Minić, Rajna

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Allergens, antibodies, enzymes and small physiologically important molecules: design, structure, function and relevance Improvement and development of hygienic and technological procedures in production of animal originating foodstuffs with the aim of producing high-quality and safe products competetive on the global market
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200177 (Immunology Research Centre 'Branislav Janković' Torlak, Belgrade) Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200015 (University of Belgrade, Institute for Medical Research)
Immune system plasticity during aging: Immunomodulatory capacity of oestrogens Develooment and utilization of novel and traditional technologies in production of competitive food products with added valued for national and global market - CREATING WEALTH FROM THE WEALTH OF SERBIA
Ispitivanje strukture i funkcije biološki važnih makromolekula u fiziološkim i patološkim stanjima Molekularna genetika naslednih neurodegenerativnih i psihijatrijskih oboljenja
41021 Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200168 (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Chemistry)
Lallemand Health Solutions, Montreal, Canada Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Grant 451-03-9/2021-14
Charles University Project Progress Q25 Globvac program of the Research Council of Norway [196363, 234502]
Clinical-epidemiological research of diseases of public health importance in Serbia Interactive role of dyslipidemia, oxidative stress and inflammation in atherosclerosis and other diseases: genetic and biochemical markers
Antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens in Serbia: phenotypic and genotypic characterization The effects of homocysteine and homocysteine-related compounds on cardiovascular system: role of gaseous transmitters No, H2S and CO
Clinical and epidemiological study of adverse events in hospital patients The pathogenetic mechanism in hematological malignancies
Molecular determinants of innate immunity in autoimmunity and tumorogenesis Research on molecular-genetic, pathohistological and biochemical characteristics of neuromuscular disorders
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, Grant no. 451-03-68/2020-14/200026 (University of Belgrade, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy - IChTM) Biomarkers in neurodegenerative and malignant processes
Preclinical investigation of bioactive substances Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia 41021.
Norwegian University of Life Sciences The study was supported by the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Kragujevac, Serbia (JP 06-12).

Author's Bibliography

Erythrocyte fatty acid aberrations in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Correlation with disease duration

Minić, Rajna; Arsić, Aleksandra; Kojadinović, Milica; Palibrk, Aleksa; Đorđević, Brižita; Stević, Zorica

(Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije, 2023)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Arsić, Aleksandra
AU  - Kojadinović, Milica
AU  - Palibrk, Aleksa
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
AU  - Stević, Zorica
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/842
AB  - Background: Recent literature data highlights metabolic changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To explore possible early metabolic changes, we aimed to analyse the fatty acids (FA) composition of erythrocytes in newly diagnosed als patients and to see whether fatty acid levels correlate with the ALSFRS-R score or disease duration. Methods: The severity of motor function involvement was assessed by the ALSFRS-R scale at the initial evaluation. The fatty acid profile of erythrocyte membranes was analysed by gas-liquid chromatography. The study comprised 26 clinically diagnosed als patients, with mean ALSFRS-R 38±8. The control group included 26 healthy volunteers. Results: Significantly higher levels of palmitic acid and total saturated FAs were detected in als patients. In als patients, total monounsaturated FA, palmitoleic, vaccenic, and oleic acid were also significantly increased. The levels of eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, total polyunsaturated FA (PUFA) and n-6 PUFA were significantly lower in als patients. Additionally, a-linolenic acid, the precursor of the n-3 PUFA family, was not detected in als patients. We found no significant correlation between the ALSFRS-R score and the abundance of individual FAs analysed. A moderate negative correlation was found between disease duration and DHA level, and a positive correlation was detected with MUFA. Conclusion: Experimental evidence presented may contribute to shaping a beneficial nutritional intervention.
PB  - Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije
T2  - Journal of Medical Biochemistry
T2  - Journal of Medical Biochemistry
T1  - Erythrocyte fatty acid aberrations in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Correlation with disease duration
EP  - 629
IS  - 4
SP  - 621
VL  - 42
DO  - 10.5937/jomb0-40387
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Minić, Rajna and Arsić, Aleksandra and Kojadinović, Milica and Palibrk, Aleksa and Đorđević, Brižita and Stević, Zorica",
year = "2023",
abstract = "Background: Recent literature data highlights metabolic changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). To explore possible early metabolic changes, we aimed to analyse the fatty acids (FA) composition of erythrocytes in newly diagnosed als patients and to see whether fatty acid levels correlate with the ALSFRS-R score or disease duration. Methods: The severity of motor function involvement was assessed by the ALSFRS-R scale at the initial evaluation. The fatty acid profile of erythrocyte membranes was analysed by gas-liquid chromatography. The study comprised 26 clinically diagnosed als patients, with mean ALSFRS-R 38±8. The control group included 26 healthy volunteers. Results: Significantly higher levels of palmitic acid and total saturated FAs were detected in als patients. In als patients, total monounsaturated FA, palmitoleic, vaccenic, and oleic acid were also significantly increased. The levels of eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, total polyunsaturated FA (PUFA) and n-6 PUFA were significantly lower in als patients. Additionally, a-linolenic acid, the precursor of the n-3 PUFA family, was not detected in als patients. We found no significant correlation between the ALSFRS-R score and the abundance of individual FAs analysed. A moderate negative correlation was found between disease duration and DHA level, and a positive correlation was detected with MUFA. Conclusion: Experimental evidence presented may contribute to shaping a beneficial nutritional intervention.",
publisher = "Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije",
journal = "Journal of Medical Biochemistry, Journal of Medical Biochemistry",
title = "Erythrocyte fatty acid aberrations in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Correlation with disease duration",
pages = "629-621",
number = "4",
volume = "42",
doi = "10.5937/jomb0-40387"
}
Minić, R., Arsić, A., Kojadinović, M., Palibrk, A., Đorđević, B.,& Stević, Z.. (2023). Erythrocyte fatty acid aberrations in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Correlation with disease duration. in Journal of Medical Biochemistry
Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije., 42(4), 621-629.
https://doi.org/10.5937/jomb0-40387
Minić R, Arsić A, Kojadinović M, Palibrk A, Đorđević B, Stević Z. Erythrocyte fatty acid aberrations in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Correlation with disease duration. in Journal of Medical Biochemistry. 2023;42(4):621-629.
doi:10.5937/jomb0-40387 .
Minić, Rajna, Arsić, Aleksandra, Kojadinović, Milica, Palibrk, Aleksa, Đorđević, Brižita, Stević, Zorica, "Erythrocyte fatty acid aberrations in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Correlation with disease duration" in Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 42, no. 4 (2023):621-629,
https://doi.org/10.5937/jomb0-40387 . .

Dynamic light scattering analysis of immune complexes in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients

Đukić, Tamara; Drvenica, Ivana; Kovačić, Marijana; Minić, Rajna; Vučetić, Dušan; Majerič, Dragana; Šefik-Bukilica, Mirjana; Savić, Olivera; Bugarski, Branko; Ilić, Vesna

(Elsevier, 2023)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Đukić, Tamara
AU  - Drvenica, Ivana
AU  - Kovačić, Marijana
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Vučetić, Dušan
AU  - Majerič, Dragana
AU  - Šefik-Bukilica, Mirjana
AU  - Savić, Olivera
AU  - Bugarski, Branko
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/778
AB  - The size of circulating immune complexes (CICs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could be an emerging criterion in disease diagnosis. This study analyzed size and electrokinetic potential of CICs from RA patients, healthy young adults, and RA patients age-matched controls aiming to establish their unique CIC features. Pooled CIC of 30 RA patients, 30 young adults, and 30 RA group's age-matched controls (middle-aged and oldеr healthy adults), and in vitro IgG aggregates from pooled sera of 300 healthy volunteers were tested using dynamic light scattering (DLS). Size distribution of CIC in healthy young adults exhibited high polydispersity. RA CIC patients and their age-matched control showed distinctly narrower size distributions compared with young adults. In these groups, particles clustered around two well-defined peaks. Particles of peak 1 were 36.1 ± 6.8 nm in RA age-matched control, and 30.8 ± 4.2 nm in RA patients. Particles of peak 2 of the RA age-matched control's CIC was 251.7 ± 41.2 nm, while RA CIC contained larger particles (359.9 ± 50.5 nm). The lower zeta potential of RA CIC, compared to control, indicated a disease-related decrease in colloidal stability. DLS identified RA-specific, but also age-specific distribution of CIC size and opened possibility of becoming a method for CIC size analysis in IC-mediated diseases.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Analytical Biochemistry
T2  - Analytical BiochemistryAnalytical Biochemistry
T1  - Dynamic light scattering analysis of immune complexes in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients
SP  - 115194
VL  - 674
DO  - 10.1016/j.ab.2023.115194
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Đukić, Tamara and Drvenica, Ivana and Kovačić, Marijana and Minić, Rajna and Vučetić, Dušan and Majerič, Dragana and Šefik-Bukilica, Mirjana and Savić, Olivera and Bugarski, Branko and Ilić, Vesna",
year = "2023",
abstract = "The size of circulating immune complexes (CICs) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) could be an emerging criterion in disease diagnosis. This study analyzed size and electrokinetic potential of CICs from RA patients, healthy young adults, and RA patients age-matched controls aiming to establish their unique CIC features. Pooled CIC of 30 RA patients, 30 young adults, and 30 RA group's age-matched controls (middle-aged and oldеr healthy adults), and in vitro IgG aggregates from pooled sera of 300 healthy volunteers were tested using dynamic light scattering (DLS). Size distribution of CIC in healthy young adults exhibited high polydispersity. RA CIC patients and their age-matched control showed distinctly narrower size distributions compared with young adults. In these groups, particles clustered around two well-defined peaks. Particles of peak 1 were 36.1 ± 6.8 nm in RA age-matched control, and 30.8 ± 4.2 nm in RA patients. Particles of peak 2 of the RA age-matched control's CIC was 251.7 ± 41.2 nm, while RA CIC contained larger particles (359.9 ± 50.5 nm). The lower zeta potential of RA CIC, compared to control, indicated a disease-related decrease in colloidal stability. DLS identified RA-specific, but also age-specific distribution of CIC size and opened possibility of becoming a method for CIC size analysis in IC-mediated diseases.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Analytical Biochemistry, Analytical BiochemistryAnalytical Biochemistry",
title = "Dynamic light scattering analysis of immune complexes in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients",
pages = "115194",
volume = "674",
doi = "10.1016/j.ab.2023.115194"
}
Đukić, T., Drvenica, I., Kovačić, M., Minić, R., Vučetić, D., Majerič, D., Šefik-Bukilica, M., Savić, O., Bugarski, B.,& Ilić, V.. (2023). Dynamic light scattering analysis of immune complexes in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients. in Analytical Biochemistry
Elsevier., 674, 115194.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2023.115194
Đukić T, Drvenica I, Kovačić M, Minić R, Vučetić D, Majerič D, Šefik-Bukilica M, Savić O, Bugarski B, Ilić V. Dynamic light scattering analysis of immune complexes in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients. in Analytical Biochemistry. 2023;674:115194.
doi:10.1016/j.ab.2023.115194 .
Đukić, Tamara, Drvenica, Ivana, Kovačić, Marijana, Minić, Rajna, Vučetić, Dušan, Majerič, Dragana, Šefik-Bukilica, Mirjana, Savić, Olivera, Bugarski, Branko, Ilić, Vesna, "Dynamic light scattering analysis of immune complexes in sera of rheumatoid arthritis patients" in Analytical Biochemistry, 674 (2023):115194,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2023.115194 . .

Fatty acid profiling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Minić, Rajna; Stević, Zorica; Arsić, Aleksandra.

(Elsevier, 2023)

TY  - CHAP
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Stević, Zorica
AU  - Arsić, Aleksandra.
PY  - 2023
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/656
AB  - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, affecting motor neurons, which is characterized by the progressive loss of motor function. Sufficient evidence has been gathered, either in the form of experimental results from animal disease models or from the assessment of affected human subjects, which implicates metabolic changes in the course of ALS. Hypermetabolism, abnormal glucose tolerance and dyslipidaemia were reported to have high incidence in ALS patients. In fact, according to published studies, BMI is significantly and inversely associated with ALS progression. Here, we discuss basic principles of fatty acid metabolism, composition and the existing knowledge of metabolic and fatty acid composition changes in ALS patients. Literature data suggest that ALS patients have unfavorable changes in the fatty acid profile, especially because of the low level of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Nutritional interventions and supplementation with various foods or food supplements are currently not showing conclusive results, implying there is more to learn about potential ways to modify this illness.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Diet and Nutrition in Neurological Disorders
T1  - Fatty acid profiling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
EP  - 172
SP  - 155
DO  - 10.1016/B978-0-323-89834-8.00023-4
ER  - 
@inbook{
author = "Minić, Rajna and Stević, Zorica and Arsić, Aleksandra.",
year = "2023",
abstract = "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, affecting motor neurons, which is characterized by the progressive loss of motor function. Sufficient evidence has been gathered, either in the form of experimental results from animal disease models or from the assessment of affected human subjects, which implicates metabolic changes in the course of ALS. Hypermetabolism, abnormal glucose tolerance and dyslipidaemia were reported to have high incidence in ALS patients. In fact, according to published studies, BMI is significantly and inversely associated with ALS progression. Here, we discuss basic principles of fatty acid metabolism, composition and the existing knowledge of metabolic and fatty acid composition changes in ALS patients. Literature data suggest that ALS patients have unfavorable changes in the fatty acid profile, especially because of the low level of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Nutritional interventions and supplementation with various foods or food supplements are currently not showing conclusive results, implying there is more to learn about potential ways to modify this illness.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Diet and Nutrition in Neurological Disorders",
booktitle = "Fatty acid profiling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis",
pages = "172-155",
doi = "10.1016/B978-0-323-89834-8.00023-4"
}
Minić, R., Stević, Z.,& Arsić, Aleksandra.. (2023). Fatty acid profiling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. in Diet and Nutrition in Neurological Disorders
Elsevier., 155-172.
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-89834-8.00023-4
Minić R, Stević Z, Arsić A. Fatty acid profiling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. in Diet and Nutrition in Neurological Disorders. 2023;:155-172.
doi:10.1016/B978-0-323-89834-8.00023-4 .
Minić, Rajna, Stević, Zorica, Arsić, Aleksandra., "Fatty acid profiling in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis" in Diet and Nutrition in Neurological Disorders (2023):155-172,
https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-89834-8.00023-4 . .

Supplementary information for the article: Dragačević, L.; Lopandić, Z.; Gavrović-Jankulović, M.; Živković, I.; Blagojević, V.; Polović, N.; Minić, R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022, 194, 2047–2060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w.

Dragačević, Luka; Lopandić, Zorana; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Živković, Irena; Blagojević, Veljko; Polović, Natalija; Minić, Rajna

(Springer, 2022)

TY  - DATA
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Lopandić, Zorana
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Polović, Natalija
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/642
AB  - SDS-PAGE showing: Lane 1 – purified banana lectin – BanLec; Lane 2 – chimera of banana lectin and enhanced green fluorescent protein BanLec-eGFP; Lane 3 – MW – molecular weight markers; Table 1. Repeatability of flow cytometric detection of different quantities of BL-eGFP binding to C. albicans; Table 2. Repeatability of ELLSA detection of different quantities of BanLec-B binding to C. albicans; Table 3. Repeatability of flow cytometric detection of different quantities of RCA120-FITC binding to L. casei DG; Table 4. Repeatability of ELLSA detection of different quantities of RCA120-B binding to L. casei DG; Table 5. Reproducibility of BanLec-B binding to 21 different microorganisms. Experiments were done in three different laboratories, with preparing new plates each time; Fig. 1 Determining linearity of ELLSA method, by measuring binding between C.albicans and different quantity of BanLec-B; Fig. 2 Determining linearity of flow cytometry, by measuring binding between C.albicans and different quantity of BanLec-eGFP; Fig. 3 Determining linearity of ELLSA method, by measuring binding between L.casei DG and different quantity of RCA120; Fig. 4 Determining linearity of flow cytometry, by measuring binding between L.casei DG and different quantity of RCA120.
PB  - Springer
T2  - Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
T1  - Supplementary information for the article: Dragačević, L.; Lopandić, Z.; Gavrović-Jankulović, M.; Živković, I.; Blagojević, V.; Polović, N.; Minić, R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022, 194, 2047–2060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w.
EP  - 2060
SP  - 2047
VL  - 194
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_642
ER  - 
@misc{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Lopandić, Zorana and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Živković, Irena and Blagojević, Veljko and Polović, Natalija and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "SDS-PAGE showing: Lane 1 – purified banana lectin – BanLec; Lane 2 – chimera of banana lectin and enhanced green fluorescent protein BanLec-eGFP; Lane 3 – MW – molecular weight markers; Table 1. Repeatability of flow cytometric detection of different quantities of BL-eGFP binding to C. albicans; Table 2. Repeatability of ELLSA detection of different quantities of BanLec-B binding to C. albicans; Table 3. Repeatability of flow cytometric detection of different quantities of RCA120-FITC binding to L. casei DG; Table 4. Repeatability of ELLSA detection of different quantities of RCA120-B binding to L. casei DG; Table 5. Reproducibility of BanLec-B binding to 21 different microorganisms. Experiments were done in three different laboratories, with preparing new plates each time; Fig. 1 Determining linearity of ELLSA method, by measuring binding between C.albicans and different quantity of BanLec-B; Fig. 2 Determining linearity of flow cytometry, by measuring binding between C.albicans and different quantity of BanLec-eGFP; Fig. 3 Determining linearity of ELLSA method, by measuring binding between L.casei DG and different quantity of RCA120; Fig. 4 Determining linearity of flow cytometry, by measuring binding between L.casei DG and different quantity of RCA120.",
publisher = "Springer",
journal = "Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology",
title = "Supplementary information for the article: Dragačević, L.; Lopandić, Z.; Gavrović-Jankulović, M.; Živković, I.; Blagojević, V.; Polović, N.; Minić, R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022, 194, 2047–2060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w.",
pages = "2060-2047",
volume = "194",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_642"
}
Dragačević, L., Lopandić, Z., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Živković, I., Blagojević, V., Polović, N.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Supplementary information for the article: Dragačević, L.; Lopandić, Z.; Gavrović-Jankulović, M.; Živković, I.; Blagojević, V.; Polović, N.; Minić, R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022, 194, 2047–2060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w.. in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Springer., 194, 2047-2060.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_642
Dragačević L, Lopandić Z, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Živković I, Blagojević V, Polović N, Minić R. Supplementary information for the article: Dragačević, L.; Lopandić, Z.; Gavrović-Jankulović, M.; Živković, I.; Blagojević, V.; Polović, N.; Minić, R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022, 194, 2047–2060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w.. in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2022;194:2047-2060.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_642 .
Dragačević, Luka, Lopandić, Zorana, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Živković, Irena, Blagojević, Veljko, Polović, Natalija, Minić, Rajna, "Supplementary information for the article: Dragačević, L.; Lopandić, Z.; Gavrović-Jankulović, M.; Živković, I.; Blagojević, V.; Polović, N.; Minić, R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 2022, 194, 2047–2060. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w." in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 194 (2022):2047-2060,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_642 .

Differences in mouse strains determine the outcome of Der p 2 allergy induction protocols

Lopandić, Zorana; Dragačević, Luka; Kosanović, Dejana; Burazer, Lidija; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Minić, Rajna

(Elsevier, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Lopandić, Zorana
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Kosanović, Dejana
AU  - Burazer, Lidija
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/787
AB  - In vivo animal models can provide worthy information on various aspects of asthma mechanism and pathogenesis. The genetic predisposition and phenotype of mice may affect the immune response itself. Here we compare the early immune response to Der p 2 or HDM allergen extract upon injection and inhalation in BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice. Female C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice were immunized with Der p 2 allergen subcutaneously followed by inhalation of Der p 2 or HDM extract. After challenge, the mice were euthanized; blood, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), spleens and lungs were collected. Cells from BAL were identified by May-Grünwald Giemsa staining and lung leukocyte populations were analyzed by flow cytometry. Serum antibody levels of Der p 2 specific IgE, IgG, IgG1 and IgG2a were assessed by ELISA, and cytokine secretion (IL-4, IFN-γ and IL-10) was evaluated upon stimulation with Der p 2 or HDM extract. The Th2 immune response was confirmed by elevated allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) and the allergic reaction was evidenced by infiltration of eosinophils and/or neutrophils into BAL. We found that BALB/c mice were inefficient in integrating local with systemic immune response, evidenced by almost no IgG or IgE production upon one subcutaneous injection and subsequent inhalation of Der p 2 allergen; also, the bronchoalveolar lavage infiltrate in these mice consisted of neutrophil infiltration, unlike C57BL/6 mice in which eosinophilic infiltrate predominated. The differences between BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice strains could be exploited for generating different types of responses to the Der p 2 allergen.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Journal of Immunological Methods
T2  - Journal of Immunological MethodsJournal of Immunological Methods
T1  - Differences in mouse strains determine the outcome of Der p 2 allergy induction protocols
SP  - 113382
VL  - 511
DO  - 10.1016/j.jim.2022.113382
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Lopandić, Zorana and Dragačević, Luka and Kosanović, Dejana and Burazer, Lidija and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "In vivo animal models can provide worthy information on various aspects of asthma mechanism and pathogenesis. The genetic predisposition and phenotype of mice may affect the immune response itself. Here we compare the early immune response to Der p 2 or HDM allergen extract upon injection and inhalation in BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice. Female C57BL/6 and BALB/c mice were immunized with Der p 2 allergen subcutaneously followed by inhalation of Der p 2 or HDM extract. After challenge, the mice were euthanized; blood, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), spleens and lungs were collected. Cells from BAL were identified by May-Grünwald Giemsa staining and lung leukocyte populations were analyzed by flow cytometry. Serum antibody levels of Der p 2 specific IgE, IgG, IgG1 and IgG2a were assessed by ELISA, and cytokine secretion (IL-4, IFN-γ and IL-10) was evaluated upon stimulation with Der p 2 or HDM extract. The Th2 immune response was confirmed by elevated allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) and the allergic reaction was evidenced by infiltration of eosinophils and/or neutrophils into BAL. We found that BALB/c mice were inefficient in integrating local with systemic immune response, evidenced by almost no IgG or IgE production upon one subcutaneous injection and subsequent inhalation of Der p 2 allergen; also, the bronchoalveolar lavage infiltrate in these mice consisted of neutrophil infiltration, unlike C57BL/6 mice in which eosinophilic infiltrate predominated. The differences between BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice strains could be exploited for generating different types of responses to the Der p 2 allergen.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Journal of Immunological Methods, Journal of Immunological MethodsJournal of Immunological Methods",
title = "Differences in mouse strains determine the outcome of Der p 2 allergy induction protocols",
pages = "113382",
volume = "511",
doi = "10.1016/j.jim.2022.113382"
}
Lopandić, Z., Dragačević, L., Kosanović, D., Burazer, L., Gavrović-Jankulović, M.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Differences in mouse strains determine the outcome of Der p 2 allergy induction protocols. in Journal of Immunological Methods
Elsevier., 511, 113382.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jim.2022.113382
Lopandić Z, Dragačević L, Kosanović D, Burazer L, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Minić R. Differences in mouse strains determine the outcome of Der p 2 allergy induction protocols. in Journal of Immunological Methods. 2022;511:113382.
doi:10.1016/j.jim.2022.113382 .
Lopandić, Zorana, Dragačević, Luka, Kosanović, Dejana, Burazer, Lidija, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Minić, Rajna, "Differences in mouse strains determine the outcome of Der p 2 allergy induction protocols" in Journal of Immunological Methods, 511 (2022):113382,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jim.2022.113382 . .

A combination of N-acetyl cysteine and propolisattenuates oxidative-inflammatory parametersduring COPD exacerbation

Žuža, Olivera; Minić, Rajna; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Žujović, Dejan; Đorđević, Brižita; Ilić, Aleksandra

(Verduci Editore srl, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Žuža, Olivera
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Žujović, Dejan
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
AU  - Ilić, Aleksandra
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/659
AB  - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine any differences in ox- idative stress and inflammation parameters in COPD patients treated with either N-acetyl cys- teine (NAC) alone or with NAC in combination with propolis (NACP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty COPD pa- tients in the exacerbation phase were enrolled into the study and were treated with either NAC (NAC group; n=20) or NACP (NACP group; n=20) twice daily for one month. Redox status was de - termined by measuring superoxide anion (O 2 .– ), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), total oxidative status (TOS), prooxidative-anti- oxidant balance (PAB), malondialdehyde (MDA), ischemia modified albumin (IMA) and sever- al other antioxidant markers: superoxide dis- mutase (SOD), paraoxonase 1 (PON1), total sulf- hydryl groups (SHG) and total antioxidant status (TAS). Interleukins 6, 8 and 17 were measured as markers of inflammatory status. RESULTS: Both groups had similar socio-de - mographic and clinical characteristics. Af- ter treatment significantly higher SHG [0.446 (0.395-0.516) vs. 0.292 (0.270-0.325), p<0.001] and significantly lower TOS – 50.6 [49.7-53.4 vs. 73.2 (50.9-84.6), p<0.05] – and IMA [0.650 (0.629-0.682) vs. 0.709 (0.667-0.756), p<0.05] – were found in the NACP group compared to the NAC group. Factorial analysis indicated a larger oxidative stress-inflammatory load in the NAC group after treatment. CONCLUSIONS: From an oxidative stress and inflammatory status perspective, treatment with NACP was more successful than with NAC. The inclusion of propolis into therapy for COPD patients, especially those in the exacerbation phase, could prove beneficial.
PB  - Verduci Editore srl
T2  - European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
T1  - A combination of N-acetyl cysteine and propolisattenuates oxidative-inflammatory parametersduring COPD exacerbation
EP  - 2477
IS  - 7
SP  - 2467
VL  - 26
DO  - 10.26355/eurrev_202204_28481
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Žuža, Olivera and Minić, Rajna and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Žujović, Dejan and Đorđević, Brižita and Ilić, Aleksandra",
year = "2022",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine any differences in ox- idative stress and inflammation parameters in COPD patients treated with either N-acetyl cys- teine (NAC) alone or with NAC in combination with propolis (NACP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty COPD pa- tients in the exacerbation phase were enrolled into the study and were treated with either NAC (NAC group; n=20) or NACP (NACP group; n=20) twice daily for one month. Redox status was de - termined by measuring superoxide anion (O 2 .– ), advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), total oxidative status (TOS), prooxidative-anti- oxidant balance (PAB), malondialdehyde (MDA), ischemia modified albumin (IMA) and sever- al other antioxidant markers: superoxide dis- mutase (SOD), paraoxonase 1 (PON1), total sulf- hydryl groups (SHG) and total antioxidant status (TAS). Interleukins 6, 8 and 17 were measured as markers of inflammatory status. RESULTS: Both groups had similar socio-de - mographic and clinical characteristics. Af- ter treatment significantly higher SHG [0.446 (0.395-0.516) vs. 0.292 (0.270-0.325), p<0.001] and significantly lower TOS – 50.6 [49.7-53.4 vs. 73.2 (50.9-84.6), p<0.05] – and IMA [0.650 (0.629-0.682) vs. 0.709 (0.667-0.756), p<0.05] – were found in the NACP group compared to the NAC group. Factorial analysis indicated a larger oxidative stress-inflammatory load in the NAC group after treatment. CONCLUSIONS: From an oxidative stress and inflammatory status perspective, treatment with NACP was more successful than with NAC. The inclusion of propolis into therapy for COPD patients, especially those in the exacerbation phase, could prove beneficial.",
publisher = "Verduci Editore srl",
journal = "European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences",
title = "A combination of N-acetyl cysteine and propolisattenuates oxidative-inflammatory parametersduring COPD exacerbation",
pages = "2477-2467",
number = "7",
volume = "26",
doi = "10.26355/eurrev_202204_28481"
}
Žuža, O., Minić, R., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Žujović, D., Đorđević, B.,& Ilić, A.. (2022). A combination of N-acetyl cysteine and propolisattenuates oxidative-inflammatory parametersduring COPD exacerbation. in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Verduci Editore srl., 26(7), 2467-2477.
https://doi.org/10.26355/eurrev_202204_28481
Žuža O, Minić R, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Žujović D, Đorđević B, Ilić A. A combination of N-acetyl cysteine and propolisattenuates oxidative-inflammatory parametersduring COPD exacerbation. in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences. 2022;26(7):2467-2477.
doi:10.26355/eurrev_202204_28481 .
Žuža, Olivera, Minić, Rajna, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Žujović, Dejan, Đorđević, Brižita, Ilić, Aleksandra, "A combination of N-acetyl cysteine and propolisattenuates oxidative-inflammatory parametersduring COPD exacerbation" in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 26, no. 7 (2022):2467-2477,
https://doi.org/10.26355/eurrev_202204_28481 . .
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3
3

Selectivity of polyclonal repertoire of anti-microbial IgA and its subclasses in saliva and serum in humans

Nikodijević, Slavomir; Blagojević, Veljko; Ćuruvija, Ivana; Kosanović, Dejana; Đukić, Tamara; Đorđević, Brižita; Ilić, Vesna; Minić, Rajna

(The Scandinavian Foundation for Immunology, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Nikodijević, Slavomir
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Ćuruvija, Ivana
AU  - Kosanović, Dejana
AU  - Đukić, Tamara
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/632
AB  - Increased interest in microbiota calls for the thorough analysis of antibody reactivity to different microorganisms. As salivary IgA represents the first line of defence against microorganisms contacting mucosal surfaces, we explored the binding and specificity of salivary IgA by testing the binding of purified, FITC-labelled salivary IgA to different microorganisms in flow cytometry and conclude that this kind of analysis enables the differentiation of species/strains with high IgA binding capacity, which should be corroborated on a larger sample size. Further we compare, with in-house ELISA, the binding of polyclonal salivary IgA with the binding of polyclonal serum IgA from the same individuals to whole microbial cells and to purified microbial components. High correlations were obtained in total salivary IgA binding to Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Escherichia coli, very distant bacterial species, as well as to isolated bacterial components (r = .70–.97). The binding of total salivary IgA resembled the binding of both salivary IgA1 and IgA2, with IgA2 predominating. For serum polyclonal IgA repertoire, substantially higher specificity was obtained. Serum IgA binding to E. coli correlated best with serum IgA binding to lipopolysaccharide (r = .86), and serum IgA against L. rhamnosus correlated best with the anti-peptidoglycan IgA levels (r = .88). We have also detected that total serum IgA response is governed by either IgA1 or IgA2 response, depending on the nature of the antigen/s. We conclude that steady state salivary IgA repertoire, unlike serum IgA repertoire, consists of polyreactive antibodies with innate specificity, questioning its capacity to select resident microbiota.
PB  - The Scandinavian Foundation for Immunology
T2  - Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
T1  - Selectivity of polyclonal repertoire of anti-microbial IgA and its subclasses in saliva and serum in humans
VL  - 96
DO  - 10.1111/sji.13223
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Nikodijević, Slavomir and Blagojević, Veljko and Ćuruvija, Ivana and Kosanović, Dejana and Đukić, Tamara and Đorđević, Brižita and Ilić, Vesna and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "Increased interest in microbiota calls for the thorough analysis of antibody reactivity to different microorganisms. As salivary IgA represents the first line of defence against microorganisms contacting mucosal surfaces, we explored the binding and specificity of salivary IgA by testing the binding of purified, FITC-labelled salivary IgA to different microorganisms in flow cytometry and conclude that this kind of analysis enables the differentiation of species/strains with high IgA binding capacity, which should be corroborated on a larger sample size. Further we compare, with in-house ELISA, the binding of polyclonal salivary IgA with the binding of polyclonal serum IgA from the same individuals to whole microbial cells and to purified microbial components. High correlations were obtained in total salivary IgA binding to Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Escherichia coli, very distant bacterial species, as well as to isolated bacterial components (r = .70–.97). The binding of total salivary IgA resembled the binding of both salivary IgA1 and IgA2, with IgA2 predominating. For serum polyclonal IgA repertoire, substantially higher specificity was obtained. Serum IgA binding to E. coli correlated best with serum IgA binding to lipopolysaccharide (r = .86), and serum IgA against L. rhamnosus correlated best with the anti-peptidoglycan IgA levels (r = .88). We have also detected that total serum IgA response is governed by either IgA1 or IgA2 response, depending on the nature of the antigen/s. We conclude that steady state salivary IgA repertoire, unlike serum IgA repertoire, consists of polyreactive antibodies with innate specificity, questioning its capacity to select resident microbiota.",
publisher = "The Scandinavian Foundation for Immunology",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Immunology",
title = "Selectivity of polyclonal repertoire of anti-microbial IgA and its subclasses in saliva and serum in humans",
volume = "96",
doi = "10.1111/sji.13223"
}
Nikodijević, S., Blagojević, V., Ćuruvija, I., Kosanović, D., Đukić, T., Đorđević, B., Ilić, V.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Selectivity of polyclonal repertoire of anti-microbial IgA and its subclasses in saliva and serum in humans. in Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
The Scandinavian Foundation for Immunology., 96.
https://doi.org/10.1111/sji.13223
Nikodijević S, Blagojević V, Ćuruvija I, Kosanović D, Đukić T, Đorđević B, Ilić V, Minić R. Selectivity of polyclonal repertoire of anti-microbial IgA and its subclasses in saliva and serum in humans. in Scandinavian Journal of Immunology. 2022;96.
doi:10.1111/sji.13223 .
Nikodijević, Slavomir, Blagojević, Veljko, Ćuruvija, Ivana, Kosanović, Dejana, Đukić, Tamara, Đorđević, Brižita, Ilić, Vesna, Minić, Rajna, "Selectivity of polyclonal repertoire of anti-microbial IgA and its subclasses in saliva and serum in humans" in Scandinavian Journal of Immunology, 96 (2022),
https://doi.org/10.1111/sji.13223 . .
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Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1

Knežević, Sanja; Kosanović, Dejana; Dragačević, Luka; Živković, Irena; Ilić, Vesna; Hajduković, Ljiljana; Savić, Olivera; Minić, Rajna

(Elsevier, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Knežević, Sanja
AU  - Kosanović, Dejana
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Hajduković, Ljiljana
AU  - Savić, Olivera
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/651
AB  - S. pneumoniae is an important human pathogen which has a polysaccharide capsule with virulent properties. This work aims to estimate the titres of S. pneumoniae specific IgG and IgA isotypes, with respect to age and sex. An in-house whole bacterial cell ELISA was used for the determination of relative levels and endpoint titres of IgG subclasses and IgA1 subclass specific for S. pneumoniae serogroup 1, and to quantify specific IgG1 and IgG2 levels. Significantly lower anti-pneumococcus IgG1 titres were found in older individuals, which was more pronounced in men. Lower IgG2 titres were detected in men over 50 years of age, in comparison to women under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG3 and IgG4 did not differ between different sex and age groups. Lower IgA1 levels were detected in male individuals in both age groups in comparison to females under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG1 showed a moderate correlation with IgG4 in younger individuals of both sexes (r = 0.61 in men and 0.63 in women) which was not noted in the older age group. We highlight the deficiency in humoral immunity in older people, especially male and suggest immunization of this population with pneumococcal vaccines.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
T1  - Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1
SP  - 101834
VL  - 87
DO  - 10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Knežević, Sanja and Kosanović, Dejana and Dragačević, Luka and Živković, Irena and Ilić, Vesna and Hajduković, Ljiljana and Savić, Olivera and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "S. pneumoniae is an important human pathogen which has a polysaccharide capsule with virulent properties. This work aims to estimate the titres of S. pneumoniae specific IgG and IgA isotypes, with respect to age and sex. An in-house whole bacterial cell ELISA was used for the determination of relative levels and endpoint titres of IgG subclasses and IgA1 subclass specific for S. pneumoniae serogroup 1, and to quantify specific IgG1 and IgG2 levels. Significantly lower anti-pneumococcus IgG1 titres were found in older individuals, which was more pronounced in men. Lower IgG2 titres were detected in men over 50 years of age, in comparison to women under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG3 and IgG4 did not differ between different sex and age groups. Lower IgA1 levels were detected in male individuals in both age groups in comparison to females under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG1 showed a moderate correlation with IgG4 in younger individuals of both sexes (r = 0.61 in men and 0.63 in women) which was not noted in the older age group. We highlight the deficiency in humoral immunity in older people, especially male and suggest immunization of this population with pneumococcal vaccines.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases",
title = "Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1",
pages = "101834",
volume = "87",
doi = "10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834"
}
Knežević, S., Kosanović, D., Dragačević, L., Živković, I., Ilić, V., Hajduković, L., Savić, O.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1. in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Elsevier., 87, 101834.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834
Knežević S, Kosanović D, Dragačević L, Živković I, Ilić V, Hajduković L, Savić O, Minić R. Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1. in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 2022;87:101834.
doi:10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834 .
Knežević, Sanja, Kosanović, Dejana, Dragačević, Luka, Živković, Irena, Ilić, Vesna, Hajduković, Ljiljana, Savić, Olivera, Minić, Rajna, "Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1" in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 87 (2022):101834,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834 . .

Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1

Knežević, Sanja; Kosanović, Dejana; Dragačević, Luka; Živković, Irena; Ilić, Vesna; Hajduković, Ljiljana; Savić, Olivera; Minić, Rajna

(Elsevier, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Knežević, Sanja
AU  - Kosanović, Dejana
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Hajduković, Ljiljana
AU  - Savić, Olivera
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://rimi.imi.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1255
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/650
AB  - S. pneumoniae is an important human pathogen which has a polysaccharide capsule with virulent properties. This work aims to estimate the titres of S. pneumoniae specific IgG and IgA isotypes, with respect to age and sex. An in-house whole bacterial cell ELISA was used for the determination of relative levels and endpoint titres of IgG subclasses and IgA1 subclass specific for S. pneumoniae serogroup 1, and to quantify specific IgG1 and IgG2 levels. Significantly lower anti-pneumococcus IgG1 titres were found in older individuals, which was more pronounced in men. Lower IgG2 titres were detected in men over 50 years of age, in comparison to women under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG3 and IgG4 did not differ between different sex and age groups. Lower IgA1 levels were detected in male individuals in both age groups in comparison to females under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG1 showed a moderate correlation with IgG4 in younger individuals of both sexes (r = 0.61 in men and 0.63 in women) which was not noted in the older age group. We highlight the deficiency in humoral immunity in older people, especially male and suggest immunization of this population with pneumococcal vaccines.
PB  - Elsevier
T2  - Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
T1  - Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1
SP  - 101834
VL  - 87
DO  - 10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Knežević, Sanja and Kosanović, Dejana and Dragačević, Luka and Živković, Irena and Ilić, Vesna and Hajduković, Ljiljana and Savić, Olivera and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "S. pneumoniae is an important human pathogen which has a polysaccharide capsule with virulent properties. This work aims to estimate the titres of S. pneumoniae specific IgG and IgA isotypes, with respect to age and sex. An in-house whole bacterial cell ELISA was used for the determination of relative levels and endpoint titres of IgG subclasses and IgA1 subclass specific for S. pneumoniae serogroup 1, and to quantify specific IgG1 and IgG2 levels. Significantly lower anti-pneumococcus IgG1 titres were found in older individuals, which was more pronounced in men. Lower IgG2 titres were detected in men over 50 years of age, in comparison to women under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG3 and IgG4 did not differ between different sex and age groups. Lower IgA1 levels were detected in male individuals in both age groups in comparison to females under 50 years of age. The levels of IgG1 showed a moderate correlation with IgG4 in younger individuals of both sexes (r = 0.61 in men and 0.63 in women) which was not noted in the older age group. We highlight the deficiency in humoral immunity in older people, especially male and suggest immunization of this population with pneumococcal vaccines.",
publisher = "Elsevier",
journal = "Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases",
title = "Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1",
pages = "101834",
volume = "87",
doi = "10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834"
}
Knežević, S., Kosanović, D., Dragačević, L., Živković, I., Ilić, V., Hajduković, L., Savić, O.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1. in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Elsevier., 87, 101834.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834
Knežević S, Kosanović D, Dragačević L, Živković I, Ilić V, Hajduković L, Savić O, Minić R. Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1. in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 2022;87:101834.
doi:10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834 .
Knežević, Sanja, Kosanović, Dejana, Dragačević, Luka, Živković, Irena, Ilić, Vesna, Hajduković, Ljiljana, Savić, Olivera, Minić, Rajna, "Age and gender associated changes in immunoglobulin subclass levels specific to S. pneumoniae, serotype 1" in Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 87 (2022):101834,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cimid.2022.101834 . .

Predictors of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Intestinal Carriage among High-Risk Patients in University Hospitals in Serbia

Janjušević, Ana; Ćirković, Ivana; Minić, Rajna; Stevanović, Goran; Soldatović, Ivan; Mihaljević, Biljana; Vidović, Ana; Marković-Denić, Ljiljana

(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Janjušević, Ana
AU  - Ćirković, Ivana
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Stevanović, Goran
AU  - Soldatović, Ivan
AU  - Mihaljević, Biljana
AU  - Vidović, Ana
AU  - Marković-Denić, Ljiljana
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://rimi.imi.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1260
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/625
AB  - The predictors of intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) among high-risk patients in the counties of the Southeast Europe Region are insufficiently investigated, yet they could be of key importance in infection control. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors associated with fecal VRE colonization among high-risk inpatients in university hospitals in Serbia. The study comprised 268 inpatients from three university hospitals. Data on patient demographics and clinical characteristics, length of hospital stay, therapy, and procedures were obtained from medical records. Chi-squared tests and univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were performed. Compared to the hemodialysis departments, stay in the geriatric departments, ICUs, and haemato-oncology departments increased the risk for VRE colonization 7.6, 5.4, and 5.5 times, respectively. Compared to inpatients who were hospitalized 48 h before stool sampling for VRE isolation, inpatients hospitalized 3–7, 8–15, and longer than 16 days before sampling had 5.0-, 4.7-, and 6.6-fold higher risk for VRE colonization, respectively. The use of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones increased the risk for VRE colonization by 2.2 and 1.9 times, respectively. The age ≥ 65 years increased the risk for VRE colonization 2.3 times. In comparison to the University Clinical Centre of Serbia, the hospital stays at Zemun and Zvezdara University Medical Centres were identified as a protector factors. The obtained results could be valuable in predicting the fecal VRE colonization status at patient admission and consequent implementation of infection control measures targeting at-risk inpatients where VRE screening is not routinely performed.
PB  - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
T2  - Antibiotics
T1  - Predictors of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Intestinal Carriage among High-Risk Patients in University Hospitals in Serbia
IS  - 9
SP  - 1228
VL  - 11
DO  - 10.3390/antibiotics11091228
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Janjušević, Ana and Ćirković, Ivana and Minić, Rajna and Stevanović, Goran and Soldatović, Ivan and Mihaljević, Biljana and Vidović, Ana and Marković-Denić, Ljiljana",
year = "2022",
abstract = "The predictors of intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) among high-risk patients in the counties of the Southeast Europe Region are insufficiently investigated, yet they could be of key importance in infection control. The aim of the study was to identify risk factors associated with fecal VRE colonization among high-risk inpatients in university hospitals in Serbia. The study comprised 268 inpatients from three university hospitals. Data on patient demographics and clinical characteristics, length of hospital stay, therapy, and procedures were obtained from medical records. Chi-squared tests and univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were performed. Compared to the hemodialysis departments, stay in the geriatric departments, ICUs, and haemato-oncology departments increased the risk for VRE colonization 7.6, 5.4, and 5.5 times, respectively. Compared to inpatients who were hospitalized 48 h before stool sampling for VRE isolation, inpatients hospitalized 3–7, 8–15, and longer than 16 days before sampling had 5.0-, 4.7-, and 6.6-fold higher risk for VRE colonization, respectively. The use of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones increased the risk for VRE colonization by 2.2 and 1.9 times, respectively. The age ≥ 65 years increased the risk for VRE colonization 2.3 times. In comparison to the University Clinical Centre of Serbia, the hospital stays at Zemun and Zvezdara University Medical Centres were identified as a protector factors. The obtained results could be valuable in predicting the fecal VRE colonization status at patient admission and consequent implementation of infection control measures targeting at-risk inpatients where VRE screening is not routinely performed.",
publisher = "Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)",
journal = "Antibiotics",
title = "Predictors of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Intestinal Carriage among High-Risk Patients in University Hospitals in Serbia",
number = "9",
pages = "1228",
volume = "11",
doi = "10.3390/antibiotics11091228"
}
Janjušević, A., Ćirković, I., Minić, R., Stevanović, G., Soldatović, I., Mihaljević, B., Vidović, A.,& Marković-Denić, L.. (2022). Predictors of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Intestinal Carriage among High-Risk Patients in University Hospitals in Serbia. in Antibiotics
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)., 11(9), 1228.
https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11091228
Janjušević A, Ćirković I, Minić R, Stevanović G, Soldatović I, Mihaljević B, Vidović A, Marković-Denić L. Predictors of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Intestinal Carriage among High-Risk Patients in University Hospitals in Serbia. in Antibiotics. 2022;11(9):1228.
doi:10.3390/antibiotics11091228 .
Janjušević, Ana, Ćirković, Ivana, Minić, Rajna, Stevanović, Goran, Soldatović, Ivan, Mihaljević, Biljana, Vidović, Ana, Marković-Denić, Ljiljana, "Predictors of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus spp. Intestinal Carriage among High-Risk Patients in University Hospitals in Serbia" in Antibiotics, 11, no. 9 (2022):1228,
https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11091228 . .
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Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans

Dragačević, Luka; Lopandić, Zorana; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Živković, Irena; Blagojević, Veljko; Polović, Natalija; Minić, Rajna

(Springer, 2022)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Lopandić, Zorana
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Blagojević, Veljko
AU  - Polović, Natalija
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2022
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/621
AB  - The surface of microorganisms is covered with carbohydrates, which makes them unique, self-sustaining glycan probes. Lectins are able to bind to these probes, and this interaction can be exploited for selecting microorganisms or novel lectins. To examine lectin-microorganism interactions, we have previously developed an enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay (ELLSA) with whole bacterial cells. To further test the validity of this methodology, here we compare it with flow cytometry. For this purpose, we used biotinylated recombinantly produced lectin from Musa acuminata (BanLec), this lectin’s recombinantly produced chimera with green fluorescent protein (BanLec-eGFP) and a lectin from Ricinus communis (RCA120), both biotinylated and FITC labeled. Parallel testing showed equivalent results for the two methods, in terms of the presence or absence of binding, with signal intensity yielding high Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.8 for BanLec and 0.95 for RCA120. The ELLSA method demonstrated multiple advantages, such as reliability and convenience for high-throughput analysis; it also required less lectin and yielded more consistent results. As such, ELLSA proved to be a useful tool for profiling microbial glycan structures or testing novel lectins.
PB  - Springer
T2  - Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
T1  - Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans
EP  - 2060
SP  - 2047
VL  - 194
DO  - 10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Lopandić, Zorana and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Živković, Irena and Blagojević, Veljko and Polović, Natalija and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2022",
abstract = "The surface of microorganisms is covered with carbohydrates, which makes them unique, self-sustaining glycan probes. Lectins are able to bind to these probes, and this interaction can be exploited for selecting microorganisms or novel lectins. To examine lectin-microorganism interactions, we have previously developed an enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay (ELLSA) with whole bacterial cells. To further test the validity of this methodology, here we compare it with flow cytometry. For this purpose, we used biotinylated recombinantly produced lectin from Musa acuminata (BanLec), this lectin’s recombinantly produced chimera with green fluorescent protein (BanLec-eGFP) and a lectin from Ricinus communis (RCA120), both biotinylated and FITC labeled. Parallel testing showed equivalent results for the two methods, in terms of the presence or absence of binding, with signal intensity yielding high Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.8 for BanLec and 0.95 for RCA120. The ELLSA method demonstrated multiple advantages, such as reliability and convenience for high-throughput analysis; it also required less lectin and yielded more consistent results. As such, ELLSA proved to be a useful tool for profiling microbial glycan structures or testing novel lectins.",
publisher = "Springer",
journal = "Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology",
title = "Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans",
pages = "2060-2047",
volume = "194",
doi = "10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w"
}
Dragačević, L., Lopandić, Z., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Živković, I., Blagojević, V., Polović, N.,& Minić, R.. (2022). Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Springer., 194, 2047-2060.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w
Dragačević L, Lopandić Z, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Živković I, Blagojević V, Polović N, Minić R. Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans. in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 2022;194:2047-2060.
doi:10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w .
Dragačević, Luka, Lopandić, Zorana, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Živković, Irena, Blagojević, Veljko, Polović, Natalija, Minić, Rajna, "Comparison of Enzyme-Linked Lectin Sorbent Assay and Flow Cytometry for Profiling Microbial Glycans" in Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 194 (2022):2047-2060,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12010-021-03772-w . .
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BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms

Lopandic, Zorana; Dragačević, Luka; Popovic, Dragan; Andjelkovic, Uros; Minić, Rajna; Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija

(MDPI, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Lopandic, Zorana
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Popovic, Dragan
AU  - Andjelkovic, Uros
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/615
AB  - Fluorescently labeled lectins are useful tools for in vivo and in vitro studies of the structure and function of tissues and various pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. For the evaluation of high-mannose glycans present on various glycoproteins, a three-dimensional (3D) model of the chimera was designed from the crystal structures of recombinant banana lectin (BanLec, Protein Data Bank entry (PDB): 5EXG) and an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP, PDB 4EUL) by applying molecular modeling and molecular mechanics and expressed in Escherichia coli. BanLec-eGFP, produced as a soluble cytosolic protein of about 42 kDa, revealed β-sheets (41%) as the predominant secondary structures, with the emission peak maximum detected at 509 nm (excitation wavelength 488 nm). More than 65% of the primary structure was confirmed by mass spectrometry. Competitive BanLec-eGFP binding to high mannose glycans of the influenza vaccine (Vaxigrip®) was shown in a fluorescence-linked lectin sorbent assay (FLLSA) with monosaccharides (mannose and glucose) and wild type BanLec and H84T BanLec mutant. BanLec-eGFP exhibited binding to mannose residues on different strains of Salmonella in flow cytometry, with especially pronounced binding to a Salmonella Typhi clinical isolate. BanLec-eGFP can be a useful tool for screening high-mannose glycosylation sites on different microorganisms
PB  - MDPI
T2  - Biomolecules
T1  - BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms
IS  - 2
SP  - 180
VL  - 11(2)
VL  - 11
DO  - 10.3390/biom11020180
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Lopandic, Zorana and Dragačević, Luka and Popovic, Dragan and Andjelkovic, Uros and Minić, Rajna and Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Fluorescently labeled lectins are useful tools for in vivo and in vitro studies of the structure and function of tissues and various pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. For the evaluation of high-mannose glycans present on various glycoproteins, a three-dimensional (3D) model of the chimera was designed from the crystal structures of recombinant banana lectin (BanLec, Protein Data Bank entry (PDB): 5EXG) and an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP, PDB 4EUL) by applying molecular modeling and molecular mechanics and expressed in Escherichia coli. BanLec-eGFP, produced as a soluble cytosolic protein of about 42 kDa, revealed β-sheets (41%) as the predominant secondary structures, with the emission peak maximum detected at 509 nm (excitation wavelength 488 nm). More than 65% of the primary structure was confirmed by mass spectrometry. Competitive BanLec-eGFP binding to high mannose glycans of the influenza vaccine (Vaxigrip®) was shown in a fluorescence-linked lectin sorbent assay (FLLSA) with monosaccharides (mannose and glucose) and wild type BanLec and H84T BanLec mutant. BanLec-eGFP exhibited binding to mannose residues on different strains of Salmonella in flow cytometry, with especially pronounced binding to a Salmonella Typhi clinical isolate. BanLec-eGFP can be a useful tool for screening high-mannose glycosylation sites on different microorganisms",
publisher = "MDPI",
journal = "Biomolecules",
title = "BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms",
number = "2",
pages = "180",
volume = "11(2), 11",
doi = "10.3390/biom11020180"
}
Lopandic, Z., Dragačević, L., Popovic, D., Andjelkovic, U., Minić, R.,& Gavrovic-Jankulovic, M.. (2021). BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms. in Biomolecules
MDPI., 11(2)(2), 180.
https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11020180
Lopandic Z, Dragačević L, Popovic D, Andjelkovic U, Minić R, Gavrovic-Jankulovic M. BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms. in Biomolecules. 2021;11(2)(2):180.
doi:10.3390/biom11020180 .
Lopandic, Zorana, Dragačević, Luka, Popovic, Dragan, Andjelkovic, Uros, Minić, Rajna, Gavrovic-Jankulovic, Marija, "BanLec-eGFP Chimera as a Tool for Evaluation of Lectin Binding to High-Mannose Glycans on Microorganisms" in Biomolecules, 11(2), no. 2 (2021):180,
https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11020180 . .
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Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report

Janjusevic, Ana; Markovic Denic, Ljiljana; Minić, Rajna; Anita, Grgurevic; Cirkovic, Ivana

(BMC, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Janjusevic, Ana
AU  - Markovic Denic, Ljiljana
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Anita, Grgurevic
AU  - Cirkovic, Ivana
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/614
AB  - Background: The screening for intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) among high risk patients in the Balkan region and molecular epidemiology of VRE is insufficiently investigated, yet it could be of key importance in infection control. The aim of this study was to provide baseline data on VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk patients in Serbian university hospitals, to determine the phenotypic/genotypic profiles of the isolated VRE, to obtain knowledge of local resistance patterns and bridge the gaps in current VRE surveillance.

Methods: The VRE reservoir was investigated using stool samples from 268 inpatients. Characterization of isolated VRE stains consisted of BD Phoenix system, genotypic identification, glycopeptide and quinupristin-dalfopristin (Q-D) resistance probing, virulence gene (esp, hyl, efaA, asa1, gelE, cpd) detection and MLVA. Biofilm formation was evaluated by the microtiter plate method.

Results: VRE carriage prevalence among at-risk patients was 28.7%. All VRE strains were vanA positive multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRfm), harboring ermB-1 (38.9%), esp (84%), efaA (71.2%), hyl (54.5%), asa1 (23.4%), gelE and cpd (11.6%) each. Ability of biofilm production was detected in 20.8%. Genetic relatedness of the isolates revealed 13 clusters, heterogeneous picture and 25 unique MTs profiles.

Conclusion: The obtained prevalence of VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk inpatients in Serbia is higher than the European average, with high percentage of multidrug resistance. The emergence of resistance to Q-D is of particular concern. Close monitoring of pattern of resistance and strict adherence to specific guidelines are urgently needed in Serbia.
PB  - BMC
T2  - Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
T1  - Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report
SP  - 18
VL  - 20
DO  - 10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Janjusevic, Ana and Markovic Denic, Ljiljana and Minić, Rajna and Anita, Grgurevic and Cirkovic, Ivana",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Background: The screening for intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE) among high risk patients in the Balkan region and molecular epidemiology of VRE is insufficiently investigated, yet it could be of key importance in infection control. The aim of this study was to provide baseline data on VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk patients in Serbian university hospitals, to determine the phenotypic/genotypic profiles of the isolated VRE, to obtain knowledge of local resistance patterns and bridge the gaps in current VRE surveillance.

Methods: The VRE reservoir was investigated using stool samples from 268 inpatients. Characterization of isolated VRE stains consisted of BD Phoenix system, genotypic identification, glycopeptide and quinupristin-dalfopristin (Q-D) resistance probing, virulence gene (esp, hyl, efaA, asa1, gelE, cpd) detection and MLVA. Biofilm formation was evaluated by the microtiter plate method.

Results: VRE carriage prevalence among at-risk patients was 28.7%. All VRE strains were vanA positive multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRfm), harboring ermB-1 (38.9%), esp (84%), efaA (71.2%), hyl (54.5%), asa1 (23.4%), gelE and cpd (11.6%) each. Ability of biofilm production was detected in 20.8%. Genetic relatedness of the isolates revealed 13 clusters, heterogeneous picture and 25 unique MTs profiles.

Conclusion: The obtained prevalence of VRE intestinal carriage among high-risk inpatients in Serbia is higher than the European average, with high percentage of multidrug resistance. The emergence of resistance to Q-D is of particular concern. Close monitoring of pattern of resistance and strict adherence to specific guidelines are urgently needed in Serbia.",
publisher = "BMC",
journal = "Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials",
title = "Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report",
pages = "18",
volume = "20",
doi = "10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0"
}
Janjusevic, A., Markovic Denic, L., Minić, R., Anita, G.,& Cirkovic, I.. (2021). Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report. in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
BMC., 20, 18.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0
Janjusevic A, Markovic Denic L, Minić R, Anita G, Cirkovic I. Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report. in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 2021;20:18.
doi:10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0 .
Janjusevic, Ana, Markovic Denic, Ljiljana, Minić, Rajna, Anita, Grgurevic, Cirkovic, Ivana, "Intestinal carriage of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. among high-risk patients in university hospitals in Serbia: first surveillance report" in Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, 20 (2021):18,
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12941-021-00423-0 . .
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The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies

Zivkovic, Irena; Muhandes, Lina; Petrusic, Vladimir; Minić, Rajna; Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana

(Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Zivkovic, Irena
AU  - Muhandes, Lina
AU  - Petrusic, Vladimir
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/612
AB  - Natural, polyreactive, low-affinity antibodies are known to play an important role not only
in the immediate defense against pathogens, but also in shaping the acquired immune response.
On the other hand, antigen specific, high-affinity antibodies can affect the balance of natural
antibodies and lead to autoimmune diseases. In this study we have analyzed the changes that occur
in the IgM and IgG pool of natural antibodies after immunization with split or whole virion
influenza vaccine. For this purpose, “in-house” developed ELISAs were used. The subjects were
divided, according to the vaccination status, into those who had been immunized with the
influenza vaccine in previous years and those who had been immunized for the first time. The
analysis indicated that the pool of natural antibodies was not impaired by the immunization,
evidenced by the lack of changes in any of the groups, and that certain fluctuations were induced
in order to maintain the homeostasis of the immune system.
PB  - Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia
T2  - Arhiv za farmaciju
T1  - The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies
EP  - 223
SP  - 207
VL  - 71
DO  - 10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Zivkovic, Irena and Muhandes, Lina and Petrusic, Vladimir and Minić, Rajna and Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana",
year = "2021",
abstract = "Natural, polyreactive, low-affinity antibodies are known to play an important role not only
in the immediate defense against pathogens, but also in shaping the acquired immune response.
On the other hand, antigen specific, high-affinity antibodies can affect the balance of natural
antibodies and lead to autoimmune diseases. In this study we have analyzed the changes that occur
in the IgM and IgG pool of natural antibodies after immunization with split or whole virion
influenza vaccine. For this purpose, “in-house” developed ELISAs were used. The subjects were
divided, according to the vaccination status, into those who had been immunized with the
influenza vaccine in previous years and those who had been immunized for the first time. The
analysis indicated that the pool of natural antibodies was not impaired by the immunization,
evidenced by the lack of changes in any of the groups, and that certain fluctuations were induced
in order to maintain the homeostasis of the immune system.",
publisher = "Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia",
journal = "Arhiv za farmaciju",
title = "The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies",
pages = "223-207",
volume = "71",
doi = "10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544"
}
Zivkovic, I., Muhandes, L., Petrusic, V., Minić, R.,& Dimitrijevic, L.. (2021). The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies. in Arhiv za farmaciju
Pharmaceutical Association of Serbia., 71, 207-223.
https://doi.org/10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544
Zivkovic I, Muhandes L, Petrusic V, Minić R, Dimitrijevic L. The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies. in Arhiv za farmaciju. 2021;71:207-223.
doi:10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544 .
Zivkovic, Irena, Muhandes, Lina, Petrusic, Vladimir, Minić, Rajna, Dimitrijevic, Ljiljana, "The effect of influenza vaccine immunization on natural antibodies" in Arhiv za farmaciju, 71 (2021):207-223,
https://doi.org/10.5937/arhfarm71‐31544 . .

MTT based L-aminoacid oxidase activity test for determination of antivenom potency against Vipera ammodytes envenomation

Milovanović, Vladimir; Minić, Rajna; Vakić, J.; Ivanović, S.; Cupić, V.; Borozan, S.; Nešić, A.; Živković, Irena

(Elsevier Ltd, 2021)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Milovanović, Vladimir
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Vakić, J.
AU  - Ivanović, S.
AU  - Cupić, V.
AU  - Borozan, S.
AU  - Nešić, A.
AU  - Živković, Irena
PY  - 2021
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/572
AB  - The MTT assay is routinely used to detect the activity of living cells. While working with Vipera ammodytes venom we detected the reduction of MTT without the presence of cells, in a concentration-dependent manner. By combining non-reducing PAGE, L-amino acid oxidase (LAAO) assays, and standard MTT assays, we established and confirmed that venom MTT reduction is catalyzed by only one enzyme, the LAAO. Even though it was previously known that the dimeric and tetrameric forms of LAAO are active, we conclude that the enzyme is also active in the monomeric form. Our results have led to the definition of a new MTT assay in a microtiter plate for in vitro testing of svLAAO activity i.e. from the venom of the V. ammodytes snake. Potentially, this method can be used for testing hemorrhagic venoms of other snakes as well as the LAAO neutralization capability of appropriate antivenoms.
PB  - Elsevier Ltd
T2  - Toxicon
T1  - MTT based L-aminoacid oxidase activity test for determination of antivenom potency against Vipera ammodytes envenomation
EP  - 65
SP  - 57
VL  - 192
DO  - 10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.01.012
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Milovanović, Vladimir and Minić, Rajna and Vakić, J. and Ivanović, S. and Cupić, V. and Borozan, S. and Nešić, A. and Živković, Irena",
year = "2021",
abstract = "The MTT assay is routinely used to detect the activity of living cells. While working with Vipera ammodytes venom we detected the reduction of MTT without the presence of cells, in a concentration-dependent manner. By combining non-reducing PAGE, L-amino acid oxidase (LAAO) assays, and standard MTT assays, we established and confirmed that venom MTT reduction is catalyzed by only one enzyme, the LAAO. Even though it was previously known that the dimeric and tetrameric forms of LAAO are active, we conclude that the enzyme is also active in the monomeric form. Our results have led to the definition of a new MTT assay in a microtiter plate for in vitro testing of svLAAO activity i.e. from the venom of the V. ammodytes snake. Potentially, this method can be used for testing hemorrhagic venoms of other snakes as well as the LAAO neutralization capability of appropriate antivenoms.",
publisher = "Elsevier Ltd",
journal = "Toxicon",
title = "MTT based L-aminoacid oxidase activity test for determination of antivenom potency against Vipera ammodytes envenomation",
pages = "65-57",
volume = "192",
doi = "10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.01.012"
}
Milovanović, V., Minić, R., Vakić, J., Ivanović, S., Cupić, V., Borozan, S., Nešić, A.,& Živković, I.. (2021). MTT based L-aminoacid oxidase activity test for determination of antivenom potency against Vipera ammodytes envenomation. in Toxicon
Elsevier Ltd., 192, 57-65.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.01.012
Milovanović V, Minić R, Vakić J, Ivanović S, Cupić V, Borozan S, Nešić A, Živković I. MTT based L-aminoacid oxidase activity test for determination of antivenom potency against Vipera ammodytes envenomation. in Toxicon. 2021;192:57-65.
doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.01.012 .
Milovanović, Vladimir, Minić, Rajna, Vakić, J., Ivanović, S., Cupić, V., Borozan, S., Nešić, A., Živković, Irena, "MTT based L-aminoacid oxidase activity test for determination of antivenom potency against Vipera ammodytes envenomation" in Toxicon, 192 (2021):57-65,
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.01.012 . .
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ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin

Dragačević, Luka; Đorđević, Brižita; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Ilić, Vesna; Kanazir, Danijela; Minić, Rajna

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Kanazir, Danijela
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/653
AB  - The surface of microorganisms is covered with polysaccharide structures which are in immediate contact with receptor structures on host's cells and antibodies. The interaction between microorganisms and their host is dependent on surface glycosylation and in this study we have tested the interaction of plant lectins with different microorganisms. Enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay - ELLSA was used to test the binding of recombinant Musa acuminata lectin - BL to 27 selected microorganisms and 7 other lectins were used for comparison: Soy bean agglutinin - SBA, Lens culinaris lectin - LCA, Wheat germ agglutinin - WGA, RCA(120) - Ricinus communis agglutinin, Con A - from Canavalia ensiformis, Sambucus nigra agglutinin - SNA I and Maackia amurensis agglutinin - MAA. The goal was to define the microorganisms' surface glycosylation by means of interaction with the selected plant lectins and to make a comparison with BL. Among the tested lectins most selective binding was observed for RCA(120) which preferentially bound Lactobacillus casei DG. Recombinant banana lectin showed specific binding to all of the tested fungal species. The binding of BL to Candida albicans was further tested with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry and it was concluded that this lectin can differentiate ss-glucan rich surfaces. The binding of BL to S. boulardii could be inhibited with ss-glucan from yeast with IC50 1.81 mu g mL(-1) and to P. roqueforti with 1.10 mu g mL(-1). This unique specificity of BL could be exploited for screening purposes and potentially for the detection of ss-glucan in solutions.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Glycoconjugate Journal
T1  - ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin
EP  - 105
IS  - 1
SP  - 95
VL  - 37
DO  - 10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Đorđević, Brižita and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Ilić, Vesna and Kanazir, Danijela and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The surface of microorganisms is covered with polysaccharide structures which are in immediate contact with receptor structures on host's cells and antibodies. The interaction between microorganisms and their host is dependent on surface glycosylation and in this study we have tested the interaction of plant lectins with different microorganisms. Enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay - ELLSA was used to test the binding of recombinant Musa acuminata lectin - BL to 27 selected microorganisms and 7 other lectins were used for comparison: Soy bean agglutinin - SBA, Lens culinaris lectin - LCA, Wheat germ agglutinin - WGA, RCA(120) - Ricinus communis agglutinin, Con A - from Canavalia ensiformis, Sambucus nigra agglutinin - SNA I and Maackia amurensis agglutinin - MAA. The goal was to define the microorganisms' surface glycosylation by means of interaction with the selected plant lectins and to make a comparison with BL. Among the tested lectins most selective binding was observed for RCA(120) which preferentially bound Lactobacillus casei DG. Recombinant banana lectin showed specific binding to all of the tested fungal species. The binding of BL to Candida albicans was further tested with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry and it was concluded that this lectin can differentiate ss-glucan rich surfaces. The binding of BL to S. boulardii could be inhibited with ss-glucan from yeast with IC50 1.81 mu g mL(-1) and to P. roqueforti with 1.10 mu g mL(-1). This unique specificity of BL could be exploited for screening purposes and potentially for the detection of ss-glucan in solutions.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Glycoconjugate Journal",
title = "ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin",
pages = "105-95",
number = "1",
volume = "37",
doi = "10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8"
}
Dragačević, L., Đorđević, B., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Ilić, V., Kanazir, D.,& Minić, R.. (2020). ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin. in Glycoconjugate Journal
Springer, Dordrecht., 37(1), 95-105.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8
Dragačević L, Đorđević B, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Ilić V, Kanazir D, Minić R. ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin. in Glycoconjugate Journal. 2020;37(1):95-105.
doi:10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8 .
Dragačević, Luka, Đorđević, Brižita, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Ilić, Vesna, Kanazir, Danijela, Minić, Rajna, "ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin" in Glycoconjugate Journal, 37, no. 1 (2020):95-105,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8 . .
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Comparison of Specific IGG and IGA Subclass Levels to Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in Young Healthy Adults

Dragačević, Luka; Minić, Rajna; Michalickova, Danica; Ilić, Vesna; Đorđević, Brižita

(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2020)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Michalickova, Danica
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/568
PB  - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia
C3  - Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
T1  - Comparison of Specific IGG and IGA Subclass Levels to Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in Young Healthy Adults
EP  - S18
SP  - S18
VL  - 54
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_568
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Minić, Rajna and Michalickova, Danica and Ilić, Vesna and Đorđević, Brižita",
year = "2020",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology",
title = "Comparison of Specific IGG and IGA Subclass Levels to Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in Young Healthy Adults",
pages = "S18-S18",
volume = "54",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_568"
}
Dragačević, L., Minić, R., Michalickova, D., Ilić, V.,& Đorđević, B.. (2020). Comparison of Specific IGG and IGA Subclass Levels to Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in Young Healthy Adults. in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia., 54, S18-S18.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_568
Dragačević L, Minić R, Michalickova D, Ilić V, Đorđević B. Comparison of Specific IGG and IGA Subclass Levels to Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in Young Healthy Adults. in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2020;54:S18-S18.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_568 .
Dragačević, Luka, Minić, Rajna, Michalickova, Danica, Ilić, Vesna, Đorđević, Brižita, "Comparison of Specific IGG and IGA Subclass Levels to Lactobacillus and Streptococcus in Young Healthy Adults" in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 54 (2020):S18-S18,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_568 .

Typing of Surface Glycosilation of Microorganisms by Lectins with in House Elisa

Dragačević, Luka; Đorđević, Brižita; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Ilić, Vesna; Minić, Rajna

(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2020)

TY  - CONF
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/567
PB  - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia
C3  - Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
T1  - Typing of Surface Glycosilation of Microorganisms by Lectins with in House Elisa
EP  - S13
SP  - S13
VL  - 54
UR  - https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_567
ER  - 
@conference{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Đorđević, Brižita and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Ilić, Vesna and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2020",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia",
journal = "Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology",
title = "Typing of Surface Glycosilation of Microorganisms by Lectins with in House Elisa",
pages = "S13-S13",
volume = "54",
url = "https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_567"
}
Dragačević, L., Đorđević, B., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Ilić, V.,& Minić, R.. (2020). Typing of Surface Glycosilation of Microorganisms by Lectins with in House Elisa. in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia., 54, S13-S13.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_567
Dragačević L, Đorđević B, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Ilić V, Minić R. Typing of Surface Glycosilation of Microorganisms by Lectins with in House Elisa. in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. 2020;54:S13-S13.
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_567 .
Dragačević, Luka, Đorđević, Brižita, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Ilić, Vesna, Minić, Rajna, "Typing of Surface Glycosilation of Microorganisms by Lectins with in House Elisa" in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 54 (2020):S13-S13,
https://hdl.handle.net/21.15107/rcub_intor_567 .

ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin

Dragačević, Luka; Đorđević, Brižita; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Ilić, Vesna; Kanazir, Danijela; Minić, Rajna

(Springer, Dordrecht, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Dragačević, Luka
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Ilić, Vesna
AU  - Kanazir, Danijela
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/563
AB  - The surface of microorganisms is covered with polysaccharide structures which are in immediate contact with receptor structures on host's cells and antibodies. The interaction between microorganisms and their host is dependent on surface glycosylation and in this study we have tested the interaction of plant lectins with different microorganisms. Enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay - ELLSA was used to test the binding of recombinant Musa acuminata lectin - BL to 27 selected microorganisms and 7 other lectins were used for comparison: Soy bean agglutinin - SBA, Lens culinaris lectin - LCA, Wheat germ agglutinin - WGA, RCA(120) - Ricinus communis agglutinin, Con A - from Canavalia ensiformis, Sambucus nigra agglutinin - SNA I and Maackia amurensis agglutinin - MAA. The goal was to define the microorganisms' surface glycosylation by means of interaction with the selected plant lectins and to make a comparison with BL. Among the tested lectins most selective binding was observed for RCA(120) which preferentially bound Lactobacillus casei DG. Recombinant banana lectin showed specific binding to all of the tested fungal species. The binding of BL to Candida albicans was further tested with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry and it was concluded that this lectin can differentiate ss-glucan rich surfaces. The binding of BL to S. boulardii could be inhibited with ss-glucan from yeast with IC50 1.81 mu g mL(-1) and to P. roqueforti with 1.10 mu g mL(-1). This unique specificity of BL could be exploited for screening purposes and potentially for the detection of ss-glucan in solutions.
PB  - Springer, Dordrecht
T2  - Glycoconjugate Journal
T1  - ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin
EP  - 105
IS  - 1
SP  - 95
VL  - 37
DO  - 10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Dragačević, Luka and Đorđević, Brižita and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Ilić, Vesna and Kanazir, Danijela and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The surface of microorganisms is covered with polysaccharide structures which are in immediate contact with receptor structures on host's cells and antibodies. The interaction between microorganisms and their host is dependent on surface glycosylation and in this study we have tested the interaction of plant lectins with different microorganisms. Enzyme-linked lectin sorbent assay - ELLSA was used to test the binding of recombinant Musa acuminata lectin - BL to 27 selected microorganisms and 7 other lectins were used for comparison: Soy bean agglutinin - SBA, Lens culinaris lectin - LCA, Wheat germ agglutinin - WGA, RCA(120) - Ricinus communis agglutinin, Con A - from Canavalia ensiformis, Sambucus nigra agglutinin - SNA I and Maackia amurensis agglutinin - MAA. The goal was to define the microorganisms' surface glycosylation by means of interaction with the selected plant lectins and to make a comparison with BL. Among the tested lectins most selective binding was observed for RCA(120) which preferentially bound Lactobacillus casei DG. Recombinant banana lectin showed specific binding to all of the tested fungal species. The binding of BL to Candida albicans was further tested with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry and it was concluded that this lectin can differentiate ss-glucan rich surfaces. The binding of BL to S. boulardii could be inhibited with ss-glucan from yeast with IC50 1.81 mu g mL(-1) and to P. roqueforti with 1.10 mu g mL(-1). This unique specificity of BL could be exploited for screening purposes and potentially for the detection of ss-glucan in solutions.",
publisher = "Springer, Dordrecht",
journal = "Glycoconjugate Journal",
title = "ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin",
pages = "105-95",
number = "1",
volume = "37",
doi = "10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8"
}
Dragačević, L., Đorđević, B., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Ilić, V., Kanazir, D.,& Minić, R.. (2020). ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin. in Glycoconjugate Journal
Springer, Dordrecht., 37(1), 95-105.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8
Dragačević L, Đorđević B, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Ilić V, Kanazir D, Minić R. ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin. in Glycoconjugate Journal. 2020;37(1):95-105.
doi:10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8 .
Dragačević, Luka, Đorđević, Brižita, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Ilić, Vesna, Kanazir, Danijela, Minić, Rajna, "ELLSA based profiling of surface glycosylation in microorganisms reveals that ss-glucan rich yeasts' surfaces are selectively recognized with recombinant banana lectin" in Glycoconjugate Journal, 37, no. 1 (2020):95-105,
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10719-019-09898-8 . .
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Changes in Parameters of Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Behavior in Endurance Athletes During a Preparation Period in Winter

Michalickova, Danica; Minić, Rajna; Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena; Anđelković, Marija; Dikić, Nenad; Kostić-Vučićević, Marija; Slanar, Ondrej; Đorđević, Brižita

(Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Michalickova, Danica
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena
AU  - Anđelković, Marija
AU  - Dikić, Nenad
AU  - Kostić-Vučićević, Marija
AU  - Slanar, Ondrej
AU  - Đorđević, Brižita
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/545
AB  - Michalickova, D, Minic, R, Kotur-Stevuljevic, J, Andjelkovic, M, Dikic, N, Kostic-Vucicevic, M, Slanar, O, and Djordjevic, B. Changes in parameters of oxidative stress, immunity, and behavior in endurance athletes during a preparation period in winter.J Strength Cond Res34(10): 2965-2973, 2020-The current study monitored markers of immunological and oxidative status in 9 male elite endurance athletes: V?o(2)max: 68 +/- 11 ml center dot kg(-1)center dot min(-1), age: 24 +/- 2.5 years, and training loads: 128 +/- 21 metabolic equivalents-h center dot wk(-1)during a 3-month preparation period in winter (January-March). Self-rated state of moods evaluation (by Profile of Mood States questionnaire) was performed, and blood samples were collected at the beginning and end of the study. Spectrophotometric methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were used for parameters' determination. The level of concanavalin A (ConA)-stimulated interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was increased (562 [147-852] vs. 1,097 [451-1842] pg center dot ml(-1),p= 0.013). Also, the level of transforming growth factor-1 (TGF-beta 1) in serum was elevated (2.5 [1.4-5.1] vs. 7.2 [4.9-8.2] ng center dot ml(-1),p= 0.015). There was no change in the level of peptidoglycan (PGN)-stimulated interleukin (IL)-10 from PBMCs. There were no significant changes in PBMCs proliferation/viability on stimulation with ConA and PGN during the study. No changes in superoxide dismutase, prooxidative-antioxidative balance, total oxidant status (TOS), and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances were observed along the study. Total antioxidant status (TAS) was increased (910 +/- 174 vs. 1,090 +/- 102 mu mol center dot L-1,p= 0.018), and activity of paraoxonase (PON1) was decreased (523 +/- 295 vs. 335 +/- 183 U center dot L-1,p= 0.003) at the end of the study. Advanced oxidation protein products were increased (25 +/- 7.9 vs. 42 +/- 7.6 mu mol center dot L-1,p= 0.011). The self-rated sense of vigor significantly declined (20 +/- 2.1 vs. 14 +/- 3.4,p= 0.045). In conclusion, 3 months of regular training in winter induced prominent changes in cytokines, biomarkers of oxidative stress, and antioxidative enzyme activity. These changes might increase susceptibility of athletes to disease and muscle damage and consequently lead to performance reduction.
PB  - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia
T2  - Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
T1  - Changes in Parameters of Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Behavior in Endurance Athletes During a Preparation Period in Winter
EP  - 2973
IS  - 10
SP  - 2965
VL  - 34
DO  - 10.1519/JSC.0000000000002780
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Michalickova, Danica and Minić, Rajna and Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena and Anđelković, Marija and Dikić, Nenad and Kostić-Vučićević, Marija and Slanar, Ondrej and Đorđević, Brižita",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Michalickova, D, Minic, R, Kotur-Stevuljevic, J, Andjelkovic, M, Dikic, N, Kostic-Vucicevic, M, Slanar, O, and Djordjevic, B. Changes in parameters of oxidative stress, immunity, and behavior in endurance athletes during a preparation period in winter.J Strength Cond Res34(10): 2965-2973, 2020-The current study monitored markers of immunological and oxidative status in 9 male elite endurance athletes: V?o(2)max: 68 +/- 11 ml center dot kg(-1)center dot min(-1), age: 24 +/- 2.5 years, and training loads: 128 +/- 21 metabolic equivalents-h center dot wk(-1)during a 3-month preparation period in winter (January-March). Self-rated state of moods evaluation (by Profile of Mood States questionnaire) was performed, and blood samples were collected at the beginning and end of the study. Spectrophotometric methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were used for parameters' determination. The level of concanavalin A (ConA)-stimulated interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was increased (562 [147-852] vs. 1,097 [451-1842] pg center dot ml(-1),p= 0.013). Also, the level of transforming growth factor-1 (TGF-beta 1) in serum was elevated (2.5 [1.4-5.1] vs. 7.2 [4.9-8.2] ng center dot ml(-1),p= 0.015). There was no change in the level of peptidoglycan (PGN)-stimulated interleukin (IL)-10 from PBMCs. There were no significant changes in PBMCs proliferation/viability on stimulation with ConA and PGN during the study. No changes in superoxide dismutase, prooxidative-antioxidative balance, total oxidant status (TOS), and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances were observed along the study. Total antioxidant status (TAS) was increased (910 +/- 174 vs. 1,090 +/- 102 mu mol center dot L-1,p= 0.018), and activity of paraoxonase (PON1) was decreased (523 +/- 295 vs. 335 +/- 183 U center dot L-1,p= 0.003) at the end of the study. Advanced oxidation protein products were increased (25 +/- 7.9 vs. 42 +/- 7.6 mu mol center dot L-1,p= 0.011). The self-rated sense of vigor significantly declined (20 +/- 2.1 vs. 14 +/- 3.4,p= 0.045). In conclusion, 3 months of regular training in winter induced prominent changes in cytokines, biomarkers of oxidative stress, and antioxidative enzyme activity. These changes might increase susceptibility of athletes to disease and muscle damage and consequently lead to performance reduction.",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia",
journal = "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research",
title = "Changes in Parameters of Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Behavior in Endurance Athletes During a Preparation Period in Winter",
pages = "2973-2965",
number = "10",
volume = "34",
doi = "10.1519/JSC.0000000000002780"
}
Michalickova, D., Minić, R., Kotur-Stevuljević, J., Anđelković, M., Dikić, N., Kostić-Vučićević, M., Slanar, O.,& Đorđević, B.. (2020). Changes in Parameters of Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Behavior in Endurance Athletes During a Preparation Period in Winter. in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia., 34(10), 2965-2973.
https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002780
Michalickova D, Minić R, Kotur-Stevuljević J, Anđelković M, Dikić N, Kostić-Vučićević M, Slanar O, Đorđević B. Changes in Parameters of Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Behavior in Endurance Athletes During a Preparation Period in Winter. in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2020;34(10):2965-2973.
doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002780 .
Michalickova, Danica, Minić, Rajna, Kotur-Stevuljević, Jelena, Anđelković, Marija, Dikić, Nenad, Kostić-Vučićević, Marija, Slanar, Ondrej, Đorđević, Brižita, "Changes in Parameters of Oxidative Stress, Immunity, and Behavior in Endurance Athletes During a Preparation Period in Winter" in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 34, no. 10 (2020):2965-2973,
https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002780 . .
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Impact of Tree Pollen Distribution on Allergic Diseases in Serbia: Evidence of Implementation of Allergen Immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa

Minić, Rajna; Josipović, Mirjana; Tomić-Spirić, Vesna; Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija; Perić-Popadić, Aleksandra; Prokopijević, Ivana; Ljubičić, Ana; Stamenković, Danijela; Burazer, Lidija

(MDPI, Basel, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Josipović, Mirjana
AU  - Tomić-Spirić, Vesna
AU  - Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija
AU  - Perić-Popadić, Aleksandra
AU  - Prokopijević, Ivana
AU  - Ljubičić, Ana
AU  - Stamenković, Danijela
AU  - Burazer, Lidija
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/565
AB  - Background and objectives: The relationship between air pollen quantity and the sensitization of allergic patients is crucial for both the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. Weather conditions influence the distribution of allergenic pollen and increases in pollen concentration may negatively affect the health of allergic patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the implementation of allergen immunotherapy with regard to air pollen concentration. Material and Methods: Here we examined the relationship between Betula air pollen concentration and the usage of Betula verrucosa allergen immunotherapy in Serbia. Examination covered the period from 2015 to 2018. Measurement of airborne pollen concentration was performed with Lanzoni volumetric pollen traps. The evidence of the usage of sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) was gathered from patients with documented sensitization to specific pollen. Results: During this period tree pollens were represented with 58% +/- 21% of all measured air pollen species, while Betula pollen represented 15% +/- 8% of all tree pollens. Betula pollination peaked in April. Allergen immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa in Serbia is entirely conducted as sublingual immunotherapy and represents 47.1% +/- 1.4% of issued tree pollen SLIT. The use of pollen SLIT increased by 68% from 2015 to 2018, with an even greater increase in usage recorded for Betula SLIT-80%. Conclusions: This analysis shows a clear causative relationship between pollination and the type/prevalence of applied allergen immunotherapy. Information about the flowering seasons of allergenic plants is very important for people who suffer from allergy, for clinical allergologists, as well as for governing authorities. The presented data is of practical importance to the proper timing of immunotherapy initiation and of importance for urban landscaping. The obtained data can be the starting point for the instatement of a thorough epidemiological study and the inclusion of Serbia on the pollen map of Europe.
PB  - MDPI, Basel
T2  - Medicina-Lithuania
T1  - Impact of Tree Pollen Distribution on Allergic Diseases in Serbia: Evidence of Implementation of Allergen Immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa
IS  - 2
VL  - 56
DO  - 10.3390/medicina56020059
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Minić, Rajna and Josipović, Mirjana and Tomić-Spirić, Vesna and Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija and Perić-Popadić, Aleksandra and Prokopijević, Ivana and Ljubičić, Ana and Stamenković, Danijela and Burazer, Lidija",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Background and objectives: The relationship between air pollen quantity and the sensitization of allergic patients is crucial for both the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases. Weather conditions influence the distribution of allergenic pollen and increases in pollen concentration may negatively affect the health of allergic patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the implementation of allergen immunotherapy with regard to air pollen concentration. Material and Methods: Here we examined the relationship between Betula air pollen concentration and the usage of Betula verrucosa allergen immunotherapy in Serbia. Examination covered the period from 2015 to 2018. Measurement of airborne pollen concentration was performed with Lanzoni volumetric pollen traps. The evidence of the usage of sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) was gathered from patients with documented sensitization to specific pollen. Results: During this period tree pollens were represented with 58% +/- 21% of all measured air pollen species, while Betula pollen represented 15% +/- 8% of all tree pollens. Betula pollination peaked in April. Allergen immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa in Serbia is entirely conducted as sublingual immunotherapy and represents 47.1% +/- 1.4% of issued tree pollen SLIT. The use of pollen SLIT increased by 68% from 2015 to 2018, with an even greater increase in usage recorded for Betula SLIT-80%. Conclusions: This analysis shows a clear causative relationship between pollination and the type/prevalence of applied allergen immunotherapy. Information about the flowering seasons of allergenic plants is very important for people who suffer from allergy, for clinical allergologists, as well as for governing authorities. The presented data is of practical importance to the proper timing of immunotherapy initiation and of importance for urban landscaping. The obtained data can be the starting point for the instatement of a thorough epidemiological study and the inclusion of Serbia on the pollen map of Europe.",
publisher = "MDPI, Basel",
journal = "Medicina-Lithuania",
title = "Impact of Tree Pollen Distribution on Allergic Diseases in Serbia: Evidence of Implementation of Allergen Immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa",
number = "2",
volume = "56",
doi = "10.3390/medicina56020059"
}
Minić, R., Josipović, M., Tomić-Spirić, V., Gavrović-Jankulović, M., Perić-Popadić, A., Prokopijević, I., Ljubičić, A., Stamenković, D.,& Burazer, L.. (2020). Impact of Tree Pollen Distribution on Allergic Diseases in Serbia: Evidence of Implementation of Allergen Immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa. in Medicina-Lithuania
MDPI, Basel., 56(2).
https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56020059
Minić R, Josipović M, Tomić-Spirić V, Gavrović-Jankulović M, Perić-Popadić A, Prokopijević I, Ljubičić A, Stamenković D, Burazer L. Impact of Tree Pollen Distribution on Allergic Diseases in Serbia: Evidence of Implementation of Allergen Immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa. in Medicina-Lithuania. 2020;56(2).
doi:10.3390/medicina56020059 .
Minić, Rajna, Josipović, Mirjana, Tomić-Spirić, Vesna, Gavrović-Jankulović, Marija, Perić-Popadić, Aleksandra, Prokopijević, Ivana, Ljubičić, Ana, Stamenković, Danijela, Burazer, Lidija, "Impact of Tree Pollen Distribution on Allergic Diseases in Serbia: Evidence of Implementation of Allergen Immunotherapy to Betula verrucosa" in Medicina-Lithuania, 56, no. 2 (2020),
https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina56020059 . .
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The association of circulating sclerostin level with markers of bone metabolism in patients with thyroid dysfunction

Mihaljević, Olgica; Živančević-Simonović, Snežana; Lučić-Tomić, Aleksandra; Živković, Irena; Minić, Rajna; Mijatović-Teodorović, Ljiljana; Jovanović, Zorica; Anđelković, Marija; Stanojević-Pirković, Marijana

(Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije, Beograd i Versita, 2020)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Mihaljević, Olgica
AU  - Živančević-Simonović, Snežana
AU  - Lučić-Tomić, Aleksandra
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Mijatović-Teodorović, Ljiljana
AU  - Jovanović, Zorica
AU  - Anđelković, Marija
AU  - Stanojević-Pirković, Marijana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/558
AB  - Background: The aim of this study was to compare serum sclerostin concentrations in patients with thyroid dysfunction with euthyroid control subjects and to assess the relationship between sclerostin and markers of bone metabolism (osteocalcin and beta-cross-laps). Methods: The study included 30 patients with thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism) and ten euthyroid controls. Free thyroxine (FT4) was measured by radioimmunoassay, while thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration was determined immunoradiometrically. We used an ELISA kit to determine the sclerostin level. The electrochemiluminescence method was applied for measuring the bone markers. Results: Sclerostin levels were significantly lower in hypothyroid patients (p=0.009) and significantly elevated in hyperthyroid patients (p=0.008) compared to control values. Hyperthyroid patients also had higher sclerostin than patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism (p=0.013). Sclerostin concentrations were negatively correlated with TSH levels (r=-0.746, p lt 0.001), but positively with FT4 (r=0.696, p  lt  0.001). Moreover, sclerostin was positively associated with osteocalcin (r=0.605, p=0.005) and beta-cross-laps levels (r=0.573, p=0.008) in all thyroid patients. Conclusions: Serum sclerostin is significantly affected in subjects with thyroid dysfunction. Both sclerostin and thyroid status affect bone homeostasis, which is reflected through the significant correlations with osteocalcin and beta-cross-laps.
AB  - Uvod: Cilj ove studije bio je da uporedimo serumske koncentracije sklerostina kod pacijenata sa disfunkcijom štitaste žlezde u odnosu na eutiroidne kontrolne ispitanike, i da procenimo odnos između sklerostina i markera koštanog metabolizma (osteokalcina i beta-cross-lapsa) u istoj populaciji. Metode: Studijom je obuhvaćeno 30 pacijenata sa disfunkcijom štitaste žlezde (hipotireozom, hipertireozom i supkliničkom hipertireozom) i 10 eutiroidnih kontrola. Slobodni tiroksin (FT4) meren je radioimunološkom metodom, dok je koncentracija tireostimulišućeg hormona (TSH) određivana imunoradiometrijski. Za merenje nivoa sklerostina koristili smo ELISA-test. Metoda elektrohemiluminiscencije primenjena je za merenje koncentracije koštanih markera. Rezultati: Nivo sklerostina bio je značajno niži kod bolesnika sa hipotireozom (p = 0,009) odnosno značajno viši kod bolesnika sa hipertireozom (p = 0,008) u poređenju sa vrednostima kod eutiroidnih kontrolnih ispitanika. Pacijenti sa hipertireozom su takođe imali statistički značajno viši nivo sklerostina u odnosu na bolesnike sa supkliničkom hipertireozom (p = 0,013). Pokazana je negativna korelacija koncentracije sklerostina i TSH (r = -0,746, p  lt  0,001), odnosno pozitivna korelacija sa FT4 (r = 0,696, p  lt  0,001) kod pacijenata sa tireoidnom disfunkcijom. Štaviše, sklerostin pozitivno korelira sa koncentracijom osteokalcina (r = 0,605, p = 0,005) i beta-cross-lapsa (r = 0,573, p = 0,008) kod ovih pacijenata. Zaključak: Serumski nivoi sklerostina izmenjeni su kod osoba sa disfunkcijom štitaste žlezde. Sklerostin zajedno sa tireoidnim statusom utiče na koštani metabolizam, što se ogleda u njegovoj značajnoj korelaciji sa osteokalcinom i beta-cross-lapsom.
PB  - Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije, Beograd i Versita
T2  - Journal of Medical Biochemistry
T1  - The association of circulating sclerostin level with markers of bone metabolism in patients with thyroid dysfunction
T1  - Veza cirkulišućeg nivoa sklerostina sa markerima metabolizma kostiju kod pacijenata sa poremećajem rada štitaste žlezde
EP  - 443
IS  - 4
SP  - 436
VL  - 39
DO  - 10.5937/jomb0-24943
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Mihaljević, Olgica and Živančević-Simonović, Snežana and Lučić-Tomić, Aleksandra and Živković, Irena and Minić, Rajna and Mijatović-Teodorović, Ljiljana and Jovanović, Zorica and Anđelković, Marija and Stanojević-Pirković, Marijana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Background: The aim of this study was to compare serum sclerostin concentrations in patients with thyroid dysfunction with euthyroid control subjects and to assess the relationship between sclerostin and markers of bone metabolism (osteocalcin and beta-cross-laps). Methods: The study included 30 patients with thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism) and ten euthyroid controls. Free thyroxine (FT4) was measured by radioimmunoassay, while thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration was determined immunoradiometrically. We used an ELISA kit to determine the sclerostin level. The electrochemiluminescence method was applied for measuring the bone markers. Results: Sclerostin levels were significantly lower in hypothyroid patients (p=0.009) and significantly elevated in hyperthyroid patients (p=0.008) compared to control values. Hyperthyroid patients also had higher sclerostin than patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism (p=0.013). Sclerostin concentrations were negatively correlated with TSH levels (r=-0.746, p lt 0.001), but positively with FT4 (r=0.696, p  lt  0.001). Moreover, sclerostin was positively associated with osteocalcin (r=0.605, p=0.005) and beta-cross-laps levels (r=0.573, p=0.008) in all thyroid patients. Conclusions: Serum sclerostin is significantly affected in subjects with thyroid dysfunction. Both sclerostin and thyroid status affect bone homeostasis, which is reflected through the significant correlations with osteocalcin and beta-cross-laps., Uvod: Cilj ove studije bio je da uporedimo serumske koncentracije sklerostina kod pacijenata sa disfunkcijom štitaste žlezde u odnosu na eutiroidne kontrolne ispitanike, i da procenimo odnos između sklerostina i markera koštanog metabolizma (osteokalcina i beta-cross-lapsa) u istoj populaciji. Metode: Studijom je obuhvaćeno 30 pacijenata sa disfunkcijom štitaste žlezde (hipotireozom, hipertireozom i supkliničkom hipertireozom) i 10 eutiroidnih kontrola. Slobodni tiroksin (FT4) meren je radioimunološkom metodom, dok je koncentracija tireostimulišućeg hormona (TSH) određivana imunoradiometrijski. Za merenje nivoa sklerostina koristili smo ELISA-test. Metoda elektrohemiluminiscencije primenjena je za merenje koncentracije koštanih markera. Rezultati: Nivo sklerostina bio je značajno niži kod bolesnika sa hipotireozom (p = 0,009) odnosno značajno viši kod bolesnika sa hipertireozom (p = 0,008) u poređenju sa vrednostima kod eutiroidnih kontrolnih ispitanika. Pacijenti sa hipertireozom su takođe imali statistički značajno viši nivo sklerostina u odnosu na bolesnike sa supkliničkom hipertireozom (p = 0,013). Pokazana je negativna korelacija koncentracije sklerostina i TSH (r = -0,746, p  lt  0,001), odnosno pozitivna korelacija sa FT4 (r = 0,696, p  lt  0,001) kod pacijenata sa tireoidnom disfunkcijom. Štaviše, sklerostin pozitivno korelira sa koncentracijom osteokalcina (r = 0,605, p = 0,005) i beta-cross-lapsa (r = 0,573, p = 0,008) kod ovih pacijenata. Zaključak: Serumski nivoi sklerostina izmenjeni su kod osoba sa disfunkcijom štitaste žlezde. Sklerostin zajedno sa tireoidnim statusom utiče na koštani metabolizam, što se ogleda u njegovoj značajnoj korelaciji sa osteokalcinom i beta-cross-lapsom.",
publisher = "Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije, Beograd i Versita",
journal = "Journal of Medical Biochemistry",
title = "The association of circulating sclerostin level with markers of bone metabolism in patients with thyroid dysfunction, Veza cirkulišućeg nivoa sklerostina sa markerima metabolizma kostiju kod pacijenata sa poremećajem rada štitaste žlezde",
pages = "443-436",
number = "4",
volume = "39",
doi = "10.5937/jomb0-24943"
}
Mihaljević, O., Živančević-Simonović, S., Lučić-Tomić, A., Živković, I., Minić, R., Mijatović-Teodorović, L., Jovanović, Z., Anđelković, M.,& Stanojević-Pirković, M.. (2020). The association of circulating sclerostin level with markers of bone metabolism in patients with thyroid dysfunction. in Journal of Medical Biochemistry
Društvo medicinskih biohemičara Srbije, Beograd i Versita., 39(4), 436-443.
https://doi.org/10.5937/jomb0-24943
Mihaljević O, Živančević-Simonović S, Lučić-Tomić A, Živković I, Minić R, Mijatović-Teodorović L, Jovanović Z, Anđelković M, Stanojević-Pirković M. The association of circulating sclerostin level with markers of bone metabolism in patients with thyroid dysfunction. in Journal of Medical Biochemistry. 2020;39(4):436-443.
doi:10.5937/jomb0-24943 .
Mihaljević, Olgica, Živančević-Simonović, Snežana, Lučić-Tomić, Aleksandra, Živković, Irena, Minić, Rajna, Mijatović-Teodorović, Ljiljana, Jovanović, Zorica, Anđelković, Marija, Stanojević-Pirković, Marijana, "The association of circulating sclerostin level with markers of bone metabolism in patients with thyroid dysfunction" in Journal of Medical Biochemistry, 39, no. 4 (2020):436-443,
https://doi.org/10.5937/jomb0-24943 . .
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Antimicrobial immunoglobulin prophylaxis and therapy

Živković, Irena; Minić, Rajna; Dimitrijević, Ljiljana

(Bentham Science Publishers, 2020)

TY  - CHAP
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Dimitrijević, Ljiljana
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/549
AB  - Immunoglobulins, either natural or induced, represent powerful means for eliminating microbial threats. For decades, vaccines have been used which function by inducing antibodies for the successful elimination of microbes, preventing disease and mortality. Polyclonal immunoglobulin products from human plasma were used for the first time to treat immune deficiency during the 1950s. Nowadays, the administration of immunoglobulin, either intravenous or subcutaneous, is the cornerstone of the treatment of primary immunodeficiency affecting the humoral immune system. The therapy can help people with weakened or underdeveloped immune system fight off infections. This is also the treatment of choice for certain autoimmune and neurological diseases. The polyclonal antibody preparation consists of both natural antibodies and antigen-induced antibodies and reflects the history of antigen experience of the donor population. Natural antibodies are germline-encoded, polyspecific, low-affinity antibodies that also have a regulatory role in maintaining the immune system homeostasis. Antibody preparations, enriched for certain desired specificities, or hyperimmune human globulins are used for prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases with a high mortality rate. It was shown that lymphocytes from survivors of viral infections, without available vaccines, could be used for protective monoclonal antibodies production. This chapter provides insight into the current knowledge of the usage of antibody preparations, efficacy and mechanism of action, with respect to specific diseases, including the treatment of infectious diseases and future prospects.
PB  - Bentham Science Publishers
T2  - Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Infectives
T1  - Antimicrobial immunoglobulin prophylaxis and therapy
EP  - 205
IS  - 1
SP  - 165
VL  - 6
DO  - 10.2174/9789811425745120060007
ER  - 
@inbook{
author = "Živković, Irena and Minić, Rajna and Dimitrijević, Ljiljana",
year = "2020",
abstract = "Immunoglobulins, either natural or induced, represent powerful means for eliminating microbial threats. For decades, vaccines have been used which function by inducing antibodies for the successful elimination of microbes, preventing disease and mortality. Polyclonal immunoglobulin products from human plasma were used for the first time to treat immune deficiency during the 1950s. Nowadays, the administration of immunoglobulin, either intravenous or subcutaneous, is the cornerstone of the treatment of primary immunodeficiency affecting the humoral immune system. The therapy can help people with weakened or underdeveloped immune system fight off infections. This is also the treatment of choice for certain autoimmune and neurological diseases. The polyclonal antibody preparation consists of both natural antibodies and antigen-induced antibodies and reflects the history of antigen experience of the donor population. Natural antibodies are germline-encoded, polyspecific, low-affinity antibodies that also have a regulatory role in maintaining the immune system homeostasis. Antibody preparations, enriched for certain desired specificities, or hyperimmune human globulins are used for prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases with a high mortality rate. It was shown that lymphocytes from survivors of viral infections, without available vaccines, could be used for protective monoclonal antibodies production. This chapter provides insight into the current knowledge of the usage of antibody preparations, efficacy and mechanism of action, with respect to specific diseases, including the treatment of infectious diseases and future prospects.",
publisher = "Bentham Science Publishers",
journal = "Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Infectives",
booktitle = "Antimicrobial immunoglobulin prophylaxis and therapy",
pages = "205-165",
number = "1",
volume = "6",
doi = "10.2174/9789811425745120060007"
}
Živković, I., Minić, R.,& Dimitrijević, L.. (2020). Antimicrobial immunoglobulin prophylaxis and therapy. in Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Infectives
Bentham Science Publishers., 6(1), 165-205.
https://doi.org/10.2174/9789811425745120060007
Živković I, Minić R, Dimitrijević L. Antimicrobial immunoglobulin prophylaxis and therapy. in Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Infectives. 2020;6(1):165-205.
doi:10.2174/9789811425745120060007 .
Živković, Irena, Minić, Rajna, Dimitrijević, Ljiljana, "Antimicrobial immunoglobulin prophylaxis and therapy" in Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research - Anti Infectives, 6, no. 1 (2020):165-205,
https://doi.org/10.2174/9789811425745120060007 . .
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Optimization, Validation and Standardization of ELISA

Živković, Irena; Minić, Rajna

(IntechOpen, 2020)

TY  - CHAP
AU  - Živković, Irena
AU  - Minić, Rajna
PY  - 2020
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/548
AB  - The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a commonly used analytical immunochemistry assay based on the specific bond between the antigen and the antibody. The application of this test has significantly changed the practice of medical laboratories in which it is used for detection and quantification of molecules such as hormones, peptides, antibodies, and proteins. Various technical variants of this test can detect antigen (native or foreign) or antibody, determine the intensity of the immune response whether pathological or not; the type of induced immune response as well as the innate immunity potential; and much more. These capabilities, as well as the high sensitivity and robustness of the test and a small price, make it possible to quickly and reliably diagnose diseases in most laboratories. Besides, ELISA is a test that is also used in veterinary medicine, toxicology, allergology, food industry, etc. Despite the fact that it has existed for almost 50 years, different ELISA tests with different technical solutions are still being developed, which improves and expands the application of the this exceptional test. The aim of this chapter is to empower the rider to optimize, standardize and validate an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.
PB  - IntechOpen
T2  - ELISA Test-Perspectives and Applications
T1  - Optimization, Validation and Standardization of ELISA
DO  - 10.5772/intechopen.94338
ER  - 
@inbook{
author = "Živković, Irena and Minić, Rajna",
year = "2020",
abstract = "The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is a commonly used analytical immunochemistry assay based on the specific bond between the antigen and the antibody. The application of this test has significantly changed the practice of medical laboratories in which it is used for detection and quantification of molecules such as hormones, peptides, antibodies, and proteins. Various technical variants of this test can detect antigen (native or foreign) or antibody, determine the intensity of the immune response whether pathological or not; the type of induced immune response as well as the innate immunity potential; and much more. These capabilities, as well as the high sensitivity and robustness of the test and a small price, make it possible to quickly and reliably diagnose diseases in most laboratories. Besides, ELISA is a test that is also used in veterinary medicine, toxicology, allergology, food industry, etc. Despite the fact that it has existed for almost 50 years, different ELISA tests with different technical solutions are still being developed, which improves and expands the application of the this exceptional test. The aim of this chapter is to empower the rider to optimize, standardize and validate an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay.",
publisher = "IntechOpen",
journal = "ELISA Test-Perspectives and Applications",
booktitle = "Optimization, Validation and Standardization of ELISA",
doi = "10.5772/intechopen.94338"
}
Živković, I.,& Minić, R.. (2020). Optimization, Validation and Standardization of ELISA. in ELISA Test-Perspectives and Applications
IntechOpen..
https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94338
Živković I, Minić R. Optimization, Validation and Standardization of ELISA. in ELISA Test-Perspectives and Applications. 2020;.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.94338 .
Živković, Irena, Minić, Rajna, "Optimization, Validation and Standardization of ELISA" in ELISA Test-Perspectives and Applications (2020),
https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.94338 . .
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Application of the 3r concept in the production of European antiviperinum on horses - multisite, low volumes immunization protocol and Elisa

Milovanović, Vladimir; Dimitrijević, Ljiljana; Petrušić, Vladimir; Kadrić, Jasminka; Minić, Rajna; Živković, Irena

(Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd, 2018)

TY  - JOUR
AU  - Milovanović, Vladimir
AU  - Dimitrijević, Ljiljana
AU  - Petrušić, Vladimir
AU  - Kadrić, Jasminka
AU  - Minić, Rajna
AU  - Živković, Irena
PY  - 2018
UR  - http://intor.torlakinstitut.com/handle/123456789/500
AB  - During time, both professionals and general public became aware of the importance of animal welfare. This term not only covers endangered wild animal species, animals used in food industry, pets and experimental animals, but also animals used in production of biologics. The implementation of the 3R concept (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) is especially important in this type of production. In this article, we describe for the first time the low dose, low volume and multi-site immunization protocol, as well as appropriate ELISA we developed for production of European anti-viper (V. ammodytes, long horned) antivenom in horses, which can help to significantly improve the welfare of the used animals.
PB  - Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd
T2  - Acta veterinaria - Beograd
T1  - Application of the 3r concept in the production of European antiviperinum on horses - multisite, low volumes immunization protocol and Elisa
EP  - 419
IS  - 4
SP  - 401
VL  - 68
DO  - 10.2478/acve-2018-0033
ER  - 
@article{
author = "Milovanović, Vladimir and Dimitrijević, Ljiljana and Petrušić, Vladimir and Kadrić, Jasminka and Minić, Rajna and Živković, Irena",
year = "2018",
abstract = "During time, both professionals and general public became aware of the importance of animal welfare. This term not only covers endangered wild animal species, animals used in food industry, pets and experimental animals, but also animals used in production of biologics. The implementation of the 3R concept (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) is especially important in this type of production. In this article, we describe for the first time the low dose, low volume and multi-site immunization protocol, as well as appropriate ELISA we developed for production of European anti-viper (V. ammodytes, long horned) antivenom in horses, which can help to significantly improve the welfare of the used animals.",
publisher = "Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd",
journal = "Acta veterinaria - Beograd",
title = "Application of the 3r concept in the production of European antiviperinum on horses - multisite, low volumes immunization protocol and Elisa",
pages = "419-401",
number = "4",
volume = "68",
doi = "10.2478/acve-2018-0033"
}
Milovanović, V., Dimitrijević, L., Petrušić, V., Kadrić, J., Minić, R.,& Živković, I.. (2018). Application of the 3r concept in the production of European antiviperinum on horses - multisite, low volumes immunization protocol and Elisa. in Acta veterinaria - Beograd
Univerzitet u Beogradu - Fakultet veterinarske medicine, Beograd., 68(4), 401-419.
https://doi.org/10.2478/acve-2018-0033
Milovanović V, Dimitrijević L, Petrušić V, Kadrić J, Minić R, Živković I. Application of the 3r concept in the production of European antiviperinum on horses - multisite, low volumes immunization protocol and Elisa. in Acta veterinaria - Beograd. 2018;68(4):401-419.
doi:10.2478/acve-2018-0033 .
Milovanović, Vladimir, Dimitrijević, Ljiljana, Petrušić, Vladimir, Kadrić, Jasminka, Minić, Rajna, Živković, Irena, "Application of the 3r concept in the production of European antiviperinum on horses - multisite, low volumes immunization protocol and Elisa" in Acta veterinaria - Beograd, 68, no. 4 (2018):401-419,
https://doi.org/10.2478/acve-2018-0033 . .
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