Jelena Stojic

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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