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1.            Walter, A., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., and Papadopoulos, S. (2016) Calcium Imaging in Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac Myocytes. Methods Mol Biol 1353, 131-146

2.            Shahbazi, E., Moradi, S., Nemati, S., Satarian, L., Basiri, M., Gourabi, H., Zare Mehrjardi, N., Gunther, P., Lampert, A., Handler, K., Hatay, F. F., Schmidt, D., Molcanyi, M., Hescheler, J., Schultze, J. L., Saric, T., and Baharvand, H. (2016) Conversion of Human Fibroblasts to Stably Self-Renewing Neural Stem Cells with a Single Zinc-Finger Transcription Factor. Stem Cell Reports 6, 539-551

3.            Peinkofer, G., Burkert, K., Urban, K., Krausgrill, B., Hescheler, J., Saric, T., and Halbach, M. (2016) From Early Embryonic to Adult Stage: Comparative Study of Action Potentials of Native and Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Stem Cells Dev 25, 1397-1406

4.            Gabriel, E., Wason, A., Ramani, A., Gooi, L. M., Keller, P., Pozniakovsky, A., Poser, I., Noack, F., Telugu, N. S., Calegari, F., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., Hyman, A. A., Gottardo, M., Callaini, G., Alkuraya, F. S., and Gopalakrishnan, J. (2016) CPAP promotes timely cilium disassembly to maintain neural progenitor pool. EMBO J 35, 803-819

5.            Fatima, A., Xu, G., Nguemo, F., Kuzmenkin, A., Burkert, K., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2016) Murine transgenic iPS cell line for monitoring and selection of cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Res 17, 266-272

6.            Fatima, A., Ivanyuk, D., Herms, S., Heilmann-Heimbach, S., O'Shea, O., Chapman, C., Izsvak, Z., Farr, M., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2016) Generation of human induced pluripotent stem cell line from a patient with a long QT syndrome type 2. Stem Cell Res 16, 304-307

7.            Correia, C., Koshkin, A., Carido, M., Espinha, N., Saric, T., Lima, P. A., Serra, M., and Alves, P. M. (2016) Effective Hypothermic Storage of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Compatible With Global Distribution of Cells for Clinical Applications and Toxicology Testing. Stem Cells Transl Med 5, 658-669

8.            Zhang, X. H., Wei, H., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., Cleemann, L., and Morad, M. (2015) Regionally diverse mitochondrial calcium signaling regulates spontaneous pacing in developing cardiomyocytes. Cell Calcium 57, 321-336

9.            Oberwallner, B., Brodarac, A., Anic, P., Saric, T., Wassilew, K., Neef, K., Choi, Y. H., and Stamm, C. (2015) Human cardiac extracellular matrix supports myocardial lineage commitment of pluripotent stem cells. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 47, 416-425; discussion 425

10.         Neef, K., Treskes, P., Xu, G., Drey, F., Srinivasan, S. P., Saric, T., Nembo, E., Semmler, J., Nguemo, F., Stamm, C., Cowan, D. B., Deppe, A. C., Scherner, M., Wittwer, T., Hescheler, J., Wahlers, T., and Choi, Y. H. (2015) Dynamic Support Culture of Murine Skeletal Muscle-Derived Stem Cells Improves Their Cardiogenic Potential In Vitro. Stem Cells Int 2015, 247091

11.         Milting, H., Klauke, B., Christensen, A. H., Musebeck, J., Walhorn, V., Grannemann, S., Munnich, T., Saric, T., Rasmussen, T. B., Jensen, H. K., Mogensen, J., Baecker, C., Romaker, E., Laser, K. T., zu Knyphausen, E., Kassner, A., Gummert, J., Judge, D. P., Connors, S., Hodgkinson, K., Young, T. L., van der Zwaag, P. A., van Tintelen, J. P., and Anselmetti, D. (2015) The TMEM43 Newfoundland mutation p.S358L causing ARVC-5 was imported from Europe and increases the stiffness of the cell nucleus. Eur Heart J 36, 872-881

12.         Ivanyuk, D., Budash, G., Zheng, Y., Gaspar, J. A., Chaudhari, U., Fatima, A., Bahmanpour, S., Grin, V. K., Popandopulo, A. G., Sachinidis, A., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2015) Ascorbic Acid-Induced Cardiac Differentiation of Murine Pluripotent Stem Cells: Transcriptional Profiling and Effect of a Small Molecule Synergist of Wnt/beta-Catenin Signaling Pathway. Cell Physiol Biochem 36, 810-830

13.         Fatima, A., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2015) Chromosome tracking in fused cells by single nucleotide polymorphisms. Methods Mol Biol 1313, 95-106

14.         Brodarac, A., Saric, T., Oberwallner, B., Mahmoodzadeh, S., Neef, K., Albrecht, J., Burkert, K., Oliverio, M., Nguemo, F., Choi, Y. H., Neiss, W. F., Morano, I., Hescheler, J., and Stamm, C. (2015) Susceptibility of murine induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes to hypoxia and nutrient deprivation. Stem Cell Res Ther 6, 83

15.         Zheng, X., Gooi, L. M., Wason, A., Gabriel, E., Mehrjardi, N. Z., Yang, Q., Zhang, X., Debec, A., Basiri, M. L., Avidor-Reiss, T., Pozniakovsky, A., Poser, I., Saric, T., Hyman, A. A., Li, H., and Gopalakrishnan, J. (2014) Conserved TCP domain of Sas-4/CPAP is essential for pericentriolar material tethering during centrosome biogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111, E354-363

16.         Saric, T., Halbach, M., Khalil, M., and Er, F. (2014) Induced pluripotent stem cells as cardiac arrhythmic in vitro models and the impact for drug discovery. Expert Opin Drug Discov 9, 55-76

17.         Rubach, M., Adelmann, R., Haustein, M., Drey, F., Pfannkuche, K., Xiao, B., Koester, A., Udink ten Cate, F. E., Choi, Y. H., Neef, K., Fatima, A., Hannes, T., Pillekamp, F., Hescheler, J., Saric, T., Brockmeier, K., and Khalil, M. (2014) Mesenchymal stem cells and their conditioned medium improve integration of purified induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte clusters into myocardial tissue. Stem Cells Dev 23, 643-653

18.         Oberwallner, B., Brodarac, A., Choi, Y. H., Saric, T., Anic, P., Morawietz, L., and Stamm, C. (2014) Preparation of cardiac extracellular matrix scaffolds by decellularization of human myocardium. J Biomed Mater Res A 102, 3263-3272

19.         Lepperhof, V., Polchynski, O., Kruttwig, K., Bruggemann, C., Neef, K., Drey, F., Zheng, Y., Ackermann, J. P., Choi, Y. H., Wunderlich, T. F., Hoehn, M., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2014) Bioluminescent imaging of genetically selected induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes after transplantation into infarcted heart of syngeneic recipients. PLoS One 9, e107363

20.         Frobel, J., Hemeda, H., Lenz, M., Abagnale, G., Joussen, S., Denecke, B., Saric, T., Zenke, M., and Wagner, W. (2014) Epigenetic rejuvenation of mesenchymal stromal cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Reports 3, 414-422

21.         Correia, C., Serra, M., Espinha, N., Sousa, M., Brito, C., Burkert, K., Zheng, Y., Hescheler, J., Carrondo, M. J., Saric, T., and Alves, P. M. (2014) Combining hypoxia and bioreactor hydrodynamics boosts induced pluripotent stem cell differentiation towards cardiomyocytes. Stem Cell Rev 10, 786-801

22.         Brault, J., Goutagny, E., Telugu, N., Shao, K., Baquie, M., Satre, V., Coutton, C., Grunwald, D., Brion, J. P., Barlogis, V., Stephan, J. L., Plantaz, D., Hescheler, J., Krause, K. H., Saric, T., and Stasia, M. J. (2014) Optimized Generation of Functional Neutrophils and Macrophages from Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Ex Vivo Models of X(0)-Linked, AR22(0)- and AR47(0)- Chronic Granulomatous Diseases. Biores Open Access 3, 311-326

23.         Zhang, X. H., Haviland, S., Wei, H., Saric, T., Fatima, A., Hescheler, J., Cleemann, L., and Morad, M. (2013) Ca2+ signaling in human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPS-CM) from normal and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT)-afflicted subjects. Cell Calcium 54, 57-70

24.         Tang, M., Yin, M., Tang, M., Liang, H., Yu, C., Hu, X., Luo, H., Baudis, B., Haustein, M., Khalil, M., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., and Xi, J. (2013) Baicalin maintains late-stage functional cardiomyocytes in embryoid bodies derived from murine embryonic stem cells. Cell Physiol Biochem 32, 86-99

25.         Shao, K., Koch, C., Gupta, M. K., Lin, Q., Lenz, M., Laufs, S., Denecke, B., Schmidt, M., Linke, M., Hennies, H. C., Hescheler, J., Zenke, M., Zechner, U., Saric, T., and Wagner, W. (2013) Induced pluripotent mesenchymal stromal cell clones retain donor-derived differences in DNA methylation profiles. Mol Ther 21, 240-250

26.         Nguemo, F., Fleischmann, B. K., Gupta, M. K., Saric, T., Malan, D., Liang, H., Pfannkuche, K., Bloch, W., Schunkert, H., Hescheler, J., and Reppel, M. (2013) The L-type Ca2+ channels blocker nifedipine represses mesodermal fate determination in murine embryonic stem cells. PLoS One 8, e53407

27.         Koch, C. M., Reck, K., Shao, K., Lin, Q., Joussen, S., Ziegler, P., Walenda, G., Drescher, W., Opalka, B., May, T., Brummendorf, T., Zenke, M., Saric, T., and Wagner, W. (2013) Pluripotent stem cells escape from senescence-associated DNA methylation changes. Genome Res 23, 248-259

28.         Hoss, M., Saric, T., Denecke, B., Peinkofer, G., Bovi, M., Groll, J., Ko, K., Salber, J., Halbach, M., Scholer, H. R., Zenke, M., and Neuss, S. (2013) Expansion and differentiation of germline-derived pluripotent stem cells on biomaterials. Tissue Eng Part A 19, 1067-1080

29.         Halbach, M., Peinkofer, G., Baumgartner, S., Maass, M., Wiedey, M., Neef, K., Krausgrill, B., Ladage, D., Fatima, A., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., and Muller-Ehmsen, J. (2013) Electrophysiological integration and action potential properties of transplanted cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. Cardiovasc Res 100, 432-440

30.         Fatima, A., Kaifeng, S., Dittmann, S., Xu, G., Gupta, M. K., Linke, M., Zechner, U., Nguemo, F., Milting, H., Farr, M., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2013) The disease-specific phenotype in cardiomyocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells of two long QT syndrome type 3 patients. PLoS One 8, e83005

31.         Brodehl, A., Dieding, M., Klauke, B., Dec, E., Madaan, S., Huang, T., Gargus, J., Fatima, A., Saric, T., Cakar, H., Walhorn, V., Tonsing, K., Skrzipczyk, T., Cebulla, R., Gerdes, D., Schulz, U., Gummert, J., Svendsen, J. H., Olesen, M. S., Anselmetti, D., Christensen, A. H., Kimonis, V., and Milting, H. (2013) The novel desmin mutant p.A120D impairs filament formation, prevents intercalated disk localization, and causes sudden cardiac death. Circ Cardiovasc Genet 6, 615-623

32.         Nguemo, F., Saric, T., Pfannkuche, K., Watzele, M., Reppel, M., and Hescheler, J. (2012) In vitro model for assessing arrhythmogenic properties of drugs based on high-resolution impedance measurements. Cell Physiol Biochem 29, 819-832

33.         Brodehl, A., Hedde, P. N., Dieding, M., Fatima, A., Walhorn, V., Gayda, S., Saric, T., Klauke, B., Gummert, J., Anselmetti, D., Heilemann, M., Nienhaus, G. U., and Milting, H. (2012) Dual color photoactivation localization microscopy of cardiomyopathy-associated desmin mutants. J Biol Chem 287, 16047-16057

34.         Xi, J., Khalil, M., Spitkovsky, D., Hannes, T., Pfannkuche, K., Bloch, W., Saric, T., Brockmeier, K., Hescheler, J., and Pillekamp, F. (2011) Fibroblasts support functional integration of purified embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes into avital myocardial tissue. Stem Cells Dev 20, 821-830

35.         Fatima, A., Xu, G., Shao, K., Papadopoulos, S., Lehmann, M., Arnaiz-Cot, J. J., Rosa, A. O., Nguemo, F., Matzkies, M., Dittmann, S., Stone, S. L., Linke, M., Zechner, U., Beyer, V., Hennies, H. C., Rosenkranz, S., Klauke, B., Parwani, A. S., Haverkamp, W., Pfitzer, G., Farr, M., Cleemann, L., Morad, M., Milting, H., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2011) In vitro modeling of ryanodine receptor 2 dysfunction using human induced pluripotent stem cells. Cell Physiol Biochem 28, 579-592

36.         Choi, Y. H., Saric, T., Nasseri, B., Huhn, S., Van Linthout, S., Hetzer, R., Tschope, C., and Stamm, C. (2011) Cardiac cell therapies: the next generation. Cardiovasc Ther 29, 2-16

37.         Xi, J., Khalil, M., Shishechian, N., Hannes, T., Pfannkuche, K., Liang, H., Fatima, A., Haustein, M., Suhr, F., Bloch, W., Reppel, M., Saric, T., Wernig, M., Janisch, R., Brockmeier, K., Hescheler, J., and Pillekamp, F. (2010) Comparison of contractile behavior of native murine ventricular tissue and cardiomyocytes derived from embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells. FASEB J 24, 2739-2751

38.         Pfannkuche, K., Spitkovsky, D., Wunderlich, F. T., Abd El Aziz, O. M., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., and Sachinidis, A. (2010) A Cre-based double fluorescence indicator system for monitoring cell fusion events and selection of fused cells. Biotechniques 48, 113-120

39.         Pfannkuche, K., Neuss, S., Pillekamp, F., Frenzel, L. P., Attia, W., Hannes, T., Salber, J., Hoss, M., Zenke, M., Fleischmann, B. K., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2010) Fibroblasts facilitate the engraftment of embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes on three-dimensional collagen matrices and aggregation in hanging drops. Stem Cells Dev 19, 1589-1599

40.         Gupta, M. K., Illich, D. J., Gaarz, A., Matzkies, M., Nguemo, F., Pfannkuche, K., Liang, H., Classen, S., Reppel, M., Schultze, J. L., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2010) Global transcriptional profiles of beating clusters derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells and embryonic stem cells are highly similar. BMC Dev Biol 10, 98

41.         Pfannkuche, K., Liang, H., Hannes, T., Xi, J., Fatima, A., Nguemo, F., Matzkies, M., Wernig, M., Jaenisch, R., Pillekamp, F., Halbach, M., Schunkert, H., Saric, T., Hescheler, J., and Reppel, M. (2009) Cardiac myocytes derived from murine reprogrammed fibroblasts: intact hormonal regulation, cardiac ion channel expression and development of contractility. Cell Physiol Biochem 24, 73-86

42.         Kuzmenkin, A., Liang, H., Xu, G., Pfannkuche, K., Eichhorn, H., Fatima, A., Luo, H., Saric, T., Wernig, M., Jaenisch, R., and Hescheler, J. (2009) Functional characterization of cardiomyocytes derived from murine induced pluripotent stem cells in vitro. FASEB J 23, 4168-4180

43.         Frenzel, L. P., Abdullah, Z., Kriegeskorte, A. K., Dieterich, R., Lange, N., Busch, D. H., Kronke, M., Utermohlen, O., Hescheler, J., and Saric, T. (2009) Role of natural-killer group 2 member D ligands and intercellular adhesion molecule 1 in natural killer cell-mediated lysis of murine embryonic stem cells and embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes. Stem Cells 27, 307-316

44.         Saric, T., and Hescheler, J. (2008) Stem cells and nuclear reprogramming. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 17, 64-78

45.         Saric, T., Frenzel, L. P., and Hescheler, J. (2008) Immunological barriers to embryonic stem cell-derived therapies. Cells Tissues Organs 188, 78-90

46.         Popov, A., Driesen, J., Abdullah, Z., Wickenhauser, C., Beyer, M., Debey-Pascher, S., Saric, T., Kummer, S., Takikawa, O., Domann, E., Chakraborty, T., Kronke, M., Utermohlen, O., and Schultze, J. L. (2008) Infection of myeloid dendritic cells with Listeria monocytogenes leads to the suppression of T cell function by multiple inhibitory mechanisms. J Immunol 181, 4976-4988

47.         Hannes, T., Halbach, M., Nazzal, R., Frenzel, L., Saric, T., Khalil, M., Hescheler, J., Brockmeier, K., and Pillekamp, F. (2008) Biological pacemakers: characterization in an in vitro coculture model. J Electrocardiol 41, 562-566

48.         Drobinskaya, I., Linn, T., Saric, T., Bretzel, R. G., Bohlen, H., Hescheler, J., and Kolossov, E. (2008) Scalable selection of hepatocyte- and hepatocyte precursor-like cells from culture of differentiating transgenically modified murine embryonic stem cells. Stem Cells 26, 2245-2256

49.         Nguemo, F., Fleischmann, B., Kamanyi, A., Duan, Huamin, L., Malan, D., Saric, T., Bloch, W., Schunkert, H., Hescheler, J., and Reppel, M. (2007) Murine embryonic stem cell differentiation into cardiomyocytes requires L-type Ca2+ channel activity. J Stem Cells Regen Med 2, 105-106

50.         Naujokat, C., and Saric, T. (2007) Concise review: role and function of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in mammalian stem and progenitor cells. Stem Cells 25, 2408-2418

51.         Abdullah, Z., Saric, T., Kashkar, H., Baschuk, N., Yazdanpanah, B., Fleischmann, B. K., Hescheler, J., Kronke, M., and Utermohlen, O. (2007) Serpin-6 expression protects embryonic stem cells from lysis by antigen-specific CTL. J Immunol 178, 3390-3399

52.         von Bergwelt-Baildon, M. S., Popov, A., Saric, T., Chemnitz, J., Classen, S., Stoffel, M. S., Fiore, F., Roth, U., Beyer, M., Debey, S., Wickenhauser, C., Hanisch, F. G., and Schultze, J. L. (2006) CD25 and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase are up-regulated by prostaglandin E2 and expressed by tumor-associated dendritic cells in vivo: additional mechanisms of T-cell inhibition. Blood 108, 228-237

53.         Popov, A., Abdullah, Z., Wickenhauser, C., Saric, T., Driesen, J., Hanisch, F. G., Domann, E., Raven, E. L., Dehus, O., Hermann, C., Eggle, D., Debey, S., Chakraborty, T., Kronke, M., Utermohlen, O., and Schultze, J. L. (2006) Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase-expressing dendritic cells form suppurative granulomas following Listeria monocytogenes infection. J Clin Invest 116, 3160-3170

54.         Wartenberg, M., Gronczynska, S., Bekhite, M. M., Saric, T., Niedermeier, W., Hescheler, J., and Sauer, H. (2005) Regulation of the multidrug resistance transporter P-glycoprotein in multicellular prostate tumor spheroids by hyperthermia and reactive oxygen species. Int J Cancer 113, 229-240

55.         Saric, T., Graef, C. I., and Goldberg, A. L. (2004) Pathway for degradation of peptides generated by proteasomes: a key role for thimet oligopeptidase and other metallopeptidases. J Biol Chem 279, 46723-46732

56.         York, I. A., Mo, A. X., Lemerise, K., Zeng, W., Shen, Y., Abraham, C. R., Saric, T., Goldberg, A. L., and Rock, K. L. (2003) The cytosolic endopeptidase, thimet oligopeptidase, destroys antigenic peptides and limits the extent of MHC class I antigen presentation. Immunity 18, 429-440

57.         Saric, T., Muller, D., Seitz, H. J., and Pavelic, K. (2003) Non-covalent interaction of ubiquitin with insulin-degrading enzyme. Mol Cell Endocrinol 204, 11-20

58.         York, I. A., Chang, S. C., Saric, T., Keys, J. A., Favreau, J. M., Goldberg, A. L., and Rock, K. L. (2002) The ER aminopeptidase ERAP1 enhances or limits antigen presentation by trimming epitopes to 8-9 residues. Nat Immunol 3, 1177-1184

59.         Saric, T., Chang, S. C., Hattori, A., York, I. A., Markant, S., Rock, K. L., Tsujimoto, M., and Goldberg, A. L. (2002) An IFN-gamma-induced aminopeptidase in the ER, ERAP1, trims precursors to MHC class I-presented peptides. Nat Immunol 3, 1169-1176

60.         Rock, K. L., York, I. A., Saric, T., and Goldberg, A. L. (2002) Protein degradation and the generation of MHC class I-presented peptides. Adv Immunol 80, 1-70

61.         Goldberg, A. L., Cascio, P., Saric, T., and Rock, K. L. (2002) The importance of the proteasome and subsequent proteolytic steps in the generation of antigenic peptides. Mol Immunol 39, 147-164

62.         Saric, T., Beninga, J., Graef, C. I., Akopian, T. N., Rock, K. L., and Goldberg, A. L. (2001) Major histocompatibility complex class I-presented antigenic peptides are degraded in cytosolic extracts primarily by thimet oligopeptidase. J Biol Chem 276, 36474-36481

63.         Padalecki, S. S., Troyer, D. A., Hansen, M. F., Saric, T., Schneider, B. G., O'Connell, P., and Leach, R. J. (2000) Identification of two distinct regions of allelic imbalance on chromosome 18Q in metastatic prostate cancer. Int J Cancer 85, 654-658

64.         Saric, T., Brkanac, Z., Troyer, D. A., Padalecki, S. S., Sarosdy, M., Williams, K., Abadesco, L., Leach, R. J., and O'Connell, P. (1999) Genetic pattern of prostate cancer progression. Int J Cancer 81, 219-224

65.         Saric, T., and Shain, S. A. (1998) Androgen regulation of prostate cancer cell FGF-1, FGF-2, and FGF-8: preferential down-regulation of FGF-2 transcripts. Growth Factors 16, 69-87

66.         Saric, T., and Shain, S. A. (1997) Semiquantitative RT-PCR: enhancement of assay accuracy and reproducibility. Biotechniques 22, 630-634, 636

67.         Shain, S. A., Saric, T., Ke, L. D., Nannen, D., and Yoas, S. (1996) Endogenous fibroblast growth factor-1 or fibroblast growth factor-2 modulate prostate cancer cell proliferation. Cell Growth Differ 7, 573-586

68.         Saric, T., Seitz, H. J., and Pavelic, K. (1994) Detection of the substance immunologically cross-reactive with insulin in insulin RIA is an artifact caused by insulin tracer degradation: involvement of the insulin-degrading enzyme. Mol Cell Endocrinol 106, 23-29


Book chapters

1.    Potta SP, Saric T, Heke M and Hescheler J Human induced pluripotent stem cells, embryonic stem cells and their cardiomyocyte derivatives: an overview. Springer Publishers, in press.

2.    Naujokat C.* and Saric T*. Role and function of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in neural stem and progenitor cells. In: The ubiquitin-proteasome system in health and disease - 2008 update, Chapter 6. (ed. M. Di Napoli and C. Wojcik). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009. *equal contribution and corresponding authors

3.    Saric T*, Mehrjardi NZ and Hescheler J. Alternative embryonic stem cell sources. In: Stem Cell Biology in Health and Disease. (ed. T. Dittmar and K.S. Zänker). Springer Publishers, pp. 101-143, 2009. *corresponding author

4.    Saric T*, Chen S*, Kamisseti N*, Halbach M, Doss XM, Winkler J, Hescheler J, Sachinidis A. Embryonic stem cells and their therapeutic potential. In: Embryonic stem cells in cardiac stem cell therapy. Editors: Habib N., Levicar N., Gordon M. Imperial College Press, 2009. *equal contribution

5.    Saric T*, Frenzel PL, Fatima A, Gupta MK and Hescheler J. Embryonic stem cells, cardiomyoplasty and the risk of teratoma formation. In: Trends in Stem cell Biology and Technology (ed. H. Baharvand), Humana Press. Pp 229-260, 2009. *corresponding author

6.    Saric T, and Goldberg AL. ERAP1 and MHC class I antigen presentation. In: Hooper, NM and Lendeckel, U (editors) Proteases in Biology and Disease, vol. 2, pp 145-178, 2004. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

7.    Saric T, and Goldberg AL. Protein degradation. In: Lennarz WJ and Lane MD (editors) Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, vol. 3, 2004. San Diego: Academic Press/Elsevier Science.

8.    Saric T, Goldberg AL. Protein degradation and turnover. In: Cooper, DN (ed.) Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome, vol. 4, pp 792-799, 2003. London: Nature Publishing Group.

9.    Saric T, Lecker S, Goldberg AL. The proteasome. McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology, pp 283-286, 2002.

10. Saric T and Shain SA. Semiquantitative RT-PCR: enhancement of assay   accuracy and reproducibility. In: Pardee A.. and McClelland M. (eds.) Expression genetics: differential display, pp. 251-256, 1999. Natick, MA: BioTechniques Books.