Svjetlana Kalanj Bognar

Associate Professor of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry and Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Croatian Institut for Brain Research and Department for Chemistry and Biochemistry
School of Medicine, University of Zagreb

Fields of interest

  • Role of membrane lipids in modulation and maintenance of CNS stability, particularly the role of glycosphingolipids in establishing axon-glial interactions.
  • Alterations of lipid metabolism in neurodegeneration and demyelination, particularly Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis.

Recent publications

Bognar SK, Foretić B, Furač I, Vukelić Ž, Grubešić Z.:
Kinetics and activity of arylsulfatase A in leukocytes derived from patients with cerebral palsy,
Acta Pharm. 56(1):95-105, 2006.

Kalanj Bognar S.:
Ganglioside catabolism is altered in fibroblasts and leukocytes from Alzheimer's disease patients.
Neurobiol Aging. 27(9):1354-6, Sep 2006.

Vukelić Ž, Bognar SK, Froesch M, Bindila L, Radić B, Allen M, Katalinić JP, Zamfir AD.:
Human gliosarcoma-associated ganglioside composition is complex and distinctive as evidenced by high-performance mass spectrometric determination and structural characterization.
Glycobiology. 17(5):504-15, 2007.

Kalanj Bognar S, Foretić B, Vukelić Ž, Gulin T, Ježek D.:
Cytotoxicity of Selected Pyridinium Oximes in Human SH-SY5Y Neuroblastoma Cell Line.
Croatica Chemica Acta. 81 (1):67-71, 2008.

Schiopu C, Flangea C, Capitan F, Serb A, Vukelić Ž, Kalanj-Bognar S, Sisu E, Przybylski M, Zamfir A.:
Determination of ganglioside composition and structure in human brain hemangioma by chip-based nanoelectrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.
Anal Bioanal Chem. 395:2465-2477, 2009.