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Kristiana Amirova, MSc
Position: Laboratory manager / Technician
Department: Plant Cell Biotechnology, CPSBB
The main area of Kristiana’s research interests is NMR-based metabolomics, bioactivity of plant-derived secondary metabolites, plant genetic transformation (e.g., Agrobacterium-mediated).
Kristiana is also interested in studying natural plant derived inducers or inhibitors of KEAP1/Nrf2 pathway that influence the Nrf2-ARE axis in osteoarthritis and inflammation.
Amirova K.M., Dimitrova P.A., Marchev A.S., Krustanova S., Simova S., Alipieva K., Georgiev M.I. (2021) Biotechnologically-produced myconoside and calceolarioside E induce Nrf2-expression in neutrophils. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(4): 1759.(IF 4.556)
Amirova K., Dimitrova P., Marchev A.S., Aneva I.Y., Georgiev M.I. (2019) Clinopodium vulgare L. extract and its active constituents modulate cyclooxygenase-2 expression in neutrophils. Food and Chemical Toxicology 124: 1-9.
Savova M.S., Vasileva L.V., Mladenova S.G., Amirova K.M., Ferrante C., Orlando G., Wabitsch M., Georgiev M.I. (2021) Ziziphus jujuba Mill. leaf extract restrains adipogenesis by targeting PI3K/AKT signaling pathway. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy. (accepted). (IF 6.529).