Prof. Aleksandar  Jovanovic

Prof. Aleksandar Jovanovic

Professor
University of Belgrade, Serbia


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Medicine from University of Belgrade, Serbia

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Cellular Signalling
62%
Metabolic Stress
90%
Cardiovascular System
75%
Cardioprotection
55%

Education

2006

Ph.D.

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Land, S.C., D.J. Walker and Q. Du and A. Jovanovic, 2013. Cardioprotective SUR2A promotes stem cell properties of cardiomyocytes. Int. J. Cardiol., 168: 5090-5092.
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  2. Khan, F., W.L. Choong, Q. Du and A. Jovanovic, 2013. Real-time RT-PCR threshold cycles value for Kir6.1 from the blood correlates with parameters of vascular function: A potential for the vascular function biomarker? Biomarkers, 18: 221-229.
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  3. Jovanovic, S., K.S. Mohammed Abdul and A. Jovanovic, 2013. Cardioprotection afforded by SUR2A: An update. J. Cardiobiol., 1: 1-4.

  4. Du, Q., S. Jovanovic, L. Tulic, D. Sljivancanin and D.W. Jack et al., 2013. KATP channels are up-regulated with increasing age in human myometrium. Mech. Ageing Dev., 134: 98-102.
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  5. Ballantyne, T., Q. Du, S. Jovanovic, A. Neemo, R. Holmes, S. Sinha and A. Jovanovic, 2013. Testosterone protects female embryonic heart H9c2 cells against severe metabolic stress by activating estrogen receptors and up-regulating IES SUR2B. The Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol., 45: 283-291.
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  6. Jayasekera, A. and A. Jovanovic, 2012. Potassium Channels and Cardioprotection. In: Potassium Channels as a Target for Clinical Therapeutics, Kocic, I. (Ed.). Bentham Science Publishers, Sharjah, pp: 61-77.

  7. Beall, C., D.L. Hamilton, J. Gallagher, L. Logie and K. Wright et al., 2012. Mouse hypothalamic GT1-7 cells demonstrate AMPK-dependent intrinsic glucose-sensing behaviour. Diabetologia, 55: 2432-2444.
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  8. Sukhodub, A., R. Sudhir, Q. Du, S. Jovanovic, S. Reyes and A. Jovanovic, 2011. Nicotinamide-rich diet improves physical endurance by up-regulating SUR2A in the heart. J. Cell. Mol. Med., 15: 1703-1712.
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  9. Sudhir, R., A. Sukhodub, Q. Du, S. Jovanovic and A. Jovanovic, 2011. Ageing-induced decline in physical endurance in mice is associated with decrease in cardiac SUR2A and increase in cardiac susceptibility to metabolic stress: Therapeutic Prospects for up-regulation of SUR2A. Biogerontology, 12: 147-155.
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  10. Sukhodub, A., Q. Du, S. Jovanovic and A. Jovanovic, 2010. Nicotinamide-rich diet protects the heart against ischaemia-reperfusion in mice: A crucial role for cardiac SUR2A. Pharmacol. Res., 61: 564-570.
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  11. Rafiqi, F.H., A.M. Zuber, M. Glover, C. Richardson and S. Fleming et al., 2010. Role of the WNK-activated SPAK kinase in regulating blood pressure. EMBO Mol. Med., 2: 63-75.
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  12. Paterson, M.J. and A. Jovanovic, 2010. On the synthesis of N-maleoyl amino acids in aqueous media: Cautionary tales for the unwary traveller. ARKIVOC, 2010: 11-16.
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  13. Du, Q., S. Jovanovic, A. Sukhodub, E. Barratt and E. Drew et al., 2010. Human oocytes express ATP-sensitive K+ channels. Hum. Reprod., 25: 2774-2782.
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  14. Du, Q., S. Jovanovic, A. Sukhodub and A. Jovanovic, 2010. Infection with AV-SUR2A protects H9C2 cells against metabolic stress: A mechanism of SUR2A-mediated cytoprotection independent from the KATP channel activity. Biochim. Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Mol. Cell. Res., 1803: 405-415.
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  15. Jovanovic, S., Q. Du, A. Sukhodub and A. Jovanovic, 2009. M-LDH physically associated with sarcolemmal KATP channels mediates cytoprotection in heart embryonic H9C2 cells. Int. J. Biochem. Cell. Biol., 41: 2295-2301.
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  16. Jovanovic, S., Q. Du, A. Sukhodub and A. Jovanovic, 2009. A dual mechanism of cytoprotection afforded by M-LDH in embryonic heart H9C2 cells. BBA-Mol. Cell. Res., 1793: 1379-1386.
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  17. Jovanovic, A., 2009. Femininity and sarcolemmal KATP channels: A matter of the heart and the heart of the matter. J. Physiol., 587: 5509-5510.
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  18. Jovanovic, A. and S. Jovanovic, 2009. SURA2 targeting for cardioprotection? Curr. Opin. Pharmacol., 9: 189-193.
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  19. Jovanovic, S., Q. Du, S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Swingler, R. Buckley, J. McEachan and A. Jovanovic, 2008. A patient suffering from hypokalemic periodic paralysis is deficient in skeletal muscle ATP-sensitive K+ channels. Clin. Transl. Sci., 1: 71-74.
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  20. Faghihi, M., A. Sukhodub, S. Jovanovic and A. Jovanovic, 2008. Mg2+ protects adult beating cardiomyocytes against ischaemia. Int. J. Mol. Med., 21: 69-73.
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  21. Sukhodub, A., S. Jovanovic, Q. Du, G.R. Budas and A. Clelland et al., 2007. AMP-activated protein kinase mediates preconditioning in cardiomyocytes by regulating activity and trafficking of sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive K+ channels. J. Cell. Physiol., 210: 224-236.
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  22. Jovanovic, S., A. Jovanovic and R.M. Crawford, 2007. M-LDH serves as a regulatory subunit of the cytosolic substrate-channelling complex in vivo. J. Mol. Biol., 371: 349-361.
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  23. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2007. Models of cardioprotection. Drug Discov. Today: Dis. Mod., 4: 185-190.
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  24. Sakamoto, K., E. Zarrinpashneh, G.R. Budas, A.C. Pouleur and A. Dutta et al., 2006. Deficiency of LKB1 in heart prevents ischemia-mediated activation of AMPKα2 but not AMPKα1. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab., 290: E780-E788.
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  25. Jovanovic, S., N. Jovanovic and A. Jovanovic, 2006. High glucose protects single beating adult cardiomyocytes against hypoxia. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 341: 57-66.
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  26. Jovanovic, N., M. Pavlovic, V. Mircevski, Q. Du and A. Jovanovic, 2006. An unexpected negative inotropic effect of prostaglandin F2α in the rat heart. Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediators, 80: 110-119.
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  27. Du, Q., S. Jovanovic, A. Clelland, A. Sukhodub and G.R. Budas et al., 2006. Overexpression of SUR2A generates a cardiac phenotype resistant to ischemia. FASEB J., 20: 1131-1141.
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  28. Budas, G.R., A. Sukhodub, D.R. Alessi and A. Jovanovic, 2006. 3'Phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 is essential for ischemic preconditioning of the myocardium. FASEB, J., 20: 2556-2558.
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  29. Jovanovic, S., Q. Du, R.M. Crawford, G.R. Budas, I. Stagljar and A. Jovanovic, 2005. Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase serves as an accessory protein of the cardiac sarcolemmal KATP channel. EMBO Rep., 6: 848-852.
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  30. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2005. High glucose regulates the activity of cardiac sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive K+ channels via 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate: A novel link between cardiac membrane excitability and glucose metabolism. Diabetes, 54: 383-393.
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  31. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2004. Sarcolemmal KATP channels in ageing. Ageing Res. Rev., 3: 199-214.
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  32. Budas, G.R., S. Jovanovic, R.M. Crawford and A. Jovanovic, 2004. Hypoxia-induced preconditioning in adult stimulated cardiomyocytes is mediated by the opening and trafficking of sarcolemmal KATP channels. FASEB J., 18: 1046-1048.
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  33. Pesic, S., L. Grbovic, A. Jovanovic, M. Radenkovic, D. Stojic, Z. Cvetkovic and I. Ilic, 2003. Endothelium-dependent relaxation of canine uterine artery in response to acetylcholine: The possible involvement of alternative pathways. J. Vet. Med. Ser. A, 50: 391-396.
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  34. Mora, A., A.M. Davies, L. Bertrand, I. Sharif and G.R. Budas et al., 2003. Deficiency of PDK1 in cardiac muscle results in heart failure and increased sensitivity to hypoxia. EMBO J., 22: 4666-4676.
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  35. Liu, G.J., A.M. Simpson, M.A. Swan, C. Tao and B.E. Tuch et al., 2003. ATP-sensitive potassium channels induced in liver cells after transfection with insulin cDNA and the GLUT 2 transporter regulate glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. FASEB J., 17: 1682-1684.
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  36. Jovanovic, S., R.M. Crawford, H.J. Ranki and A. Jovanovic, 2003. Large conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channels sense acute changes in oxygen tension in alveolar epithelial cells. Am. J. Respir. Cell. Mol. Biol., 28: 363-372.
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  37. Jovanovic, A., 2003. Sarcolemmal KATP channels. BSCR Bulliten, 16: 4-13.

  38. Crawford, R.M., S. Jovanovic, G.R. Budas, A.M. Davies and H. Lad et al., 2003. Chronic mild hypoxia protects heart-derived H9c2 cells against acute hypoxia/reoxygenation by regulating expression of the SUR2A subunit of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel. J. Biol. Chem., 278: 31444-31455.
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  39. Brady, P.A. and A. Jovanovic, 2003. The sulfonylurea controversy: Much ado about nothing or cause for concern? J. Am. College Cardiol., 42: 1022-1025.
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  40. Ranki, H.J., R.M. Crawford, G.R. Budas and A. Jovanovic, 2002. Ageing is associated with a decrease in the number of sarcolemmal ATP-sensitive K+ channels in a gender-dependent manner. Mech. Ageing Dev., 123: 695-705.
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  41. Ranki, H.J., G.R. Budas, R.M. Crawford, A.M. Davies and A. Jovanovic, 2002. 17β-estradiol regulates expression of KATP channels in heart-derived H9c2 cells. J. Am. College Cardiol., 40: 367-374.
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  42. Pesic, S., L. Grbovic and A. Jovanovic, 2002. Acetylcholine-induced contractions in the perforating branch of the human internal mammary artery: Protective role of the vascular endothelium. Pharmacology, 64: 182-188.
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  43. Crawford, R.M., H.J. Ranki, C.H. Botting, G.R. Budas and A. Jovanovic, 2002. Creatine kinase is physically associated with the cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ channel in vivo. FASEB J., 16: 102-104.
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  44. Crawford, R.M., G.R. Budas, S. Jovanovic, H.J. Ranki, T.J. Wilson, A.M. Davies and A. Jovanovic, 2002. M-LDH serves as a sarcolemmal KATP channel subunit essential for cell protection against ischemia. EMBO J., 21: 3936-3948.
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  45. Tayside, A.J., 2001. ATP-sensitive K+ channels and cytoprotection. Dev. Med. Child Neurol., 43: 21-22.
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  46. Ranki, H.J., G.R. Budas, R.M. Crawford and A. Jovanovic, 2001. Gender-specific difference in cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ channels. J. Am. College Cardiol., 38: 906-915.
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  47. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2001. Pinacidil prevents membrane depolarisation and intracellular Ca2+ loading in single cardiomyocytes exposed to severe metabolic stress. Int. J. Mol. Med., 7: 639-643.
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  48. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2001. Diadenosine tetraphosphate-gating of recombinant pancreatic ATP-sensitive K+ channels. Biosci. Rep., 21: 93-99.
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  49. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2001. Diadenosine tetraphosphate-gating of cardiac KATP channels requires intact actin cytoskeleton. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Arch. Pharmacol., 364: 276-280.
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  50. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 2001. Delivery of genes encoding cardiac KATP channel subunits in conjunction with pinacidil prevents membrane depolarization in cells exposed to chemical hypoxia-reoxygenation. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 282: 1098-1102.
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  51. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 2001. Diadenosine Polyphosphate Signaling in the Heart. In: Heart Physiology and Pathophysiology, Sperelakis, N., Y. Kurachi, A. Terzic and M.V. Cohen (Eds.). Academic Press, San Diego, pp: 693-702.

  52. Pesic, S., A. Jovanovic, L. Grbovic, M. Inic and N. Munjas, 2000. Endothelium-dependent relaxation in perforating branch of human internal mammary artery. Cardiovas. Surg., 8: 393-399.
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  53. Lisy, O., M.M. Redfield, S. Jovanovic, M. Jougasaki and A. Jovanovic et al., 2000. Mechanical unloading versus neurohumoral stimulation on myocardial structure and endocrine function in vivo. Circulation, 102: 338-343.
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  54. Jovanovic, S., L. Grbovic and A. Jovanovic, 2000. Pregnancy is associated with altered response to neuropeptide Y in uterine artery. Mol. Hum. Reprod., 6: 352-360.
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  55. Jovanovic, S., L Grbovic and A. Jovanovic, 2000. Pregnancy does not alter the response of uterine arteries to vasoactive intestinal polypeptide. Mol. Hum. Reprod., 6: 361-368.
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  56. Jovanovic, S., A. Jovanovic, W.K. Shen and A. Terzic, 2000. Low concentrations of 17β-estradiol protect single cardiac cells against metabolic stress-induced Ca2+ loading. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol., 36: 948-952.
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  57. Serrano, O.K., A. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 1999. Inhibition of both Na/H and bicarbonate-dependent exchange is required to prevent recovery of intracellular pH in single cardiomyocytes exposed to metabolic stress. Biosci. Rep., 19: 99-107.
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  58. Pesic, S., L. Grbovic, A. Jovanovic and M. Radenkovic, 1999. Acetylcholine-induced contractions in the porcine internal mammary artery: Possible role of muscarinic receptors. J. Vet. Med., 46: 509-515.
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  59. Parkinson, S.J., A. Jovanovic, S. Jovanovic, F. Wagner, A. Terzic and S.A. Waldman, 1999. Regulation of nitric oxide-responsive recombinant soluble guanylyl cyclase by calcium. Biochemistry, 38: 6441-6448.
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  60. Jovanovic, S., Z. Blagojevic, V. Mrvic, Z. Nikolic and A. Jovanovic, 1999. Pregnancy is not associated with altered morphology of the femoral artery. Hum. Reprod., 14: 1885-1889.
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  61. Jovanovic, S., S. Jovanovic A. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 1999. Gene delivery of Kir6.2/SUR2A in conjunction with pinacidil handles intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis under metabolic stress. FASEB J., 13: 923-929.
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  62. Jovanovic, S., A.J. Grantham, J.E. Tarara, J.C. Burnett, A. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 1999. Increased number of cardiomyocytes in cross-sections from tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathic hearts. Int. J. Mol. Med., 3: 153-155.
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  63. Jovanovic, A. and S. Jovanovic, 1999. Estrogen and vascular system: More questions for the future. Cardiovasc. Res., 42: 9-11.
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  64. Jovanovic, S., A. Jovanovic, W.K. Shen and A. Terzic, 1998. Protective action of 17β-estradiol in cardiac cells: implications for hyperkalemic cardioplegia. The Annals of thoracic surgery. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 66: 1658-1661.
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  65. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 1998. Pregnancy is associated with hypotrophy of carotid artery endothelial and smooth muscle cells. Hum. Reprod., 13: 1074-1078.
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  66. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic, I. Tulic and L. Grbovic, 1998. Predominant role for nitric oxide in the relaxation induced by vasoactive intestinal polypeptide in human uterine artery. Mol. Hum. Reprod., 4: 71-76.
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  67. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic, E. Lorenz and A. Terzic, 1998. Recombinant cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ channel subunits confer resistance to chemical hypoxia-reoxygenation injury. Circulation, 98: 1548-1555.
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  68. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic, D.C. Mays, J.J. Lipsky and A. Terzic, 1998. Diadenosine 5', 5 ''-P1, P5-pentaphosphate harbors the properties of a signaling molecule in the heart. FEBS Lett., 423: 314-318.
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  69. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic, A.J. Carrasco and A. Terzic, 1998. Acquired resistance of a mammalian cell line to hypoxia-reoxygenation through cotransfection of Kir6.2 and SUR1 clones. Lab. Invest., 78: 1101-1107.
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  70. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic and L. Grbovic, 1998. Characterization of oxytocin actions in guinea-pig isolated uterine artery: the effect of pregnancy. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 343: 35-42.
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  71. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 1998. Emerging therapeutic strategies in myocardial preservation: Focus on ATP-sensitive K channels. Emerging Ther. Strategies, 2: 181-193.
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  72. Jovanovic, A., J.R. Lopez, A.E. Alekseev, W.K. Shen and A. Terzic, 1998. Adenosine prevents K-induced Ca2 loading: Insight into cardioprotection during cardioplegia. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 65: 586-591.
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  73. Holmuhamedov, E.L., S. Jovanovic, P.P. Dzeja, A. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 1998. Mitochondrial ATP-sensitive K+ channels modulate cardiac mitochondrial function. Am. J. Physiol., 275: H1567-H1576.
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  74. Jovanovic, S. and A. Jovanovic, 1997. Remodelling of guinea-pig aorta during pregnancy: Selective alteration of endothelial cells. Hum. Reprod., 12: 2297-2302.
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  75. Jovanovic, M.D., E. Alexey, M.D. Lopez, R. Jose, M.D. Shen, K. Win and M.D. Terzic, 1997. Adenosine prevents hyperkalemia-induced calcium loading in cardiac cells: relevance for cardioplegia. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 63: 153-161.
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  76. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic anf L. Grbovic, 1997. Endothelium-dependent relaxation in response to acetylcholine in pregnant guinea-pig uterine artery. Hum. Reprod., 12: 1805-1809.
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  77. Jovanovic, A., S. Jovanovic I. Tulic and L. Grbovic, 1997. Effect of oxytocin as a partial agonist at vasoconstrictor vasopressin receptors on the human isolated uterine artery. Br. J. Pharmacol., 121: 1468-1474.
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  78. Jovanovic, A., J.R. Lopez, A.E. Alekseev, W.K. Shen and A. Terzic, 1997. Adenosine and K+-induced Ca2+ loading-reply. Ann. Thorac. Surg., 64: 588-589.

  79. Jovanovic, A., A.E. Alekseev and A. Terzic, 1997. Intracellular diadenosine polyphosphates: A novel family of inhibitory ligands of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel. Biochem. Pharmacol., 54: 219-225.
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  80. Grbovic, L. and A. Jovanovix, 1997. Indomethacin depresses prostaglandin F2 alpha-induced contraction in guinea-pig uterine artery with both intact and denuded endoth. Prostaglandins, 53: 371-379.
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  81. Jovanovic, A., S. Zhang, A.E. Alekseev and A. Terzic, 1996. Diadenosine polyphosphate-induced inhibition of cardiac KATP channels: Operative state-dependent regulation by a nucleoside diphosphate. Pflugers Arch., 431: 800-802.
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  82. Jovanovic, A., J.R. Lopez and A. Terzic, 1996. Cytosolic Ca2+ domain-dependent protective action of adenosine in cardiomyocytes. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 298: 63-69.
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  83. Jovanovic, A., A.E. Alekseev and A. Terzic, 1996. Cardiac ATP-sensitive K+ channel: a target for diadenosine 5',5''-P1,P5-pentaphosphate. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Arch. Pharmacol., 353: 241-244.
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  84. Jovanovic, A. and A. Terzic, 1996. Diadenosine tetraphosphate-induced inhibition of ATP-sensitive K+ channels in patches excised from ventricular myocytes. Br. J. Pharmacol., 117: 233-235.
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  85. Grbovic, L. and A. Jovanovic, 1996. Effect of the vascular endothelium on contractions induced by prostaglandin F2 alpha in isolated pregnant guinea pig uterine artery. Hum. Reprod., 11: 2041-2047.
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  86. Grbovic L., A. Jovanovic and I. Tulic, 1996. Indomethacin reduces contraction of isolated non-pregnant human uterine artery induced by prostaglandin F. Hum. Reprod., 11: 1998-2002.
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  87. Elvir-Mairena, J.R., A. Jovanovic, L.A. Gomez, A.E. Alekseev and A. Terzic, 1996. Reversal of the ATP-liganded state of ATP-sensitive K+ channels by adenylate kinase activity. J. Biol. Chem., 271: 31903-31908.
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  88. Brady, P.A., S. Zhang, J. Lopez, A. Jovanovic, A.E. Alekseev and A. Terzic, 1996. Dual effect of glyburide, an antagonist of KATP channels, on metabolic inhibition-induced Ca2+ loading in cardiomyocytes. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 308: 343-349.
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  89. Alekseev, A.E., A. Jovanovic, J.R. Lopez and A. Terzic, 1996. Adenosine slows the rate of K+-induced membrane depolarization in ventricular cardiomyocytes: possible implication in hyperkalemic cardioplegia. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 28: 1193-1202.
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  90. Lopez ,J.R., A. Jovanovic and A. Terzic, 1995. Spontaneous calcium waves without contraction in cardiac myocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 214: 781-787.
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  91. Jovanovic, A., L. Grbovic, S. Jovanovic and I. Zikic, 1995. Effect of pregnancy on vasopressin-mediated responses in guinea-pig uterine arteries with intact and denuded endothelium. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 280: 101-111.
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  92. Jovanovic, A., L. Grbovic, I. Zikic and I. Tulic, 1995. Characterization of arginine vasopressin actions in human uterine artery: lack of role of the vascular endothelium. Br. J. Pharmacol., 115: 1295-1301.
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