Respiratory viral infections and the development of childhood asthma

​Description of Research

Our aim is to find host and environmental factors which are associated with early wheezing episodes (expiratory breathing difficulty) and to find strategies to prevent asthma.

Members of the research group

Tytti Vuorinen, MD
Riikka Lund, PhD
Riitta Turunen, MD
Minna Lukkarinen, doctoral candidate
Annamari Koistinen, MD, doctoral candidate
Matilda Aakula, MD, doctoral candidate
Matti Aronen, MD, doctoral candidate
Emilia Mikola, MD, doctoral candidate
Marja Jeskanen, MSc, doctoral candidate
Varpu Elenius, MD, post-doc 

Selected publications

Heinonen S, Jartti T, Garcia C, Oliva S, Smitherman C, Anguiano E, de Steenhuijsen Piters WAA, Vuorinen T, Ruuskanen O, Dimo B, Suarez CM, Pascual V, Ramilo O, Mejias A. Rhinovirus Detection in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Children: Value of Host Transcriptome Analysis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016;193(7):772- 82.

Jartti T, Hasegawa K, Mansbach JM, Piedra PA, Camargo CA Jr. Rhinovirus-induced bronchiolitis: lack of association between virus genomic load and short-term outcomes. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2015;136(2):509-12.

Jartti T, Nieminen R, Vuorinen T, Lehtinen P, Vahlberg T, Gern J, Camargo CA Jr, Ruuskanen O. Short- and long-term efficacy of prednisolone for first acute rhinovirus-induced wheezing episode. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2015;135(3):691-8.

Martín-Fontecha M, Eiwegger T, Jartti T, Tiringer K, Stepanow J, Puhakka T, Rückert B, Akdis M, Akdis CA, Palomares O. The expression of cannabinoid receptor 1 is significantly increased in atopic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2014;133:926-9.

Lukkarinen H, Söderlund-Venermo M, Vuorinen T, Allander T, Hedman K, Simell O, Ruuskanen O, Jartti T. Human bocavirus 1 may suppress rhinovirus-associated immune response in wheezing children. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2014;133:256-8. 


 Docent Tuomas Jartti

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