Marko Klobučar

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We report here on the synthesis and in vitro anti-tumor effects of a series of novel 1,2,4-triazole (compounds 3-6), 4,5-dicyanoimidazole (compound 7), and purine (compounds 8-13) coumarin derivatives and their acyclic nucleoside analogues 14-18. Structures of novel compounds 3-18 were deduced from their (1)H- and (13)C-NMR and corresponding mass spectra.(More)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by irreversible damage of photoreceptors in the central posterior part of the retina, called the macula and is the most common cause of vision loss in those aged over 50. A growing body of evidence shows that cumulative long-term exposure to UV radiation may be harmful to the retina and possibly leads(More)
Aim: Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria which can induce renal injury in some patients. Since standard biomarkers of kidney injury lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity, there is an unmet need for novel biomarkers that would enable early detection of renal injury and timely cessation or modification(More)
AIMS Expression of polySia is associated with metastatic dissemination and progression of various malignant diseases. In particular, it may contribute to tumorigenesis by a negative modulatory effect on cellular signaling cascades responsible for cellular migration, differentiation and proliferation. In this study, we investigated the expression of polySia(More)
Laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is the most common form of malignant disease in the head and neck region characterized by frequent occurrence of metastases in the neck lymph nodes early in the disease onset. In the presented study, we performed quantitative proteomic profiling of patient-matched primary tumor and adjacent non-tumorous tissues(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally. Although 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is used as the first choice treatment for advanced HCC, it exerts poor efficacy and is associated with acquired and intrinsic resistance. Sphingosine kinases (Sphk) 1 and 2 play tumour-promoting roles in different cancer types(More)
A series of novel N-acyclic uracil analogs with linear, branched, aromatic, and cyclopropyl-alkynyl as well as heteroaryl moieties at C-5 were prepared using palladium catalyzed Sonogashira and Stille cross-coupling and evaluated against malignant tumor cell lines. C-5-Furan-2-yl uracil derivative 6 was shown to be more potent against MCF-7 than the(More)
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