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Katja Karppinen

Associate professor Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi
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Plante biomass og bioenergi

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BIO-1105 Innføring i biologi

BIO-2009 Green Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Associate Professor in Plant Biotechnology and Bioenergy

  • Suvanto, Jussi; Karppinen, Katja; Riihinen, Kaisu; Jaakola, Laura; Salminen, Juha-Pekka. Changes in the Proanthocyanidin Composition and Related Gene Expression in Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) Tissues. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2020; Volum 68 (28). ISSN 0021-8561.s 7378 - 7386.s doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c02158.

  • Trivedi, Priyanka; Karppinen, Katja; Klavins, Linards; Kviesis, Jorens; Sundqvist, Petri; Nguyen, Nga; Heinonen, Esa; Klavins, Maris; Jaakola, Laura; Väänänen, Juha; Remes, Janne; Häggman, Hely. Compositional and morphological analyses of wax in northern wild berry species. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.05.134) Food Chemistry 2019; Volum 295. ISSN 0308-8146.s 441 - 448.s doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.05.134.

  • Trivedi, Priyanka; Nguyen, Nga; Hykkerud, Anne Linn; Häggman, Hely; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura; Karppinen, Katja. Developmental and Environmental Regulation of Cuticular Wax Biosynthesis in Fleshy Fruits. Frontiers in Plant Science 2019; Volum 10. ISSN 1664-462X.s doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00431.

  • Nguyen, Nga; Suokas, Marko; Karppinen, Katja; Vuosku, Jaana; Jaakola, Laura; Häggman, Hely. Recognition of candidate transcription factors related to bilberry fruit ripening by de novo transcriptome and qRT-PCR analyses. Scientific Reports 2018; Volum 8. ISSN 2045-2322.s doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28158-7.

  • Karppinen, Katja Hannele; Tegelberg, Pinja; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Abscisic acid regulates anthocyanin biosynthesis and gene expression associated with cell wall modification in ripening bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus l.) fruits. Frontiers in Plant Science 2018; Volum 9. ISSN 1664-462X.s doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01259.

  • Bokhorst, Stef; Jaakola, Laura; Karppinen, Katja; Edvinsen, Guro Kristine; Mæhre, Hanne Kirsti; Bjerke, Jarle W.. Contrasting survival and physiological responses of sub-Arctic plant types to extreme winter warming and nitrogen. Planta 2017; Volum 247 (3). ISSN 0032-0935.s 635 - 648.s doi: 10.1007/s00425-017-2813-6.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Zoratti, Laura; Sarala, Marian; Carvalho, Elisabete; Hirsimäki, Jenni; Mentula, Helmi; Martens, Stefan; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Carotenoid metabolism during bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit development under different light conditions is regulated by biosynthesis and degradation. BMC Plant Biology 2016; Volum 16. ISSN 1471-2229.s doi: 10.1186/s12870-016-0785-5.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Zoratti, Laura; Nguyenquynh, Nga; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. On the developmental and environmental regulation of secondary metabolism in Vaccinium spp. berries. Frontiers in Plant Science 2016; Volum 7. ISSN 1664-462X.s doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00655.

  • Hykkerud, Anne Linn; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura; Karppinen, Katja; Nguyet, Nga; Trivedi, Priyanka; Aro, Päivi; Vuorela, Taina; Aohla, Helena; Poutiainen, Anne; Roberts, Joffe; Liva, Pupure; Sundqvist, Petri; Väänänen, Juha; Janne, Remes; Häggman, Hely. Natural WAX of Arctic Wild Berries. Berry Health Benefits Symposium 2019 (Prosjekt: 565425) 2019-05-07 - 2019-05-09 2019.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Tegelberg, Pinja; Mikkola, Nelli; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. ABA and R2R3 MYB transcription factors control anthocyanin biosynthesis in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit. 10th International Workshop on Anthocyanins and Betalains 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-11 2019.

  • Samkumar, Amos; Omowumi Omole, Florence; Karppinen, Katja; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura. Role of light quality in regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis in wild bilberry and woodland strawberry. 10th International workshop on Anthocyanins and Betalains 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-11 2019.

  • Samkumar, Amos; Karppinen, Katja; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura. Regulation of biosynthesis of bioactive compounds in wild Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus). SPPS PhD Student Conference 2018-09-11 - 2018-09-14 2018.

  • Samkumar, Amos; Karppinen, Katja; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura. Regulation of biosynthesis of bioactive compounds in wild berries (Wild bilberry- Vaccinium myrtillus and Woodland strawberry- Fragaria vesca). Nordplant Kickoff meeting 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-25 2018.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Zoratti, Laura; Sarala, Marian; Carvalho, Elisabete; Pukki, Jenni; Mentula, Helmi; Martens, Stefan; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Carotenoid biosynthesis during bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit development and ripening. North American Blueberry Research and Extension workers Conference 2018-08-12 - 2018-08-15 2018.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Samkumar, Amos; Zoratti, Laura; Sarala, Marian; Carvalho, Elisabete; Martens, Stefan; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Role of red light in carotenoid and anthocyanin biosynthesis during development and ripening of bilberry. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO Congress 2018 2018-06-18 - 2018-06-21 2018.

  • Häggman, Hely; Karppinen, Katja; Nguyen, Nga; Trivedi, Priyanka; Uleberg, Eivind; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura; Vesala, Päivi; Joffe, Roberts; Purpure, Liva; Väänänen, Juha; Remes, Janne. WAX Project - Natural wax of arctic berries as our treasure. Conference on Non-Timber Forest Products and Bioeconomy 2017-11-28 - 2017-11-30 2017.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Zoratti, Laura; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Interaction of carotenoid metabolism with transcriptional regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis in bilberries. XI Finnish Plant Science Days 2016-05-25 - 2016-05-26 2016.

  • Jaakola, Laura; Zoratti, Laura; Giongo, Lara; Karppinen, Katja; Uleberg, Eivind; Martinussen, Inger; Häggman, Hely. Influence of light and temperature conditions on anthocyanin accumulation in Vaccinium spp. berries. XI Vaccinium Symposium 2016-04-10 - 2016-04-14 2016.

  • Hykkerud, Anne Linn; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura; Karppinen, Katja; Nguyet, Nga; Trivedi, Priyanka; Aro, Päivi; Vuorela, Taina; Aohla, Helena; Poutiainen, Anne; Roberts, Joffe; Liva, Pupure; Sundqvist, Petri; Väänänen, Juha; Janne, Remes; Häggman, Hely. Natural WAX of Arctic Wild Berries. Berry Health Benefits Symposium 2019 (Prosjekt: 565425) 2019-05-07 - 2019-05-09 2019.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Tegelberg, Pinja; Mikkola, Nelli; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. ABA and R2R3 MYB transcription factors control anthocyanin biosynthesis in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit. 10th International Workshop on Anthocyanins and Betalains 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-11 2019.

  • Samkumar, Amos; Omowumi Omole, Florence; Karppinen, Katja; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura. Role of light quality in regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis in wild bilberry and woodland strawberry. 10th International workshop on Anthocyanins and Betalains 2019-09-09 - 2019-09-11 2019.

  • Samkumar, Amos; Karppinen, Katja; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura. Regulation of biosynthesis of bioactive compounds in wild Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus). SPPS PhD Student Conference 2018-09-11 - 2018-09-14 2018.

  • Samkumar, Amos; Karppinen, Katja; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura. Regulation of biosynthesis of bioactive compounds in wild berries (Wild bilberry- Vaccinium myrtillus and Woodland strawberry- Fragaria vesca). Nordplant Kickoff meeting 2018-10-24 - 2018-10-25 2018.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Zoratti, Laura; Sarala, Marian; Carvalho, Elisabete; Pukki, Jenni; Mentula, Helmi; Martens, Stefan; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Carotenoid biosynthesis during bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit development and ripening. North American Blueberry Research and Extension workers Conference 2018-08-12 - 2018-08-15 2018.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Samkumar, Amos; Zoratti, Laura; Sarala, Marian; Carvalho, Elisabete; Martens, Stefan; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Role of red light in carotenoid and anthocyanin biosynthesis during development and ripening of bilberry. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO Congress 2018 2018-06-18 - 2018-06-21 2018.

  • Häggman, Hely; Karppinen, Katja; Nguyen, Nga; Trivedi, Priyanka; Uleberg, Eivind; Martinussen, Inger; Jaakola, Laura; Vesala, Päivi; Joffe, Roberts; Purpure, Liva; Väänänen, Juha; Remes, Janne. WAX Project - Natural wax of arctic berries as our treasure. Conference on Non-Timber Forest Products and Bioeconomy 2017-11-28 - 2017-11-30 2017.

  • Karppinen, Katja; Zoratti, Laura; Häggman, Hely; Jaakola, Laura. Interaction of carotenoid metabolism with transcriptional regulation of anthocyanin biosynthesis in bilberries. XI Finnish Plant Science Days 2016-05-25 - 2016-05-26 2016.

  • Jaakola, Laura; Zoratti, Laura; Giongo, Lara; Karppinen, Katja; Uleberg, Eivind; Martinussen, Inger; Häggman, Hely. Influence of light and temperature conditions on anthocyanin accumulation in Vaccinium spp. berries. XI Vaccinium Symposium 2016-04-10 - 2016-04-14 2016.

  • Alakärppä E, Taulavuori E, Valledor L, Marttila T, Jokipii-Lukkari S, Karppinen K, Nguyen N, Taulavuori K, Häggman H. 2019. Early growth of Scots pine seedlings is affected by seed origin and light quality. Journal of Plant Physiology 237, 120-128.

    Vuosku J, Karppinen K, Muilu-Mäkelä R, Kusano T, Sagor G.H.M, Avia K, Alakärppä E, Kestilä J, Suokas M, Nickolov K, Hamberg L, Savolainen O, Häggman H, Sarjala T. 2018. Scots pine aminopropyltransferases shed new light on evolution of polyamine biosynthesis pathway in seed plants. Annals of Botany 121, 1243-1256.

    Jaakola L, Zoratti L, Giongo L, Karppinen K, Uleberg E, Martinussen I, Häggman H. 2017. Influence of light and temperature conditions on anthocyanin accumulation in Vaccinium spp. berries. Acta Horticulturae 1180. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1180.43

    Karppinen K, Derzsó E, Jaakola L, Hohtola A. 2016. Molecular cloning and expression analysis of hyp-1 type PR-10 family genes in Hypericum perforatum. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:526.

    Primetta AK, Karppinen K, Riihinen KR, Jaakola L. 2015. Metabolic and molecular analysis of white mutant Vaccinium berries show down-regulation of MYBPA1-type R2R3 MYB regulatory factor. Planta 242, 631-643.

    Ardanov P, Lyastchenko S, Karppinen K, Häggman H, Kozyrovska N, Pirttilä AM. 2015. Effects of Methylobacterium sp. on emergence, yield, and disease prevalence in three cultivars of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) were associated with the shift in endophytic microbial community. Plant and Soil, 405, 299-310.

    Haapala A, Härkönen J, Leviäkangas P, Kess P, Häggman H, Arvola J, Stoor T, Ämmälä A, Karppinen K, Leppilampi M, Niinimäki J. 2015. Bioeconomy potential – focus on Northern Finland. International Journal of Sustainable Economy 7, 66-90.

    Zoratti L, Sarala M, Carvalho E, Karppinen K, Martens S, Giongo L, Häggman H, Jaakola L. 2014. Monochromatic light increases anthocyanin content during fruit development in bilberry. BMC Plant Biology 14:377.

    Zoratti L, Karppinen K, Luengo-Escobar A, Häggman H, Jaakola L. 2014. Light-controlled flavonoid biosynthesis in fruit plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 5:534.

    Jepson C, Karppinen K, Daku RM, Sterenberg BT, Suh DY. 2014. Hypericum perforatum hydroxyalkylpyrone synthase involved in sporopollenin biosynthesis - Phylogeny, site-directed mutagenesis, and expression in nonanther tissues. FEBS Journal 281, 3855-3868.

    Karppinen K, Hirvelä E, Nevala T, Sipari N, Suokas M, Jaakola L. 2013. Changes in the abscisic acid levels and related gene expression during fruit development and ripening in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.). Phytochemistry 95, 127–134.

    Cocetta G, Karppinen K, Suokas M, Hohtola A, Häggman H, Spinardi A, Mignani I, Jaakola L. 2012. Ascorbic acid metabolism during bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit development. Journal of Plant Physiology 169, 1059–1065.

    Košuth J, Smelcerovic J, Borsch T, Zuehlke S, Karppinen K, Spiteller M, Hohtola A, Čellárová E. 2011. The hyp-1 gene is not limiting for hypericin biosynthesis in the genus Hypericum. Functional Plant Biology 38, 1–9.

    Karppinen K, Taulavuori E, Hohtola A. 2010. Optimization of protein extraction from Hypericum perforatum tissues and immunoblotting detection of Hyp-1 at different stages of leaf development. Molecular Biotechnology 46, 219–226.

    Karppinen K, Hokkanen J, Mattila S, Neubauer P, Hohtola A. 2008. Octaketide-producing type III polyketide synthase from Hypericum perforatum is expressed in dark glands accumulating hypericins. FEBS Journal 275, 4329–4342.

    Karppinen K, Hohtola, A. 2008. Molecular cloning and tissue-specific expression of two cDNAs encoding polyketide synthases from Hypericum perforatum. Journal of Plant Physiology 165, 1079–1086.

    Tillman-Sutela E, Kauppi A, Karppinen K, Tomback DF. 2008. Variant maturity in seed structures of Pinus albicaulis (Engelm.) and Pinus sibirica (Du Tour): key to a soil seed bank, unusual among conifers? Trees 22, 225–236.

    Karppinen K, Hokkanen J, Tolonen A, Mattila S, Hohtola A. 2007. Biosynthesis of hyperforin and adhyperforin from amino acid precursors in shoot cultures of Hypericum perforatum. Phytochemistry 68, 1038–1045.

    Karppinen K, György Z, Kauppinen M, Tolonen A, Jalonen J, Neubauer P, Hohtola A, Häggman H. 2006. In vitro propagation of Hypericum perforatum L. and accumulation of hypericins, pseudohypericins and phloroglucinols. Propagation of Ornamental Plants 6, 170–179.

    Karppinen K, Hohtola A, Tolonen A, Jalonen J, György Z, Neubauer P. 2006. Comparison of growth and secondary metabolite accumulation in cultures of compact callus aggregates and shoots of Hypericum perforatum L. in shake flasks and in a bubble column bioreactor. Acta Horticulturae 725, 605–612.

    Hohtola A, Jalonen J, Tolonen A, Jaakola L, Kämäräinen T, Pakonen M, Karppinen K, Laine K, Neubauer P, Myllykoski L, György Z, Rautio A, Pelkonen O. 2005. Natural product formation by plants; enhancement, analysis, processing and testing, In: Jalkanen A & Nygren P (eds.), Sustainable use of renewable natural resources: from principles to practices. Department of Forest Ecology Publications 34, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, 10 pages.

    Vuosku J, Jaakola L, Jokipii S, Karppinen K, Kämäräinen T, Pelkonen V-P, Jokela A, Sarjala T, Hohtola A, Häggman H. 2004. Does extraction of DNA and RNA by magnetic fishing work for diverse plant species? Molecular Biotechnology 27, 209–215.

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