Mara (Maja) Bresjanac

Professor of Pathophysiology
Institute of Pathophysiology
University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine
E-mail: maja.bresjanac@mf.uni-lj.si
Page: http://www.pafi.si/Base/p-clan.php?ime=mbresjanac

Fields of interest

  • Experimental neurology, mechanisms of brain injury, plasticity and restoration
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to brain disorders

Recent publications

Bresjanac M, Smid LM, Vovko TD, Petrič A, Barrio JR, Popović M:
Molecular-Imaging Probe 2-(1-[6-[(2-fluoroethyl)(methyl) amino]-2-naphthyl]ethylidene) malononitrile Labels Prion Plaques In Vitro,
J. Neurosci. 2003, 23, 8029-8033

Čurin Šerbec V, Bresjanac M, Popović M, Pretnar Hartman K, Galvani V, Rupreht R, Černilec M, Vranac T, Hafner I, Jerala R:
Monoclonal Antibody Against a Peptide of Human Prion Protein Discriminates Between Creutzfeldt-Jacob's Disease-Affected and Normal Brain Tissue.
J. Biol. Chem. 2004, 279, 3694-8.

Popovic M, Glavac D, Smerkolj S, Svigelj V, Kalan G, Galvani V, Cernilec M, Bresjanac M.:
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Slovenia from 1985 to 2003. Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 2004, 116, 524-529

Mohorko N, Kregar-Velikonja N, Repovš G, Gorensek M, Bresjanac M.:
An in vitro study of Hoechst 33342 redistribution and its effects on cell viability.
Hum. Exp. Tox., 2005, 24, 573-580

Smid LM, Vovko TD, Popovic M, Petrič A, Kepe V, Barrio JR, Vidmar G, Bresjanac M.:
The 2,6-Disubstituted Naphthalene Derivative FDDNP Labeling Reliably Predicts Congo Red Birefringence of Protein Deposits in Brain Sections of Selected Human Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Brain Pathol., 2006, 16, 124-130

Hafner-Bratkovič I, Gašperšič J, Šmid LM, Bresjanac M, Jerala R.:
Curcumin binds to the α-helical intermediate and to the amyloid form of prion protein – a new mechanism for the inhibition of PrPSc accumulation.
J. Neurochem. 2008, 104, 1553-1564

Colja Venturini A, Bresjanac M, Vranac T, Koren S, Narat M, Popović M, Čurin Šerbec V.:
Anti-idiotypic antibodies: a new approach in prion research BMC Immunology 2009, 10, 16

Mohorko N, Repovš G, Popović M, Kovacs G, Bresjanac M:
Curcumin labeling of neuronal fibrillar tau inclusions in human brain samples.
J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 2010, 69, 405-414

Repovš G, Bresjanac M.:
Cognitive neuroscience of working memory: a prologue.
Neuroscience, 2006, 139, 1-3

Bresjanac M, Repovš G:
Neuroplasticity, or the importance of having a plastic brain. In: Zerovnik E, Markic O, Ule A (ed.) Philosophical Insights about Modern Science, 2009, 1-25