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Mari Reeta Johanna Huttu
Ph.D. Student, M.Sc.


Junior Researcher


Chondrocyte responses in normal and osteoarthritic cartilage

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 50 5703441
  • Room: Sn/3135
  • Email: Mari.Huttu [at] uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Date of birth: 15 February 1980

  • Current research interests: Chondrocyte responses in normal and osteoarthritic cartilage;especially cell - tissue interactions

  • Education:
    • Master of Science, Bioscience, University of Eastern Finland, July 2012
    • Bachelor of Science, Bioscience, University of Eastern Finland, February 2010
    • Graduate of Finnish Upper Secondary School, Puolangan lukio, June 1998

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, good
    • Swedish, fairly good
    • French, basics

  • Skills:
    • Confocal microscopy, light microscopy, polarized light microscopy, infrared microspectroscopy, image analysis

      Publications:

      (full papers, conference proceedings)
      1. Fick JM, Huttu MRJ, Lammi MJ, Korhonen RK. In vitro glycation of articular cartilage alters the biomechanical response of chondrocytes in a depth-dependent manner. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Accepted for publication July, 2014.

      2. Huttu MRJ, Puhakka J, Mäkelä JTA, Tiitu V, Saarakkala S, Konttinen YT, Kiviranta I, Korhonen RK.Cell - tissue interactions in osteoarthritic human hip joint articular cartilage. Connective Tissue Research, 55(4): 282-291, 2014.

      3. Huttu MRJ, Turunen SM, Sokolinski V, Tiitu V, Lammi MJ, Korhonen RK.Effects of medium and temperature on cellular responses in the superficial zone of hypo-osmotically challenged articular cartilage. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 3(3): 544-555, 2012.

      4. Mäkelä JTA, Huttu MRJ, Korhonen RK. Structure-function relationships in osteoarthritic human articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 20(11): 1268-1277, 2012.

      5. Huttu MRJ, Fick JM, Korhonen RK.Chondrocyte response to mechanical loading an aging articular cartilage. World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, MA, 2014.

      6. Fick JM, Huttu MRJ, Lammi MJ, Korhonen RK.How cross-linking alters the response of chondrocyte deformation: A cartilage investigation relevant to tissue aging. Annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, 2014.

      7. Makela JTA, Huttu MRJ, Korhonen RK. Structure-function relationships in osteoarthritic human articular cartilage. Annual meeting of theOrthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

      8. Huttu MRJ, Turunen SM, Sokolinski V, Tiitu V, Lammi MJ, Korhonen RK. Effects of medium and temperature on cellular responses in the superficial zone of hypo-osmotically challenged articular cartilage. ISB, Brussels, 2011.

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