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Tkivni modeli endokrinih bolezni (Slovene)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
3.07.00  Medical sciences  Metabolic and hormonal disorders   

Code Science Field
3.01  Medical and Health Sciences  Basic medicine 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (8)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23415  PhD Jurij Dolenšek  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  2009 - 2012  236 
2.  22403  PhD Marko Jevšek  Neurobiology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  117 
3.  33217  Ines Kavčič    Technical associate  2011 - 2012 
4.  15413  PhD Dean Korošak  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  232 
5.  24423  PhD Lidija Križančić Bombek  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  2009 - 2012  158 
6.  16402  PhD Saška Lipovšek  Microbiology and immunology  Researcher  2009 - 2012  193 
7.  29565  PhD Maša Skelin Klemen  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Researcher  2009 - 2012  152 
8.  12266  PhD Marjan Slak Rupnik  Metabolic and hormonal disorders  Head  2009 - 2012  350 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  2334  University of Maribor, Faculty of Medicine  Maribor  5089638048  15,954 
Significance for science
The tissue slice preparation was due to its complexity rarely used tool to study endocrine function. We have recently established a novel preparation to study the endocrine function in pancreas, its endocrine part being vital for the control of the blood nutrients and its dysfunction being critical in severe diseases, like diabetes mellitus. Our preparation is the first, where the cytosolic calcium concentration, hormone (e.g. insulin) release and electrical activity can be checked in the intact tissue environment with a single cell resolution and where important cellular characteristics, like ion channels and metabolic activity can be assessed together with the secretory competence. We used genetically modified animals and animals which develop sickness due to planned inbreeding to obtain key information of the defects causing an endocrine disease, like diabetes mellitus and develop new methods of treatment and diagnostics. In addition, the project has been instrumental in transfer of knowledge and state-of-the-art technology from Germany to Slovenia including a number of existing important international collaborations.
Significance for the country
Endocrine disorders, like diabetes mellitus, are widely spread in the developed world, where the Republic of Slovenia is no exception. Due to epidemic dimensions of the disease and the way how it is diagnosed and treated at the moment it presents a serious threat for the public health system. Alternative and cost effective diagnosis and therapy of endocrine disease, like diabetes mellitus will be of significant advantage to unburden the public health system.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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