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Lidija Varga-defterdarović

senior research associate
Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Croatia

Biography

Lidija Varga-Defterdarović is currently working at Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Division of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Research Interest

Education 1982   Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, B.Sc. 1987   Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia, M.Sc. 1990   Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Ph.D.

Publications

  • I. Nemet, L. Varga-Defterdarović: Methylglyoxal-derived β-carbolines formed from tryptophan and its derivates in the Maillard reaction. Amino Acids 32 (2007) 291-293.

  • I. Nemet, L. Varga-Defterdarović: The role of methylglyoxal in the non-enzymatic conversion of tryptophan, its methyl ester and tryptamine to 1-acetyl-β-carbolines. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 16 (2008) 4551–4562.

  • Š. Horvat, M. Kralj, M. Perc, I. Jerić, L. Varga-Defterdarović, A. Jakas, M. Roščić, L. Šuman and M. Gredičak: Novel side-chain glucosylated and adamantylated [Asp2/Glu2]enkephalin analogues: synthesis and in vitro growth inhibition of human tumor cells. Chemical Biology & Drug Design. 73(2) (2009) 253-257.

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