Nina Zidar


Affiliation: University of Ljubljana
Country: Slovenia


  1. Muscarella L, Bisceglia M, Galliani C, Zidar N, Ben Dor D, Pasquinelli G, et al. Extraneuraxial hemangioblastoma: A clinicopathologic study of 10 cases with molecular analysis of the VHL gene. Pathol Res Pract. 2018;214:1156-1165 pubmed publisher
    ..VHL gene alterations were found not only in the von Hippel-Lindau disease-associated tumor, but - for the first time - also in 3 sporadic ones, two of which with novel mutations. ..
  2. Zidar N, Ferkolj I, Tepeš K, Štabuc B, Kojc N, Uršič T, et al. Diagnosing cytomegalovirus in patients with inflammatory bowel disease--by immunohistochemistry or polymerase chain reaction?. Virchows Arch. 2015;466:533-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It therefore seems that the number of sampled biopsies and/or the number of investigated levels is more important that the choice of diagnostic method. ..
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    Zidar N, Jeruc J, Balazic J, Stajer D. Neutrophils in human myocardial infarction with rupture of the free wall. Cardiovasc Pathol. 2005;14:247-50 pubmed
    ..We failed to confirm the hypothesis based on experimental studies that reperfusion treatment contributes significantly to the density of neutrophil infiltration. ..
  4. Zidar N, Gale N, Kojc N, Volavsek M, Cardesa A, Alos L, et al. Cadherin-catenin complex and transcription factor Snail-1 in spindle cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Virchows Arch. 2008;453:267-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study thus indicates that EMT might play an important role in the pathogenesis of SpCC. This conclusion is further supported by our finding of Snail-1 expression, a potent inducer of EMT, in more than half SpCC cases. ..
  5. Bostjancic E, Brandner T, Zidar N, Glavac D, Stajer D. Down-regulation of miR-133a/b in patients with myocardial infarction correlates with the presence of ventricular fibrillation. Biomed Pharmacother. 2018;99:65-71 pubmed publisher
    ..However, up-regulation of miR-1 and miR-208 in remote myocardium might play a role in cardiac remodeling after MI, at least to certain degree. ..
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    Zidar N, Volavsek M, Trcek C, Kern I, Gale N. Wegener's granulomatosis in the upper respiratory tract. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2000;112:676-9 pubmed
    ..We emphasise the significance of clinical, histological and serological parameters in the early detection of Wegener's granulomatosis...
  7. Zidar N, Odar K, Glavac D, Jerse M, Zupanc T, Stajer D. Cyclooxygenase in normal human tissues--is COX-1 really a constitutive isoform, and COX-2 an inducible isoform?. J Cell Mol Med. 2009;13:3753-63 pubmed publisher
    ..We may have to revise the concept of 'constitutive' and 'inducible' COX isoforms. ..
  8. Zidar N, Zver S, Jurcić V. Extraosseus plasmacytoma of the pharynx with localized light chain deposition. Case report. Pathol Oncol Res. 2010;16:249-52 pubmed publisher
    ..A less aggressive clinical course can probably be expected than in the usual form of LCDD, but a long-term follow-up is necessary to establish the clinical significance of this variant of LCDD...
  9. Zidar N, Bostjancic E, Gale N, Kojc N, Poljak M, Glavac D, et al. Down-regulation of microRNAs of the miR-200 family and miR-205, and an altered expression of classic and desmosomal cadherins in spindle cell carcinoma of the head and neck--hallmark of epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Hum Pathol. 2011;42:482-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The result is not only an altered expression of classic cadherins in adherens junctions but also a complete loss of desmosomal cadherins. ..

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  1. Zidar N, Bostjancic E, Glavac D, Stajer D. MicroRNAs, innate immunity and ventricular rupture in human myocardial infarction. Dis Markers. 2011;31:259-65 pubmed publisher
  2. Zidar N, Bostjancic E, Jerala M, Kojc N, Drobne D, Stabuc B, et al. Down-regulation of microRNAs of the miR-200 family and up-regulation of Snail and Slug in inflammatory bowel diseases - hallmark of epithelial-mesenchymal transition. J Cell Mol Med. 2016;20:1813-20 pubmed publisher
    ..The described expression patterns are consistent with the notion that fibrosis does not occur only in CD but also in UC, being much more severe in CD. ..
  3. Zidar N, Boštjančič E, Malgaj M, Gale N, Dovšak T, Didanovič V. The role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. Virchows Arch. 2018;472:237-245 pubmed publisher
    ..The real question, though, is, is there no EMT at all? ..