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Jasmina Zivanovic

Jasmina Zivanovic
University of Bordeaux · IBGC, UMR 5095

PhD

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January 2011 - present
University of Belgrade
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
March 2008 - October 2013
University of Belgrade
Field of study
  • Cell and tissue biology

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Publications (53)
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Thyroid C-cells secrete the hormone calcitonin (CT) which acts as an inhibitor of bone resorption. Our aim was to examine the age-related changes in the structure and function of CT-producing C-cells, using histomorphometric, ultrastructural, and biochemical analyses. We used young adult (3-months-old), middle-aged (16-months-old), and old (24-mont...
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Vitamin D plays an essential role in prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Thyroid hormones, in addition to vitamin D, significantly contribute to regulation of bone remodeling cycle and health. There is currently no data about a possible connection between vitamin D treatment and the thyroid in the context of osteoporosis. Middle-aged Wistar r...
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Soy isoflavone genistein interplays with numerous physiological or pathophysiological processes during ageing. However, its protective role and underlying mechanisms of action in the regulation of calcium (Ca2+) and phosphate (Pi) homeostasis in an animal model of the andropause are yet to be fully clarified. Wistar male rats (16-month-old) were di...
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Aspergillus fumigatus is a human fungal pathogen that can cause devastating pulmonary infections, termed “aspergilloses,” in individuals suffering immune imbalances or underlying lung conditions. As rapid adaptation to stress is crucial for the outcome of the host–pathogen interplay, here we investigated the role of the versatile posttranslational...
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The aim of the present study was to determine and elaborate on all changes in old-aged (OA) versus young-aged (YA) rat thyroids by using stereological, ultrastructural, hormonal, and gene expression analyses. We used 4- and 24-month-old male Wistar rats in our evaluation, presenting all changes in comparison with YA rats. Results showed that the th...
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Growing population of elderly consumes citrus flavanones, naringenin and hesperetin, in form of fruits or juices. Flavanones are bioactives with potent antioxidant properties and potential in slowing down the aging process. Since flavanones exert controversial effects on pituitary-thyroid functioning, our study in old aged rat model aimed to elucid...
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Introduction and Aim Daidzein application may represent an effective and less harmful alternative to indicated, classical estrogenization of ageing men. The aim of this study was to perform structural and hormonal analysis of the adrenal cortex, after estradiol or daidzein supplementation in a rat model of the andropause. Material and methods Midd...
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(Cell Metabolism 30, 1152–1170.e1–e13; December 3, 2019) As a result of an author oversight in the originally published version of this article, the surname of author Bruno Gonzalez-Zorn was misspelled as “Gonzales-Zorn.” Additionally, the scheme in the Graphical Abstract contains a final product of protein-S-S-dimedone, rather than protein-S-dimed...
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Life on Earth emerged in a hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-rich environment eons ago and with it protein persulfidation mediated by H2S evolved as a signaling mechanism. Protein persulfidation (S-sulfhydration) is a post-translational modification of reactive cysteine residues, which modulate protein structure and/or function. Persulfides are difficult to l...
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Objectives: Fruit-derived polyphenols can affect pituitary thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) secretion, which is mediated by Sirt1 protein. Recently, we have shown that citrus polyphenol naringenin (NAR) increases serum TSH level and modify thyroid structure in terms of increased hormone biosynthesis. Keeping in mind that higher serum TSH level and...
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Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenously produced signaling gasotransmitter, generated by the enzymes cystathionine γ-lyase, cystathionine β-synthase, and 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase. The involvement of H2S in numerous physiological, as well as pathophysiological conditions, was established over the past decade. However, the exact mechani...
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We examined whether isoflavones interfere with thyroid homeostasis, increase hepatic thyroid hormone concentrations and affect cholesterol metabolism in middle-aged (MA) male rats. Thirteen-month-old Wistar rats were injected subcutaneously with 35 mg/kg b.w./day of genistein, daidzein or vehicle (controls) for four weeks. Hepatic Dio1 gene express...
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Prostate cancer is a complex, progressive, bone-tropic disease, which is usually associated with skeletal issues, poor mobility and a fatal outcome when it reaches the metastatic phase. Soy isoflavones, steroid-like compounds from soy-based food/dietary supplements, have been found to decrease the risk of prostate cancer in frequent consumers. Here...
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In a rat model of the andropause we aimed to examine the influence of daidzein, soy isoflavone, on the structure and function of parathyroid glands (PTG) and the expression levels of some of the crucial regulators of Ca2+ and Pi homeostasis in the kidney, and to compare these effects with the effects of estradiol, serving as a positive control. Mid...
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As a major phytoestrogen of soy, genistein effectively prevents bone loss in both humans and rat models of osteoporosis. However, although the bone‐sparing effects of genistein are achieved directly through estrogen receptors, its mode of action on bone by modulation of other endocrine functions is not entirely clear. Thus, thyroid hormones and cal...
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This study aimed to investigate the effects of soy isoflavones, genistein (GEN) and daidzein, (DAI) on the uterine function in ovary-intact middle-aged rats. GEN and DAI (35mg/kg) were subcutaneously administrated to acyclic (12-month-old) Wistar females, daily, for 4weeks. Control group received either vehicle (olive oil and ethanol, 9:1) or remai...
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Signaling by H2S is proposed to occur via persulfidation, a posttranslational modification of cysteine residues (RSH) to persulfides (RSSH). Persulfidation provides a framework for understanding the physiological and pharmacological effects of H2S. Due to the inherent instability of persulfides, their chemistry is understudied. In this review, we d...
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Signaling by H2S is proposed to occur via persulfidation, a posttranslational modification of cysteine residues (RSH) to persulfides (RSSH), and provides a framework for understanding its physiological and pharmacological effects. Due to the inherent instability of persulfides, its chemistry is understudied. We developed a new selective method to l...
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Polyphenols are class of plant secondary metabolites that exert various beneficial effects. Namely, citrus polyphenols, naringenin (NAR) and hesperetin (HES) are potent antioxidants that may contribute to maintenance of health at old age by improving redox and metabolic status. However, polyphenols also interfere with thyroid peroxidase (TPO) activ...
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Citrus flavanones naringenin (NAR) and hesperetin (HES) are potent antioxidants that may contribute to maintenance of health at old age by improving cardiovascular and metabolic status. However, they may also affect thyroid hormone economy. Keeping in mind impaired thyroid function at older age, in this study we tested wheather NAR or HES administr...
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In contrast to studies in women, male osteoporosis is poorly understood and strictly related to advancing age. Among the first antiresorptive substances used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is calcitonin (CT), a hypocalcemic hormone that potently inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption. Natural CT is produced and secreted by thyroid C...
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The past decade has witnessed the discovery of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) as a new signalling molecule. Its ability to act as a neurotransmitter, regulator of blood pressure, immunomodulator or anti-apoptotic agent, together with its great pharmacological potential, is now well established. Notwithstanding the growing body of evidence showing the biolo...
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This study aimed to investigate effects of citrus flavanones naringenin (NAR) and hesperetin (HES) on liver antioxidant status and membrane phospholipid composition in 24-month-old rats. NAR and HES (15mg/kg) were administrated orally to male Wistar rats, once per day, for 4weeks. Control group received either vehicle (sunflower oil) or remained in...
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Histological analysis of the adrenal cortex, after testosterone application in a rat model of the andropause, was the main subject of the present study. Middle-aged Wistar rats were divided into sham-operated (SO; n=8), orchidectomized (Orx; n=8) and testosterone treated orchidectomized (Orx+T; n=8) groups. Testosterone propionate (5 mg/kg b.w. /da...
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The aim of this study was to assess the effects of genistein (G) and daidzein (D) on the histological, hormonal, and functional parameters of the pituitary-ovarian axis in middle-aged female rats, and to compare these effects with the effects of estradiol (E), commonly used in the prevention and treatment of menopausal symptoms. Middle-aged (12 mon...
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Deformability/rheologic behavior of erythrocytes are related to near-surface membrane fluidity. Specific agents can increase erythrocyte membrane fluidity in order to adjust hemodynamics in cardiovascular diseases. Grapefruit flavanone naringenin has been proposed for potential use in an alternative therapy of cardiovascular conditions. In respect...
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Thyroid C-cells produce calcitonin (CT), a hypocalcemic hormone, that acts as an inhibitor of bone resorption. In this study, we investigated the effects of tamoxifen (TAM) as a selective estrogen receptor modulator on thyroid C-cells, trabecular bone and biochemical markers of bone metabolism in an animal model of androgen deficiency, represented...
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Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is a model of multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory, demyelinating and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Clinically manifested EAE can be induced in Dark Agouti (DA) rats, but not in Albino Oxford (AO) rats by immunization with spinal cord homogenate (SCH) and complete Fre...
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Soy isoflavone's (genistein and daidzein in particular) biological significance has been thoroughly studied for decades, so we started from the premise that refreshed investigation approach in this field should consider identification of their new molecular targets. In addition to recently described epigenetic aspects of polyphenole action, the cel...
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Objectives: Genistein is a plant-derived estrogenic isoflavone commonly found in dietary and therapeutic supplements, due to its potential health benefits. Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) and somatostatin (SS) are neurosecretory peptides synthesized in neurons of the hypothalamus and regulate the growth hormone secretion. Early reports ind...
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This study assessed the effects of diosgenin on estrogenic activity using a uterotrophic assay. Immature female rats received diosgenin orally at doses of 200, 100, or 20 mg/kg body mass; and 17α ethynylestradiol at doses of 1 or 0.3 μg/kg, daily, for 3 consecutive days from day 19 to day 21. Controls were distributed among 2 groups: an intact cont...
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Soy isoflavones are diphenolic compounds that are frequently used for alternative treatment of ageing symptoms in both genders. They operate at principally two hierarchical levels of functional organization - cellular and molecular, while these 'types' of action appear to have indefinite borders. Soy isoflavone action at the cellular level involves...
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Somatopause, the complex aspect of andropause, is recognizable by reduced growth hormone - GH/insulin-like growth factor 1 axis function in the ageing male. Soy isoflavones (usually genistein and daidzein), which are known for their beneficial effects in the treatment of ageing symptoms, are active in the pituitary, as well. The iromuno-histomorpho...
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The effects of estradiol (EDP) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) on histological and stereological features of adrenocorticotropic (ACTH) cells in peripubertal female rats were examined. The first group of females received five injections of EDP (0.25 mg/kg b.w.), every second day from the 4th to 14th day after birth, and was killed at the per...
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Background: Increased risk of osteoporotic bone fractures represents the adverse event in andropausal men. Due to diminished calcium absorption in elderly, its supplementa- tion is used for prevention and treatment of advanced-age osteoporosis. Methods: Sixteen-month-old Wistar rats were divided into sham-operated (SO), orchidectomized (Orx) and Ca...
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This study aimed to examine the effects of genistein on the structural and functional changes in parathyroid glands (PTG) and sodium phosphate cotransporter 2a (NaPi 2a) in orchidectomized rats. Sixteen-month-old Wistar rats were divided into sham-operated (SO), orchidectomized (Orx) and genistein-treated orchidectomized (Orx+G) groups. Genistein (...
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Ageing in men is accompanied by an increased occurrence of osteoporosis, but traditional hormonal replacement therapy elevates the risk of developing endocrine cancer. Vitex agnus-castus L. (Vac) essential oil is commonly used as an alternative therapy for ageing symptoms in both men and women. It is known that calcitonin (CT), thyroid C cell hormo...
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Androgen deficiency is one of the major factors leading to the development of osteoporosis in men. Since calcitonin (CT) is a potent antiresorptive agent, in the present study we investigated the effects of androgen deficiency and subsequent testosterone and estradiol treatment on CT-producing thyroid C cells, skeletal and hormonal changes in middl...
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Vitex Agnus-Castus L. Essential Oil Increases Human Erythrocyte Membrane Fluidity Erythrocyte membrane fluidity is related to their rheologic behavior, the dynamic quality of erythrocytes, which is tempted in hypertension and atherosclerosis. An increased risk of these and other cardiovascular diseases occurs in ageing women. Menopause-related cond...
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Andropause, the culminating phase of ageing in males is characterized by the decline of the growth hormone (GH)/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis that is responsible for somatic development. Estrogens on the other hand, assume a relevant somatic role, as well as the one in the pituitary. They are particularly interesting because of their th...
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Administration of estradiol or calcium, or combined, represents the classical therapeutic approach in the treatment of some menopausal symptoms. We have studied the effects of estradiol dipropionate (EDP) and calcium glucoheptonate (Ca) on morphological and hormonal features of the adrenal gland in 14-month-old female Wistar rats. The animals were...

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To examine impact of citrus flavanones, naringenin and hesperetin, on pituitary-thyroid (PT) axis and peripheral target tissues, liver and white adipose tissue (WAT) of 24-month-old Wistar male rats. Study aim include determination of structural and functional changes of the PT axis, liver and WAT, triiodotironin-dependent genes involved in regulation of lipid metabolism in the liver and the antioxidant defense system in different organs.