Jelena Stojic

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To identify molecular markers of tumor hypoxia and potential therapeutic targets in glioblastoma (GBM), we investigated the hypoxia-related expression of osteopontin (OPN), carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9), erythropoietin (EPO), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) in vitro in human GBM(More)
Glioblastomas (GBM) are the most prevalent type of malignant primary brain tumor in adults. They may manifest de novo or develop from low-grade astrocytomas (LGA) or anaplastic astrocytomas. They are characterized by an aggressive local growth pattern and a marked degree of invasiveness, resulting in poor prognosis. Tumor progression is facilitated by an(More)
Transketolases link the Embden-Meyerhof pathway to the pentose phosphate pathway. An influence of p-Akt on this metabolism was described. This study was performed to compare the expression of transketolase-like 1 (TKTL1) and p-Akt in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and other astrocytic gliomas (AGs, grades II and III). We analyzed 15 GBMs, 15 AGs (grade II),(More)
BACKGROUND Gene expression studies related to cancer diagnosis and treatment are becoming more important. Housekeeping genes that are absolutely reliable are essential for these studies to normalize gene expression. An incorrect choice of housekeeping genes leads to interpretation errors of experimental results including evaluation and quantification of(More)
PURPOSE Membrane protein, palmitoylated (MPP)-4 is a novel retina-specific member of the p55-like subfamily of membrane-associated guanylate kinases (MAGUKs). MAGUKs are known to act as scaffolding molecules for multiprotein complexes at specialized regions of the plasma membrane. The goal of this study was to characterize the MPP4 protein and to determine(More)
Retina and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells are of neuroectodermal origin with highly specialized functions in light perception. Identification and characterization of genes differentially expressed in these cells will greatly aid our understanding of their functional roles in retinal biology. As a source enriched for gene transcripts from the(More)
BACKGROUND The ABCC5 gene encodes an organic anion pump of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter family, subclass C. The exact physiological function of ABCC5 however is not known. Here, we have isolated three novel ABCC5 splice variants and characterized their role in the regulation of ABCC5 gene expression. RESULTS Two additional exons within(More)
In order to investigate the impact of signalling proteins on the phenotype and malignant behavior of glioblastoma cells, we optimized the transfection procedure of human glioblastoma cell lines U251, U373, GaMG and of primary cells obtained from a patient's tumor using nucleofection technology in conjunction with plasmid pmaxGFP. We describe the(More)
OBJECTIVES To review clinical and radiological characteristics of a patients with bronchial carcinoid. METHODS In this retrospective study, we reviewed the clinical, pathological and imaging findings in 42 patients diagnosed with bronchial carcinoid during the seven years period. RESULTS There were 23 women and 19 men, with a mean age of 47 years (range(More)
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