Publications

Aino-Kaisa Rantala

13 peer reviewed scientific publications, first author in 9
6 publications in journals ranked within the highest quartile (Q1)
Hirsch Index: WOS 6

PEER-REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

  1. Lajunen T, Vikatmaa P, Ikonen T, Lepäntalo M, Lounatmaa K, Sormunen R, Rantala A, Leinonen M, Saikku P. Comparison of polymerase chain reaction methods, in situ hybridization, and enzyme immunoassay for detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in atherosclerotic carotid plaques. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2008; 61(2):156-64. IF 2.139 (Q3)
     
  2. Rantala A, Lajunen T, Juvonen R, Bloigu A, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Peitso A, Saikku P, Vainio O, Leinonen M. Mannose-binding lectin concentrations, MBL2 polymorphisms, and susceptibility to respiratory tract infections in young men. J Infect Dis 2008; 198(8):1247-53. IF 5.682 (Q1)
     
  3. Rantala A, Lajunen T, Juvonen R, Bloigu A, Paldanius M, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Peitso A, Vainio O, Leinonen M, Saikku P. Chlamydia pneumoniae infection is associated with elevated body mass index in young men. Epidemiol Infect 2010; 138(9):1267-73. IF 2.257 (Q2)
     
  4. Jounio U, Rantala A, Bloigu A, Juvonen R, Lajunen T, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Peitso A, Vainio O, Saukkoriipi A, Leinonen M. The association of MBL and the carriage of oropharyngeal bacteria. Hum Immunol 2010; 71(3):298-303. IF 2.872 (Q3)
     
  5. Rantala A, Lajunen T, Juvonen R, Bloigu A, Paldanius M, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Peitso A, Saikku P, Vainio O, Leinonen M. Low mannose-binding lectin levels and MBL2 gene polymorphisms associate with Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies. Innate Immun 2011; 17(1):35-40. IF 4.000 (Q1)
     
  6. Rantala A, Lajunen T, Juvonen R, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Peitso A, Vainio O, Leinonen M, Saikku P. Association of IL6 and IL6R gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to respiratory tract infections in young Finnish men. Hum Immunol 2011; 72(1):63-8. IF 2.230 (Q3)
     
  7. Rantala A, Lajunen T, Juvonen R, Paldanius M, Silvennoinen-Kassinen S, Peitso A, Vainio O, Leinonen M, Saikku P. Interleukin-6 -174 G/C promoter polymorphism is associated with persistence of Chlamydia pneumoniae antibodies in young men. Scand J Immunol 2011; 74:95-9. IF 2.230 (Q3)
     
  8. Rantala A, Jaakkola JJ, Jaakkola MS. Respiratory infections precede adult-onset asthma. PLoS One 2011; 6(12):e27912. IF 4.092 (Q1)
     
  9. Rantala A, Jaakkola JJ, Jaakkola MS. Respiratory Infections in Adults with Atopic Disease and IgE Antibodies to Common Aeroallergens. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 19;8(7):e68582. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068582. Print 2013 Jul 22. IF 3.534 (Q1)
     
  10. Hintsala H, Kandelberg A, Herzig KH, Rintamäki H, Mäntysaari M, Rantala A, Antikainen R, Keinänen-Kiukaanniemi S, Jaakkola JJK, Ikäheimo TM. Central Aortic Blood Pressure of Hypertensive Men During Short-Term Cold Exposure.  Am J Hypertens (2014) 27 (5): 656-664. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpt136 First published online: August 20, 2013. IF 2.852 (Q2)
     
  11. Paaso E, Jaakkola MS, Rantala AK, Hugg TT, Jaakkola J. Allergic diseases and asthma in the family predict the persistence and onset-age of asthma: a prospective cohort study. Resp Res 2014 Nov 27;15(1):152. doi:10.1186/s12931-014-0152-8. IF 3.093 (Q2)
     
  12. Rantala AK, Jaakkola MS, Mäkikyrö EMS, Hugg TT, Jaakkola JJK. Early Respiratory Infections and the Development of Asthma in the First 27 Years of Life. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Oct 1;182(7):615-23.; doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv093. IF 5.036 (Q1)
     
  13. Rantala AK, Mehtonen IT, Jaakkola MS, Näyhä S, Hugg TT, Jaakkola JJK. Early Respiratory Infections and Dental Caries in the First 27 Years of Life: A Population-Based Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 9;11(12):e0168141. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168141. eCollection 2016. IF 2.806 (Q1)
     

Original articles in Finnish

  1. Rantala AK, Jaakkola MS, Mäkikyrö EMS, Hugg TT, Jaakkola JJK. Lasten hengitystieinfektiot ennustavat astman syntyä. Duodecim 2015; 131:2380. In press -article.
     
  2. Rantala AK, Jaakkola JJK. Lasten hengitystieinfektiot ennustavat astman puhkeamista. BestPractice Keuhkosairaudet 2016; 12:10-11.

 

THESES

  1. Rantala A. Genotyping of MBL2 gene polymorphisms by real-time PCR and the association of MBL2 genotypes and serum MBL concentrations with the carriage of respiratory tract bacteria and Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in asthmatic and nonasthmatic men. Pro gradu. University of Oulu, Department of Biochemistry, 2006. Master’s thesis
     
  2. Rantala A. Susceptibility to respiratory tract infections in young men: the role of inflammation, mannose-binding lectin, interleukin-6 and their genetic polymorphisms. Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. 2010 D1069 Medica. ISBN 978-951-42-6292-0. Doctoral dissertation (article)
     

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