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Janez Plavec

Primož Šket

Mirko Cevec

Igor Zhukov

Damjan Makuc

Gregor Ilc

Peter Podbevšek

Marko Trajkovski

Martina Lenarčič Živković

Gregor Mali












List of publications



D. S. Jovic, M. N. Seke, A. N. Djordjevic, J. Z. Mrdanovic, L. D. Aleksic, G. M. Bogdanovic, A. B. Pavic, and J. Plavec
Fullerenol nanoparticles as a new delivery system for doxorubicin
RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 38563-38578.
Web access at RSC Publishing.


V. Jordan, U. Javornik, J. Plavec, A. Podgornik, and A. Recnik
Self‐assembly of multilevel branched rutile‐type TiO2 structures via oriented lateral and twin attachment
Sci. Rep. 2016, 6, article number: 24216.
Web access at nature.


S. Roca, D. Vikic-Topic, J. Plavec, P. Sket, Z. Mihalic, D. Matkovic-Calogovic and Z. Popovic
Structural diversity of the Ag coordination sphere in complexes of silver(I) nitrate with 3-halopyridine. Characterization of the complexes in solution and in the solid state
Polyhedron 2016, 109, 166-175.
Web access at ScienceDirect.


E. Kranjc, A. Albreht, I. Vovk, D. Makuc and J. Plavec
Non-targeted chromatographic analyses of cuticular wax flavonoids from Physalis alkekengi L.
J. Chromatogr. A 2016, 1437, 95-106.
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P. Galer, B. Wang, P. Sket and J. Plavec
Reversible pH Switch of Two-Quartet G-quadruplexes Formed by Human Telomere
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55(6), 1993-1997.
Web access at Wiley Online Library.
Angew. Chem. 2016, 128 (6), 2033–2037.
Web access at Wiley Online Library.


P. Podbevsek and J. Plavec
KRAS promoter oligonucleotide with decoy activity dimerizes into a unique topology consisting of two G-quadruplex units
Nucleic Acids Res. 2016, 44(2), 917-925.
Web access at Oxford Journals.


L. Senica, K. Stopar, M. Friedrich, U. Groselj, J. Plavec, M. Pockaj, C. Podlipnik, B. Stefane and J. Svete
Synthesis and rotational isomerism of 1-substituted methyl (S)-5-(2-nitrophenyl)-1H-pyrazole-4-carbonyl)alaninates
J. Org. Chem. 2016, 81(1), 146−161.
Web access at ACS publications.


A. Kotar, T. Tomasic, M. Lenarcic Zivkovic, G. Jug, J. Plavec and M. Anderluh
STD NMR and molecular modelling insights into interaction of novel mannose-based ligands with DC-SIGN
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2016, 14 (3), 862-875.
Web access at RSC Publishing.



A. Kovanda, M. Zalar, P. Sket, J. Plavec and B. Rogelj
Anti-sense dDNA (GGCCCC)n expansions in C9ORF72 form i-motifs and protonated hairpins
Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, article number: 17944.
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A. T. Balaban, D. C. Young, J. Plavec, K. Pecnik, M. Pompe, J. E. Dahl and R. M. K. Carlson
NMR spectral properties of the tetramantanes – nanometer-sized diamondoids
Magn. Res. Chem. 2015, 53(12), 1003-1018.
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S. Saxena, J. Stanek, M. Cevec, J. Plavec and W. Koźmiński
High resolution 4D HPCH experiment for sequential assignment of 13C-labeled RNAs via phosphodiester backbone
J. Biomol. NMR 2015, 63(3), 291-298.
Web access at Spriger


M. Marusic and J. Plavec
The Effect of DNA Sequence Directionality on G-Quadruplex Folding
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54(40), 11716-11719.
Web access at Wiley Online Library.


J. Brčić and J. Plavec
Solution structure of a DNA quadruplex containing ALS and FTD related GGGGCC repeat stabilized by 8-bromodeoxyguanosine substitution
Nucleic Acids Res. 2015, 43(17), 8590-8600.
Web access at Oxford Journals.


M. Stipković Babić, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, T. Martinović, S. Kraljević Pavelić, K. Pavelić, R. Snoeck, G. Andrei, D. Schols, K. Wittine and M. Mintas
Novel halogenated 3-deazapurine, 7-deazapurine and alkylated 9-deazapurine derivatives of L-ascorbic or imino-L-ascorbic acid: Synthesis, antitumour and antiviral activity evaluations
Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2015, 102, 288-302.
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J. Parlov Vuković, P. Novak, J. Plavec, M. Friedrich, L. Marinić Pajc and T. Hrenar
NMR and Chemometric Characterization of Vacuum Residues and Vacuum Gas Oils from Crude Oils of Different Origin
Croat. Chem. Acta 2015, 88 (1), 89–95.
Web access at CCA.


S.L. Edwards, V. Poongavanam, J. R. Kanwar, K. Roy, K. M. Hillman, N. Prasad, R. Leth-Larsen, M. Petersen, M. Marusic, J. Plavec, J. Wengel and R. N. Veedu
Targeting VEGF with LNA-Stabilized G-rich Oligonucleotide for Efficient Breast Cancer Inhibition
Chem Commun. 2015, 51 (46), 9499-9502.
Web access at RSC Publishing.


M. Pavsic, G. Ilc, T. Vidmar, J,. Plavec and B. Lenarcic
The cytosolic tail of the tumor marker protein Trop2 – a structural switch triggered by phosphorylation
Sci. Rep. 2015, 5, article number: 10324.
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M. Trajkovski, E. Morel, F. Hamon, S. Bombard, M.-P. Teulade-Fichou and J. Plavec
Interactions of Pt-ttpy with G-quadruplexes originating from promoter region of the c-myc gene deciphered by NMR and gel electrophoresis analysis
Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21 (21), 7798–7807.
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M. A. Desando, G. Lahajnar, M. Friedrich, J. Plavec and G. Tavcar
Influence of Solvent Chemistry on 1H NMR Spectral and Relaxation Properties of a Long-chain Ionic Surfactant in Chloroform-d
Colloid Polym. Sci. 2015, 293 (5), 1409-1423.
Web access at Springer.


A. Kotar, M. Kotar, P. Sket and J. Plavec
Potential of NMR and SEM in Characterization of Tablets of Ibuprofen
Curr. Pharm. Anal. 2015, 11(2), 124-130.
Web access at Bentham Science.


I. Picek, R. Vianello, P. Sket, J. Plavec and B. Foretic
Tandem β-Elimination/Hetero-Michael Addition Rearrangement of an N-Alkylated Pyridinium Oxime to an O-Alkylated Pyridine Oxime Ether: An Experimental and Computational Study
J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80 (4), 2165–2173.
Web access at ACS publications.


S. Kristafor, A. Bistrovic, J. Plavec, D. Makuc, T, Martinovic, S. Kraljevic Pavelic and S. Raic-Malic
One-pot click synthesis of 1,2,3-triazole-embedded unsaturated uracil derivatives and hybrids of 1,5- and 2,5-disubstituted tetrazoles and pyrimidines
Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (10), 1222-1228.
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P. Sket, J. Pohleven, A. Kovanda, M. Stalekar, V. Zupunski, M. Zalar, J. Plavec and B. Rogelj
haracterization of DNA G-quadruplex species forming from C9ORF72 G4C2-expanded repeats associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration
Neurobiol. Aging 2015, 36 (2), 1091-1096.
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K. N. Farrugia, D. Makuc, A. Podborska, K. Szaciłowski, J. Plavec and D. C. Magri
UV-visible and 1H-15N NMR Spectroscopic Studies of Colorimetric Thiosemicarbazide Anion Sensors
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13(6), 1662-1672.
Web access at RSC Publishing.


M. Marusic, H. Tateishi-Karimata, N. Sugimoto and J. Plavec
Structural foundation for DNA behavior in hydrated ionic liquid: An NMR study
Biochimie 2015, 108, 169-177.
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S. Medic, P. Podbevsek and J. Plavec
Solution Structure of a Prion Protein Aptamer Analogue
Croat. Chem. Acta 2014, 87 (4), 321–325.
Web access at CCA


M. Juribasic, N. Bregovic, V. Stilinovic, V. Tomisic, M. Cindric, P. Sket, J. Plavec, M. Rubcic and K. Uzarevic
Supramolecular stabilization of metastable tautomers in solution and solid state
Chem Eur J. 2014, 20 (52), 17333-17345.
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V. Kocman and J. Plavec
A tetrahelical DNA fold adopted by tandem repeats of alternating GGG and GCG tracts
Nat. Commun. 2014, 5, article number: 5831.
Web access at Nature Communications


S. Saxena, J. Stanek, M. Cevec, J. Plavec and W. Koźmiński
C4'/H4' selective, non-uniformly sampled 4D HC(P)CH experiment for sequential assignments of 13C-labeled RNAs
J. Biomol. NMR 2014, 60 (2-3), 91-98.
Web access at Springer


E. Arsovska, J. Trontelj, N. Zidar, T. Tomašić, L. Peterlin Mašič, D. Kikelj, J. Plavec and A. Zega
Evaluation of Michael-type acceptor reactivity of 5-benzylidenebarbiturates, 5-benzylidenerhodanines, and related heterocycles using NMR
Acta Chim. Slov. 2014, 61 (3), 637-644.
Web access at Acta Chimica Slovenica


P. Sket, T. Korbar and J. Plavec
Influence of 3’-3’ Inversion of Polarity Site within d(TGGGGT) on Inter Quartet Cation Binding
J. Mol. Struc. 2014, 1075, 49-52.
Web access at Elsevier


M. Rubcic, N. Galic, I. Halasz, T. Jednacak, N. Judas, J. Plavec, P. Sket and P. Novak
Multiple solid forms of 1,5-bis(salicylidene)carbohydrazide: polymorph-modulated thermal reactivity
Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14 (6), 2900–2912.
Web access at ACS publications


M. Juribasic, I. Halasz, D. Babic, D. Cincic, J. Plavec and M. Curic
Aging and Ball-Milling as Low-Energy and Environmentally Friendly Methods for the Synthesis of Pd(II) Photosensitizers
Organometallics 2014, 33 (5), 1227-1234.
Web access at ACS publications


S. Ceru, P. Sket, I. Prislan, J. Lah and J. Plavec
A new pathway of DNA G-quadruplex formation
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53 (19), 4881-4884.
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T. Jednacak, P. Novak, A. Hodzic, O. Scheibelhofer, J. G. Khinast, J. Plavec, P. Sket and J. Parlov Vukovic
Condensation Reaction between Carbohydrazide and Salicylaldehyde: in-line Vibrational Spectroscopy Monitoring and Characterization of the Reaction Products in Solution and Solid state
Acta Chim. Slov. 2014, 61 (1), 161-169.
Web access at Acta Chimica Slovenica.


N. Busschaert, L. E. Karagiannidis, M. Wenzel, C. J. E. Haynes, N. J. Wells, P. G. Young, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, K. A. Joliffe, P. A. Gale
Synthetic transporters for sulfate: a new method for the direct detection of lipid bilayer sulfate transport
Chem. Sci. 2014, 5 (3), 1118-1127.
Web access at RSC Publishing.


M. Zegarac, E. Leksic, P. Sket, J. Plavec, M. Devcic Bogdanovic, D.-M. Bucar, M. Dumic, E. Mestrovic
A sildenafil cocrystal based on acetylsalicylic acid exhibits an enhanced intrinsic dissolution rate
CrystEngComm 2014, 16(1), 32-35.
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E. Tavcar Benkovic, D. Zigon, M. Friedrich, J. Plavec, S. Kreft
Isolation, Analysis and Structures of Phototoxic Fagopyrins from Buckwheat
Food Chem. 2014, 143, 432–439.
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T. Ilc, P. Sket, J. Plavec, M. Webba da Silva, I. Drevensek Olenik, L. Spindler
Formation of G-wires : the role of G:C-base pairing and G-quartet stacking
J. Phys. Chem. C, Nanomaterials and interfaces, 2013, 117 (44), 23208-23215.
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I. Biljan, G. Ilc, G. Giachin, G. Legname and J. Plavec
NMR Structural Studies of Human Cellular Prion Proteins
Curr. Top. Med. Chem. 2013, 13(19), 2407-2418.
Web access at Bentham Science


M. Plevnik, M. Cevec and J. Plavec
NMR structure of 2’-O-(2-methoxyethyl) modified and methylated RNA dodecamer duplex
Biochimie 2013, 95(12), 2395-2391.
Web access at Elsevier


M. Marusic, R. N. Veedu, J. Wengel and J. Plavec
G-rich VEGF aptamer with locked and unlocked nucleic acid modifications exhibits a unique G-quadruplex fold
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013, 41(29), 9524-9536.
Web access at Oxford Journals


K. Wittine, K. Poljak, M. Kovac, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, J. Balzarini, T. Martinovic, S. Kraljević Pavelic, K. Pavelic and M. Mintas
The Novel [4,5-e][1,3]Diazepine-4,8-dione and Acyclic Carbamoyl Imino-Ureido Derivatives of Imidazole: Synthesis, Anti-Viral and Anti-Tumor Activity Evaluations
Molecules 2013, 18 (11), 13385-13397.
Web access at MDPI


D. Makuc, J. Fabris, Z. Casar and J. Plavec
Conformational Analysis of Geometric Isomers of Pitavastatin Together With Their Lactonized Analogues
Molecules 2013, 18 (11), 13283-13296.
Web access at MDPI


S. P. Sau, A. S. Madsen, P. Podbevsek, N. K. Andersen, T. S. Kumar, S. Andersen, R. L. Rathje, B. A. Anderson, D. C. Guenther, S. Karmakar, P. Kumar, J. Plavec, J. Wengel and P. J. Hrdlicka
Identification and Characterization of Second-Generation Invader Locked Nucleic Acids (LNAs) for Mixed-Sequence Recognition of Double-Stranded DNA
J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78 (19), 9560-9570.
Web access at ACS publications


K. Tluckova, M. Marusic, P. Tothova, L. Bauer, P. Sket, J. Plavec and V. Viglasky
Human Papillomavirus G-Quadruplexes
Biochemistry 2013, 52 (41), 7207-7216.
Web access at ACS publications


M. Necemer, P. Kump, P. Sket, J. Plavec, J. Grdadolnik and M. Zvanut
A Novel Analytical Technique Suitable for the Identification of Plastics
Acta Chim. Slov. 2013, 60 (3), 701-705.
Web access at Acta Chimica Slovenica


J. Stanek, P. Podbevsek, W. Kozminski, J. Plavec and M. Cevec
4D Non-uniformly sampled C,C-NOESY experiment for sequential assignment of 13C,15N-labeled RNAs
J. Biomol. NMR 2013, 57 (1), 1-9.
Web access at Spriger


G. Giachin, I. Biljan, G. Ilc, J. Plavec and G. Legname
Probing Early Misfolding Events in Prion Protein Mutants by NMR Spectroscopy
Molecules 2013, 18 (8), 9451-9476.
Web access at MDPI


J. Fabris, D. Makuc, Z. Časar and J. Plavec
Conformational Analysis of E/Z-isomeric Pairs of Rosuvastatin and Its Lactonized Analogues
Tetrahedron 2013, 69 (30), 6262-6268.
Web access at ScienceDirect


A. Mescic, D. Glavac, A. Osmanovic, D. Zavrsnik, M. Cetina, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, S. M. Ametamey and S. Raic-Malic
N-alkylated and O-alkylated Regioisomers of 5-(Hydroxyalkyl)pyrimidines: Synthesis, Structural and Conformational Study
J. Mol. Struct. 2013, 1039, 160-166.
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F. Balthasart, J. Plavec and V. Gabelica
Ammonium ion binding to DNA G-quadruplexes: do electrospray mass spectra faithfully reflect the solution-phase species?
J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom. 2013, 24, 1-8.
Web access at Springer


J. Zidar, M. Pavlin, I. Mihelic, P. Ogorelec, J. Plavec and J. Mavri
Stability and reactivity of progressively methylolated melamine derivatives
Computat. Theor. Chem. 2013, 1006, 85–91.
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P. Šket, A. Virgilio, V. Esposito, A. Galeone and J. Plavec
Strand directionality affects cation binding and movement within tetramolecular G-quadruplexes
Nucl. Acids Res. 2012, 40 (21): 11047-11057.
Web access at Oxford Journals


M. Trajkovski and J. Plavec
Assessing Roles Of Cations In G-quadruplex Based Nanowires By NMR
J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (44), 23821-23825.
Web access at ACS publications


I. Biljan, G. Ilc, G. Giachin, J. Plavec and G. Legname
Structural Rearrangements at Physiological pH: NMR insights from the V210I Human Prion Protein Mutant
Biochemistry 2012, 51 (38), 7465-7474.
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P. Sket, W. Kozmiński and J. Plavec
Is there any Proton Exchange between Ammonium Ions localized within the d(G3T4G4)2 Quadruplex?
Acta Chim. Slov. 2012, 59 (3), 473–477.
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Y. Hua, P. Changenet-Barret, R. Improta, I. Vayá, T. Gustavsson, A.B. Kotlyar, D. Zikich, P. Šket, J. Plavec and D. Markovitsi
Cation Effect on the Electronic Excited States of Guanine Nanostructures Studied by Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy
J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (27), 14682-14689.
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I. Biljan, G.Giachin, G.r Ilc, I. Zhukov, J. Plavec and G. Legname
Structural basis for the protective effect of the human prion protein carrying the dominant-negative E219K polymorphism
Biochem. J. 2012, 446, 243-251.
Web access at Biochemical Journal


M. Marušič, P. Šket, L. Bauer, V. Viglasky, and J. Plavec
Solution-state structure of an intramolecular G-quadruplex with propeller, diagonal and edgewise loops
Nucleic Acids Res. 2012, 40 (14), 6946-6956.
Web access at Oxford Journals


K. Wittine, M. Stipković Babić, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, S. Kraljević Pavelić, M. Sedić, Krešimir Pavelić, P. Leyssen, J. Neyts and Mladen Mintas
Novel 1,2,4-Triazole and Imidazole Derivatives of L-Ascorbic and Imino-Ascorbic Acid: Synthesis, Anti-HCV and Antitumor Activity Evaluations
Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2012, 20 (11), 3675-3685.
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V. Strukil, I. Dzilovic, D. Matkovic-Calogovic, J. Saame, I. Leito, P. Sket, J. Plavec and M. Eckert-Maksic
Molecular structure and acid/base properties of 1,2-dihydro-1,3,5-triazine derivatives
New J. Chem. 2012, 36 (1), 86-96.
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M. Trajkovski, M. Webba da Silva and J. Plavec
Unique Structural Features of Interconverting Monomeric and Dimeric G-Quadruplexes Adopted by a Sequence from the Intron of the N-myc Gene
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (9), 4132–4141.
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P. Sket, R. Pirh and J. Plavec
Do anions exert any structural changes on dimeric d(G4T4G4)2 quadruplex in aqueous solution?
IReBiC 2011, 2 (3), 68-73.
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D. Cincic, M. Juribasic, D. Babic, K. Molcanov, P. Sket, J. Plavec and M. Curic
New Insight into Solid-State Molecular Dynamics: Mechanochemical Synthesis of Azobenzene/Triphenylphosphine Palladacycles
Chem. Commun. 2011, 47 (41), 11543-11545.
RSC Publishing


I. Biljan, G. Ilc, G. Giachin, A. Raspadori, I. Zhukov, J. Plavec and G. Legname
Toward the molecular basis of inherited prion diseases: NMR structure of the human prion protein with V210I mutation
J. Mol. Biol. 2011, 412 (4), 660–673.
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D. Makuc, J. R. Hiscock, M. E. Light, P. A. Gale and J. Plavec
NMR studies of anion-induced conformational changes in diindolylureas and diindolylthioureas
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2011, 7, 1205–1214.
Web access at Beilstein Journals


S. Kristafor, A. Mescic, M. Cetina, S. Korunda, D. Makuc, J. Plavec and S. Raic-Malic
Synthesis, structural and conformational studies of Z- and E-isomers of fluorinated C-6 isobutenyl N-methyl thymine derivatives
J. Fluorine Chem. 2011, 132 (9), 573–578.
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J. Seliger, J. Plavec, P. Sket, V. Zagar and R. Blinc
17O NQR and 13C NMR study of hydrogen-bonded organic ferroelectric croconic acid
Phys. Status Solidi B 2011, 248 (9), 2091–2096.
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D. Završnik, S. Muratovic, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, M. Cetina, A. Nagl, E. De Clercq, J. Balzarini and M. Mintas
Benzylidene-bis-(4-Hydroxycoumarine) and Benzopyranocoumarine Derivatives: Synthesis, 1H/13C NMR Conformational and X-ray Crystal Structure Studies and in vitro Antiviral Activity Evaluations
Molecules 2011, 16 (7), 6023-6040.
Open access at MDPI


T. Gazivoda Kraljevic, M. Petrovic, S. Kristafor, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, T. L. Ross, S. M. Ametamey and S. Raic-Malic
Methoxymethyl (MOM) group nitrogen protection of pyrimidines bearing C-6 acyclic side-chains
Molecules 2011, 16 (6), 5113-5129.
Open access at MDPI


J. Zavasnik, P. Podbevsek and J. Plavec
Observation of water molecules within the bimolecular d(G3CT4G3C)2 G-quadruplex
Biochemistry 2011, 50 (19), 4155-4161.
Web access at ACS Publications


M. Sala, D. Makuc, J. Kolar, J. Plavec and B. Pihlar
Potentiometric and 31P NMR studies on inositol phosphates and their interaction with iron(III) ions
Carbohydr. Res. 2011, 346 (4), 488-494.
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V. Balevicius, Z. Gdaniec, V. Klimavicius, A. Masalka and J. Plavec
NMR monitoring of nonequilibrium aggregation in ionic solutions
Chem. Phys. Lett. 2011, 503 (4-6), 235-238.
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D. Hasa, D. Voinovich, B. Perissutti, A. Bonifacio, M. Grassi, E. Franceschinis, S. Dall'Acqua, M. Speh, J. Plavec and S. Invernizzi
Multidisciplinary approach on characterizing a mechanochemically activated composite of vinpocetine and crospovidone
J. Pharm. Sci., 2011, 100 (3), 915-932.
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M. Cevec, C. Thibaudeau and J. Plavec
NMR structure of the let-7 miRNA interacting with the site LCS1 of lin-41 mRNA from Caenorhabditis elegans
Nucleic Acids Res., 2010, 38 (21), 7814-7821.
Web access at Oxford Journals


J. Kastelic, Z. Hodnik, P. Sket, J. Plavec, N. Lah, I. Leban, M. Pajk, O. Planinsek and D. Kikelj
Fluconazole Cocrystals with Dicarboxylic Acids
Cryst. Growth Des., 2010, 10 (11), 4943-4953.
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P. Podbevsek, C.R. Allerson, B. Balkrishen and J. Plavec
Solution-state structure of a fully alternately 2'-F/2'-OMe modified 42-nt dimeric siRNA construct
Nucleic Acids Res., 2010, 38 (20), 7298-7307.
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D. Makuc, M. Albrecht and J. Plavec
Conformational changes of functionalised indole receptors upon their interaction with anions
Supramol. Chem., 2010, 22 (10), 603-611.
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P. Sket and J. Plavec
Tetramolecular DNA Quadruplexes in Solution: Insights into Structural Diversity and Cation Movement
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (36), 12724-12732.
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I. Biljan, G. Cvjetojevic, V. Smrecki, P. Novak, G. Mali, J. Plavec, D. Babic, Z. Mihalic, and H. Vancik
Nitrosobenzene Cross-dimerization: Structural Selectivity in Solution and in Solid State
J. Mol. Struct. 2010, 979 (1-3), 22-26.


G. Ilc, G. Giachin, M. Jaremko, L. Jaremko, F. Benetti, J. Plavec, I. Zhukov and G. Legname
NMR Structure of the Human Prion Protein with the Pathological Q212P Mutation Reveals Unique Structural Features
PLoS ONE 2010, 5(7): e11715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011715


M. Vukomanovic, M. Mitric, S. D. Skapin, E. Zagar, J. Plavec, N. Ignjatovic, D. Uskokovic
Influence of ultrasonic processing on the macromolecular properties of poly (D,L-lactide -co-glycolide) alone and in its biocomposite with hydroxyapatite
Ultrason. Sonochem. 2010, 17 (5), 902-908.



S. Kristafor, T. Gazivoda Kraljevic, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, L. Suman, M. Kralj and S. Raic-Malic
Synthesis, Structural Studies and Antitumoral Evaluation of C-6 Alkyl and Alkenyl Side Chain Pyrimidine Derivatives
Molecules 2009, 14 (12), 4866-4879.


M. Webba da Silva, M. Trajkovski, Y. Sannohe, N. M. Hessari, H. Sugiyama and J. Plavec
Design of a G-Quadruplex Topology through Glycosidic Bond Angles
Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2009, 48 (48), 9167-9170.


M. Trajkovski, P. Sket and J. Plavec
Cation Localization and Movement within DNA Thrombin Binding Aptamer in Solution
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 7 (22), 4677-4684.


D. Makuc, Triyanti, M. Albrecht, J. Plavec, K. Rissanen, A. Valkonen and C. A. Schalley
The Halide Binding Behavior of 2-Carbamoyl-7-ureido-1H-indoles: Conformational Aspects
Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2009, (28), 4854-4866.


M. Kracun, A. Kocijan, A. Bastarda, R. Grahek, J. Plavec and D. Kocjan
Isolation and structure determination of oxidative degradation products of atorvastatin
J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 2009, 50 (5), 729-736.


P. Novak, J. Barber, A. Cikos, B. Arsic, J. Plavec, G. Lazarevski, P. Tepes and N. Kosutic-Hulita
Free and bound state structures of 6-O-methyl homoerythromycins and epitope mapping of their interactions with ribosomes
Bioorg. and Med. Chem. 2009, 17 (16), 5857-5867.


D. Makuc, M. Lenarcic, G. W. Bates, P. A. Gale and J. Plavec
Anion-induced conformational changes in 2,7-disubstituted indole-based receptors
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2009, 7 (17), 3505-3511.


S. Kristafor, T. Gazivoda, M. Cetina, D. Makuc, J. Plavec and S. Raic-Malic
Synthesis and structural characterization of the C-6 fluoroalkylated pyrimidine derivatives
J. Mol. Struct. 2009, 923 (1-3), 19-23.


I. Halasz, I. Biljan, P. Novak, E. Mestrovic, J. Plavec, G. Mali, V. Smrecki and H. Vancik
Cross-dimerization of nitrosobenzenes in solution and in solid state
J. Mol. Struct. 2009, 918 (1-3), 19-25.



D. Babic, M. Curic, K. Molcanov, G. Ilc and J. Plavec
Synthesis and Characterization of Dicylopalladated Complexes of Azobenzene Derivatives by Experimental and Computational Methods
Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47 (22), 10446-10454.


P. Podbevsek, P. Sket and J. Plavec
Stacking and Not Solely Topology of T3 Loops Controls Rigidity and Ammonium Ion Movement within d(G4T3G4)2 G-Quadruplex
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130 (43), 14287-14293.


M. Cevec, C. Thibaudeau and J. Plavec
Solution structure of a let-7 miRNA:lin-41 mRNA complex from C. elegans
Nucleic Acids Res. 2008, 36 (7), 2330-2337.


T. Gazivoda, S. Raic-Malic, V. Kristafor, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, S. Bratulic, S. Kraljevic-Pavelic, K. Pavelic, L. Naesens, G. Andrei, R. Snoeck, J. Balzarini and M. Mintas
Synthesis, cytostatic and anti-HIV evaluations of the new unsaturated acyclic C-5 pyrimidine nucleoside analogues
Bioorg. & Med. Chem. 2008, 16, 5624-5634.



P. Podbevsek, P. Sket and J. Plavec
NMR study of ammonium ion binding to d[G3T4G4]2 and d[G4(T4G4)3] G-quadruplexes
Nucl. Nucl. and Nucl. Acids 2007, 26 (10), 1547-1551.


P. Sket and J. Plavec
Not all G-quadruplexes Exhibit Ion-Channel-like Properties: NMR Study of Ammonium Ion (Non)movement within the d(G3T4G4)2 Quadruplex
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129 (28), 8794-8800.


S. Prekupec, D. Makuc, J. Plavec , L. Suman, M. Kralj, K. Pavelic, J. Balzarini, E. de Clercq, M. Mintas and S. Raic-Malic
Novel C-6 Fluorinated Acyclic Side Chain Pyrimidine Derivatives: Synthesis, 1H and 13C NMR Conformational Studies, Antiviral and Cytostatic Evaluations
J. Med. Chem. 2007, 50 (13), 3037-3045.


P. Podbevsek, N. V. Hud and J. Plavec
NMR Evaluation of Ammonium Ion Movement within a Unimolecular G-quadruplex in Solution
Nucleic Acids Res. 2007, 35 (8), 2554-2563.



T. Gazivoda, K. Wittine, I. Lovric, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, M. Cetina, D. Mrvos-Sermek, L. Suman, M. Kralj, K. Pavelic, M. Mintas and S. Raic-Malic
Synthesis, structural studies, and cytostatic evaluation of 5,6-di-O-modified L-ascorbic acid derivatives
Carbohydr. Res. 2006, 341 (4), 433-442.



P. Sket, M. Crnugelj and J. Plavec
Identification of mixed di-cation forms of G-quadrupex in solution
Nucleic Acids Res. 2005, 33 (11), 3691-3697.


M. Plevnik, Z. Gdaniec and J. Plavec
Solution structure of a modified 2',5'-linked RNA hairpin involved in an equilibrium with duplex
Nucleic Acids Res. 2005, 33 (6), 1749-1759.


M. Cevec, and J. Plavec
Role of Loop Residues and Cations on the Formation and Stability of Dimeric DNA G-quadruplexes
Biochemistry 2005, 44 (46), 15238-15246.


S. Prekupec, D. Makuc, J. Plavec, S. Kraljevic, M. Kralj, K. Pavelic, G. Andrei, R. Snoeck, J. Balzarini, E. De Clercq, S. Raic-Malic and M. Mintas
Antiviral and cytostatic evaluation of the novel 6-acyclic chain substituted thymine derivatives
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy 2005, 16, 327-338.


T. Gazivoda, M. Plevnik, J. Plavec, S. Kraljevic, M. Kralj, K. Pavelic, J. Balzarini, E. de Clercq, M. Mintas and S. Raic-Malic
The Novel Pyrimidine and Purine Derivatives of L-ascorbic Acid: Synthesis, One- and Two-Dimensional 1H and 13C NMR Study, Cytostatic and Antiviral Evaluation
Bioorg. & Med. Chem. 2005, 13 (1), 131-139.


P. Novak, Z. Banic Tomisic, P. Tepes, G. Lazarevski, J. Plavec and G. Turkalj
Conformational analysis of oleandomycin and its 8-methylene-9-oxime derivative by NMR and molecular modelling
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2005, 3 (1), 39-47.



M. Polak, K. L. Seley and J. Plavec
Conformational Properties of Novel Shaped Nucleosides - Fleximers
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126 (26), 8159-8166.


P. Sket , M. Crnugelj, W. Kozminski and J. Plavec
15NH4+ ion motion inside d(G4T4G4)2 G-quadruplex is accelerated in the presence of smaller Na+ ions
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2004, 2 (14), 1970-1973.


P. Sket, M. Crnugelj and J. Plavec
d(G3T4G4) forms unusual dimeric G-quadruplex structure with the same general fold in the presence of K+, Na+ or NH4+ ions
Bioorg. & Med. Chem. 2004, 12 , 5735-5744.


J. Radecki, H. Radecka, T. Piotrowski, S. Depraetere, W. Dehaen and J. Plavec
Interface Host-Guest Interaction Between Calix[4]pyrrole and Neutral Derivatives of Phenol as the Base for Their Potentiometric Discrimination
Electroanalysis 2004, 16 (24), 2073-2081.


J. Radecki, I. Stenka, E. Dolusic, W. Dehaen and J. Plavec
Potentiometric discrimination of neutral forms of nitrophenol isomers by liquid membrane electrodes incorporated with corroles
Comb. Chem. High. T. Scr. 2004, 7 (4), 375-381.


P. Stefanic, Z. Simoncic, M. Breznik, J. Plavec, M. Anderluh, E. Addicks, A. Giannisc and D. Kikelj
Conformationally tailored N-[(2-methyl-3-oxo-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-2-yl) carbonyl]proline templates as molecular tools for the design of peptidomimetics. Design and synthesis of fibrinogen receptor antagonists
Org. Biomol. Chem. 2004, 2(10), 1511-1517.


V. Balevicius, A. Gacesa and J. Plavec
NMR Study of Heterogeneity in Pyridine-N-Oxide...HCl Crystal
Central Eur. J. Phys. 2004, 2(1), 120-131.


S. Olejniczak, M. Sobczak, M. J. Potrzebowski, M. Polak, J. Plavec and B. Nawrot
Assignment of absolute configuration at phosphorus of P-chiral diastereomers of deoxyribonucleoside methanephosphonamidates by means of NMR spectroscopy
Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 3979-3986.



M. Crnugelj, P. Sket and J. Plavec
Small change in a G-rich sequence, a Dramatic Change in Topology: New Dimeric G-quadruplex Folding Motif with Unique Loop Orientations
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125 (26), 7866-7871.


M. Curic, D. Babic, Z. Marinic, L. Pasa-Tolic, V. Butkovic, J. Plavec and L. Tusek-Bozic
Synthesis and characterisation of Pd(II) complexes with a derivative of aminoazobenzene. Dynamic 1H NMR study of cyclopalladation reactions in DMF
J. Organomet. Chem. 2003, 687 (1) , 85-99.


D. Baranowski, B. Golankiewicz and J. Plavec
Conformationally Restricted 2-Substituted Wyosine Derivatives. 1 H, 13 C, and 15 N NMR Study
Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids 2003 , 22(5-8), 1669-1672 .


N. V. Hud and J. Plavec
A Unified Model for the Origin of DNA Sequence-Directed Curvature
Biopolymers 2003, 69 (1) , 144-158.


M. Polak, M. Manoharan, G. B. Inamati and J. Plavec
Tuning of conformational preorganisation in model 2',5'- and 3',5'-linked oligonucleotides by 3'- and 2'-O-methoxyethyl modification
Nucleic Acids Res. 2003, 31 (8) , 2066-2076.



M. Crnugelj, N. V. Hud and J. Plavec
The Solution Structure of d(G4T4G3)2: a Bimolecular G-quadruplex with a Novel Fold
J. Mol. Biol. 2002, 320 (5), 911-924.



P. Stefanic, M. Breznik, N. Lah, I. Leban, J. Plavec and D. Kikelj
A synthesis of alkyl 4-alkyl-2-hydroxy-3-oxo-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,4-benzoxazine-2-carboxylates
Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42 , 5295-5297.


M. Plevnik, M. Crnugelj, A. Stimac, J. Kobe and J. Plavec
8-Aza-3-deazaguanine Modification Strengthens the Anomeric Effect and Affects Other Conformational Preferences of Modified Guanine Nucleosides
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 2001, 1433-1438.


M. Crnugelj and J. Plavec
NMR Conformational Study Reveals that S-C-N Anomeric Effect in Thionucleosides is Weaker than O-C-N Anomeric Effect in Natural Nucleosides
Croat. Chem. Acta 2001, 74(2) , 381-398.


I. Kralj Cigic, J. Plavec, S. Smole Mozina, L. Zupancic-Kralj
Characterisation of Sorbate Geometrical Isomers
J. Chromatogr. A 2001, 905, 359-366.



M. Jeselnik, J. Plavec, S. Polanc and M. Kocevar
Novobiocin-Related Compounds: Synthesis of 3-Benzoylamino-2-oxo-2H-1-benzopyran-7-yl D-glycopyranosides by the Trichloroacetimidate Methodology
Carbohydr. Res. 2000, 328 , 591-597.


Z. Popovic, Z. Soldin, J. Plavec and D. Vikic-Topic
Mercuration of Thiophene-2-carboxylic acid, 2-thienylethanoic acid and 3-(2-thienyl)alanine: Preparation and Spectral Characterization
Appl. Organomet. Chem. 2000, 14 , 598-603.


M. Crnugelj, D. Dukhan, J.-L. Barascut, J.-L. Imbach and J. Plavec
How S-C-N Anomeric Effects and the Preference Across [S-C-C-O] Fragments Steer the Conformational Equilibria in 4'-thionucleosides? 1H NMR and ab initio MO study
J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 2000, 255-262.



D. Vikic-Topic, P. Novak, Z. Meic , J. Plavec and D. Kovacek
Intrinsic Long Range Deuterium Isotope Effects on 13C NMR Chemical Shifts as a Conformational Probe of Benzene Derivatives
Croat. Chem. Acta 1999, 72 (4), 967-974.


M. Prhavc, J. Plavec, J. Kobe, I. Leban and G. Giester
Synthesis of Novel Pyrazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidine C-Nucleoside and Conformational Analysis by NMR Spectroscopy
Nucleosides and Nucleotides 1999, 18(11-12) , 2601-2611.


M. Polak, J. Plavec, A. Trifonova, A. Földesi and J. Chattopadhyaya
The Change of the Electronic Character upon Cisplatin Binding to Guanine Nucleotide is Transmitted to Drive the Conformation of the Local Sugar-Phosphate Backbone - A Quantitative Study
J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 1 1999, 2835-2844.


M. Polak and J. Plavec
Multinuclear NMR Study of the Conformational Changes in Me p dG and dG p Me upon Interaction with Mg2+, Zn2+ and Hg2+ Ions Reveals the Strenghtening of the Anomeric Effect by Soft M2+ Ions
Eur. J. Inorg. Chem . 1999, 547-555.


M. Vitas, K.E. Smith, J. Plavec, S.L. Kelly, J. Kesselmeier, T. Pajic, A. Ferlan, D. Zigon and R. Komel
Induction of Steroidal Hydroxylase Activity by Plant Defense Compounds in the Filamentous Fungus Cocholiobolus Lunatus
Chemosphere 1999, 38, 853-863.


I. Cigic Kralj, J. Plavec and L. Zupancic Kralj
Determination of the geometrical isomers of ethyl 2,4-decadienoate
J. Chromatogr. A 1999, 847(1-2), 359-364.


M. Polak and J. Plavec
NMR Study on the Tuning of North = South Equilibrium in Nucleos(t)ides by Metal Ion Interactions
Nucleosides and Nucleotides 1999, 18(4-5), 1109-1112.



M. Polak, B. Mohar, J. Kobe and J. Plavec
Anomeric Effect in Purine Nucleosides. Evaluation of the Steric Effect of a Purinic Aglycone from the Pseudorotational Equilibrium of Cyclopentane in Carbocyclic C-nucleoside 1.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1998, 120, 2508-2513.


J. Plavec, P. Roselt, A. Foldesi and J. Chattopadhyaya
Pseudorotation of the Sugar Moiety in Pyrimidine Nucleosides Occurs on the Same Time Scale as the Overall Tumbling: 2H NMR Relaxation Time Study
Magn. Reson Chem. 1998, 36, 732-740.


C. Thibaudeau, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
A New Generalized Karplus-type Equation Relating Vicinal Proton-Fluorine Coupling Constants to H-C-C-F Torsion Angles
J. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 4967-4984.


S. Grabner, J. Plavec, N. Bukovec, D. D. Leo, R. Cini and G. Natile
Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Platinum(II) Acyclovir Complexes
J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1998, 1447-1451.


M. Polak and J. Plavec
What are the Conformational Changes Induced by Hard and Soft Metal Ion Binding to 2'-Deoxyguanosine?
Nucleosides and Nucleotides 1998, 17, 2011-2020.


P. Novak, Z. Meic, D. Vikic-Topic, V. Smrecki and J. Plavec
Structural Dependence of Isotope Effects in H-1 and C-13 Spectra of the trans-N-Benzylideneaniline Imino Group
Spectrochim. Acta A 1998, 54, 327-333.



M. Polak, B. Doboszewski, P. Herdewijn and J. Plavec
Conformational Studies on 2',3'-unsaturated Pentopyranosyl Nucleosides by 1H-NMR Spectroscopy. Impact of p - s* Interactions on the Axial Preference of the Purine vs. Pyrimidine Nucleobase.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 9782-9792.


S. Raic, M. Mintas, A. Danilovski, M. Vinkovic, M. Pongracic, J. Plavec and
D. Vikic -Topic
Acyclic Purine Nucleoside Analogues: Computational and NMR Studies of Conformational Behaviour
J. Mol. Struct. 1997, 410-411, 31-33.


N. Gladovic, L. Zupancic-Kralj and J. Plavec
Determination of primary oxidation products of linoleic acid and triacylglycerols
J. of Chromat. A 1997, 767, 63-68.



J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
Comparative Assessment of Structure and Reactivity of Wyosine by Chemistry, Spectroscopy and ab initio Calculations
Tetrahedron 1996, 52, 1597-1608.


J. Plavec, C. Thibaudeau and J. Chattophadhyaya
How do the Energetics of the Stereoelectronic Gauche and Anomeric Effects Modulate the Conformation of Nucleos(t)ides?
Pure and Applied Chemistry 1996, 68, 2137-2145.


C. Thibaudeau, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
Quantitation of the pD Dependent Thermodynamics of the N = S Pseudorotational Equilibrium of the Pentofuranose Moiety in Nucleosides Gives a Direct Measurement of the Strength of the Tunable Anomeric Effect and the pKa of the Nucleobase
J. Org. Chem. 1996, 61, 266-286.



J. Plavec, C. Thibaudeau, G. Viswanadham, C. Sund, A. Sandstrom and J. Chattopadhyaya
The Interaction of 2'-OH Group with the Vicinal Phosphate in Ribonucleoside 3'-Ethylphosphate Drives the Sugar-Phosphate Backbone into Unique (S,eps-) Conformational State
Tetrahedron 1995, 51, 11775-11792.


J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
Reparametrization of Karplus Equation Relating 3JC-C-O-P to Torsion Angle
Tetrahedron Lett. 1995, 1949-1952


A. Papchikhin, P. Agback, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
The Diastereospecific Synthesis of New 2',3'-cis-alpha-fused Carbocyclic Nucleosides
Tetrahedron 1995, 51, 329-342.



C. Thibaudeau, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
Quantitation of Anomeric Effect in Adenosine and Guanosine by Comparison of the Thermodynamics of the Pseudorotational Equilibrium of the Pentofuranose Moiety in N- and C-Nucleosides
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 8033-8037.


J. Plavec, C. Thibaudeau and J. Chattopadhyaya
How Does the 2'-Hydroxy Group Drive the Pseudorotational Equilibrium in Nucleoside and Nucleotide by the Tuning of the 3'-Gauche Effect ?
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116, 6558-6560.


J. Rong, P. Roselt, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
The Synthesis and Conformation of 2'- and 3'-Hypermodified Tricyclic Nucleosides and their Use in the Synthesis of Novel 2'- or 3'-Isomeric 4(7)-Substituted Isoxazolidine-nucleosides
Tetrahedron 1994, 50, 4921-4936.


N. Garg, N. Hossain, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
New Synthesis of 3'-C-substituted-3'-Nitromethyl-ribo-Thymidine
Tetrahedron 1994, 50 , 4167-4178.


C. Thibaudeau, J. Plavec, N. Garg, A. Papchikhin and J. Chattopadhyaya
How does the Electronegativity of the Substituent Dictate the Gauche Effect ?
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1994, 116 , 4038-4043.


J. Plavec, C. Thibaudeau, G. Viswanadham, C. Sund and J. Chattopadhyaya
How does the 3'-Phosphate Drive the Sugar Conformation in DNA ?
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1994, 781-783.


C. Thibaudeau, J. Plavec, K.A. Watanabe and J. Chattopadhyaya
How do the Aglycones Drive the Pseudorotational Equilibrium of the Pentifuranose Moiety in C-Nucleosides?
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1994, 537-540.



N. Hossain, A. Papchikhin, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
Synthesis of 2'- and 3'-Spiro-isoxazolidine Derivatives of Thymidine & Their Conversion to 2',3'-dideoxy-2',3'-didehydro-3'-C-substituted Nucleosides by Radical Promoted Fragmentation
Tetrahedron 1993, 49 , 10133-10156.


N. Hossain, J. Plavec, C. Thibaudeau and J. Chattopadhyaya
Diels-Alder Reaction of 2',3'-Unsaturated-3'-Nitro-Thymidine. First Chemical Evidence of Nitroxide Radical Formation in the Radical-Promoted Denitration Reaction
Tetrahedron 1993, 49 , 9079-9088.


P. Agback, C. Glemarec, A. Sandstrom, L. Yin, J. Plavec, C. Sund, S.-i. Yamakage, G. Viswanadham, B. Rousse, N. Puri and J. Chattophadhyaya
Solution Conformation of Lariat-RNAs and their Self-Cleavage Reactions
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P. Agback, C. Glemarec, L. Yin, A. Sandstrom, J. Plavec, C. Sund, S.-i. Yamakage, G. Viswanadham, B. Rousse, N. Puri and J. Chattophadhyaya
The Self-cleavage of Lariat-RNA
Tetrahedron Lett. 1993, 34 , 3929-3932.


J. Plavec, N. Garg and J. Chattopadhyaya
How does the Steric Effect drive the Sugar Conformation in the 3'-C-branched Nucleosides?
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1993, 1011-1014.


N. Garg, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
New Synthesis of 3'-C-Substituted Nucleosides
Tetrahedron 1993, 49 , 5189-5202.


J. Plavec, V. Fabre-Buet, V. Uteza, A. Grouiller and J. Chattopadhyaya
Conformational Studies on some C1'-Branched ?-D-Nucleosides by 1H NMR spectroscopy and molecular mechanics calculations
J. Biochem. Biophys. Meth. 1993, 26 , 317-334.


J. Plavec, W. Tong and J. Chattopadhyaya
How Do the Gauche and Anomeric Effects Drive the Pseudorotational Equilibrium of the Pentofuranose Moiety of Nucleosides?
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1993, 115 , 9734-9746.


A. Papchikhin, P. Agback, J. Plavec and J. Chattopadhyaya
[4+2] and [3+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of 2',3'-Dideoxy-3'-nitro- 2',3'-didehydrothymidine with Ethyl Vinyl Ether
J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58 , 2874-2879



J. Plavec, L.H. Koole and J. Chattopadhyaya
Structural analysis of 2',3'-dideoxyinosine, 2',3'-dideoxyadenosine, 2',3'-dideoxyguanosine and 2',3'-dideoxycytidine by 500 MHz 1H NMR spectroscopy and ab initio molecular orbital calculations
J. Biochem. Biophys. Meth. 1992, 25 , 253-272.


L. H. Koole, J. Plavec, H. Liu, B. R. Vincent, M. R. Dyson, P. L. Coe, R. T. Walker, G. W. Hardy, S. G. Rahim and J. Chattopadhyaya
Conformation of Two 4'-Thio-2'-deoxynucleoside Analogs Studied by 500 MHz 1H NMR Spectroscopy and X-ray Crystallography
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114 , 9936-9943.


B. Kralj, V. Kramer, D. Zigon, J. Kobe and J. Plavec
Structure Interconversion in Isomeric Guanine Derivatives at Elevated Sample Temperatures
Rapid Commun. in Mass Spectrometry 1992, 6 , 62-67.


Z. Xi, P. Agback, J. Plavec, A. Sandstrom and J. Chattopadhyaya
New Stereocontrolled Synthesis of Isomeric C-Branched-beta-D-Nucleosides by Intramolecular Free-radical Cyclization-Opening Reactions Based on Temporary Silicon Connection
Tetrahedron 1992, 48 , 349-370.



J. Plavec, V. Bouvet, A. Grouiller, L. Koole and J. Chattopadhyaya
Structural Studies on 1-(1-Deoxy-beta-psicofuranosyl)thymine
Tetrahedron 1991, 47 , 5847-5856.


J. Plavec, L. H. Koole, A. Sandstrom and J. Chattopadhyaya
Structural Studies of anti-HIV 3'-Fluorothymidine & 3'-Azidothymidine by 500MHz 1H NMR Spectroscopy & Molecular Mechanics (MM2) Calculations
Tetrahedron 1991, 47 , 7363-7376.


J. Plavec and J. Kobe
Synthesis and 15N NMR of N-7/N-9 Substituted Glyoxal Guanine Adducts
Nucleosides & Nucleotides 1991, 10 , 249-252.



J. Plavec, A. Stimac, A. Smidovnik and J. Kobe
Deprotection Studies of Etanoic Acid 5,6,7,9-Tetrahydro-3-[(2-acetoxyethoxy) methyl]-5-acetyl-9-oxo-3H-imidazo[1,2-a]purine-6,7-dioyl Ester (1) and Related Glyoxal-Guanine Adducts
Nucleosides & Nucleotides 1989, 8 , 1065-1068.