Taina Lajunen

Taina LajunenTitle:
Adjunct Professor (Docent in Public Health)

Qualifications:
MSc, 2003, University of Oulu
PhD, 2009, University of Oulu

Affiliations:
Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research (CERH), University of Oulu

ORCID ID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8012-457X

SCOPUS Author ID:
23486157700

ResearcherID:
J-7337-2013

Visiting address:
Aapistie 5B, 1st floor

Room number:
KT170

Phone number:
+358 40 672 4478

E-mail:
taina.lajunen (at) oulu.fi

Expertise:
Genetic association studies, gene-environment interaction studies and epidemiological studies. Laboratory methods: e.g. DNA and RNA extraction, (quantitative and real-time) polymerase chain reaction (PCR), reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR), microimmunofluorescence (MIF), enzyme immunoassay (EIA).

Research fields:
Gene-environment interaction, genetics, asthma, tobacco-smoke exposure.

Selected publications:

  • Lajunen TK, Jaakkola JJK, Jaakkola MS. Interleukin 6 polymorphisms modify the effects of smoking on the risk of adult asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct 5. pii: S0091-6749(17)31567-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.09.011. [Epub ahead of print]. IF 2016 13.081
  • Lajunen TK, Jaakkola JJK, Jaakkola MS. Influence of heredity on asthma continues into adulthood. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2013 Mar;131(3):916-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2012.10.035. Epub 2012 Dec 11. IF 11.248
  • Lajunen TK, Jaakkola JJ, Jaakkola MS. The Synergistic Effect of Heredity and Exposure to Second-hand Smoke on Adult-onset Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Oct 1;188(7):776-82. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201304-0773OC. IF 11.986
  • Lajunen T, Bloigu A, Paldanius M, Pouta A, Laitinen J, Ruokonen A, Hartikainen AL, Savolainen M, Herzig KH, Leinonen M, Saikku P, Järvelin MR. The association of body mass index, waist and hip circumference, and waist-hip ratio with Chlamydia pneumoniae IgG antibodies and high-sensitive C-reactive protein at 31 years of age in Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011 Dec;35(12):1470-8.
  • Dupuis J, Langenberg C, Prokopenko I, Saxena R, Soranzo N, Jackson AU, Wheeler E, Glazer NL, Bouatia-Naji N, Gloyn AL, Lindgren CM, Mägi R, Morris AP, Randall J, Johnson T, Elliott P, Rybin D, Thorleifsson G, Steinthorsdottir V, Henneman P, Grallert H, Dehghan A, Hottenga JJ, Franklin CS, Navarro P, Song K, Goel A, Perry JR, Egan JM, Lajunen T, et al. New genetic loci implicated in fasting glucose homeostasis and their impact on type 2 diabetes risk. Nat Genet. 2010 Feb;42(2):105-16. Epub 2010 Jan 17. Erratum in: Nat Genet. 2010 May;42(5):464.
  • Lajunen T, Vikatmaa P, Bloigu A, Ikonen T, Lepäntalo M, Pussinen PJ, Saikku P, Leinonen M. Chlamydial LPS and high-sensitivity CRP levels in serum are associated with an elevated body mass index in patients with cardiovascular disease. Innate Immun. 2008 Dec;14(6):375-82.

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Last updated: 26.7.2019