Sashko DamjanovskiWestern Science


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals: 

1. Cepeda MA, Evered CL, Pelling JH, Damjanovski S. 2017. Inhibition of MT1-MMP proteolytic function and ERK1/2 signalling influences cell migration and invasion through changes in MMP-2 and MMP-9 levels. Journal of Cell Communication and Signalling. Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s12079-016-0373-3.

2. Cepeda MA, Pelling JH, Evered CL, Leong HS, Damjanovski S. 2017. The cytoplasmic domain of MT1-MMP is dispensable for migration augmentation but necessary to mediate viability of MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Exp Cell Res. pii: S0014-4827(16)30391-3. Doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.11.019.

3. Cepeda, M., Pelling, J., Evered, C. Williams, K., Freedman, Z., Stan I., Willson, J., Leong, H., Damjanovski, S. 2016. Low expression of MT1-MMP is optimal to promote tumourigenesis of breast cancer cells and is not associated with widespread ECM degradation. BMC Molecular Cancer 15:65 DOI: 10.1186/s12943-016-0547-x

4. Willson, J.A., Nieuwesteeg, M.A., Cepeda, M., Damjanovski, S. 2015. Analysis of Xenopus laevis RECK and its relationship to other vertebrate RECK sequences. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports. 6(7): 504-513, 2015. DOI : 10.9734/JSRR/2015/17044

5. Nieuwesteeg, M.A., Willson, J.A., Cepeda, M., Damjanovski, S. 2014. Analysis of the effects of Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1, -2 and -3 N- and C-terminal domains on signaling markers during X. laevis development. All Res. J. Biol. 5(4):30-36. ISSN:2172-4784.

6. Nieuwesteeg, M.A, Willson, J.A, Cepeda, M., Fox, M.A. Damjanovski, S. 2014. Functional characterization of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) N- and C-terminal domains during Xenopus laevis development. Scientific World Journal 30;2014:467907. doi: 10.1155/2014/467907.

7. Fox, M.A., Nieuwesteeg, M.A., Willson J.A. Cepeda, M., and Damjanovski, S. 2013. Knockdown of Pex11β reveals its pivotal role in regulating peroxisomal genes, numbers, and ROS levels in Xenopus laevis A6 cells. In vitro Cellular and Molecular Biology - Animal. Nov. 14. DOI: 10.1007/s11626-013-9710-5

8. Nieuwesteeg, M. Walsh, L.A., Fox, M.A. and Damjanovski, S. 2012. Domain specific overexpression of TIMP-2 and TIMP-3 reveals MMP-independent functions of TIMPs during laevis development. Biochem Cell Biol. Aug;90(4):585-95. Epub 2012 May 10.

9. Walsh, L.A., Cepeda, M.A. and Damjanovski, S. 2012. Analysis of MMP-dependent and independent functions of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-2 on the invasiveness of breast cancer cells. J. Cell Commun. Signal. Jun;6(2):87-95. Epub 2012 Jan 8.

10. Shafer M.E.R., Willson J.A., Damjanovski, S. 2011. Expression analysis of the peroxiredoxin gene family during early development in Xenopus laevis. Gene Expression Patterns. Gene Expr Patterns. Dec;11(8):511-6. Epub 2011 Sep 3.

11. Walsh, L.A. and Damjanovski, S. 2011. IGF-1 increases invasive potential of MCF 7 breast cancer cells and induces activation of latent TGF-beta1 resulting in epithelial to mesenchymal transition.  Cell Commun. Signal. May 2;9(1):10.

12. Fox, M.A., Walsh, L.A., Nieuwesteeg, M. and Damjanovski, S. 2011. PEX11β induces peroxisomal gene expression and alters peroxisome number during early Xenopus laevis development. BMC Developmental Biology 11:24

13. Dodd, D.D., Damjanovski, S. and Hudson, R.H.E. 2011. Peptide Nucleic Acid Pt(II) Conjugates: A Preliminary Study of Antisense Effects in Xenopus laevis. Nuc. Acid Res. 30:257-263

14. Cooper, C.A., Walsh, L.A. and Damjanovski, S. 2007. Peroxisome biogenesis occurs in late dorsal-anterior structures in Xenopus laevis development. Dev. Dyn. 236:3554-3561.

15. Walsh, L.A., Carere, D.A., Cooper, C.A., and Damjanovski, S. 2007. Membrane Type-1 Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-2 RNA Levels Mimic Each Other During Xenopus laevis Metamorphosis. PLoS ONE. 2(10):e1000

16. Walsh, L.A., Cooper, C.A., and Damjanovski, S. 2007.  Soluble membrane-type 3 matrix metalloproteinase causes changes in gene expression and increased gelatinase activity during Xenopus laevis development. Int. J. Devel. Biol. 51:389-396

17. Hammoud, L., Walsh, L.A., Damjanovski, S. 2006. Cloning and Developmental Characterization of Xenopus laevis Membrane Type-3 Matrix Metalloproteinase (MT3-MMP). Biochem Cell Biol. 84:167-177.

18. Pickard, B.W., Damjanovski, S.   2004. Overexpression of the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-3 during Xenopus embryogenesis affects head and axial tissue formation. Cell Research 14:389-99.

Articles in non-Peer-Reviewed Journals – Reviews

Willson, J.A. and Damjanovski, S. 2014. Vertebrate RECK in development and disease. Research Trends: Trends in Cell and Molecular Biology. 9:95-105. ISSN: 0972-8449.

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