Javorina Milošević

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The efficient generation of specific brain cells in vitro may serve as a source of cells for brain repair in several devastating neurological diseases. Production of dopaminergic neurons from precursor cells for transplantation in Parkinson's disease has become a major research goal. We found that murine mesencephalic neurospheres were viable and(More)
Global gene expression profiling was performed using RNA from adult human hippocampus-derived neuroprogenitor cells (NPCs) and multipotent frontal cortical fetal NPCs compared with adult human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) as a multipotent adult stem cell control, and adult human hippocampal tissue, to define a gene expression pattern that is specific for(More)
Oxygen tension is critical for proliferation of human and murine midbrain-derived neural precursor cells (mNPCs). Here, we conditionally inactivated the hypoxia-responsive transcription factor hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) in murine NPCs to determine its role in proliferation, survival, and dopaminergic differentiation in vitro as well as(More)
Human neural progenitor cells (hNPCs) are a promising source to treat various neurodegenerative diseases. Potential applications are to use such cells for reprogramming to induce pluripotent stem cells or for secretion of proteins into the brain. These applications usually involve expression of heterologously expressed genes which is difficult to achieve in(More)
We have shown successful in vitro expansion of rodent and human neural precursor cells (NPC) derived from fetal midbrain and forebrain. Here, we show that mouse neural precursor cells growing in neurospheres proliferate, but also undergo spontaneous apoptosis in vitro. On average, 30.7 +/- 3.4% cells of midbrain-derived neural precursors and 32.1 +/- 2.5%(More)
In spite of tremendous effort for improvedtherapy, lung cancer remains the leadingcause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.In the present study, we used the novelpurine ribunocleoside sulfinosine andevaluated its antiproliferative andapoptotic outcome on the non-small celllung carcinoma cell line (NSCLC) and thesmall cell lung carcinoma cell line(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) plays an important role in neural progenitor cell (NPC) propagation and dopaminergic differentiation. In the presence of oxygen and iron, hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) is rapidly degraded via the prolyl hydroxylase (PHD)/VHL pathway. In addition to hypoxia, various non-hypoxic stimuli can stabilize HIF-1α in(More)
Fetal human neural precursor cells (NPCs) are unique with respect to their capacity to proliferate and to preserve their potential to differentiate into neurons and glia. Human mesencephalic neural precursor cells (hmNPCs) provide a source for dopaminergic neurons. Preclinical and clinical research will benefit from reliable in vivo tracking of transplanted(More)
Extensive data reporting the neurogenerative, neuroprotective and neuroregenerative potential of erythropoietin (EPO), mainly on RNA level, can be found in the literature. However, there is still a poor knowledge on the response of neuronal progenitor cells (NPC) upon stimulation with EPO in terms of the protein species involved. Herein, the effect of EPO(More)
Nucleotides play an important role in brain development and may exert their action via ligand-gated cationic channels or G protein-coupled receptors. Patch-clamp measurements indicated that in contrast to AMPA, ATP did not induce membrane currents in human midbrain derived neuronal progenitor cells (hmNPCs). Various nucleotide agonists(More)