Fran Borovečki

Senior Instructor, MD, PhD
Department for Functional Genomics, Center for Translational and Clinical Research
University of Zagreb School of Medicine


Fields of interest:

Transcriptome and interactome analysis in patients with complex diseases, bone morphogenic protein 7 (BMP7), acute kidney failure


Recent publications:

Habek M., Brinar V. V., Borovecki F.:
Genes associated with multiple sclerosis: 15 and counting

Expert Rev. Mol. Diagn. 2010; 10(7): 857-861.


Habek M., Borovecki F., Brinar V. V.:
Genomics in multiple sclerosis

Clin. Neurol. Neurosurg. 2010; 112(7): 621-624.


Keros T., Borovecki F., Jemersic L., Konjevic D., Roic B., Balatinec J.:
The centenary progress of molecular genetics. A 100th anniversary of T. H. Morgan's discoveries

Coll. Antropol. 2010; 34(3): 1167-1174.

Nedic G., Nikolac M., Sviglin K. N., Muck-Seler D., Borovecki F., Pivac N.:

Association study of a functional catechol- O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val108/158Met polymorphism and suicide attempts in patients with alcohol dependence

Int. J. Neuropsychopharmacol. 2010: 1-12.

Pivac N., Nedic G., Mustapic M., Babic A., Stipcevic T., Borovecki F., Hajnsek S., Muck-Seler D.:

The lack of genotype-phenotype relationship between platelet serotonin concentration and serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism in healthy subjects

Neurosci. Lett. 2009; 462(1): 45-48.

Buijs J. T., Rentsch C. A., van der Horst G., van Overveld P. G., Wetterwald A., Schwaninger R., Henriquez N. V., Ten Dijke P., Borovecki F., Markwalder R., Thalmann G. N., Papapoulos S. E., Pelger R. C., Vukicevic S., Cecchini M. G., Lowik C. W., van der Pluijm G.:

BMP7, a putative regulator of epithelial homeostasis in the human prostate, is a potent inhibitor of prostate cancer bone metastasis in vivo

Am. J. Pathol. 2007; 171(3): 1047-1057.

Cui L., Jeong H., Borovecki F., Parkhurst C. N., Tanese N., Krainc D.:

Transcriptional repression of PGC-1alpha by mutant huntingtin leads to mitochondrial dysfunction and neurodegeneration

Cell 2006; 127(1): 59-69.

Martinovic S., Borovecki F., Miljavac V., Kisic V., Maticic D., Francetic I., Vukicevic S.:
Requirement of a bone morphogenetic protein for the maintenance and stimulation of osteoblast differentiation

Arch. Histol. Cytol. 2006; 69(1): 23-36.

Martinovic S., Mazic S., Kisic V., Basic N., Jakic-Razumovic J., Borovecki F., Batinic D., Simic P., Grgurevic L., Labar B., Vukicevic S.:
Expression of bone morphogenetic proteins in stromal cells from human bone marrow long-term culture

J. Histochem. Cytochem. 2004; 52(9): 1159-1167.

Borovecki F., Jelic M., Grgurevic L., Sampath K. T., Bosukonda D., Vukicevic S.:

Bone morphogenetic protein-7 from serum of pregnant mice is available to the fetus through placental transfer during early stages of development

Nephron. Exp. Nephrol. 2004; 97(1): e26-32.