+) ions seem to have an active catalytic role, not only in the activation of the amino acid, but in the posttransfer steps of the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase reaction, too...
  9. ncbi Characteristics of neck pain associated with adolescent headache
    K Laimi
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Cephalalgia 27:1244-54. 2007
    ..The study indicates that concomitant NP should be considered in adolescent HA sufferers, and a thorough cervical and muscle evaluation is recommended when planning the treatment of HA...
  10. ncbi Tandem dye acceptor used to enhance upconversion fluorescence resonance energy transfer in homogeneous assays
    Terhi Rantanen
    Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Tykistokatu 6A, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Anal Chem 79:6312-8. 2007
    ..Both the optimal excitation and emission wavelengths of tandem dye can be tuned to a desired region by choosing appropriate fluorophores enabling specifically designed acceptor dyes with large Stokes shift...
  11. ncbi Colonization of and radiation in South America by butterflies in the subtribe Phyciodina (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
    Niklas Wahlberg
    Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, S 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 44:1257-72. 2007
    ..Our study is the first to use a dated phylogeny to study the historical biogeography of a group of South American species of butterflies...
  12. ncbi Pulsed and continuous wave mobile phone exposure over left versus right hemisphere: effects on human cognitive function
    Christian Haarala
    Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Bioelectromagnetics 28:289-95. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the current results indicate that normal mobile phones have no discernible effect on human cognitive function as measured by behavioral tests...
  13. ncbi Intact free prostate-specific antigen and free and total human glandular kallikrein 2. Elimination of assay interference by enzymatic digestion of antibodies to F(ab')2 fragments
    Ville Vaisanen
    Department of Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Anal Chem 78:7809-15. 2006
    ..F(ab')2 fragmentation was the most important factor in reducing interference. The optimized intact free PSA, free hK2, and total hK2 assays manifested high accuracy close to the lower limit of detection...
  14. ncbi How practice meets guidelines: evaluation of nutrition counselling in Finnish well-women and well-baby clinics
    Anu Huurre
    Department of Paediatrics, Turku University Central Hospital and University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 95:1353-9. 2006
    ..To assess the current practices of nutrition counselling given by nurses in well-women (WW) and well-baby (WB) clinics in Finland...
  15. doi On the evolution of the timing of reproduction
    Hanna T M Eskola
    Department of Mathematics, FIN 20014 University of Turku, Finland
    Theor Popul Biol 75:98-108. 2009
    ..P., 1975. Density-dependence in single-species populations. J. Animal Ecology 44, 283-295] and Ricker [Ricker, W.E., 1954. Stock and recruitment. J. Fisheries Res. Board Can. 11, 559-623] are evolutionarily stable...
  16. doi Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in valvular heart disease
    Juha W Koskenvuo
    Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 29:229-40. 2009
    ..We also discuss clinical applications of CMR in VHD. Furthermore, we describe how a CMR study statement should be structured in order to increase clinical use of this valuable methodology in cardiology...
  17. doi Cell-specific mechanisms and systemic signalling as emerging themes in light acclimation of C3 plants
    Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi
    Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku FI 20014, Finland
    Plant Cell Environ 32:1230-40. 2009
    ..This review emphasizes the current knowledge concerning the role of vascular bundle sheath cells in light-dependent acclimation processes of C3 plants...
  18. doi First evidence of hexameric and heptameric ellagitannins in plants detected by liquid chromatography/electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry
    Maarit Karonen
    Laboratory of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, FI 20014 University of Turku, Finland
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 24:3151-6. 2010
    ..biennis. This is the first report of natural ellagitannins larger than pentamers...
  19. pmc Trends in ecosystem service research: early steps and current drivers
    Petteri Vihervaara
    Section of Biodiversity and Environmental Science, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland
    Ambio 39:314-24. 2010
    ..Finally, we identify future prospects and research needs concerning the assessment and management of ecosystem services...
  20. doi Do prior knowledge, personality and visual perceptual ability predict student performance in microscopic pathology?
    Laura Helle
    Department of Teacher Education, Centre for Learning Research, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Med Educ 44:621-9. 2010
    ..This finding should reassure students about their abilities to improve with training independently of their scores on tests on basic abilities and personality...
  21. doi Tracking of noninvasive ultrasound measurements of subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood: findings from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
    Juho R H Raiko
    Research Center of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Ultrasound Med Biol 36:1237-44. 2010
    ..36; r = 0.19, p = 0.01). In conclusion, ultrasound measurements tracked low to moderate over 6-years and was influenced by cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor status...
  22. doi Abnormal antenatal Doppler velocimetry and cognitive outcome in very-low-birth-weight infants at 2 years of age
    M Leppanen
    Department of Pediatrics, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 36:178-85. 2010
    ..To study neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years of corrected age in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) (< or = 1500 g) preterm infants with abnormal fetoplacental flow...
  23. doi Interaction of probiotics and pathogens--benefits to human health?
    Seppo Salminen
    Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 21:157-67. 2010
    ..The same aim is targeted in characterizing the role of probiotics in inactivating pathogens and viruses of health importance to facilitate the establishment of novel means of disease risk reduction related health benefits...
  24. pmc A comparison of echocardiography to invasive measurement in the evaluation of pulmonary arterial hypertension in a rat model
    Juha W Koskenvuo
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, 505 Parnassus Avenue, Box 0103, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 26:509-18. 2010
    ..These non-invasive parameters may be used to replace invasive measurements in detecting successful disease induction and to complement invasive data in the evaluation of PAH severity in a rat model...
  25. doi Quantification of triacylglycerol regioisomers by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography and ammonia negative ion atmospheric pressure chemical ionization tandem mass spectrometry
    Heidi M Leskinen
    Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Turku, FI 20014 Turku, Finland
    Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom 24:1-5. 2010
    ..This proves that this new method can be used for the determination of regiospecific distribution of fatty acids in TAGs...
  26. doi Regioisomer compositions of vaccenic and oleic acid containing triacylglycerols in sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) pulp oils: influence of origin and weather conditions
    Heidi M Leskinen
    Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Agric Food Chem 58:537-45. 2010
    ..rhamnoides and wild ssp. sinensis and with the proportion of sn-PoPoV+sn-VPoPo in wild ssp. sinensis. However, higher temperatures, higher temperature sums, and radiation sums increased the accumulation of PoVPo in wild ssp. rhamnoides...
  27. doi Geographic patterns of genetic differentiation and plumage colour variation are different in the pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
    Paula K Lehtonen
    Department of Biology, University of Turku, Turku 20014, Finland
    Mol Ecol 18:4463-76. 2009
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  28. doi No effects of mobile phone use on cortical auditory change-detection in children: an ERP study
    Myoung Soo Kwon
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Turku, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku, Finland
    Bioelectromagnetics 31:191-9. 2010
    ..However, it should be noted that the present study only had sufficient statistical power to detect a large effect size...
  29. doi Early-night serial awakenings as a new paradigm for studies on NREM dreaming
    Valdas Noreika
    Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Int J Psychophysiol 74:14-8. 2009
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  30. doi Simple ratio analysis of 18F-fluorodopa uptake in striatal subregions separates patients with early Parkinson disease from healthy controls
    Pekka Jokinen
    Turku PET Centre, Turku University Hospital, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Nucl Med 50:893-9. 2009
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  31. ncbi Environmental effects on hormonal regulation of testicular descent
    J Toppari
    Departments of Physiology and Paediatrics, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FI 20520 Turku, Finland
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 102:184-6. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that an exposure to a mixture of chemicals with anti-androgenic or estrogenic properties (either their own activity or their effect on androgen-estrogen ratio) may be involved in cryptorchidism...
  32. ncbi Delirium in an adolescent patient during treatment with cephalexin
    Jani Penttilä
    Department of Adolescent Psychiatry, Paijat Hame Central Hospital, Lahti, Finland
    J Adolesc Health 39:782-3. 2006
    ..Possible reasons for our patient's particular vulnerability to adverse drug effects in the central nervous system include his young age, a developmental delay, and an earlier head injury...
  33. pmc Rotavirus infections and development of diabetes-associated autoantibodies during the first 2 years of life
    M Blomqvist
    JDRF Center for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in Finland, Department of Virology, University of Turku, Finland
    Clin Exp Immunol 128:511-5. 2002
    ..Accordingly, our data suggest that rotavirus infections are unlikely triggers of beta-cell autoimmunity in young children with genetic susceptibility to type 1 diabetes...
  34. ncbi Expression of normal and mutant GFP-tagged y(+)L amino acid transporter-1 in mammalian cells
    Minna Toivonen
    Department of Medical Genetics, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 291:1173-9. 2002
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  35. ncbi Maintaining privacy on post-natal wards: a study in five European countries
    Helena Leino-Kilpi
    Department of Nursing, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, Researcher, Department of Nursing, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Adv Nurs 37:145-54. 2002
    ..To describe how mothers' privacy is maintained on post-natal wards in five European countries: Finland, Spain, Greece, Germany and Scotland [United Kingdom (UK)]..
  36. pmc Development of conventional and real-time PCR assays for detection of Legionella DNA in respiratory specimens
    K Rantakokko-Jalava
    Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2904-10. 2001
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  37. ncbi Ophthalmologic heterogeneity in subjects with gyrate atrophy of choroid and retina harboring the L402P mutation of ornithine aminotransferase
    K E Peltola
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Ophthalmology 108:721-9. 2001
    ..The group was made up of homozygotes and compound heterozygotes for mutation L402P in the ornithine aminotransferase (OAT) gene...
  38. ncbi Polymorphism of gonadotropin action: clinical implications
    I T Huhtaniemi
    Department of Physiology, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, 20520 Turku, Finland
    Asian J Androl 2:241-6. 2000
    ..It is important for the clinician to be aware of this variant LH form, not detected by all immunoassays, because it may explain some aberrant results of LH measurements in patient samples...
  39. pmc A between-species comparison of antimicrobial resistance in enterobacteria in fecal flora
    M Osterblad
    Antimicrobial Research Laboratory, National Public Health Institute, Turku, Finland
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:1479-84. 2000
    ..E. coli was the main carrier of antimicrobial resistance in fecal flora; resistance in other species was rare in the absence of antimicrobial selection...
  40. ncbi A new microvolume technique for bioaffinity assays using two-photon excitation
    P Hanninen
    Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, P O Box 123, 20521 Turku, Finland
    Nat Biotechnol 18:548-50. 2000
    ..The sensitivity and dynamic range we obtained with this assay indicate that this method can provide a cost-effective and simple way to measure various biomolecules in solution for research and clinical applications...
  41. ncbi Spectral analysis of heart rate and blood pressure variability
    I Valimaki
    Cardiorespiratory Research Unit, University of Turku, Finland
    Clin Perinatol 26:967-80, x. 1999
    ..are being administered...
  42. ncbi Influence of maternal magnesium sulphate and ritodrine treatment on the neonate: a study with six-month follow-up
    T Rantonen
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Turku, Finland
    Acta Paediatr 88:1142-6. 1999
    ..Because of the retrospective design and the limited number of subjects, the results of this study must be interpreted with caution...
  43. ncbi Alternatives for morphometric and stereologic analysis in toxicopathology
    Y Collan
    Department of Pathology, University of Turku, Finland
    Toxicol Lett 102:393-7. 1998
    ..Because of cell size differences, single sections do not give truthful results. The problem is solved by applying the formula of Ebbeson and Tang...
  44. ncbi Lexical access to inflected words as measured by lateralized visual lexical decision
    M Laine
    Department of Neurology 720, University of Turku, Finland
    Psychol Res 61:220-9. 1998
    ..Our results suggest that at least in Finnish, both hemispheres are capable of morpheme-based access, but this mechanism is more accurate in the left than in the right hemisphere...
  45. ncbi Differential regulation of uncoupling proteins by chronic treatments with beta 3-adrenergic agonist BRL 35135 and metformin in obese fa/fa Zucker rats
    E Savontaus
    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Turku, Finland
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 246:899-904. 1998
    ..89, P = 0.0015) and UCP3 mRNA (in the control group: r = 0.80, P = 0.009) suggesting that insulin may play a role in the control of UCP2 and UCP3 mRNA expressions in white adipose tissue...
  46. ncbi Invasion dynamics and attractor inheritance
    S A H Geritz
    Department of Mathematics, University of Turku, FIN 20014 Turku, Finland
    J Math Biol 44:548-60. 2002
    ..In other words, the new resident "inherits" the attractor from its predecessor, the former resident...
  47. ncbi Estimation of genetic risk for type 1 diabetes
    Jorma Ilonen
    Institute of Microbiology and Pathology, University of Turku, Finland
    Am J Med Genet 115:30-6. 2002
    ..The efficiency of the procedure has also been tested in Finnish and Greek populations...
  48. ncbi Asphyxia aggravates systemic hypotension but not pulmonary hypertension in piglets with meconium aspiration
    Minna Aaltonen
    Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Pediatr Res 53:473-8. 2003
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  49. ncbi Sexual reproduction advances autumn leaf colours in mountain birch (Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii)
    A Sinkkonen
    Section of Ecology, Satakunta Environmental and Kevo Subarctic Research Institutes, University of Turku, Konttorink 1, FIN 28900 Pori, Finland
    J Evol Biol 19:1722-4. 2006
    ..Thus, our current view on the reasons for leaf senescence has to be re-examined, and a novel evolutionary explanation is needed for the appearance of yellow autumn leaf colours...
  50. ncbi A comparison of home measurement and ambulatory monitoring of blood pressure in the adjustment of antihypertensive treatment
    Teemu J Niiranen
    Department of Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Am J Hypertens 19:468-74. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare home and ambulatory blood pressure (BP) in the adjustment of antihypertensive treatment...
  51. ncbi [Tumor hypoxia:advantage or disadvantage?]
    Heikki Minn
    TYKS, Syöpätautien klinikka, Turku
    Duodecim 121:1601-4. 2005
  52. ncbi Patient education and health-related quality of life: surgical hospital patients as a case in point
    Helena Leino-Kilpi
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:307-16; quiz 317-8. 2005
    ..More research is needed to explore this connection in greater details...
  53. ncbi An interpersonal circumplex model of children's social goals: links with peer-reported behavior and sociometric status
    Tiina Ojanen
    Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Finland
    Dev Psychol 41:699-710. 2005
    ..Other findings included significant and meaningful relations between goals and peer-reported behavior. Social behavior mediated the relations between goals and sociometric status...
  54. ncbi Estradiol and cognition during androgen deprivation in men with prostate carcinoma
    Eeva K Salminen
    Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Cancer 103:1381-7. 2005
    ..This prospective study investigated the association of androgen deprivation-induced estradiol decline with cognition in prostate carcinoma...
  55. ncbi Compressive strength and surface characterization of glass ionomer cements modified by particles of bioactive glass
    Helena Yli-Urpo
    Department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Biomaterials Research, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Lemminkaisenkatu 2, Turku 20520, Finland
    Dent Mater 21:201-9. 2005
    ....
  56. ncbi Analysing the use of hospital care services in Finland
    Päivi Ovaskainen
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Int J Health Plann Manage 19:287-97. 2004
    ..While the databases number among the most extensive in the world, the existing information has not been fully utilized for planning, implementation and evaluation of services within the municipalities...
  57. ncbi Redox state regulates HIF-1alpha and its DNA binding and phosphorylation in salmonid cells
    Mikko Nikinmaa
    Department of Biology, University of Turku, 20014, Finland
    J Cell Sci 117:3201-6. 2004
    ....
  58. ncbi Neuropeptide Y and Y2-receptor are involved in development of diabetic retinopathy and retinal neovascularization
    Markku Koulu
    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Ann Med 36:232-40. 2004
    ..In addition, we investigated the role of the NPY Y2-receptor as a putative mediator of angiogenic NPY signaling in the retina...
  59. ncbi Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms: no association with type 1 diabetes in the Finnish population
    Hannu Turpeinen
    JDRF Centre for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes in Finland and Department of Virology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Eur J Endocrinol 149:591-6. 2003
    ..Several findings on positive disease associations have been observed and, in addition, a protective effect of vitamin D supplementation has been reported...
  60. ncbi Prevalence of granulocytic Ehrlichia and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected from Southwestern Finland and from Vormsi Island in Estonia
    Johanna Mäkinen
    National Public Health Institute of Finland, Department in Turku, Turku, Finland
    APMIS 111:355-62. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the E. phagocytophila genogroup is very rare in Finnish ticks, although the ticks were collected from an area endemic for Lyme borreliosis. In Estonia, E. phagocytophila is found in ticks and may cause disease...
  61. ncbi Host plant effects on parasitoid attack on the leaf beetle Chrysomela lapponica
    E L Zvereva
    Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
    Oecologia 135:258-67. 2003
    ..caprea. Thus, beetle larvae perform better but also suffer higher predation and parasitism on S. borealis than on SG-poor willows. Ch. lapponica does not appear to obtain enemy-free space by feeding on SG-rich willow species...
  62. ncbi Double-monoclonal immunofluorometric assays for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A/proeosinophil major basic protein (PAPP-A/proMBP) complex in first-trimester maternal serum screening for Down syndrome
    Q P Qin
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin Chem 43:2323-32. 1997
    ..This report is the first to describe assays that specifically measure PAPP-A/proMBP complex without possible interference from other proMBP-containing complexes...

Research Grants3

  1. MANIPULATING VAP-1 EXPRESSION: VASCULAR PATHOLOGY MODELS
    Craig Stolen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Using these mouse models, the release of soluble VAP-1 will also be investigated. Together with specific inhibitors of VAP-1, these mice will be used as models to aid in the assessment of various vascular pathology treatment modalities...
  2. Environmental Triggers of Type 1 Diabetes
    Olli Simell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..000 children below the age of 15 years markedly increases cost-efficiency of the case finding. DIPP approach has already proven its value in exploring the role of environmental triggers in T1D development. ..