Marina Babic Cac

Verified email at uniri.hr

Assistant Professor, Department for Histology and Embryology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka



                       

https://researchid.co/marinababiccac

EDUCATION

PhD in Biomedicine, awarded 11/2011
M.Sc. in Molecular Biology, awarded 07/2006

RESEARCH INTERESTS

immunology, inflammation, T cells, NK cells, ILCs

1900

Scholar Citations

19

Scholar h-index

21

Scholar i10-index

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Rolle von angeborenen Rezeptoren bei chronischen Entzndungen und Autoimmunitt
    M Babic, C Romagnani
    Zeitschrift fr Rheumatologie, 1-6 2022

  • Role of innate receptors in chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
    M Babic, C Romagnani
    Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie 2022

  • Relative age effect among young Croatian taekwondo...
    M Babic
    2021

  • NK cell receptor NKG2D enforces proinflammatory features and pathogenicity of Th1 and Th17 cells
    M Babic, C Dimitropoulos, Q Hammer, C Stehle, F Heinrich, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 217 (8) 2020

  • Mouse cytomegalovirus m153 protein stabilizes expression of the inhibitory NKR-P1B ligand Clr-b
    OA Aguilar, IS Sampaio, MMA Rahim, JD Samaniego, ME Tilahun, ...
    Journal of Virology 94 (1), e01220-19 2019

  • The complex of MCMV proteins and MHC class I evades NK cell control and drives the evolution of virus-specific activating Ly49 receptors
    J Železnjak, VJ Lisnić, B Popović, B Lisnić, M Babić, A Halenius, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 216 (8), 1809-1827 2019

  • Boosting Type 2 Immunity: When OX40L Comes from ILC2s
    M Babic, C Romagnani
    Immunity 48 (6), 1067-1069 2018

  • The role of natural killer group 2, member D in chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
    M Babic, C Romagnani
    Frontiers in Immunology 9, 1219 2018

  • Peptide-specific recognition of human cytomegalovirus strains controls adaptive natural killer cells
    Q Hammer, T Rckert, EM Borst, J Dunst, A Haubner, P Durek, F Heinrich, ...
    Nature immunology 19 (5), 453-463 2018

  • Inflammatory monocytes and NK cells play a crucial role in DNAM-1–dependent control of cytomegalovirus infection
    T Lenac Rovis, P Kucan Brlic, N Kaynan, V Juranic Lisnic, I Brizic, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 213 (9), 1835-1850 2016

  • An endocytic YXXΦ (YRRF) cargo sorting motif in the cytoplasmic tail of murine cytomegalovirus AP2 ‘adapter adapter’protein m04/gp34 antagonizes virus evasion of natural killer
    A Fink, F Blaum, M Babic Cac, S Ebert, NAW Lemmermann, ...
    Medical Microbiology and Immunology 204 (3), 383-394 2015

  • Human RORγt+ CD34+ cells are lineage-specified progenitors of group 3 RORγt+ innate lymphoid cells
    E Montaldo, LG Teixeira-Alves, T Glatzer, P Durek, U Stervbo, W Hamann, ...
    Immunity 41 (6), 988-1000 2014

  • NK/DC crosstalk in immunosurveillance: A broken relationship caused by WASP‐deficiency
    C Romagnani, M Babic
    European journal of immunology 44 (4), 958-961 2014

  • Superior induction and maintenance of protective CD8 T cells in mice infected with mouse cytomegalovirus vector expressing RAE-1γ.
    T Trsan, A Busche, M Abram, FM Wensveen, NA Lemmermann, ...
    2013

  • Dual analysis of the murine cytomegalovirus and host cell transcriptomes reveal new aspects of the virus-host cell interface
    V Juranic Lisnic, M Babic Cac, B Lisnic, T Trsan, A Mefferd, ...
    PLoS pathogens 9 (9), e1003611 2013

  • RORγt+ innate lymphoid cells acquire a proinflammatory program upon engagement of the activating receptor NKp44
    T Glatzer, M Killig, J Meisig, I Ommert, M Luetke-Eversloh, M Babic, ...
    Immunity 38 (6), 1223-1235 2013

  • Comprehensive analysis of varicella-zoster virus proteins using a new monoclonal antibody collection
    T Lenac Roviš, SM Bailer, VR Pothineni, WJD Ouwendijk, H Šimić, ...
    Journal of virology 87 (12), 6943-6954 2013

  • The human cytomegalovirus UL51 protein is essential for viral genome cleavage-packaging and interacts with the terminase subunits pUL56 and pUL89
    EM Borst, J Kleine-Albers, I Gabaev, M Babić, K Wagner, A Binz, ...
    Journal of virology 87 (3), 1720-1732 2013

  • Degradation of Cellular miR-27 by a Novel, Highly Abundant Viral Transcript Is Important for Efficient Virus Replication In Vivo
    L Marcinowski, M Tanguy, A Krmpotic, B Rdle, VJ Lisnić, L Tuddenham, ...
    PLoS pathogens 8 (2), e1002510 2012

  • Virusna regulacija aktivnosti NK-limfocita: uloga inhibicijskih LY49 receptora
    M Babić Čač
    University of Rijeka. Faculty of Medicine 2011

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Peptide-specific recognition of human cytomegalovirus strains controls adaptive natural killer cells
    Q Hammer, T Rckert, EM Borst, J Dunst, A Haubner, P Durek, F Heinrich, ...
    Nature immunology 19 (5), 453-463 2018
    Citations: 264

  • Degradation of Cellular miR-27 by a Novel, Highly Abundant Viral Transcript Is Important for Efficient Virus Replication In Vivo
    L Marcinowski, M Tanguy, A Krmpotic, B Rdle, VJ Lisnić, L Tuddenham, ...
    PLoS pathogens 8 (2), e1002510 2012
    Citations: 190

  • Immune evasion of natural killer cells by viruses
    S Jonjić, M Babić, B Polić, A Krmpotić
    Current opinion in immunology 20 (1), 30-38 2008
    Citations: 181

  • RORγt+ innate lymphoid cells acquire a proinflammatory program upon engagement of the activating receptor NKp44
    T Glatzer, M Killig, J Meisig, I Ommert, M Luetke-Eversloh, M Babic, ...
    Immunity 38 (6), 1223-1235 2013
    Citations: 169

  • Ly49P recognition of cytomegalovirus-infected cells expressing H2-Dk and CMV-encoded m04 correlates with the NK cell antiviral response
    A Kielczewska, M Pyzik, T Sun, A Krmpotic, MB Lodoen, MW Munks, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 206 (3), 515-523 2009
    Citations: 151

  • Human RORγt+ CD34+ cells are lineage-specified progenitors of group 3 RORγt+ innate lymphoid cells
    E Montaldo, LG Teixeira-Alves, T Glatzer, P Durek, U Stervbo, W Hamann, ...
    Immunity 41 (6), 988-1000 2014
    Citations: 148

  • Cytomegalovirus immunoevasin reveals the physiological role of “missing self” recognition in natural killer cell dependent virus control in vivo
    M Babić, M Pyzik, B Zafirova, M Mitrović, V Butorac, LL Lanier, A Krmpotić, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 207 (12), 2663-2673 2010
    Citations: 103

  • The human cytomegalovirus UL51 protein is essential for viral genome cleavage-packaging and interacts with the terminase subunits pUL56 and pUL89
    EM Borst, J Kleine-Albers, I Gabaev, M Babić, K Wagner, A Binz, ...
    Journal of virology 87 (3), 1720-1732 2013
    Citations: 93

  • Recombinant mouse cytomegalovirus expressing a ligand for the NKG2D receptor is attenuated and has improved vaccine properties
    I Slavuljica, A Busche, M Babić, M Mitrović, I Gašparović, Đ Cekinović, ...
    The Journal of clinical investigation 120 (12), 4532-4545 2010
    Citations: 88

  • Distinct MHC class I–dependent NK cell–activating receptors control cytomegalovirus infection in different mouse strains
    M Pyzik, B Charbonneau, EM Gendron-Pontbriand, M Babić, A Krmpotić, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 208 (5), 1105-1117 2011
    Citations: 81

  • Dual analysis of the murine cytomegalovirus and host cell transcriptomes reveal new aspects of the virus-host cell interface
    V Juranic Lisnic, M Babic Cac, B Lisnic, T Trsan, A Mefferd, ...
    PLoS pathogens 9 (9), e1003611 2013
    Citations: 80

  • All is fair in virus–host interactions: NK cells and cytomegalovirus
    M Babić, A Krmpotić, S Jonjić
    Trends in molecular medicine 17 (11), 677-685 2011
    Citations: 67

  • Hyperserotonemia in autism: the potential role of 5HT-related gene variants
    D Hranilović, R Novak, M Babić, M Novokmet, Z Bujas-Petković, B Jernej
    Collegium antropologicum 32 (1), 75-80 2008
    Citations: 49

  • Inflammatory monocytes and NK cells play a crucial role in DNAM-1–dependent control of cytomegalovirus infection
    T Lenac Rovis, P Kucan Brlic, N Kaynan, V Juranic Lisnic, I Brizic, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 213 (9), 1835-1850 2016
    Citations: 47

  • Comprehensive analysis of varicella-zoster virus proteins using a new monoclonal antibody collection
    T Lenac Roviš, SM Bailer, VR Pothineni, WJD Ouwendijk, H Šimić, ...
    Journal of virology 87 (12), 6943-6954 2013
    Citations: 45

  • Superior induction and maintenance of protective CD8 T cells in mice infected with mouse cytomegalovirus vector expressing RAE-1γ.
    T Trsan, A Busche, M Abram, FM Wensveen, NA Lemmermann, ...
    2013
    Citations: 33

  • The role of natural killer group 2, member D in chronic inflammation and autoimmunity
    M Babic, C Romagnani
    Frontiers in Immunology 9, 1219 2018
    Citations: 28

  • 5-HT2A receptor gene polymorphisms in Croatian subjects with autistic disorder
    D Hranilovic, S Blazevic, M Babic, M Smurinic, Z Bujas-Petkovic, B Jernej
    Psychiatry Research 178 (3), 556-558 2010
    Citations: 23

  • The complex of MCMV proteins and MHC class I evades NK cell control and drives the evolution of virus-specific activating Ly49 receptors
    J Železnjak, VJ Lisnić, B Popović, B Lisnić, M Babić, A Halenius, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 216 (8), 1809-1827 2019
    Citations: 20

  • NK cell receptor NKG2D enforces proinflammatory features and pathogenicity of Th1 and Th17 cells
    M Babic, C Dimitropoulos, Q Hammer, C Stehle, F Heinrich, ...
    Journal of Experimental Medicine 217 (8) 2020
    Citations: 13