Ana Mužinić

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A recent genome-wide association study identified hepatocyte nuclear factor 1-α (HNF1A) as a key regulator of fucosylation. We hypothesized that loss-of-function HNF1A mutations causal for maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) would display altered fucosylation of N-linked glycans on plasma proteins and that glycan biomarkers could improve the(More)
Glycosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG) influences IgG effector function by modulating binding to Fc receptors. To identify genetic loci associated with IgG glycosylation, we quantitated N-linked IgG glycans using two approaches. After isolating IgG from human plasma, we performed 77 quantitative measurements of N-glycosylation using ultra-performance(More)
Protein glycosylation is a ubiquitous modification that affects the structure and function of proteins. Our recent genome wide association study identified transcription factor HNF1A as an important regulator of plasma protein glycosylation. To evaluate the potential impact of epigenetic regulation of HNF1A on protein glycosylation we analyzed CpG(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma glycan analysis using high throughput HPLC-based 96 well platform became a standard procedure for analyzing a large pool of samples for studies comprising thousands of observed individuals. An analytical method which is used to obtain such a huge amount of data should be well characterized and all potentially critical steps should be(More)
Glycosylation is highly variable depending on many environmental factors. Using our fully quantitative high-throughput normal phase hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography platform we have identified glycosylation changes associated with medication in the plasma N-glycome from three different population cohorts: ORCADES from the Orkney Islands in(More)
BACKGROUND Epigenetic changes play a role in all major events during tumorigenesis and changes in glycan structures are hallmarks of virtually every cancer. Also, proper N-glycosylation of membrane receptors is important in cell to cell and cell-environment communication. To study how modulation of epigenetic information can affect N-glycan expression we(More)
Despite the importance of protein glycosylation in all physiological and pathological processes and their potential as diagnostic markers and drug targets, the glycome of children is still unexplored. We analyzed N-linked plasma and IgG glycomes in 170 children and adolescents between 6 and 18 years of age. The results showed large biological variability at(More)
OBJECTIVE Analysis of the plasma N-glycome in endometriosis patients compared with controls. STUDY DESIGN In a case-control study, blood samples were collected from patients who underwent either diagnostic or operative laparoscopy between 2008 and 2011 in the Semmelweis University, Budapest, I. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From these(More)
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