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Dr. Kadri Haller-Kikkatalo

Research fellow in the field of reproductive immunology at
1) Competence Centre on Reproductive Medicine and Biology, Tartu, Estonia
2) Chair of Immunology, Department of Biomedicine, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia
3) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Email: kadri.haller-kikkatalo@ut.ee


2007 PhD studies at the Department of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia

2000 Undergraduate studies at the Department of Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia

Publications (selected)

  1. Haller-Kikkatalo, K.Salumets, A. Uibo, R. (2012). Review on autoimmune reactions in female infertility: antibodies to follicle stimulating hormone. Clin Dev Immunol, Article nr 762541, nr 762541
  2. Haller-Kikkatalo, Kadri Sarapik, Aili Faure, Gilbert Béné, Marie-Christine Massin, Frederic Salumets, Andres Uibo, Raivo (2012). Serum sTREM-1 (soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1) associates negatively with embryo quality in infertility patients. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 68(1), 68-74.
  3. Sarapik, A. Velthut, A. Haller-Kikkatalo, K. Faure, GC. Béné, MC. Massin, F. Uibo, R.; Salumets, A. (2012). Follicular Proinflammatory Cytokines and Chemokines as Markers of IVF Success. Clin Dev Immunol, Article ID 606459, Article ID 606459.
  4. Lamp, M Peters, M Reinmaa, E Haller-Kikkatalo, K Kaart, T Kadastik, U Karro, H Metspalu, A Salumets, A. (2011). Polymorphisms in ESR1, ESR2 and HSD17B1 genes are associated with fertility status in endometriosis. Gynecological Endocrinology, 27(6), 425 - 433.
  5. Sarapik, A Velthut, A Haller-Kikkatalo, K Faure, GC; Béné, MC; de Carvalho Bittencourt, M Massin, F; Uibo, R; Salumets, A. (2011). Follicular Proinflammatory Cytokines and Chemokines as Markers of IVF Success. Clinical and Developmental Immunology, 2012, x - x.
  6. Laisk, T. Haller-Kikkatalo, K. Laanpere, M. Jakovlev, Ü. Peters, M Karro, H.;Salumets, A. (2010). Androgen receptor epigenetic variations influence early follicular phase gonadotropin levels. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 89(12), 1557 - 1563.
  7. Laisk, T Peters, M Saare, M Haller-Kikkatalo, K Karro, H Salumets, A. (2010). Association of CCR5, TLR2, TLR4 and MBL genetic variations with genital tract infections and tubal factor infertility. Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 87(1), 74 - 81.
  8. Lend, AK Belousova, A; Haller-Kikkatalo, K; Punab, M Poolamets, O Peters  Salumets, A. (2010). Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor gene haplotypes and male infertility in estonian population and meta-analysis. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, 56(1), 84 - 90.
  9. Peters, M. Saare, M. Kaart, T. Haller-Kikkatalo, K. Lend, A. K. Punab, M. Metspalu, A. Salumets, A. (2010). Analysis of polymorphisms in the SRD5A2 gene and semen parameters in Estonian men. Journal of Andrology, 31(4), 372 - 378.
  10. Sarapik, A. Haller-Kikkatalo, K. Utt, M. Teesalu, K. Salumets, A. Uibo, R. (2010). Serum anti-endometrial antibodies in infertile women- potential risk factor for implantation failure. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 63(5), 349 - 357.
  11. Altmäe, S Haller, K. Peters, M. Saare, M. Hovatta, O. Stavreus-Evers, A. Velthut, A.; Karro, H.; Metspalu, A.; Salumets, (2009). Aromatase gene (CYP19A1) variants, female infertility and ovarian stimulation outcome: a preliminary report. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 18(5), 651 -657.
  12. Douroudis, K.Prans, E. Haller, K. Nemvalts, V. Rajasalu, T. Tillmann, V. Kisand, K. Uibo, R. (2008). Protein tyrosine phosphatase non-receptor type 22 gene variants at position 1858 are associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Estonian population. Tissue Antigens, 72(5), 425 - 430.
  13. Haller, K. Salumets, A. Uibo, R. (2008). Anti-FSH antibodies associate with poor outcome of ovarian stimulation in IVF. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 16(3), 350 - 355.
  14. Haller, K. Sikut, A.;Karro, H. Uibo, R.Salumets, A. (2008). Circulating anti-follicle-stimulating hormone immunoglobulin A in women: a sperm-prone reaction of mucosal tolerance? Fertility and Sterility, 90(4), 1253 - 1255.
  15. Haller-Kikkatalo, K. Peters, M. Kisand, K. Sõritsa, A. Reimand, T.Salumets, A. (2008). Incontinentia Pigmenti in a Female Conceived by In Vitro Fertilization. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 146A, 3092 - 3094.
  16. Saare, M. Belousova, A. Punab, M.Peters, M. Haller, K. Ausmees, K. Poolamets, O Karro, H. Metspalu, A. Salumets, A. (2008). Androgen receptor gene haplotype is associated with male infertility. International Journal of Andrology, 31(4), 395 - 402.
  17. Altmäe, S. Haller, K. Peters, M. Hovatta, O. Stavreus-Evers, A. Karro, H. Metspalu, A. Salumets, A. (2007). AllelicEstrogen Receptor 1 (ESR1) Gene Variants Predict the Outcome of Ovarian Stimulation in In Vitro Fertilization. Molecular Human Reproduction, 13(7-8), 521 - 526.
  18. Haller, K. Kisand, K. Pisarev, H. Salur, L, Laisk, T. Nemvalts, V. Uibo, R. (2007). Insulin gene VNTR, CTLA-4 +49A/G and HLA-DQB1 alleles distinguish latent autoimmune diabetes in adults from type 1 diabetes and from type 2 diabetes group. Tissue Antigens, 69(2), 121 - 127.
  19. Haller, K. Laisk, T. Peters, M. Talving, E. Karits, P. Karro, H. Uibo, R. Salumets, A. (2007). VNTR I/I genotype of insulin gene is associated with the increase of follicle number independent from polycystic ovary syndrome. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 86(6), 726 -732.
  20. Haller, K. Salumets, A. Grigorova, M. Talja, I. Salur, L. Béné, M.C. Laan, M. Uibo, R. (2007). Putative predictors of antibodies against follicle-stimulating hormone in female infertility: a study based on in vitro fertilization patients. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 57(3), 193 - 200.
  21. Merisalu, A. Punab, M. Altmae, S Haller, K. Tiido, T. Peters, M. Salumets, A. (2007). The contribution of genetic variations of aryl hydrocarbon receptor pathway genes to male factor infertility. Fertility and Sterility, 88(4), 854 - 859. Rajasalu, T. Haller, K. Salur, L. Kisand, K. Tillmann, V. Schlosser, M. Uibo, R. (2007).
  22. Insulin VNTR I/III genotype is associated with autoantibodies against glutamic acid decarboxylase in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, 23(7), 567 -571.
  23. Haller, K. Sarapik, A. Talja, I. Salumets, A. Uibo, R. (2006). Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation changes the prevalence of serum autoantibodies in vitro fertilization patients. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 56(5-6), 364 - 370.
  24. Haller, K.Mathieu, C. Rull, K. Matt, K. Bene, MC. Uibo, R. (2005). IgG, IgA and IgM antibodies against FSH: Serological markers of pathogenic autoimmunity or of normal immunoregulation? American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 54(5), 262 - 269.
  25. Haller, K. Kisand, K. Nemvalts, V. Laine, AP. Ilonen, J. Uibo, R. (2004). Type 1 diabetes is insulin-2221 MspI and CTLA-4+49 A/G polymorphism dependent. European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 34(8), 543 - 548.

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