Jasminka Štefulj

Research Associate
Molecular Biology
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
E-mail: stefulj@irb.hr
Page: http://irb.hr:80/en/home/stefulj/

Fields of interest

  • serotonergic neurotransmission
  • genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders; cholesterol metabolism and liver X receptors

Recent publications

Bordukalo-Nikšić T, Mokrović G, Štefulj J, Živin M, Jernej B, Čičin-Šain L:
5HT-1A receptors and anxiety-like behaviours: studies in rats with constitutionally upregulated / downregulated serotonin transporter,
Behav, Brain Res.,2010, 213, 238-245.

Štefulj J, Bordukalo-Nikšić T, Hećimović H, Demarin V, Jernej B:
Epilepsy and serotonin (5HT): variations of 5HT-related genes in temporal lobe epilepsy,
Neurosci. Lett., 2010, 478, 29-31.

Štefulj J, Panzenboeck U, Becker T, Hirschmugl B, Schweinzer C, Lang I, Marsche G, Sadjak A, Lang U, Desoye G, Wadsack C:
Human endothelial cells of the placental barrier efficiently deliver cholesterol to the fetal circulation via ABCA1 and ABCG1,
Circ. Res., 2009, 104, 600-608. (*equal contrib.)

Calayir E, Becker TM, Kratzer A, Ebner B, Panzenböck U, Štefulj J, Kostner GM:
LXR-agonists regulate ApoM expression differentially in liver and intestine:
Curr. Pharm. Biotechnol., 2008, 9, 516-521.

Mokrović G, Matosić A, Hranilović D, Štefulj J, Novokmet M, Orešković D, Balija M, Marušić S, Čičin-Šain L:
Alcohol dependence and polymorphisms of serotonin-related genes: association studies,
Coll. Antropol., 2008, 32 Suppl 1, 127-133.

Štefulj J, Kubat M, Balija M, Jernej B:
TPH gene polymorphism and ageing: indication of combined effect on the predisposition to violent suicide,
Am. J. Med. Genet. B
, 2006, 141, 139-141.

Štefulj J, Kubat M, Balija M, Škavić J, Jernej B:
Variability of the tryptophan hydroxylase gene: study in victims of violent suicide,
Psychiatry Res., 2005, 134, 67-73.

Filić V, Vladić A, Štefulj J, Čičin-Šain L, Balija M, Sučić Z, Jernej B:

Monoamine Oxidases A and B Gene Polymorphisms in Migraine Patients,
J. Neurol. Sci., 2005, 228, 149-153.

Štefulj J, Buttner A, Škavić J, Zill P, Balija M, Eisenmenger W, Bondy B, Jernej B:
Serotonin 1B (5HT-1B) receptor polymorphism (G861C) in suicide victims: association studies in German and Slavic population,
Am. J. Med. Genet. B, 2004, 127, 48-50.

Štefulj J, Büttner A, Kubat M, Zill P, Balija M, Eisenmenger W, Bondy B, Jernej B:
5HT-2C receptor polymorphism in suicide victims: association studies in German and Slavic populations,
Eur. Arch. Psychol. Clin. Neurol., 2004, 254, 224-227.