Marta Popović

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The aim of our study was the initial characterization of Organic anion transporting polypeptides (SLCO gene superfamily) in zebrafish (Danio rerio) as an important model species in biomedical and ecotoxicological research, using phylogenetic analysis, membrane topology prediction and tissue expression profiling. The phylogenetic tree of Oatp superfamily in(More)
Biologically active glycolipoprotein complex (G-90) isolated from whole earthworm tissue extract shows anticoagulative and fibrinolytic activities. We isolated two tyrosine like serine peptidases with molecular masses of 34 kDa (P I) and 23 kDa (P II), respectively. P I peptidase is autocatalytically degraded to P II. Both peptidases exhibit fibrinolytic(More)
The antioxidant activity of organic extracts of eight fungal species, Ganoderma lucidum, Ganoderma applanatum, Meripilus giganteus, Laetiporus sulphureus, Flammulina velutipes, Coriolus versicolor, Pleurotus ostreatus and Panus tigrinus, was evaluated for free radical (DPPH· and OH·) scavenging capacity and an effect on lipid peroxidation, and the(More)
The organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP/Oatp) superfamily includes a group of polyspecific transporters that mediate transport of large amphipathic, mostly anionic molecules across cell membranes of eukaryotes. OATPs/Oatps are involved in the disposition and elimination of numerous physiological and foreign compounds. However, in non-mammalian(More)
In this study we examined gene expression of a series of ABC efflux transporters in various rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) tissues. Based on their reported toxicological relevance, we have used quantitative real time PCR SYBR green quantification methodology, with combination of absolute and relative approach, to quantify RNA expression of eight ABC(More)
Growth factors are biologically-active mediators that bind to specific receptors on target cells and regulate genes involved in cell growth, wound healing and regeneration. In the case of wound healing, a proper wound dressing is needed to cover the wound area, protect the damaged tissue, and if possible to activate cell proliferation and stimulate the(More)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1) is an important part of the multixenobiotic resistance (MXR) defense system in aquatic organisms. The main goal of this study was identification of P-gp inhibitors in contaminated sediments using the effect-directed analysis (EDA) approach. The samples were collected from the Gorjak creek (Zagreb, Croatia), a recipient of(More)
SLC22 protein family is a member of the SLC (Solute carriers) superfamily of polyspecific membrane transporters responsible for uptake of a wide range of organic anions and cations, including numerous endo- and xenobiotics. Due to the lack of knowledge on zebrafish Slc22 family, we performed initial characterization of these transporters using a detailed(More)
Antioxidants protect DNA, proteins and lipids in the body from damage. These types of damages are a major contributor to aging and to degenerative diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune-system decline, brain dysfunction and cataracts. The effect of glycolipoprotein extract of Eisenia foetida (G-90) as an antioxidant was investigated in(More)
Glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs) are one of the key enzymes that mediate phase II of cellular detoxification. The aim of our study was a comprehensive characterization of GSTs in zebrafish (Danio rerio) as an important vertebrate model species frequently used in environmental research. A detailed phylogenetic analysis of GST superfamily revealed 27(More)