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The film was prepared in cooperation with Gran Sasso National Laboratory, SHARE, BBMRI, DRIVER II, MJPF-1000

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Please find below a selection of scientific publications and press reports.







Seidl, H, Richtig, E, Tilz H, Stefan M, Schmidbauer U, Asslaber M, Zatloukal K, Herlyn B, Schaider H. (2007) Profiles of chemokine receptors in melanocytic lesions: De novo expression of CXCR6 in melanoma. Elsevier Editorial SystemTM for Human Pathology (in print Feb 2007)

Yuille M, van Ommen GJ, Brechot C, Cambon-Thomsen A, Dagher G, Landegren U, Litton JE, Pasterk M, Peltonen L, Taussig M, Wichmann HE, Zatloukal K. (2007) Biobanking for Europe. Brief Bioinform. [In print]

Hasselblatt P, Rath M, Komnenovic V, Zatloukal K, Wagner EF. (2007) Hepatocyte survival in acute hepatitis is due to c-Jun/AP-1-dependent expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. [PubMed - in process]

Asslaber M, Zatloukal K. (2007) Biobanks: transnational, European and global networks. Brief Funct Genomic Proteomic. [Epub ahead of print]

Janig E, Haslbeck M, Aigelsreiter A, Braun N, Unterthor D, Wolf P, Khaskhely NM, Buchner J, Denk H, Zatloukal K. (2007) Clusterin Associates with Altered Elastic Fibers in Human Photoaged Skin and Prevents Elastin from Ultraviolet-Induced Aggregation in Vitro. Am J Pathol. [Epub ahead of print]

Sauermann M, Sahin O, Sultmann H, Hahne F, Blaszkiewicz S, Majety M, Zatloukal K, Fuzesi L, Poustka A, Wiemann S, Arlt D. (2007) Reduced expression of vacuole membrane protein 1 affects the invasion capacity of tumor cells. Oncogene. [Epub ahead of print]

Asslaber M, Abuja PM, Stark K, Eder J, Gottweis H, Trauner M, Samonigg H, Mischinger HJ, Schippinger W, Berghold A, Denk H, Zatloukal K. (2007) The Genome Austria Tissue Bank (GATiB). Pathobiology. 74(4):251-8.

Gottweis H, Zatloukal K. (2007) Biobank governance: trends and perspectives. Pathobiology. 74(4):206-11.

Zollner G, Wagner M, Fickert P, Silbert D, Gumhold J, Zatloukal K, Denk H, Trauner M. (2007) Expression of bile acid synthesis and detoxification enzymes and the alternative bile acid efflux pump MRP4 in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Liver Int. 27(7):920-9.

Stumptner C, Fuchsbichler A, Zatloukal K, Denk H. (2007) In vitro production of Mallory bodies and intracellular hyaline bodies: the central role of sequestosome 1/p62. Hepatology. 46(3):851-60.

Aigelsreiter A, Janig E, Stumptner C, Fuchsbichler A, Zatloukal K, Denk H. (2007) How a cell deals with abnormal proteins. Pathogenetic mechanisms in protein aggregation diseases. Pathobiology. 74(3):145-58. Review

Fickert P, Stoger U, Fuchsbichler A, Moustafa T, Marschall HU, Weiglein AH, Tsybrovskyy O, Jaeschke H, Zatloukal K, Denk H, Trauner M. (2007) A new xenobiotic-induced mouse model of sclerosing cholangitis and biliary fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 171(2):525-36.

Wagner M, Zollner G, Fickert P, Gumhold J, Silbert D, Fuchsbichler A, Gujral JS, Zatloukal K, Denk H, Jaeschke H, Trauner M. (2007) Hepatobiliary transporter expression in intercellular adhesion molecule 1 knockout and Fas receptor-deficient mice after common bile duct ligation is independent of the degree of inflammation and oxidative stress. Drug Metab Dispos. 35(9):1694-9

Zatloukal K, French SW, Stumptner C, Strnad P, Harada M, Toivola DM, Cadrin M, Omary MB. From Mallory to Mallory-Denk bodies: what, how and why? Exp Cell Res. 10; 313(10):2033-49. Review

Thallinger GG, Baumgartner K, Pirklbauer M, Uray M, Pauritsch E, Mehes G, Buck CR, Zatloukal K, Trajanoski Z. (2007) TAMEE: data management and analysis for tissue microarrays. BMC Bioinformatics. 7;8:81

Seil I, Frei C, Sultmann H, Knauer SK, Engels K, Jager E, Zatloukal K, Pfreundschuh M, Knuth A, Tseng-Chen Y, Jungbluth AA, Stauber RH, Jager D. (2007) The differentiation antigen NY-BR-1 is a potential target for antibody-based therapies in breast cancer. Int J Cancer. 120(12):2635-42

Seidl H, Richtig E, Tilz H, Stefan M, Schmidbauer U, Asslaber M, Zatloukal K, Herlyn M, Schaider H. (2007) Profiles of chemokine receptors in melanocytic lesions: de novo expression of CXCR6 in melanoma. Hum Pathol. 38(5):768-80


Fickert P, Fuchsbichler A, Marschall HU, Wagner M, Zollner G, Krause R, Zatloukal K, Jaeschke H, Denk H, Trauner M. (2006) Lithocholic Acid Feeding Induces Segmental Bile Duct Obstruction and Destructive Cholangitis in Mice. Am J Pathol. 168:410-22

Fickert P, Wagner M, Marschall HU, Fuchsbichler A, Zollner G, Tsybrovskyy O, Zatloukal K, Liu J, Waalkes MP, Cover C, Denk H, Hofmann AF, Jaeschke H, Trauner M. (2006) 24-norUrsodeoxycholic Acid as Novel Therapeutic Approach to Sclerosing Cholangitis in Mdr2 (Abcb4) Knockout Mice. Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology 130:465-481
Hrzenjak A, Moinfar F, Kremser ML, Strohmeier B, Staber P, Zatloukal K, and Denk H. (2006) Valproate inhibition of histone deacetylase 2 affects differentiation and decreases proliferation of endometrial stromal sarcoma cells. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 5: 2203-2210

Stark K, Eder J, Zatloukal K. (2006) Priority-Based k-Anonymity Accomplished by Weighted Generalisation Structures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 4081, 394 - 404

Schneider J, Ruschhaupt M, Buness A, Asslaber M, Regitnig P, Zatloukal K, Schippinger W, Ploner F, Poustka A, Sultmann H. (2006) Identification and meta-analysis of a small gene expression signature for the diagnosis of estrogen receptor status in invasive ductal breast cancer. Int. J. Cancer 119:2974-9

Denk H, Stumptner C, Fuchsbichler A, Muller T, Farr G, Muller W, Terracciano L,
Zatloukal K. (2006) Are the Mallory bodies and intracellular hyaline bodies in neoplastic and non-neoplastic hepatocytes related? J. Pathol. 208:653-61


Fickert P, Trauner M, Fuchsbichler A, Wagner M, Zollner G, Zatloukal K, Marschall HU, Denk H. (2005) Oncosis represents the main type of cell death in mouse models cholestasis.
J Hepatol. 42:378-385

Janig E, Stumptner C, Fuchsbichler A, Denk H, Zatloukal K. (2005) Interaction of stress proteins with misfolded keratins. Eur J Cell Biol 84:329-339

Moinfar F, Kremser ML, Man YG, Zatloukal K, Tavassoli FA and Denk H. (2004) Allelic imbalances in endometrial stromal neoplasms: frequent genetic alterations in the non-tumorous normal-appearing endometrial and myometrial tissues. Gynecol Oncol. 95:662-671

Moinfar F, Gogg-Kamerer M, Sommersacher A, Regitnig P, Man YG, Zatloukal K, Denk H and Tavassoli FA. (2005) Endometrial stromal sarcomas frequently express epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR, Her-1): Potential basis for a new therapeutic approach. Am J Surg Pathol. 29:485-489

Lackner C, Dlaska D, Fuchsbichler A, Stumptner C, Gogg-Kamerer M, Zatloukal K, Denk H. (2005) p62 protein is expressed in pancreatic beta cells. J Pathol. 206:402-408

Wagner M, Halilbasic E, Marschall HU, Zollner G, Fickert P, Langner C, Zatloukal K, Denk H, Trauner M. (2005) CAR and PXR agonists stimulate hepatic bile acid and bilirubin detoxification and elimination pathways in mice. Hepatology. 42:420-430
Zollner G, Wagner M, Fickert P, Geier A, Fuchsbichler A, Silbert D, Gumhold J, Zatloukal K, Kaser A, Tilg H, Denk H, Trauner M. (2005) Role of nuclear receptors and hepatocyte-enriched transcription factors for Ntcp repression in biliary obstruction in mouse liver.
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 289:G798-805

Corvinus FM, Orth C, Moriggl R, Tsareva SA, Wagner S, Pfitzner EB, Baus D, Kaufmann R, Huber LA, Zatloukal K, Beug H, Ohlschlager P, Schutz A, Halbhuber KJ, Friedrich K. (2005)
Persistent STAT3 activation in colon cancer is associated with enhanced cell proliferation and tumor growth. Neoplasia 7:545-555

Hrzenjak A, Moinfar F, Tavassoli FA, Strohmeier B, Kremser ML, Zatloukal K, Denk H. (2005) JAZF1/JJAZ1 gene fusion in endometrial stromal sarcomas: molecular analysis by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction optimized for paraffin-embedded tissue.
J Mol Diagn. 7:388-395

Zollner G, Wagner M, Fickert P, Silbert D, Fuchsbichler A, Zatloukal K, Denk H, Trauner M. (2005) Hepatobiliary transporter expression in human hepatocellular carcinoma. Liver Int. 25:367-79


Muller T, Langner C, Fuchsbichler A, Heinz-Erian P, Ellemunter H, Schlenk B, Bavdekar AR, Pradhan AM, Pandit A, Muller-Hocker J, Melter M, Kobayashi K, Nagaska H, Kikuta H, Muller W, Tanner MS, Sternlieb I, Zatloukal K, Denk H. (2004) Immunohistochemical analysis of Mallory bodies in Wilsonian and non hepatic copper toxicosis. Hepatology. 2004;39 (4):963-969

Lackner C, Jukic Z, Tsybrovskyy O, Jatzko G, Wette V, Hoefler G, Klimpfinger M, Denk H, Zatloukal K. (2004) Prognostic relevance of tumour-associated macrophages and von Willebrand factor-positive microvessels in colorectal cancer.
Virchows Arch. 445:160-167.

Fickert P, Fuchsbichler A, Wagner M, Zollner G, Kaser A, Tilg H, Krause R, Lammert F, Langner C, Zatloukal K, Marschall HU, Denk H, Trauner M. (2004) Regurgitation of bile acids from leaky bile ducts causes sclerosing cholangitis in Mdr2 (Abcb4) knockout mice.
Gastroenterology. 127:261-274.

Hrzenjak A, Tippl M, Kremser ML, Strohmeier B, Guelly C, Neumeister D, Lax S, Moinfar F, Tabrizi AD, Isadi-Moud N, Zatloukal K, Denk H. (2004) Inverse correlation of secreted frizzled-related protein 4 and beta-catenin expression in endometrial stromal sarcomas.
J Pathol. 204:19-27.


VIA International, Unified Research (Issue 1, 2008), p. 18-19.

P3G Newsletter, Getting To Know Kurt Zatloukal and the BBMRI Project (March 2008), p. 9-10.

Le Monde, Un réseau de banques de données biomédicales va être créé en Europe (March 13th, 2008) p.7.

Der Standard, Erbgut genau genommen (March 5th, 2008) p. 17.

Wiener Zeitung, Grazer koordiniert Bio-Proben-Projekt (February 15th, 2008).

European Biotechnology Science & Industry News, Scientists kick-off EU biobank project (February 13th, 2008).