Spomenka Kovač

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The genomes of most economically important microbial cells are already sequenced and proteomic technologies can be applied during various process development steps, starting with the selection and optimization of the functions of the industrial strains, application of the knowledge of cell function in response to the changes of production parameters,(More)
Different structural and functional changes take place during leaf development. Since some of them are highly connected to oxidative metabolism, regulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) abundance is required. Most of the reactive oxygen species ROS in plant cells are produced in chloroplasts as a result of highly energetic reactions of photosynthesis.(More)
Membrane proteins, especially plasma membrane proteins, form one of the most interesting classes of proteins among disease biomarker candidates. Because of their localization on the surface of cells and organelles, membrane proteins also represent potential drug targets. In this review, developments in the characterization of membrane proteins and their(More)
Aristolochic acids (AAs) present in Aristolochia plants are substances responsible for Chinese herbs nephropathy. Recently, strong indications have also been presented, which dietary poisoning with AA is responsible for endemic (Balkan) nephropathy (EN), an enigmatic renal disease that affects rural population living in some countries in Southeastern(More)
A series of novel pyridinium oximes was prepared by reactions of quaternization of pyridoxal oxime with substituted phenacyl bromides in acetone at room temperature. The structures of compounds were determined according to the data obtained by IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, (1)H and (13)C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as well as by elemental(More)
GC and MS were used for the analysis of Croatian Centaurium erythraea Rafn essential oil (obtained by hydrodistillation) and headspace (applying headspace solid-phase microextraction). The headspace contained numerous monoterpene hydrocarbons (the major ones were terpinene-4-ol, methone, p-cymene, γ-terpinene and limonene). Oxygenated monoterpenes were(More)
Proteomic methods were used to identify the levels of impurities in three commercial plasma-derived clotting factor VIII-von Willebrand factor (FVIII/VWF) concentrates. In all three concentrates, significant amounts of other plasma proteins were found. In Octanate and Haemoctin, two concentrates developed in the 1990s, the major impurities identified were(More)
An overview is given on the application of proteomic technology in the monitoring of different steps during the production of therapeutic proteins from human plasma. Recent advances in this technology enable the use of proteomics as an advantageous tool for the validation of already existing processes, the development and fine tuning of new production(More)
The use of proteomics technology during the development of a new process for plasma protein separation was demonstrated. In a two-step process, the two most abundant proteins, HSA and IgG, were removed in a first step of anion-exchange chromatography using a gel with very high capacity. Subsequently, two fractions containing medium and low abundance(More)
The application of proteomics technology in purification of proteins from human plasma and for characterization of plasma-derived therapeutics has been recently discussed. However, until now, the impact of this technology on the plasma protein fractionation and analysis of the final product has not been realized. In the present work, we demonstrate the use(More)