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  1. Sabolic I and Dembic Z.
    Alcohol dehydrogenase in mouse tissues: sex differences and testosterone effect.

    Period Biol 83, 307-313 (1981).


  2. Dembic Z, and Sabolic I.
    Alcohol dehydrogenase activity in rat kidney cortex stimulated by oestradiol.

    Biochim Biophys Acta 714, 331-336 (1982).


  3. Dembic Z, Roncevic T, Avdalovic N, and Sabolic I.
    Rat liver and kidney cortex alcohol dehydrogenase activity: effect of glucocorticoid hormones.

    Period Biol 84, 53-64 (1982).


  4. Singer PA, Lauer W, Dembic Z, Mayer W, Koch N, Hämmerling G, Klein J, and Dobberstein B.
    Structure of the murine Ia-associated invariant (gamma) chain as deduced from a cDNA clone.

    EMBO J 3, 873-877 (1984).


  5. Dembic Z, Singer PA, and Klein J.
    Eo: a history of a mutation.

    EMBO J 3, 1647-1654 (1984).


  6. Dembic Z, Ayane M, Klein J, Steinmetz M, Benoist CO, and Mathis D. J.
    Inbred and wild mice carry identical deletions in their E alpha MHC genes.

    EMBO J 4 , 127-131 (1985).


  7. Dembic Z, Bannwarth W, Taylor BA, and Steinmetz M.
    The gene encoding the T-cell receptor alpha-chain maps close to the Np-2 locus on mouse chromosome 14.

    Nature 314, 271-273 (1985). Download pdf of this article.


  8. Snodgrass HR, Dembic Z, Steinmetz M, and von Boehmer H.
    Expression of T-cell antigen receptor genes during fetal development in the thymus.

    Nature 315, 232-233 (1985). Download pdf of this article.


  9. Nemazee DA, Studer S, Steinmetz M, Dembic Z, and Kiefer M.
    The lymphoproliferating cells of MRL-lpr/lpr mice are a polyclonal population that bear the T lymphocyte receptor for antigen.

    Eur J Immunol 15, 760-769 (1985).


  10. Traunecker A, Kiefer M, Dembic Z, Steinmetz M, and Karjalainen K.
    Rearrangements of T cell receptor loci can be found in B cells.

    Eur J Immunol 16, 430-434 (1986).


  11. Dembic Z, Haas W, Weiss S, McCubrey J, Kiefer H, von Boehmer H, and Steinmetz M.
    Transfer of specificity by murine alpha- and beta-chain T-cell receptor genes.

    Nature 320, 232-238 (1986). Download pdf of this article.


  12. Kasahara M, Stojlkovic I, Mayer WE, Dembic Z, Figueroa F, and Klein J.
    The nucleotide sequence of the mouse H-2E alpha w28 gene.

    Immunogenetics 24, 324-327 (1986).


  13. Dembic Z, Haas W, Zamoyska R, Parnes J, Steinmetz M, and von Boehmer H.
    Transfection of the CD8 gene enhances T cell recognition.
    Nature 326, 510-511 (1987). Download pdf of this article.


  14. Palacios R, Kiefer H, Brockhaus M, Karjalainen K,Dembic Z, Kisielow P, and von Boehmer H.
    Molecular, cellular and functional properties of bone marrow T lymphocyte progenitor clones.

    J Exp Med 166, 12-32 (1987).


  15. Nizetic D, Figueroa F, Dembic Z, Nevo E, and Klein J.
    MHC gene organization in the mole rat Spalax ehrenberghi: Evidence for transfer of function between class II genes.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 84, 5828-5832 (1987).


  16. Sensi M, Dembic Z, and Steinmetz M.
    Transcription of T cell receptor beta chain gene in L-cell fibroblasts following DNA mediated gene transfer.

    Eur J Immunol 17, 1371-1374 (1987).


  17. Uematsu Y, Ryser S, Dembic Z, Borgulya P, Krimpenfort P, Berns A, von Boehmer H, and Steinmetz M.
    In transgenic mice the introduced functional T-cell receptor b gene prevents expression of endogenous beta genes.

    Cell 52, 831-841 (1988). Download pdf of this article.


  18. Krimpenfort P, de Jong R, Uematsu Y, Dembic Z, Ryser S, von Boehmer H, Steinmetz M, and Berns A.
    Transcription of T cell receptor beta-chain genes is controlled by a downstream regulatory element.

    EMBO J 7, 745-750 (1988).


  19. Aguet M, Dembic Z, and Merlin G.
    Molecular cloning and expression of human interferon-gamma receptor.

    Cell 55, 273-276 (1988). Download pdf of this article.


  20. Vidovic D, Roglic M, McKune K, Guerder S, Mackay C, and Dembic Z.
    Qa-1 restricted recognition of foreign antigen by a gamma/delta T cell hybridoma.

    Nature 340, 646-650 (1989). Download pdf of this article.


  21. Hemmi S, Peghini P, Metzler M, Merlin G, Dembic Z, and Aguet M.
    Cloning of murine interferon-gamma receptor cDNA: Expression in human cells mediates high affinity binding, but is not sufficient to confer sensitivity to murine interferon-gamma.

    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 86, 9901-9905 (1989)


  22. Falcioni F, Dembic Z, Lehmann PV, Muller S, and Nagy ZA.
    Flexibility of the T cell repertoire. Self tolerance causes a shift of T cell receptor gene usage in response to insulin.

    J Exp Med 171, 1665-1681 (1990).


  23. Garotta G, Ozmen L, Fountoulakis M, Dembic Z, van Loon APGM, and Stuber D.
    Human IFN-gamma receptor: mapping of epitopes recognized by neutralizing antibodies using native and recombinant receptor proteins.

    J Biol Chem 265, 6908-6915 (1990).


  24. Dembic Z, Loetscher H, Gubler U, Pan Y-CE, Lahm, H-W, Gentz R, Brockhaus M, and Lesslauer W.
    Two human TNF receptors have similar extracellular but distinct intracellular domain sequences.

    Cytokine 2, 231-237 (1990). Download pdf of this article.


  25. Bertocci B, Miggiano V, Da Prada M, Dembic Z, Lahm H-W, and Malherbe P.
    Human catechol-O-methyltransferase: cloning and expression of the membrane-associated form.

    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 88, 1416-1420 (1991).


  26. Russell DM, Dembic Z, Morahan G, Miller JFAP, Burki K, and Nemazee D.
    Peripheral deletion of self-reactive B cells.

    Nature 354, 308-211 (1991). Download pdf of this article.


  27. Vidovic D, and Dembic Z.
    Qa-1 restricted gamma\delta T cells can help B cells.

    Curr Topics Microbiol Immunol 173, 239-241 (1991).


  28. Bogen B, Gleditsch L, Weiss S, and Dembic Z.
    Weak positive selection of transgenic T cell receptor-bearing thymocytes: Importance of MHC class II, TCR and CD4 surface molecule densities.

    Eur J Immunol 22, 703-709 (1992).


  29. Kürschner C, Garotta G, and Dembic Z.
    Construction, purification, and characterization of new interferon-gamma (IFNg) inhibitor proteins; Three IFNg receptor-immunoglobulin hybrid molecules.

    J Biol Chem 267, 9354-9360 (1992).


  30. Kürschner C, Ozmen L, Garotta G, and Dembic Z.
    Interferon Gamma Receptor - Immunoglobulin Fusion Proteins: Half-Life, Immunogenicity, and In Vivo Activity"

    J Immunol 149, 4096-4100 (1992).


  31. Bogen B, Dembic Z, and Weiss S.
    Clonal Deletion of Thymocytes by a Circulatory Self Antigen, Idiotype.

    EMBO J 12, 357-363 (1993).


  32. Radtke F, Heuchel R, Georgiev O, Hergersberg M, Gariglio M, Dembic Z, and Schaffner W.
    Cloned transcription factor MTF-1 activates the mouse metallothionein I promoter.

    EMBO J 12, 1355-1362 (1993).


  33. Lauritzsen GF, Weiss S, Dembic Z, and Bogen B.
    Naive idiotype-specific CD4+ T cells and immunosurveillance of B cell tumors.

    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 91, 5700-5704 (1994).


  34. Fountoulakis M, Mesa C, Schmid G, Gentz R, Manneberg M, Zulauf M, Dembic Z, and Garotta G.
    Interferon-gamma receptor extracellular domain expressed as IgG fusion protein in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Purification, biochemical characterization, and stoichiometry of binding.

    J Biol Chem 270, 3958-64 (1995).


  35. Bogen B, Munthe LA, Sollien A, Hofgaard P, Omholt H, Dagnaes F, Dembic Z, and Lauritzsen GF.
    Naive CD4+ T cells confer idiotype-specific tumor resistance in the absence of antibodies.

    Eur J Immunol 25, 3079-86 (1995).


  36. Mesa C, Dembic Z, Garotta G, and Fountoulakis M.
    Interferon-gamma receptor extracellular domain-IgG fusion protein produced in Chinese hamster ovary cells as mixture of glycoforms.

    J Interferon Cytokine Res 15, 309-15 (1995).


  37. Munthe LA, Sollien A, Dembic Z, and Bogen B.
    Preferential positive selection of T lymphocytes which express two different TCR alpha chains, an endogenous and a transgenic.

    Scand J Immunol 42, 651-61 (1995).


  38. Muthukumaran G, Donnelly RJ, Ebensperger C, Mariano TM, Garotta G, Dembic Z, Poast J, Baron S, and Pestka S.
    The intracellular domain of the second chain of the interferon-gamma receptor is interchangeable between species.

    J Interferon Cytokine Res 16, 1039-45 (1996).


  39. Lembo D, Ricciardi-Castagnoli P, Alber G, Ozmen L, Landolfo S, Bluthmann H, Dembic Z, Kotenko SV, Cook JR, Pestka S, and Garotta G.
    Mouse macrophages carrying both subunits of the human interferon-gamma (IFN-g) receptor respond to human IFN-g, but do not acquire full protection against viral cytopathic effect.

    J Biol Chem 271, 32659-66 (1996).


  40. Magyar JP, Martini R, Ruelicke T, Aguzzi A, Adlkofer K, Dembic Z, Zielasek J, Toyka KV, and Suter U.
    Impaired differentiation of Schwann cells in transgenic mice with increased PMP22 gene dosage.

    J Neurosci 16, 5351-60 (1996).


  41. Ebensperger C, Rhee S, Muthukumaran G, Lembo D, Donnelly R, Pestka S, and Dembic Z.
    Genomic organization and promoter analysis of the gene ifngr2 encoding the second chain of the mouse interferon-gamma receptor.

    Scand J Immunol 44, 599-606 (1996).


  42. Rhee S, Ebensperger C, Dembic Z, and Pestka S.
    The structure of the gene for the second chain of the human interferon-gamma receptor.

    J Biol Chem 271, 28947-52 (1996).


  43. Munthe LA, Blichfeldt E, Sollien A,Dembic Z, and Bogen B.
    T cells with two TCRbeta chains and reactivity to both MHC/idiotypic peptide and superantigen.

    Cell Immunol 170, 283-90 (1996).


  44. Merlin G, van der Leede BJ, McKune K, Knezevic N, Bannwarth W, Romquin N, Viegas-Pequignot E, Kiefer H, Aguet M, and Dembic Z.
    The gene for the ligand binding chain of the human interferon-gamma receptor.

    Immunogenetics 45, 413-21 (1997).


  45. Dembic Z, Munthe L, Schenck K, Mueller C, and Bogen B.
    Transient overexpression of CD4 enhances allelic exclusion of T-cell receptor (TCR) alpha chains and promotes positive selection of class II-restricted TCR-transgenic thymocytes.

    Mol Immunol 35, 23-38 (1998).


  46. Altare F, Jouanguy E, Lamhamedi-Cherradi S, Fondaneche MC, Fizame C, Ribierre F, Merlin G, Dembic Z, Schreiber R, Lisowska-Grospierre B, Fischer A, Seboun E, and Casanova JL.
    A causative relationship between mutant IFNgR1 alleles and impaired cellular response to IFN-gamma in a compound heterozygous child.

    Am J Hum Genet 62, 723-726 (1998).


  47. Lu B, Ebensperger C, Dembic Z, Wang Y, Kvatyuk M, Lu T, Coffman RL, Pestka S, and Rothman PB.
    Targeted disruption of the interferon-gamma receptor 2 gene results in severe immune defects in mice.

    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 95, 8233-8 (1998).


  48. Dembic Z, Schenck K, and Bogen B.
    Dendritic cells purified from myeloma are primed with tumor-specific antigen (idiotype) and activate CD4+ T cells.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 97, 2697-2702 (2000). Download pdf of this article.


  49. Dembic Z, Røttingen J-A, Dellacasagrande J, Schenck K, and Bogen B.
    Phagocytic dendritic cells purified from myelomas activate tumor-specific T cells at a single cell level.
    Blood 97, 2808-14 (2001).


  50. Fraser DA, Bulat-Kardum LJ, Knezevic J, Babarovic P, Matakovic-Mileusnic N, Dellacasagrande J, Matanic D, Pavelic J, Beg-Zec Z, and Dembic Z.
    Interferon-gamma receptor-1 gene polymorphism in tuberculosis patients from Croatia.
    Scand J Immunol 57: 480-484 (2003).


  51. Dellacasagrande J, Schreurs, OJF, Hofgaard PO, Omholt H, Steinsvoll S, Schenck K, Bogen B, and Dembic Z.
    Liver metastasis of cancer is facilitated by chemokine receptor CCR6.
    Scand J Immunol 57: 534-544 (2003). Download pdf of this article.


  52. Fraser DA, Loos BG, Boman U, van Winkelhoff AJ, van der Velden U, Schenck K, and Dembic Z.
    Polymorphisms in an interferon-gamma receptor-1 gene marker and susceptibility to periodontitis.

    Acta Odontol Scand 61:297-302 (2003).


  53. Dai KZ, Johansen FE, Kolltveit KM, Aasheim HC, Dembic Z, Vartdal F and Spurkland A.
    Transcriptional Activation of the SH2D2A Gene Is Dependent on a Cyclic Adenosine 5'-Monophosphate-Responsive Element in the Proximal SH2D2A Promoter.

    J Immunol 172:6144-51 (2004).


  54. Dembic Z, Hofgaard PO, Omholt H, and Bogen B.
    Anti-class II antibodies, but not CTLA4-Ig hybrid molecules, prevent rejection of MHC class II-negative myeloma in TCR-transgenic mice.
    Scand J Immunol 60:143-52 (2004).


  55. Bulat-Kardum LJ, Etokebe GE, Knezevic J, Balen S, Matakovic-Mileusnic N, Luka Zaputovic, Pavelic J, Beg-Zec Z, and Dembic Z.
    Interferon–gamma Receptor-1 Gene Promoter Polymorphisms (G-611A; T-56C) and Susceptibility to Tuberculosis.
    Scand J Immunol 63:142-50 (2006).

  56. Etokebe GE, Bulat-Kardum LJ, Johansen MS, Knezevic J, Balen S, Matakovic-Mileusnic N, Matanic, Flego V, Pavelic J, Beg-Zec Z, and Dembic Z.
    Interferon-gamma Gene (T874A, G2109A) Polymorphisms are Associated with Microscopy-positive Tuberculosis.
    Scand J Immunol 63:136-41 (2006).

  57. Etokebe GE, Axelsson S, Svaerd NH, Storhaug K, and Dembic Z .
    Detection of hemizygous chromosomal microdeletions in Williams-Beuren Syndrome (WBS) by duplex quantitative PCR array: an unusual type of WBS genetic defect.
    Intl J Biomed Sci 4(No 3): 161-170 (2008). Download pdf of this article.

  58. Etokebe GE, Kuchler AM, Haraldsen G, Landin M, Osmundsen H, and Dembic Z.
    Family-with-sequence-similarity-46, member A (Fam46a) gene is expressed in developing tooth buds.
    Arch Oral Biol 54(11):1002-7 (2009).

  59. Etokebe GE, Knezevic J, Petricevic B, Pavelic J, Vrbanec D, and Dembic Z.
    Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Genes Encoding Toll-Like Receptor -2, -3, -4, and -9 in Case-Control Study with Breast Cancer.
    Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 13(6):729-34 (2009).

  60. Etokebe GE, Skjeldal F, Nilsen N, Rodionov D, Knezevic J, Bulat-Kardum LJ, Espevik T, Bakke O, and Dembic Z.
    Toll-Like Receptor 2 (P631H) Mutant Impairs Membrane Internalization and is a Dominant Negative Allele.
    Scand J Immunol 71(5):369-81 (2010). Download pdf of this article.

  61. Jotanovic Z, Etokebe GE, Mihelic R, Heiland Kårvatn M, Mulac-Jericevic B, Tijanic T, Balen S, Sestan B, and Dembic Z.
    Hip osteoarthritis susceptibility is associated with IL1B -511(G>A) and IL1 RN (VNTR) genotypic polymorphisms in Croatian Caucasian population
    J Orthopedic Res 29(8):1137-44 (2011).

  62. Jotanovic Z, Etokebe GE, Mihelic R, Heiland Kårvatn M, Mulac-Jericevic B, Tijanic T, Balen S, Sestan B, and Dembic Z.
    IL1B -511(G>A) and IL1RN (VNTR) allelic polymorphisms and susceptibility to knee osteoarthritis in Croatian population.
    Rheumatol Int 32(7):2135-41. (2011).

  63. Dzumhur A, Zibar L, Wagner J, Simundic T, Dembic Z, and Barbic J.
    Association studies of gene polymorphisms in Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in Croatian patients with acute myocardial infarction.
    Scand J Immunol 75(5):517-23. (2012).

  64. Kaarvatn MH, Eftedal RK, Jotanovic Z, Etokebe GE, Balen S, Kulic A and Dembic Z.
    Interleukin-1 gene locus polymorphisms are associated with risk to breast cancer in Croatian population.
    Periodicum Biologorum 114(4):497-503. (2012).

  65. Knezevic J, Pavlinic D, Rose WA 2nd, Leifer CA, Bendelja K, Gabrilovac J, Parcina M, Lauc G, Kubarenko AV, Petricevic B, Vrbanec D, Bulat-Kardum L, Bekeredjian-Ding I, Pavelic J, Dembic Z, and AN Weber.
    Heterozygous carriage of a dysfunctional TLR9 allele affects CPG-oligonucleotide responses in B cell.
    J Biol Chem 287(29):24544-53. (2012).

  66. Kaarvatn MH, Vrbanec J, Kulic A, Knezevic J, Petricevic B, Balen S, Vrbanec D, Dembic Z.
    Single nucleotide polymorphism in the interleukin 12B gene is associated with risk for breast cancer development.
    Scand J Immunol 76(3):329-35. (2012).

  67. Kaarvatn MH, Jotanovic Z, Mihelic R, Etokebe GE, Mulac-Jericevic B, Tijanic T, Balen S, Sestan B, and Dembic Z.
    Associations of the Interleukin-1 Gene Locus Polymorphisms with Risk to Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: Gender and Subpopulation Differences.
    Scand J Immunol 77(2):151-61. (2013).

  68. Etokebe GE, Bulat-Kardum L, Munthe LA, Balen S and Dembic Z. Association of variable number of tandem repeats in the coding region of the FAM46A gene, FAM46A rs11040 SNP and BAG6 rs3117582 SNP with susceptibility to tuberculosis.
    PLoS one 9(3):e91385. (2014).

  69. Armingohar Z, Jorgensen JJ, Kristoffersen AK, Schenck K, and Dembic Z.
    Polymorphisms in the interleukin-1 gene locus and chronic periodontitis in patients with atherosclerotic and aortic aneurysmal vascular diseases.
    Scand J Immunol 79(5):338-45. (2014).

  70. Etokebe GE, Jotanovic Z, Mihelic R, Mulac-Jericevic B, Nikolic T, Balen S, Sestan B, and Dembic Z.
    Susceptibility to large-joint osteoarthritis (hip and knee) is associated with BAG6 rs3117582 SNP and the VNTR polymorphism in the second exon of the FAM46A gene on chromosome 6.
    J Orthop Res 33(1):56-62. (2015).

  71. Armingohar Z, Jørgensen JJ, Kristoffersen AK, Schenck K, Dembic Z.
    Polymorphisms in the interleukin-10 gene and chronic periodontitis in patients with atherosclerotic and aortic aneurysmal vascular diseases.
    J Oral Microbiol Feb 19;7:26051.(2015) doi: 10.3402/jom.v7.26051.

  72. Etokebe GE, Zienolddiny S, Kupanovac Z, Enersen M, Balen S, Flego V, Bulat-Kardum L, Radojcic-Badovinac A, Skaug V, Bakke P, Haugen A, Dembic Z.
    Association of the FAM46A gene VNTRs and BAG6 rs3117582 SNP with non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in Croatian and Norwegian populations.
    PLoS One (2015) Apr 17;10(4):e0122651.(2015) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122651.

  73. Bulat-Kardum LJ, Etokebe GE, Lederer P, Balen S, Dembic Z.
    Genetic Polymorphisms in the Toll-like Receptor 10, Interleukin (IL)17A and IL17F Genes Differently Affect the Risk for Tuberculosis in Croatian Population.
    Scand J Immunol Jul;82(1):63-9.(2015) doi: 10.1111/sji.12300.

  74. Gardar Sveinbjornsson, Daniel F Gudbjartsson, Bjarni V Halldorsson, Karl G Kristinsson, Magnus Gottfredsson, Jeffrey C Barrett, Larus J Gudmundsson, Kai Blondal, Arnaldur Gylfason, Sigurjon Axel Gudjonsson, Hafdis T Helgadottir, Adalbjorg Jonasdottir, Aslaug Jonasdottir, Ari Karason, Ljiljana Bulat Kardum, Jelena Knežević, Helgi Kristjansson, Mar Kristjansson, Arthur Love, Yang Luo, Olafur T Magnusson, Patrick Sulem, Augustine Kong, Gisli Masson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Zlatko Dembic, Sergey Nejentsev, Thorsteinn Blondal, Ingileif Jonsdottir & Kari Stefansson.
    HLA class II sequence variants influence tuberculosis risk in populations of European ancestry.
    Nature Genetics 48, 318-322 (2016) doi:10.1038/ng.3498

  75. Teofilovic, NK et al. incl. Dembic Z .. and Knezevic J..
    1-ethyl-3-(6-methylphenanthridine-8-il) urea modulates TLR3/9 activation and induces selective pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in vitro.
    Bioorg Med Chem Lett 27, 1530-1537 (2017).


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