Sanja Kapitanovic

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Cytokines produced in the tumour microenvironment have an important role in cancer pathogenesis. Altered cytokine expression may result in increased susceptibility to and/or poor prognosis in certain cancers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the influence of interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-10 on sporadic colon cancer development and(More)
Rb1 plays an important role in cell cycle progression and therefore may be involved in malignant transformation of colonic cells. The aim of our research was to define the potential role of Rb1 as a prognostic biomarker in tumorigenesis of sporadic colorectal cancer, and to examine the role of miR-106a in Rb1 regulation as it functionally binds to 3'UTR of(More)
We examined 36 cases of human sporadic colon carcinoma and corresponding normal tissue samples to evaluate loss of heterozygosity at the APC and DCC tumor suppressor genes loci using restriction fragment length polymorphism polymerase chain reaction and variable nucleotide tandem repeat analysis. Observed informativity was 83% for APC and 75% for DCC. DNA(More)
The aims of this study were to assess the expression of protein products of c-myc, erbB-2, p53 and nm23-H1 gene in benign and malignant breast lesions, to estimate their possible coexpression and to correlate the results of immunohistochemical analysis with various clinicopathologic parameters. The method used was the immunohistochemical detection of the(More)
Altered energy metabolism is a cancer hallmark as malignant cells tailor their metabolic pathways to meet their energy requirements. Glucose and glutamine are the major nutrients that fuel cellular metabolism, and the pathways utilizing these nutrients are often altered in cancer. Here, we show that the long ncRNA CCAT2, located at the 8q24 amplicon on(More)
Natural silicate materials, including zeolite clinoptilolite, have been shown to exhibit diverse biological activities and have been used successfully as a vaccine adjuvant and for the treatment of diarrhea. We report a novel use of finely ground clinoptilolite as a potential adjuvant in anticancer therapy. Clinoptilolite treatment of mice and dogs(More)
Polymorphisms in genes involved in the complex mechanisms of carcinogenesis may affect the susceptibility to cancer. The multifunctional cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha) has an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory, autoimmune and malignant diseases. It has a large spectrum of activities, including both antitumorigenic and(More)
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has been implicated in tumorigenesis; however, its role is still far from being clearly defined. Regulation of IL-6 expression is highly complex, and additional complexity is introduced by single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the IL-6 gene. These single-nucleotide polymorphisms might influence mRNA transcription, which might in turn(More)
Altered folate levels may play an important role in colon carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of polymorphisms in key folate-metabolizing genes with susceptibility to sporadic colon cancer. Six common polymorphisms (two in MTHFR and one each in MTR, MTRR, RFC1, and DHFR genes) were genotyped in 300 healthy subjects and(More)
In human larynx carcinoma cells, resistance to carboplatin (CBDCA) was induced by continuous five-day exposure of parental lines to the increasing CBDCA concentrations in culture medium, reaching the clinical level of 9.23 micrograms/ml. Three clones were selected and characterized: CBP-3, CBP-6 and CBP-7, CBP-3 clone was 2.0-fold, CBP-6 2.1-fold, and CBP-7(More)