Sashko DamjanovskiWestern Science


Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals: 

1. Willson, J.A., Muir, C.A., Evered, C.L., Cepeda, M.A. Damjanovski, S. 2017. Stable

  expression of α1-Antitrypsin Portland in MDA-MB-231 cells increased MT1-MMP and

  MMP-9 levels, but reduced tumour progression. Journal of Cell Communication and Signalling.

  In press. doi: 10.1007/s12079-017-0407-5

2. 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.

  11(2):167-179  Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s12079-016-0373-3.

3. 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. 350(1):169-183

  Doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.11.019.

4. 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(1):65     DOI: 10.1186/s12943-016-0547-x

5. 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

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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 X

  laevis development. Biochem Cell Biol. Aug;90(4):585-95. Epub 2012 May 10.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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

14. 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.


15. 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.

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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.

19. 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.