prof.dr.sc. Vedrana Montana Parpura dipl. ing.


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Znanstvena i umjetnička djelatnost

Znanstveni radovi

1. Parnis, Julia; Montana, Vedrana; Delgado-Martinez, Ignacio; Matyash, Vitali; Parpura, Vladimir; Kettenmann, Helmut; Sekler, Israel; Nolte, Christiane;
Mitochondrial exchanger NCLX plays a major role in the intracellular Ca2+ signaling, gliotransmission, and proliferation of astrocytes
The Journal of Neuroscience 33 7206-7219 - 2013.

2. Kim, Hae-Suk; Montana, Vedrana; Jang, Hyun-Ju; Parpura, Vladimir; Kim, Jeong-a;
Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) stimulates autophagy in vascular endothelial cells: A potential role for reducing lipid accumulation
Journal of Biological Chemistry - 2013.

3. Parpura, Vladimir; Heneka, Michael T; Montana, Vedrana; Oliet, Stéphane HR; Schousboe, Arne; Haydon, Philip G; Stout, Randy F; Spray, David C; Reichenbach, Andreas; Pannicke, Thomas;
Glial cells in (patho) physiology
Journal of neurochemistry 121 4-27 - 2012.

4. Buckingham, Susan C; Campbell, Susan L; Haas, Brian R; Montana, Vedrana; Robel, Stefanie; Ogunrinu, Toyin; Sontheimer, Harald;
Glutamate release by primary brain tumors induces epileptic activity
Nature medicine 17 1269-1274 - 2011.

5. Liu, Wei; Montana, Vedrana; Parpura, Vladimir; Mohideen, U;
Single-Molecule Measurements of Dissociation Rates and Energy Landscapes of Binary< i> trans</i> SNARE Complexes in Parallel versus Antiparallel Orientation
Biophysical journal 101 1854-1862 - 2011.

6. Montana, Vedrana; Sontheimer, Harald;
Bradykinin promotes the chemotactic invasion of primary brain tumors
The Journal of Neuroscience 31 4858-4867 - 2011.

7. Liu, W; Montana, Vedrana; Parpura, Vladimir; Mohideen, U;
Single molecule measurements of interaction free energies between the proteins within binary and ternary SNARE complexes
Journal of nanoneuroscience 1 120 - 2009.

8. Montana, Vedrana; Liu, Wei; Mohideen, Umar; Parpura, Vladimir;
Single molecule measurements of mechanical interactions within ternary SNARE complexes and dynamics of their disassembly: SNAP25 vs. SNAP23
The Journal of physiology 587 1943-1960 - 2009.

9. Montana, Vedrana; Liu, Wei; Mohideen, Umar; Parpura, Vladimir;
Single molecule probing of exocytotic protein interactions using force spectroscopy
Croatica Chemica Acta 81 31-40 - 2008.

10. Sun, Kai; Montana, Vedrana; Chellappa, Karthikeyani; Brelivet, Yann; Moras, Dino; Maeda, Yutaka; Parpura, Vladimir; Paschal, Bryce M; Sladek, Frances M;
Phosphorylation of a conserved serine in the deoxyribonucleic acid binding domain of nuclear receptors alters intracellular localization
Molecular Endocrinology 21 1297-1311 - 2007.

11. Montana, Vedrana; Malarkey, Erik B; Verderio, Claudia; Matteoli, Michela; Parpura, Vladimir;
Vesicular transmitter release from astrocytes
Glia 54 700-715 - 2006.

12. Ponzio, TA; Ni, Y; Montana, V; Parpura, V; Hatton, GI;
Vesicular glutamate transporter expression in supraoptic neurones suggests a glutamatergic phenotype
Journal of neuroendocrinology 18 253-265 - 2006.

13. Liu, W; Montana, Vedrana; Bai, Jihong; Chapman, Edwin R; Mohideen, U; Parpura, Vladimir;
Single molecule mechanical probing of the SNARE protein interactions
Biophysical journal 91 744-758 - 2006.

14. Hu, Hui; Ni, Yingchun; Mandal, Swadhin K; Montana, Vedrana; Zhao, Bin; Haddon, Robert C; Parpura, Vladimir;
Polyethyleneimine functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes as a substrate for neuronal growth
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109 4285-4289 - 2005.

15. Bekyarova, Elena; Ni, Yingchun; Malarkey, Erik B; Montana, Vedrana; McWilliams, Jared L; Haddon, Robert C; Parpura, Vladimir;
Applications of carbon nanotubes in biotechnology and biomedicine
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology 1 3 - 2005.

16. Bekyarova, Elena; Ni, Yingchun; Malarkey, Erik B; Montana, Vedrana; McWilliams, Jared L; Haddon, Robert C; Parpura, Vladimir;
Applications of carbon nanotubes in biotechnology and biomedicine
Journal of biomedical nanotechnology 1 3 - 2005.

17. Montana, Vedrana; Ni, Yingchun; Sunjara, Vice; Hua, Xue; Parpura, Vladimir;
Vesicular glutamate transporter-dependent glutamate release from astrocytes
The Journal of neuroscience 24 2633-2642 - 2004.

18. Hu, Hui; Ni, Yingchun; Montana, Vedrana; Haddon, Robert C; Parpura, Vladimir;
Chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes as substrates for neuronal growth
Nano letters 4 507-511 - 2004.

19. Liu, W; Montana, Vedrana; Chapman, Edwin R; Mohideen, U; Parpura, Vladimir;
Botulinum toxin type B micromechanosensor
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100 13621-13625 - 2003.

Pozvana predavanja

1. Vedrana Montana
“Vesicular release from normal and malignant glia”, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
- 17.6.2013.
2. Vedrana Montana
“Vesicular release from normal and malignant glia”, Brain SPORE Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
- 27.5.2011.
3. Vedrana Montana
“Vesicular release from normal and malignant glia”, School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- 13.4.2011.
4. Vedrana Montana
“Astrocytes and gliomas: Vesicular glutamate release and morphological/metabolic dynamics” Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA
- 23.4.2010.
5. Vedrana Montana
“Bradykinin enhances glioma cell migration towards the metabolic source”, Postdoctoral Research Day, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
- 15.2.2010.
6. Vedrana Montana
“Proteins involved in the process of exocytosis in astrocytes”; Research Institute, Pliva, Zagreb, Croatia
- 30.6.2006.
7. Vedrana Montana
“Single molecule mechanical probing of the SNARE protein interactions”, Graduate Program Neuroscience Neuronosh, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
- 21.3.2006.
8. Vedrana Montana
“Single molecule mechanical probing of the SNARE protein interactions”; Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
- 17.2.2006.
9. Vedrana Montana
“Single Molecule Mechanical Probing of the SNARE Protein Interactions and the Development of botulinum toxin type B micromechanosensor”, European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Dubrovnik, Croatia
10. Vedrana Montana
“Bradykinin promotes the chemotactic invasion of primary brain tumors”, 42nd Annual Meeting American Society for Neurochemistry, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
11. Vedrana Montana
“Invasive nature of gliomas: The role of bradykinin”, Symposium: Reflections in Neuroscience: Integration and disintegration of the brain, Bilbao, Spain
12. Vedrana Montana
“Bradykinin promotes the chemotactic invasion of primary brain tumors”, ISN Satellite meeting on "Glial cells in (patho)physiology", Ljubljana, Slovenia

Kongresna priopćenja

1.
Sekler, I; Parnis, J; Matyash, V; Montana, V; Delgado-Martine, I; Parpura, V; Kettenmann, H; Nolte, C;
THE ROLE OF THE MITOCHONDRIAL EXCHANGER NCLX IN ASTROCYTIC CA (2+) SIGNALING, GLIOTRANSMISSION AND PROLIFERATION - 1.1.2013.
2.
Liu, Wei; Montana, Vedrana; Parpura, Vladimir; Mohideen, Umar;
Mechanical Single Molecule Investigations of SNARE Protein Interactions - 1.1.2007.
3.
NI, Y; MONTANA, V; HUA, X; SPRAY, DC; SCEMES, E; PARPURA, V;
PSM09 Poster Session 9–Astrocyte biology and neuronal-glial interactions - 1.1.2006.
4.
Ni, Y; Montana, V; Hua, X; Spray, DC; Scemes, E; Parpura, V;
Connexin 43 regulates contact-directed distribution of exocytotic fusion sites on astrocytes - 1.1.2006.
5.
Verbanac D., Mocchegiani E., Radosevic-Stasic B., Milin C., Santarelli L., Muzzioli M., Tibaldi A., Montana V., Fabris N.
Role of Zinc on Thymic Functions During Liver Regeneration in Partially Hepatectomized Mice; 3rd International Meeting “Mechanisms in Local Immunity” and 3rd Meeting of Alps-Adria Society for Immunology of Reproduction, Opatija, Croatia poster - 1.1.1996.
6.
Montana V., Verbanac D., Pavelic K., Milin C., Petkovic M., Radosevic-Stasic B., Laginja J.
Dynamics of p53 Tumour-supressor Gene Expression During Compensatory Liver Growth in Mice; 2nd Croatian Congress of Medical Biochemistry, Pula, Croatia poster - 1.1.1996.
7.
Verbanac D., Mocchegiani E., Radosevic-Stasic B., Milin C., Santarelli L., Muzzioli M., Tibaldi A., Montana V., Pantovic R., Fabris N.
Interrelationship Between Liver and Thymus During Compensatory Growth – Role of Zinc; Annual Meeting of Croatian Biochemists, Zagreb, Croatia poster - 1.1.1996.
8.
Verbanac D., Milin C., Domitrovic R., Giacometti J., Pantovic R., Varljen J., Montana V., Laginja J., Radosevic-Stasic B.
Zinc Concentration in Different Organs During Induced HvG Reaction; Meeting of Medical Biochemists from Croatia and Slovenia, Krk, Croatia poster - 1.1.1995.
9.
Montana V., Varljen J., Pavisic S., Laginja J., Pantovic R., Milin C., Petkovic M., Cuk M., Ravlic-Gulan J., Radosevic-Stasic B.
Peptidoglycan Monomer Linked with Zinc as Modulator of Gastrointestinal Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) Activity in Old Mice; Annual Meeting of Croatian Biochemists, Brac, Croatia - 1.1.1995.
10.
Varljen J., Erakovic V., Montana V., Pantovic R., Milin C.
Alkaline Phosphatase in Mices Gastrointestinal Tract; 3rd Alpe-Adria Congress on Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Pecs, Hungary poster 3rd Alpe-Adria Congress on Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine Pecs, Hungary - 1.1.1994.
11.
Varljen J., Montana V., Erakovic V., Laginja J., Pantovic R., Milin C., Petkovic M., Cuk M., Radosevic-Stasic B.
Modulation of Gastrointestinal Alkaline Phosphatase Activity by Peptidoglycan Monomer Linked with Zinc; Annual Meeting of Croatian Biochemists, Opatija, Croatia poster Annual Meeting of Croatian Biochemists Opatija, Croatia - 1.1.1994.
12.
Montana, Vedrana; Verbanac, Donatella; Mocchegiani, Eugenio; Radošević-Stašić, Biserka; Pavelić, Krešimir; Milin, Čedomila
Zinc statement and immunohistochemical analysis of liver tissue 48 hrs after 1/3 pHx in nude mice
13.
Montana, Vedrana; Verbanac, Donatella; Milin, Čedomila; Radošević-Stašić, Biserka; Pavelić, Krešimir
Signal transduction cascade during liver regeneration in mice : c-erbB2, H-ras, K-ras, c-myc
14.
Montana V., Verbanac D., Pavelic K., Milin C., Petkovic M., Radosevic-Stasic B., Varljen J.
Dynamics of c-myc and c-erbB-2 Protooncogenes Expression During Compensatory Liver Growth in Mice; XVI International Congress of Clinical Chemistry, London, United Kingdom poster July 7-13, 1996
15.
Parpura V., Ponzio T.A., Montana V., Hatton G.I.
Vesicular glutamate transporters in supraoptic nucleus. Program No. 612.18. 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003.
16.
Parpura V., Montana V., Ni Y., Sunjara V., Hua X.
Vesicular glutamate transporter-dependent glutamate release from astrocytes. 37th Winter Conference on Brain Research. pp46-47., 2004
17.
Montana V., Liu W., Bai J., Chapman E.R., Mohideen U., Parpura V.
Probing SNARE protein function based on nanomechanics. Program No. 279.2. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2004.
18.
Hatton G.I., Ponzio T.A., Montana V., Parpura V.
Dendritic release of glutamate from supraoptic nucleus neurons? Program No. 422.3. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2004.
19.
Montana V., Liu W., Bai J., Chapman E.R., Mohideen U., Parpura V.
Mechanical single molecule probing of the SNARE protein interactions and the development of botulinum toxin type B micromechanosensor; European-American School in Forensic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Course in Advanced Molecular and Cellular Medicine pp138, September 5-9 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia
20.
Montana V., Liu W., Chapman E.R., Mohideen U., Parpura V.
Single molecule probing of SNAP25B and SNAP23 mechanical interactions within the ternary SNARE complex. Program No. 381.11 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005.
21.
Montana V., Liu W., Mohideen U., Parpura V.
Monitoring calcium ion dependence of proteins involved in neuronal regulated exocytosis at a single molecule level. Program No. 356.8 2007 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2007.
22.
Wei L., Montana V., Mohideen U., Parpura V.
Investigation of parallel and anti-parallel configurations of syntaxin 1A and synaptobrevin 2 interaction. Program No. 236.14. 2008 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2008.
23.
Montana V. and Sontheimer H.
Bradykinin enhances glioma cells’ migration towards the metabolic source; AACR Special Meeting: Metabolism and Cancer, San Diego, September 2009.
24.
Montana V. and Sontheimer H.
Bradykinin promotes the chemo-tactic invasion of primary brain tumors. Program No. 262. 2010 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2010.
25.
Montana V. and Sontheimer H.
Vesicular release of MMP2 and MMP9 from glioma cells; 42nd Annual Meeting American Society for Neurochemistry, Saint Louis, Missouri, March 20-23 2011

Znanstveni projekti

1. 1.7.2009. - 30.6.2011.
Bradykinin as a strong promoter of motility and invasion of glioma cells; nositelj projekta; The American Brain Tumor Association ; $ 80.000,00;

Znanstveni skupovi

1. - 25.10.2013.
ABTA Alumni Research Network Meeting Chicago, IL, USA ko-predsjedatelj

Patenti

1. 2013. Harald W. Sontheimer and Vedrana Montana Parpura
U.S. Patent Application No. 14/008,979 entitled “Modulation of Cellular Migration”

Uredništva časopisa

1. 1.1.2013. - Member of Reviewer Editorial Board of Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, a section of Frontiers in Neuroscience and Physiology

2. 1.1.2008. - Review Editor of Frontiers in Neuroengineering

Recenzije

1. 2012. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, ad hoc reviewer
2. 2011. Cell Death & Disease, ad hoc reviewer
3. 2010. ASN Neuro, ad hoc reviewer
4. 2010. Journal of Neurochemistry, ad hoc reviewer
5. 2010. Neurochemical Research, ad hoc reviewer
6. 2010. Glia, ad hoc reviewer
7. 2010. Journal of Neuroscience Research, ad hoc reviewer
8. 2009. Neurochemistry International, ad hoc reviewer

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